The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in some cases called The Woodlands Pavilion or simply The Pavilion, is a concert amphitheatre located in The Woodlands, Texas, an external suburban area of Houston, Texas. It is owned and run by The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands and is a non-profit organization. In March 2014, Huntsman signed a 5 year agreement to be the structure’s providing sponsor. The Woodlands Texas Information.

Address 2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
Location The Woodlands, Texas
Coordinates 30°09′41″N 95°27′50″WCoordinates: 30°09′41″N 95°27′50″W
Owner The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands
Operator The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands
(concert booking by Live Nation)
Type Amphitheatre
Capacity 16,500
Opened April 1990


Civic leaders and members of the Houston Symphony approached The Woodlands founder George P. Mitchell in 1982 suggesting a desire to establish a regional summer season home for the Houston Symphony in The Woodlands. The center was visualized as a place where both performing arts groups and contemporary performers might carry out. The Pavilion’s opening weekend in late April 1990 included successive performances by the Houston Symphony, Frank Sinatra, Alabama, and Clint Black.

The original center offered 3,000 reserved seats and space for 7,000 visitors on a sloped grass yard. The primary entrance was located in the South Plaza, along with a four-window ticket workplace.

In 1994, The Pavilion’s Board of Directors decided to expand the capacity and add extra amenities to the existing facility. A growth plan was carried out to supply 1,900 new, uncovered reserved seats, to increase capacity by 1,100 on the lawn, and to construct concession stands on the yard.