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Celebrate Summer with “How To Train Your Dragon” in Concert

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Celebrate the end of school and start of summer with a concert and movie! On Thursday, May 30, take an epic adventure with the Houston Symphony at How To Train Your Dragon in Concert, sponsored by Insperity. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Reserved orchestra seats are available for $20 per ticket. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8:00 p.m. performance. Due to the popularity of this show, attendees utilizing free seating are encouraged to arrive early to ensure entry.

How To Train Your Dragon is a captivating and original story about a young Viking named Hiccup, who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes – a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, these unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds. Composer John Powell’s Academy Award-nominated score will be performed by the Houston Symphony and perfectly synchronized to every scene of the movie in a thrilling experience for all ages and a great way to introduce new audiences to the impact of the performing arts.

To make the evening even sweeter, Fidelity Investments will be giving out free ice cream to guests (while supplies last) starting at 6:30 p.m. in the North Plaza. Other pre-performance activities include making a dragon at The Pavilion Partners arts & crafts booth, playing music at the Instrument Petting Zoo and sponsor activations by Code Ninjas, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Renewal by Andersen, SwimLabs, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, Tommy Bahama, and Woodforest National Bank.

Families are also encouraged to enhance their performing arts experience with Mini Maestros, a free and exciting program that makes the arts both fun and accessible for kids of all ages. By signing up for Mini Maestros, children will receive: a special membership lanyard and badge, free reserved seating at all performing arts events, early entry for Ice Cream Social or Hocus Pocus Pops, a free ticket to Children’s Festival and other great perks throughout the season. Families can register their children at any of The Pavilion’s performing arts events this season at a special booth located in the North Plaza or online at




Guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the lawn. Keep in mind however, that beverages are not allowed to be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Please visit The Pavilion’s website at for more information on these restrictions. For those wanting to sit on the hill, lawn chairs also are provided free for this event.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster and Guests also may park in any of the free parking lots off Timberloch Drive on the southwest side of The Pavilion.

Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Pavilion is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions. If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit