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The Pavilion and Houston Symphony Join the Circus with Cirque de la Symphonie Concert July 20

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Guests are invited to join The Cynthia Woodlands Pavilion for a dazzling spectacle of sight and sound as Cirque de la Symphonie takes the Main Stage on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Cirque de la Symphonie The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands
Photo courtesy of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Jaw-dropping feats by the world’s greatest aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, balancers and jugglers pair with breathtaking music performed by the full Houston Symphony in this one-of-a-kind live concert event—perfect for the whole family! Sponsored by The Wortham Foundation, gates will open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performance. Mezzanine and lawn seating are FREE. Reserved orchestra seats are available for $25 per ticket.

For more than 10 years, Cirque de la Symphonie has thrilled and bedazzled audiences as it fuses the magic of cirque and the soaring sounds of a full symphony orchestra. Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world and each artist’s performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music in collaboration with the maestro.

Pre-show activities kick off at 7 p.m. in the North Plaza where guests can enjoy fun photo opportunities, a professional acrobat performing memorable moves, a themed art project, The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo and sponsor activations. To make the evening even sweeter, guests can enjoy a free ice cream treat in the North Plaza courtesy of Aramark (while supplies last).




Mezzanine and lawn seating are free for all performing arts events. Tickets for most performances are $25 for orchestra seating. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must also comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging.

Families are encouraged to enhance their performing arts experience with Mini Pavilion Maestros, a free and exciting program that makes the arts both fun and accessible for kids of all ages. By signing up for Mini Pavilion Maestros, children will receive: a special membership lanyard and badge, free reserved seating at all performing arts events, early entry for select shows, 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

For more information about The Pavilion, please visit our website at or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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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.