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The Pavilion Announces 2023 Performing Arts Season Lineup

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – In keeping with the venue’s mission of fostering new audiences and enhancing an appreciation for the arts, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is excited to announce its 2023 Performing Arts Season, featuring exciting symphonic experiences, family-friendly events and more!

Pavilion brings Stars at Night – A Salute to Service July 3 with The Woodlands Symphony

The Pavilion will kick off its arts season in glimmering fashion with the Houston Ballet performance of George Balanchine’s Jewels on May 5. Each of the three acts in this full-length ballet embody their namesake jewel through the unique musical stylings of their corresponding composer. The Pavilion is excited to welcome back the Houston Ballet for this stunning performance, sponsored by The Wortham Foundation, that’s sure to sparkle.

Reach for the sky with a concert and movie on June 1 at Toy Story – Film with Live Orchestra, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands! Beloved by kids and grownups alike, experience this Disney and Pixar animated classic with the Houston Symphony performing Oscar®- and Grammy® Award-winning composer Randy Newman’s unforgettable score live to the film on the big screen.

On July 14, get all shook up as the Houston Symphony performs The Music of Elvis in a rollicking retrospective for the ages on The Pavilion Main Stage, presented by Huntsman! As the “Summer Home” for the Houston Symphony, attendees are guaranteed to be entertained all season by an exciting lineup of orchestra performances including Star-Spangled Salute on July 3, Cirque de la Symphonie on July 20, Blast Off to Space! on September 14 and the annual Hocus Pocus Pops on October 20.




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.

Enhance your experience with a Performing Arts Season Subscription! Our 2023 Performing Arts Season Ticket Package is extremely affordable at $300 per seat. Subscriptions include orchestra-level seating for six performing arts events, access to the exclusive Woodforest Bank Club which features a food buffet and non-alcoholic beverages included with your club pass and garage parking. Additionally, you will receive preferred seating for The Pavilion’s free concerts: the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute and the annual Holly Jolly Jingle featuring the most talented musicians for Conroe ISD. Children’s Festival is not included in season subscriptions, but individual tickets are available for purchase.

Individual tickets and new season subscriptions will go on sale on Wednesday, March 29 at 12 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Pavilion Box Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands, Texas, beginning April 17, 2023, or online at

Families are also 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




Performances included in the 2023 Performing Arts Season are:

Friday, May 5: Houston Ballet, Jewels

  • Pre-Show Performance by Ms. Boni’s Dance
  • 8 p.m. / Gates: 7 p.m.
  • Sponsored by The Wortham Foundation

Thursday, June 1: Houston Symphony: Toy Story – Film with Live Orchestra

  • 8 p.m. / Gates: 7 p.m.
  • Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands

Wednesday, June 14: Houston Symphony: The Music of Elvis

  • Scout Day at The Pavilion in The Pavilion Event Center
  • 8 p.m. / Gates: 7 p.m.
  • Sponsored by Huntsman

Monday, July 3: Houston Symphony, Star-Spangled Salute (Free Event)

  • 8 p.m. / Gates: 6:30 p.m.
  • Sponsored by ExxonMobil

Thursday, July 20: Houston Symphony, Cirque de la Symphonie

  • 8 p.m. / Gates: 7 p.m.
  • Sponsored by The Wortham Foundation

Thursday, September 14: Houston Symphony, Blast Off to Space!

  • Hats Off to Reading in The Pavilion Event Center
  • 7:30 p.m. / Gates: 6:30 p.m.
  • Sponsored by Insperity

Friday, October 20: Houston Symphony, Hocus Pocus Pops

  • 7:30 p.m. / Gates: 6 p.m.
  • Sponsored by Woodforest National Bank

November 11-12: Annual Children’s Festival at The Pavilion

Thursday, November 30: Holly Jolly Jingle (Free Event)

  • 7 p.m. / Gates: 6 p.m.
  • Sponsored by KPMG




If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit our website at Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

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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.