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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands Pavilion
Address 2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
Location The Woodlands, Texas
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 (1990-04)

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, sometimes called The Woodlands Pavilion or simply The Pavilion, is a concert

  • The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion website
  • Official Pavilion history

External links

  1. ^ Woodlands Pavilion is No. 2 in the world
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See also

Depeche Mode performed at the amphitheatre six times: the first and the second were on July 5 and 6, 1990 during their World Violation Tour. The third one was on June 1, 1994 during their Exotic Tour. The fourth one was on July 14, 2001 during their Exciter Tour. The fifth one was on August 30, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe. The sixth one was on September 18, 2013 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a sold out crowd. The 2009 show was recorded for the group's live albums project Recording the Universe.

The venue is host to performances of the Houston Symphony as well as the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet.[3] During these performances, lawn seating is usually provided free of charge due to a grant underwritten by various sponsors.

Concert events

On September 13, 2008, The Pavilion was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike, which moved over the area in the early morning hours. All concerts for the remainder of the 2008 season were canceled due to extensive damage to the facility. During the height of the storm, 80–90 mph sustained winds shredded the awnings and bent the steel support structure beyond repair. The stage was also damaged during the hurricane. The new roof of the facility, which now has six peaks, took nine months to install and is currently rated to withstand sustained winds of over 175 miles per hour, thus to eliminate possibly further damage to the roof and The Pavilion's infrastructure. 2000 additional seats were added, thus bringing the capacity of the Pavilion to more than 16,000.

In 2002, a five-story parking garage was erected to ease the parking problem which plagued concert-goers since the opening of the facility. The garage is attached via a walkway to the Marriott across Six Pines drive and allows concert goers who are staying at the hotel a separate entrance to the Pavilion.

At the conclusion of The Pavilion's 2000 season, another expansion and renovation project took place. The expansion increased the capacity of the lawn by an additional 3,550 guests, bringing the total capacity to nearly 17,000. A 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) dressing room facility with kitchen was also added.

In 1998, The Pavilion added new administrative offices for the expanding staff necessary to run a first-class performing arts center. Adjacent to the North Plaza and the Gold Parking Lot, the offices comprise approximately 6,000 square feet (560 m2) of space for the administrative staff. In conjunction with the office addition, The Pavilion also added a new amenity to the overall facility, The Woodforest Bank Club. The VIP suite and patio are located adjacent to the North Plaza and a new VIP entrance was added to the facility. The Club is open all year to host events for up to 150 guests for meetings, parties, mall concerts and receptions. On event nights, members of The Club can enjoy an air-conditioned room with full cash bar, along with the sights and sounds of the evening's concert artist.

In 1994, The Pavilion's Board of Directors decided to expand the capacity and add additional amenities to the existing facility. An expansion plan was implemented to provide 1,900 new, uncovered reserved seats, to increase capacity by 1,100 on the lawn, and to build concession stands on the lawn. Each plaza was enhanced with new restrooms and concession stands. A ten-window ticket office and additional lanes for buses, limousines and vehicle drop-off area were added to the North Plaza as well.

The original facility provided 3,000 reserved seats and room for 7,000 guests on a sloped grass lawn. Each plaza had one concession stand and restroom. The main entrance was located in the South Plaza, along with a four-window ticket office.

Civic leaders and members of the Frank Sinatra, Alabama, and Clint Black.[2]



  • History 1
  • Concert events 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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