The Pavilion announces free admission to all 2024 Performing Arts events

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 05/09/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Recently, The Woodlands Township held a press event at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to announce and discuss details for the 50th anniversary of The Woodlands. At the event, Jeff Young, the president and CEO of The Pavilion, made a surprise announcement. To ensure that the arts are accessible to all, seating at all Performing Arts events at The Pavilion will now be completely free.

New season also announced at surprise press conference

“We are proud to be a part of this community and as part of its nonprofit mission to give back,” he said. “Our 2024 performing arts season will be completely free. Here’s to the next 50 years!”

Additionally, The Pavilion announced its 2024 Performing Arts Series, featuring exciting symphonic experiences, family-friendly events and more. The season will kick off with a brilliant blend of classical music and classic animation with Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, performing on The Pavilion Main Stage with the Houston Symphony on June 18. The world’s most iconic Looney Tunes – What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, Corny Concerto, and more than a dozen others – will be projected on the big screen while their exhilarating original scores are played live by the orchestra. This iconic concert spotlights beloved favorites as well as five brand-new animated shorts and their classically infused music.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon with the Houston Symphony’s electrifying performance of The Music of Pink Floyd. Experience Pink Floyd's psychedelic sounds intertwined with lush orchestral arrangements, featuring classics Money, Learning to Fly and Comfortably Numb.

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, Batman (1989) in Concert on July 26, and the annual Hocus Pocus Pops on October 17.

Further, The Pavilion will host The Woodlands Symphony for Once Upon a Symphony – a magical symphonic experience perfect for introducing young artists to the power of classical music. From a dazzling Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty to musical selections from Disney movies, let your imagination run wild with this enchanting concert inspired by classic fairy tales and folk stories.

All seating is free for performing arts events and tickets not required. 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.

Young also encouraged Woodlands residents and visitors to check out Stage Lighters, an exclusive arts membership that provides access to the best of what The Pavilion’s arts programs have to offer, while also helping make the arts accessible to all. In appreciation of an annual gift, Stage Lighters will receive special benefits that enhance the arts experience including reserved seating, access to the Woodforest Bank Club and reserved Gold Lot parking during arts events, special invitations to member-exclusive arts events throughout the season, Pavilion swag, and more. For more information on the Stage Lighters program, please visit

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 2024 Performing Arts Season are:

  • Tuesday, June 18: Houston Symphony, Bugs Bunny at The Symphony, plus Scout Day at The Pavilion in The Pavilion Event Center
  • Wednesday, June 26: Houston Symphony, The Music of Pink Floyd
  • Wednesday, July 3: Houston Symphony, Star-Spangled Salute, sponsored by ExxonMobil
  • Wednesday, July 26: Houston Symphony, Batman (1989) in Concert
  • Wednesday, September 18: Woodlands Symphony, Once Upon a Symphony, plus Hats Off to Reading in The Pavilion Event Center
  • Thursday, October 17: Houston Symphony, Hocus Pocus Pops
  • Tuesday, October 22: The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus
  • Thursday, December 5 Holly Jolly Jingle

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

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