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.
The dream became a reality when The Pavilion opened with a star-studded gala weekend in April 1990. The Houston Symphony performed April 27, Frank Sinatra April 28 and Alabama with Clint Black on April 29. Since then, it has earned praise from both artists and audiences. Now in its 25th season, The Pavilion presents approximately 65 events every March through December, events ranging in style from rock to classical, jazz to country, and modern opera to contemporary American ballet. The capacity of the venue is 16,015, plus an additional 252 box seats.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion is a 16,000-seat outdoor amphitheater that provides an array of performing arts and contemporary entertainment. In 2013, The Pavilion was ranked as the No. 2 outdoor amphitheater by Pollstar Magazine based on ticket sales.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, sometimes called The Woodlands Pavilion or simply The Pavilion, is a concert amphitheatre located in The Woodlands, Texas, an outer suburb of Houston, Texas. It caters to both the performing arts and contemporary artists and is also available for rental. It is owned and operated by The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands and is a non-profit organization. The amphitheatre seats 19,500 people and has been the second-most heavily used amphitheater in the world, with #1 going to the Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia in 2010.