The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater located in The Woodlands, Texas with a capacity of over 16,000 people.
The pavilion features both reserved seating under a covered roof as well as lawn seating on a grassy hill behind the reserved seats. The covered reserved seating sections are numbered 101 through 111, with rows A through W, excluding I, O, and U. The pit directly in front of the stage has reserved rows 1 through 6 for standing room only. The lawn has general admission seating and allows blankets and rented chairs.
The pavilion is designed so most seats have a decent view of the stage, though there are some obstructed views in the highest seats in sections 106/108 and lowest seats of 107/109. The lawn seating area has pillars that can block views for some fans, who are encouraged to arrive early for the best spots.
- Total capacity is 16,500
- 6,500 covered seats
- Up to 10,000 on the lawn (general admission)
- Reserved seating sections are 101-111, with rows A (except I, O, U)
- Pit reserved rows are 1-6 in front of the stage
- The lawn is general admission seating
- Designed so most seats have a decent view of the stage
- Some obstructed views in the highest seats of 106/108 and lowest of 107/109
- The lawn has pillars blocking some views, fans are encouraged to arrive early
- Reserved seating is under the pavilion cover, protected from weather
- Lawn seating can rent chairs and has speakers/video screens
- Concessions and restrooms are located in plazas on sides
Amenities of the venue include concessions and restrooms located in plazas to the sides of the seating areas. The reserved seating sections are covered by weather while special equipment is set up on the lawn for events happening rain or shine.
- All events rain or shine
- Most events now have mobile entry only
- Lawn seating is free for some performing arts events
- Social distancing between groups
- Financial help from the government payroll protection program
- Devastating impact on concerts and business
The pavilion is the #1 outdoor concert venue in the world, drawing over 500,000 guests yearly. It features both reserved seating and lawn seating with decent views. The venue has been impacted by COVID-19 but is working to survive and host events again when safe.