2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX | Directions 7738030.161593 -95.464029
lol! It seems like all of these negative comments on the pavillian here come from people who don't live here? Do you idiots not comprehend that it was probably built with the woodlands residents in mind? If they happen to profit off of others and end up doing better in the long run then so be it, right? Everybody here sounds like they come here ONLY for the music venue. Then, when it isn't up to their "taste" they complain about it and insult it as a suburban snob thing. Here is a perfect solution for that. Stay out and don't bother coming here if you don't like it. It's not as if your petty little band is important to you in the grand scheme of things, now is it? If so, you need variety. Again, it was built here for a reason. Families who live here. Pretty obvious.
The Woodlands Pavilion- may never go again – My friend and I see Rush everytime they come to Houston. They always play here and I am beginning to wonder why. I agree with all the negative reviews regarding the security here. She drove in from Austin for the show. We saw an opportunity to sneak down to the pit, so we acted on it. Another patron tattled on us to security. Security approached me and asked for my ticket, I didn't have a pit ticket so I left right away. He then went to my friend who was standing in front of me, and jerked her arm from the back (she was facing the stage). Her first reaction on was to pull away because she didn't know who was grabbing her. She pulled away and told him to stop touching her and this escalated so quickly, that he called security, had her escorted out of the pavilion, into a secure area where the cops proceeded to arrest her for disorderly conduct, and took her to the Montgomery County jail where she spent the night. They REFUSED to let her call me to or even text me to say what was happening but thank goodness I witnessed all this and was following them. She didn't know I was behind her and was begging them just to let her call me. When 2 women are traveling to a concert together from out of town, what is the purpose of them refusing to let the other know what is going on???? She refuses to ever attend another concert here again now, and I agree. I am so glad I don't live in the Woodlands or Conroe. The security are way too extreme at this venue. Just a word of warning, you better be on your best behaivor or you could get thrown out like she did. Maybe if the scalpers didn't get all the good tickets over and over, people wouldn't be so pissed about the crappy tickets they have to buy. Also, they need new caterers in the vip and hospitality suites. WHO else serves 9.00 nachos with ground beef and canned cheese sauce ONLY!!! No salsa, no nothing else. I asked for jalapenos and they said they just ran out 5 min. ago. (at 6 pm!) What a joke! I'm a caterer and if I treated my customers like that , I wouldn't last very long. Why can't Spectrum catering order enough lousy jalapenos that are canned anyway. Go to HEB and get more if you run out, or borrow some from the pavilion caterers. That is what I would have done. Even the nachos at the Circus were better, in fact they were really good. Also, if you want a decent parking spot its 15.00, and even that lot of nearly full by 6 pm. If they are so concerned about security they should focus more on checking peoples bags at the door. I could have snuck anything I wanted in there. From now on when Rush comes to TX we are going to San Antonio.
Artists were great, venue was terrible – Security was unorganized and unprofessional. My kids were very disappointed as they could not see the stage. This venue is probably ok for adult concerts, but terrible for a child/pre-teen concert. Big let down. I have brought my kids to other shows in other cities (we are new to Houston area) and I guess we just have very high expectations. Security did not inform us that certain items had to go through a special gate, so after waiting in line for over an hour, and finally reaching the gate, we were instructed that prescription drugs needed to go through another line? Really? This couldn't have been told to people before? The kids cried when they couldn't see the stage. And we ended up leaving early. Do yourself a favor and do NOT bring kids to this venue. It may be cheap, but wasn't even worth the small amount spent for the headache.
Great place for a Concert if Weather is good. – I love goinmg to concerts here. Fun, Fun, Fun
I have seen some famous Bands here.
Black Sabbath Heaven and hell, Heart and many more,
Parking is free most areas.
Very rude security staff – Can't even bring water into the concert--that makes a lot of sense.
Too much security--overkill. The security had the gustapho mentality, being very rude, and agressive. They were muscling around anyone they cared to. We were treated like dogs, degraded, and whipped.
DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE.
Worst place to see a show – This is the worst place I have ever seen a concert. In the city the size of Houston we should be able to do better...MUCH better. First, the location is so far out that it is a major inconvenience, parking is atrocious, but most of all the acoustics are horrible. So disappointing to be looking forward to seeing a band you really like and then having trouble making out any of the words. We need to get one of these other burbs...Katy, Sugar Land to build something decent.
save your money = don't go ! – Over the years my friends and I have frequented 'the pavillion' for various rock concerts. And over the years 'the pavillion' has gone straight down hill. DO NOT get 'hill' seats for a rock concert! You will not be able to hear the show at all. At the Projekt Revolution tour here recently the only band that got turned up was Linkin Park. Save your money! This is not a ROCK friendly venue. You will be able to hear if you see a country group or oldies group. It is just wrong to pay good money for a ticket and not be able to hear the acts.
I love the Place! – I?ve seen at least 100 concerts at the Pavilion since it opened in the early 90?s, from the top of the hill to leaning on the stage. If the band did a good job and the sound equipment didn?t malfunction I?ve always had fun. The staff is always friendly. There are plenty of locations for beverages, food and restrooms.
To the previous post from k??, There is nothing wrong with the Woodlands Pavilion unless you?re someone who doesn?t like being outside and under the stars (on most nights). For the concerts that the majority of people go to see, the people enjoy the option of sitting on the hill, choosing where they want to sit and getting together in groups of friends. (As for the smokers, you can still do that on the hill.)
Too far from Houston? Sorry, it?s less than 25 miles from the city, a mere 30 minutes. This it Texas, Nothing is close and there?s no problems with the highways. Even from Sugarland the drive isn?t bad if the show is worth it.
Places to go after a concert? Sure there?s places downtown but there are plenty of good places close to the Pavilion and more being added all the time. You can have a good meal before the show or party afterwards just the same in The Woodlands as you can downtown. Either place you?ll still need to drive home.
Overall the Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion is a very good venue for concerts as well as the Symphony. I just wish it had a larger stage that could attract the real big name bands.
Avoid this place! – Outdoor concerts just do not work in this part of the country. It's either too hot, to humid or both. If the heat and the humidity are not the problem then the rain or the mosquitos are.
If it does happen to be a nice evening in the early spring or late fall and you don't mind making the long drive way up to the Woodlands then you might enjoy it.
Cynthia Woods is located too far North of Houston. I believe that concerts should be centrally located and in climates such as those in Southeast Texas it just makes sense to have them indoors.
Unless it's a show you really really have to see I wouldn't spend the money. You would be better off waiting for the show to come to the Toyota Center which is located in downtown Houston.
After a good show in the Toyota Center you can make your way to Main Street just a few blocks away to enjoy the night life. After a show at Cynthia Woods, you basically just jump on I-45 and start making that long drive home.
Why a majority of concerts are still held at Cynthia Woods is a mystery to me. My only guess is that because there is no air conditioning concert promoters might be able to save money on renting this particular venue and from the prices of the tickets it does not look as if they are passing the savings to the customers. Good for them, bad for you!
One last thing, if you do get lawn seats you can rent a cushion to sit on. Yes, they will rent them to you and no, you can not bring your own.
Also, many of the good center stage seats under the rain cover are reserved by large corporations and the front row seats are not front row because there is actually a pit in front of the front row seats so if you have front row tickets you are actually something like five rows back.
This place is bad for the consumer and once enough people stop attending shows at this venue then maybe promoters will start doing the right thing and booking more shows at the Toyota Center.
See the stars shine at this popular outdoor amphitheater. – The Venue
The outdoor amphitheater in the woods accommodates 16,500 concert fans. Seating/standing options include the floor in front of the stage, near-the-floor bleachers and a pitched lawn beyond the fixed seating. Concessions include beer, liquor, Chili's, Papa John's, nachos, popcorn and pretzels. Chairs are available for rent.
The big-name acts usually manage to fill the seats and lawn. Outstanding talents gracing the stage include the Gipsy Kings, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Dave Matthews Band, Tori Amos, the Who, the Chieftains with Sarah McLachlan and the Houston Symphony.
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