Concert Ticket Purchase Safety The Woodlands

Pavilion Concert Ticket Safety The Woodlands

What’s the first thing to do when you want to buy tickets for a concert at The Woodlands Pavilion? Do you head over to, or maybe The Woodlands Pavilion Box Office? When perusing most any event information website, you could find any number of advertisements for concert tickets. Just remember that not all websites are trustworthy. Any site other than or are not warranted by the Woodlands Pavilion should be considered questionable as The Woodlands Pavilion only accepts tickets purchased through either their Box Office or

Safe Concert Ticket Purchases

Be very careful when you search for 'Concert Tickets at The Woodlands Pavilion' on any search engine, as the results may include concert ticket sales scam sites. Before you enter any information, make sure you are on the official website. TicketMaster is the official ticketing source for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Woodlands Pavilion does not endorse or recommend any other ticketing source for events held at The Pavilion, and cannot guarantee acceptance of any tickets not purchased through or the The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Box Office. Tickets for most events can be purchased in person at The Pavilion's CASHLESS Box Office. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has two onsite Box Offices, both are cashless: The North Box Office and the South Box Office.

Concert Ticket Types

There are many different types of tickets that can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Here's what to look for to ensure that you're purchasing the kind of tickets that fit you and your group best:
Pit Tickets: These tickets are the closest to the stage and may be standing room only (SRO), if at all. When pit seating is available, rows and seats also known as:
Reserved Pit Tickets: numbered to indicate there is a specific spot for you to sit during the show.
General Admission Pit Tickets are first come, first served when it comes to spots in the pit, and are limited quantity.
Reserved Tickets: These seats are located underneath the cover of The Pavilion - either in the orchestra (lower) section or mezzanine (upper) section. Rows in this section are lettered and seats are numbered left to right when facing the stage. Check out the Woodlands Pavilion Seating Chart for more info.
Lawn Tickets, aka Lawn Seats: The lawn literally is a grass covered, general admission area that is first come, first served. There are no seat numbers or row numbers, regardless of any seating assignment listed on your ticket. Bringing in your own lawn chairs is not permitted, specially designed lawn chairs are available for rent at all contemporary events for $7. Chair rental is free at all performing arts events. Occasionally, ``preferred lawn`` tickets are sold for particular concerts, these are normally only available through the band's official fan club website.

Concert Ticket Delivery Methods

The Ticketmaster app is likely your easiest option when it comes to obtaining tickets for an event at The Woodlands Pavilion, but it may not be the fastest method when it comes to a purchase the millisecond the tickets become available.

The only exceptions are Groupon or Gold Star as official ticket sellers. Groupon and Gold Star are not utilized on all events. In order to ensure that these printed out tickets will be valid for an event these tickets should be purchased directly through Groupon or Gold Star.

Will Call: With the Will Call option, you pick tickets up directly at The Pavilion Box Office with proper legal ID (required). Typically, will call tickets can only be picked up on the day of the concert/show but advance pick up is sometimes available. There is no additional charge associated with this type of ticket purchase. The Pavilion Box Office regular hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and remains open through intermission on event days. The Box office does not open any earlier on the day of the concert or event. In order to collect your will call tickets, you will need your order number, a photo ID and the credit card you used to purchase the tickets. Only the person whose name the tickets are under can pick them up, unless you have previously arranged with TicketMaster to have an alternate pick-up person designated.

Credit Card Phone Purchase: No paper ticket is received in advance for a credit card entry, so there's no need to go to the Box Office before the show. However, if more than one ticket is purchased, your group must enter the gate all together. Once at the gate, a seat locater is printed for your convenience. There is no delivery fee associated with this type of ticket. Make sure to bring the card that you used to purchase the ticket. Most major credit cards are accepted for tickets purchased by phone. When purchasing tickets at The Pavilion box office, American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, VISA®, and cash are the only accepted forms of payment.

Retail Outlet Pickup: You can pick up your tickets from any convenient TicketMaster outlet. There is a convenience fee associated with this type of ticket. Pick a spot close to home, work, or the venue. Tickets for events at The Pavilion can be purchased at any TicketMaster outlet, including Fiesta Market, select H-E-B locations, select Walmart locations, and Media Magic.


It can be very easy to be tricked. Here are some hints on how to know you're purchasing tickets from a secure site:
Look for https:// at the beginning of the URL. This means the site your are on is secure. This applies to any site you may be putting your personal information on, not only when purchasing tickets. Also be sure that you are on a site that includes the correct domain name like or

Check to make sure there are seats available. Some concerts are reserved seating only, meaning that lawn seating is not available - yet fake lawn tickets are posted on malicious sites. Double check available seating before you buy.

When in doubt, call the Pavilion before you buy. Remember, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Unless there is a specific promotion, there is always a service fee associated with a purchase, whether it's directly through The Pavilion box office, or any TicketMaster site - online and offline. ``No service fee`` tickets simply don't exist. Fees at the box office pay for credit card fees, ticket stock, agents, and more.

The Pavilion is a non-profit organization and needs help in purchasing these things. If a company is promoting a ``no service fee`` ticket, it's likely that the service fee is already included in the price of the ticket without you knowing.
Note: advertisers are not expressly endorsed by The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion or TWE! Only those tickets purchased through LiveNation or Ticketmaster can guarantee acceptance at the Pavilion.

The Woodlands Pavilion also occasionally offers chances for you to catch some really great deals. Some concerts have 4-packs that may not be advertised. When purchasing tickets, you should find out if there are any 4-packs available. They are normally promoted on The Pavilion website or the Pavilion Facebook page, but you can always call them to find out as well (promotional four packs are not offered during a pre-sale). Not all concerts have pre-sales, but many do offer a limited selection of tickets before the public sale begins.

Information for this article originally appeared on The Pavilion Press, the original blog of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Woodlands Pavilion Ticketing Information subject to modifications which may or may not be reflected herein and is offered without warranty.

Concert Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

Refunds and exchanges are not allowed after purchase. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Sometimes an unforeseen circumstance occurs and you are unable to attend a concert for which you purchased tickets. The Pavilion doesn't offer refunds or exchanges on tickets, and here's why: it encourages brokers to sell back if they don't sell all of the tickets they purchase. It may be an inconvenience, but we are doing it to help you. If you are going to a concert with a group of friends, make sure to get the money from them in advance before purchasing the tickets so that you don't get the short end of the stick. Now with TM+, you can list your tickets online through TicketMaster to pass them on to another guest if you're unable to use them. Additional Tips

If you are waiting until you arrive on-site to purchase tickets at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, note that scalpers are not allowed on the Pavilion property - but that doesn't stop them from being nearby. Beware of people selling tickets for less than retail value.
If you are worried that the tickets might be fake, try briefly holding the edge of the ticket near a warm surface for just a few seconds. Live Nation, TicketMaster, and The Pavilion all sell tickets printed on thermal paper, so they will react to the direct sunlight or heat by turning black. The darkened area will remain dark! Because of this, be sure to never leave tickets inside your car, as there is no way to recover tickets that have been turned completely black. While this measure can help you tell if the tickets are fake, they still may not necessarily be valid tickets.
If you do decide to purchase tickets through a source other than TicketMaster, never pay for them with cash. If there's an issue with the ticket's validity, The Pavilion probably won't be able to help. If you paid for them with a card, the possibility exists your credit card company can help you get your money back.
But remember, you always get the real deal when you buy with TicketMaster! All tickets are 100% authentic, guaranteed. This includes resale tickets (tickets sold by fans and other sellers) purchased for TM+ events. No one can guarantee the authenticity of tickets you buy anywhere else, even if they have the TicketMaster name or logo on them.
It’s also important to note that although it's extremely frowned upon, scalping isn't illegal in Texas. The Pavilion does not endorse scalping of any kind. Scalpers and brokers are always coming up with new ways to resell tickets and The Pavilion, along with TicketMaster and Live Nation, have taken steps to prevent this from happening, including limiting the number of tickets you can buy at one time or enforcing paperless tickets on the most popular seats.

What can I bring?
What can I bring into the Woodlands Pavilion?

Do not carry more than you need to have during the show! Not every show is the same, but many of the entry rules never change. Adherence to The Woodlands Pavilion Rules will go a long way toward ensuring guests have an enjoyable experience and to ensure that everyone enjoys the show!

Pavilion Parking
Where are the Woodlands Pavilion parking areas?

Concert Parking at The Woodlands Pavilion is complimentary in the following lots – as Blue, Green, Yellow, and Orange. These parking areas are always free for pavilion events; just be ready for a short walk. Pavilion staff will be available to help guide you to parking and the pavilion. Limited, free parking at the Gold Lot (paid parking) for guests with proper state issued parking identification (ie hanging placard or license plate).

Get to The Pavilion
Where is the Woodlands Pavilion

How to get to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Texas. While I45 is the most direct route to The Woodlands Pavilion, it is not the only way to attend one or more of the many concert events in The Woodlands. FM1488 is a great choice from Hempstead, FM 2978 from Tomball, and Fish Creek Thoroughfare from Highway 105.

Sections & Seating
Section map and seating chart for the woodlands pavilion

The Woodlands Pavilion sat initial guests on April 27, 1990 with an original 3,000 reserved seats and room for 7,000 guests on the grass lawn. In 1994, seating was expanded adding 1,900 uncovered, reserved seats, and 1,100 on the lawn. Additional upgrades in the following years increased the guest seating chart capacity to nearly 17,000.

Cynthia Woods
Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands Pavilion

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, also known as The Woodlands Pavilion, is a non-profit organization. The Pavilion is owned and operated by The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a 501(c)3 non-profit.