Starlight Theatre

Starlight Theatre

Starlight Theatre History

The much loved Kansas City music venue Starlight Theatre first opened its doors in 1951, but the history of the venue actually goes all the way back to 1925. The Romanian Queen Marie visited Kansas City twenty-six years prior to the building of the venue and the residents of Kansas City made it clear that they wanted to establish an honorary musical showcase for the queen. The showcase raised over $7,000 and demonstrated that there was a big market for a music venue in the city. The showcases continued for years after the queen's visit, but it was not until more than twenty-five years later that a center for music was finally provided for the people of Kansas City and the Starlight Theatre opened. Today the Starlight Theatre is the place to find all of the best performing arts events to hit Kansas City.

Starlight Theatre Events

Starlight Theatre has long been known as the top destination for lovers of the performing arts in the Kansas City area and it is particularly renowned for being home to all of the biggest and best Broadway style productions to hit the city. Starlight Theatre has long been known to stage the Kansas City productions of Grease, Wicked, Memphis, RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles, Beauty an the Beast, The King and I, and much more. In addition to theatrical productions, touring acts like the Blue Man Group and Arcade Fire have performed on Starlight Theatre's stage. Whether it is Broadway style musicals, plays, or concerts, all of the best in the world of performing arts in Kansas City are staged at Starlight Theatre.

Kansas City, Missouri

The largest city in Missouri, Kansas City and offers plenty of things for residents and visitors to do. There are four casinos in the area where you can gamble and take in concerts and comedians. There are about a quarter of a million Irish-American residents in the city and their culture is very present with bars, bands, newspapers, stores, the Irish Museum and Cultural Center, and Browne's Irish Market. Of course, Kansas City is perhaps most famous for its steaks and barbecue so no visit to the city would be complete without at least one or two meals consisting of barbecue. Kansas City is also a big sports town and if you are there at the right time of year, taking in a Kansas City Chiefs NFL game or a Kansas City Royals MLB game is always a great idea.

Starlight Theatre Seating Layout

Starlight Theatre is able to seat up to 8,000 guests for its biggest productions and concerts and is one of only two outdoor theaters in the United States that produces its own material, making it wildly popular among the local theater crowd.


In the Sixties Starlight Theatre produced Mr. President and during its run the producer Richard Berger was able to get President Harry Truman to attend a show as a treat for everyone involved in the production. However, during the show President Truman suffered an appendicitis and had to leave during intermission and taken to a hospital in an ambulance.

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19 Sep
Yallapalooza featuring Jake Owen Tickets Sep 19, 2014 5:00 PM
Starlight Theatre
Kansas City, MO
5:00 p.m. CDT
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04 Oct
Ringo Starr and His All Star Band Tickets Oct 04, 2014 8:30 PM
Starlight Theatre
Kansas City, MO
8:30 p.m. CDT
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