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Address: 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone Number: 816-363-7827
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Starlight Theatre is the premier entertainment treasure of the...

Starlight Theatre is the premier entertainment treasure of the heartland, where performing arts share center stage with education. Everything from Broadway shows to live concerts perform on the stage where thousands of guests can watch, listen and enjoy what they see! A first-class venue in every sense of the word helps make every night, a Starlight Night!

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Not a bad seat in the house

Gorgeous little theater, it doesn't matter where you sit you'll have a great seat. They even allow you to bring in a bottle of water. Love this location always sold out but never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Bob R
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Gorgeous little theater, it doesn't matter where you sit you'll have a great seat. They even allow you to bring in a bottle of water. Love this location always sold out but never crowded. The only criticism I'd have is their speakers and/ or sound guy is horrible. Often the bass overpowers the music to the point of completely drowned... More 

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Lowell, Arkansas
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My family and I enjoyed a lovely evening here for A Prairie Home Companion. The Starlight is a beautiful theatre! The atmosphere is inviting, the concessions are plentiful, and I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. We also won the Cash Dash for the night, so that was a fun bonus!

Thank samanthars
Chigoland, IL
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Located directly across from the Kansas City Zoo. Shares some parking with zoo. Exceptionally clean facilities. Additional cost for catered buffet well worth the cost. Tasty food and can't beat the convenience factor. Alcohol available. Blankets allowed so bring one if weather is cool. Fantastic traffic handling in and out of parking; it is obvious they have it down to... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Starlight theatre is a great place to see a concert! Not a bad seat in the house, in my opinion. It's easily one of my favorite outdoor venues to see a concert.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Went here to see Prairie Home Companion. The Santa Fe Opera House it ain’t. Outdoor venue likely more comfy when not hot/humid but we were there in August — wretched. Stage design looked like the dystopian ruins of an apartment building. Tight seating worse than flying coach since of course it was hot — plus rain expected so everyone had... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I really liked this outdoor venue! Plenty of seating and standing room, covered walkways. Came in handy when it started raining! We were there to see the Oddball Comedy tour. Easy parking and exiting! Great food and drink and not too pricey.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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178 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We love the Starlight, as it is a beautiful venue for summer night concerts. However, this time the parking situation was a nightmare. There was a festival going on in Swope Park at the same time, and it took nearly an hour to navigate the last few blocks. Police presence was absent, and there was no traffic control. Don't know... More 

Thank Susan S
Leawood, Kansas
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283 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Starlight Theatre is an excellent place for concerts, much better than the Sprint Center downtown. The weather can be an issue though. We have seen Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire here, as well as other concerts and performances. The Starlight staff are very helpful and the parking is ample and reasonable. On the subject of weather, several years ago... More 

Thank Arthur P
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I saw 2 plays there this summer and in summers past as well. Starlight is a great place to go even if it is hot out it is not too bad. Some shows are better than others. The customer care is really great and restrooms are nice too.

Thank RitaMau
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Now our second visit to the Starlight. Saw concerts on both occasions and could not be more impressed with how neat this theatre is. Staff very nice. Parking affordable ($7) lots of food and affordable drink options as well. Go see a show here. You will not be disappointed!

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