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Starlight Theatre

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantastically accommodating !!

We went to the Starlight theater today and needed rather last minute wheelchair and other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle O
Vienna, Virginia
great venue to see concerts and plays

Over the years I've seen a variety of shows at this venue and it's always been a good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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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...more
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4600 Starlight Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132-2032
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Starlight theater today and needed rather last minute wheelchair and other assistance. First of all it was freezing cold and the last thing we needed was to wait outside in the cold for the wheelchair. The people who work and volunteer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years I've seen a variety of shows at this venue and it's always been a good experience. In the summer they offer a variety of plays. I saw American in Paris most recently and the production was great with nice staging, and good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jelico8
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I love that we were able to get tickets for as low as $15. We "upgraded" to the $25 seats and while they were on the far right side, we were still able to see everything quite well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lhaddox
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I just saw a Deep Purple and Judas Priest there. OMG, What a great outdoor venue. Nice people, nice seats and great sound. There’s no reason at all why you should feel queasy about going to this place. Primo!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AustinActor
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We saw the musical "Chicago" here with friends from Kansas City. The outdoor theater has 7000 seats. It is huge. There are 2 big screen TV's so we did not miss any of the action. The show we saw was filled with Broadway performers. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robertcopeland
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Attended Counting Crows and Live concert this past week. The weather was awesome. the venue was so nice. Compared to other venues I thought pricing for food and drinks was normal. I paid for parking when I bought my ticket and it was a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheTravelingMan70
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is one of the best concert venues around. Always filled with great entertainment. Everyone that works there is phenomenal

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank laurie20184
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I attended the Ringo Starr concert on Labor Day. What a great experience. Parking is expensive for paved (I paid $15) but due to recent rains felt it was the best option. There are plenty of places to grab food and/or drink and the staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank torpdo
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Starlight puts on great concerts. The venue has convenient parking and the most friendly and helpful staff in town. Love the choices of entertainers. Always feel safe attending concerts here. Recently saw Jason Mraz and Ringo Star both amazing performers. It's the perfect way to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greenseeds
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Came in from out of town for a long weekend and went to see Jethro Tull. Very nice venue. Ample parking, easy traffic flow in and out of the show, excellent sound system and great sight lines. The venue has a very nice appearance and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Laura G
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Diedra H | Reviewed this property |
I have a pretty big butt, and I was fine.
Brett G
May 8, 2018|
Response from Alvena C |
It's awful. Fried food. Even the veggies, like fried zucchini. Everything covered with tons of gluten. Yuck!!! We haven't been in there in a long time. Not worth the money. No cocktail waitresses, so there was an... More
Tara G
March 30, 2018|
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Response from travelbugKansasCity | Reviewed this property |
No, you would not want to stay in this area. Gocloset to the Plaza or South Kansas City, Overland Park, Ks would also be a good choice with lots of hotels to choose from.
Travel Forum Posts
Starlight Theatre at Balboa Park (3 Replies)
Hi, I'm trying to book seats for Oklahoma! in July at the Starlight Theatre at Balboa Park. How are the seats? Can I see from the least expensive $10 seats or will I need to upgrade if I want a semi-decent viewing?? Thanks.
June 25, 2007|
Response fromRiff M|
I have never been to that theater. I DO know that it is an outdoor amphitheater and that the custom is fo r the actors to freeze mid song when the planes fly overhead getting ready to land at Lindbergh f Field. I would imagine from other amphitheaters I have attended that IF you want to see you'd be better off in the front half.
Vinita, Oklahoma
Ideas for lodging locations & activities for retired couple (5 Replies)
We are planning short week-day trip to KC during mid Sept. Are active retirees need suggestions as to area to stay and activities, not night life. Wanted to go to Starlight Theatre as I was there as a young teenager but they don't seem to have shows all the time. Not big on art museums.
July 28, 2014|
Response fromJohn P|
I think the Country Club Plaza area would be your best bet, lots of nice restaurants and good people watching. If you like History the WWI Museum as well as Union Station are fun attractions, those are basically connected to the Westin Hotel in Crown Center, if thats your thing I would consider Crown Center
Parkland, Florida
Food/Restaurants (3 Replies)
We have 4 nights in BBNP beginning March 26. Staying at Chisos Lodge. Looks like the only restaurant in the park is the Mountain View Restaurant, correct? For lunches, we will just pick up food at a grocery store before coming into the park but what about Dinners? Was thinking mostly about the Starlight Theatre and La Kiva restaurants. Are the Terlingua/Study Butte restaurants worth the drive or should we just stick it out at the Lodge. Thanks for the input in advance
February 05, 2013|
Response fromTxOffWeGo|
Haven't eaten at Terlingua or Study Butte, so can't really compare. The food at the lodge was fine the last time we ate there--not gourmet but well prepared. There is also a store right by the lodge and visitor's center that sells sandwiches, fruits, snacks, etc. You can also buy a boxed lunch through the lodge with a little bit of advance notice.