Starlight Theatre


Starlight Theatre is a popular live music venue located at 4600 Starlight Rd. where you can count on unique and world-class performances every time you visit KCMO. Located in Swope Park, it’s known for Broadway shows, the best concerts in town, and a rich educational program for all ages. Starlight Theatre is available to rent for any occasion.

A landmark in the city since 1950, and non-profit since 1951, there had been talks of an outdoor theatre in KCMO since the 1930s by the time it opened. The theatre cost $1.75 million to build, and is worth nearly $50 million today. No trip to KCMO is complete without a show or two at the Starlight Theatre, but popular shows sell out fast. Book your tickets online today.

An Evening with the Stars

June is the perfect time of year to indulge in an outdoor show or concert. Seasonal tickets and group rates are available. Pre-show entertainment kicks off at Cohen Community Stage before the main events with gates opening early so visitors can enjoy local, live entertainment. Take a behind the scenes tour with a craft cocktail in hand. It’s the perfect start to an evening out.

Dining at Starlight Theatre includes two summertime options with the KC Barbecue Buffet outdoors under a shaded patio or inside at the upscale Applause Club with the Best of Broadway Buffet. The summer concert series features VIP access for Applause Club members with a cash bar, appetizers, live entertainment, televisions, and indoor/outdoor seating.