We know that a positive parking experience is the first step to your ideal visit to Starlight Theatre. Our parking options vary from those of more traditional venues. We park vehicles in paved lots shared with the zoo, as space allows, and in designated grassy areas.

Summer Broadway/Concert

Guests may access the Starlight venue from three points of entry to Swope Park:

  • Meyer Boulevard
  • 63rd Street
  • Elmwood Avenue/Gregory Boulevard

For all events, our parking operation goals are to:

  • Minimize drive-around time for vehicles upon entering Swope Park
  • Allow guests to select parking areas that best accommodate their mobility, minimize walking distance and reduce crosswalk delays
  • Facilitate timely egress from the park after the show ends

The standard parking prices are $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking. Parking is cash-only on the night of the show, but you may also purchase in advance. To purchse parking in advance, please visit the show event page for details. Click for a list of upcoming events.


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Guests who would like to use an electric vehicle charging station while attending a Starlight event may ask a parking cashier or parking attendant to direct them to the appropriate location. Starlight has charging capabilities for up to 18 vehicles, primarily at charging stations located in the Zebra (6) and Cheetah (6) parking lots shared with the Zoo; additional capacity is at stations in a production parking lot west of Starlight. Click for specific information for each charging location. (link to Current use of the charging facilities is free of charge for consumers thanks to a grant secured by KCP&L.

Starlight also has one Tesla charger on site that may be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Check on availability with Starlight parking staff or make arrangements in advance by calling the Starlight ticket office at 816-363-7827. The Tesla charger is currently provided at no cost to the end user.


Broadway Season Benefit
Subscribers who select five shows receive complimentary parking in our grass lots, or can upgrade to paved parking for just $25. Subscribers who select six shows receive free parking in our paved lots. And those buying all seven shows get free paved parking and free seat cushion rental.


Fall/ Winter Starlight Indoors

For this series of productions presented indoors at Starlight, our patrons park for FREE in the paved Zebra lot on our theatre’s east side. 

Complimentary valet parking is included with the purchase of a VIP ticket package to a Starlight Indoors show. Valet parking is also provided free to guests displaying state-issued disabled license plates or placards. Others may purchase valet parking for $10 outside Gate 8. Cash and credit cards are accepted.