Dinner and a show make a night at Starlight Theatre even more special – and far less hectic than racing home to make a meal or stopping for something quick on the way. We hope you’ll leave the dinner plans to us!

Summer Broadway Series

Starlight offers two choices for buffet-style dining before each Broadway show in the Applause Club.

Best of Broadway Buffet
A upscale menu and dining experience in the Applause Club’s indoor, air-conditioned spaces.

INSIDE the Applause Club, Starlight dinner guests relax in air-conditioned comfort at linen-covered tables, select from an expanded variety of chef-prepared food items at the buffet, and receive full table service. To complement your dinner, a complete wine list by the glass and bottle is offered. Soft drinks and dessert are included in the dinner price. Gratuity is not included. 

Day of Show
Season Dining



KC Barbecue Buffet
A casual and budget-friendly dining experience on the Applause Club patio.


Dining on the patio outside the Applause Club, guests enjoy a casual but hearty buffet dining experience alongside Starlight’s picturesque fountains. In keeping with a Kansas City tradition, our new KC Barbecue Buffet offers tasty food choices for diners who love their barbecue and traditional sides! Table service is provided for soft drink refills and adult beverage purchases. Soft drinks and dessert are included in the dinner price. Gratuity is not included. 

Day of Show
Season Dining



Season Dining


Season ticket holders are encouraged to purchase our discount Season Dining to enjoy dinner before each show and save $3-5 on each meal. Subscribers who elect not to purchase a Dine Card for their entire season may show their subscriber card to save 10% on day-of-show dinner pricing. 

Summer Concert Series

During concert events, access to the Applause Club is reserved for VIP ticket holders who want to entertain guests, mingle with family and friends, or just relax before the show begins. Club amenities for concert VIPs include:

  • Full cash bar
  • Pre-show catered hors d’oeuvre buffet
  • Live entertainment
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Private restrooms

Fall/ Winter Indoor Series

Guests arriving for Starlight Indoors shows will find full bar service, coffee service, a menu of appetizers and desserts available for purchase in Starlight’s Applause Club. Cash and credit cards are accepted. 

Pulled Pork Sandwich - $9
Served on a Brioche Bun with House-made Kettle Chips

Street Tacos - $9
Three Flour Tortillas with Chicken or Pork, Cilantro & Onion, served with Salsa and Sour Cream

Nachos Grande - $8.50
Nachos topped with Chicken or Pork, Queso Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream and Jalapeños

Cheese Tray - $8
Assorted Cube Cheeses and Fruit

Veggies & Hummus - $7
Celery, Carrots, Pita Bread and Garlic Hummus

Hot Dog - $4
Add Chili/Cheese - $1

Pretzel - $5
Served w/ Queso Cheese

Popcorn - $4

House-Made Kettle Chips - $3