Dining

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. At Starlight, we hope you’ll leave the dinner plans to us!


Summer Broadway Series

This season Starlight offers two choices for buffet-style dining before each Broadway show in the Applause Club along with new, lower prices!

A casual and budget-friendly dining experience is available with the KC Barbecue Buffet outdoors on the shaded patio adjacent to the Applause Club. And, for those guests seeking a more upscale menu and dining experience, we suggest the Best of Broadway Buffet in the Applause Club’s indoor, air-conditioned spaces.

Best of Broadway Buffet

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. 

Adult Prices: $24.95 per show with a Season Dine Card purchase; $29.95 day of show

A special menu for children ages 12 and under is available at the buffet for $12.95.

KC Barbecue Buffet

NEW THIS YEAR! 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. 

Adult Prices: $16.95 per show with a Season Dine Card purchase; $19.95 day of show

A special menu for children ages 12 and under is available at the buffet for $12.95.


Season ticket holders are encouraged to purchase a discount Season Dine Card 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.  

Because nightly seating is limited, patrons are encouraged to reserve and prepay for dining. Walk-up guests are welcome, but seating is subject to availability.

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. 

Chopped BBQ Brisket Sandwich - $9
Served on a Brioche Bun w/House-made Kettle Chips

Chicken Salad Sandwich - $9
Served on a Brioche Bun w/House-made Kettle Chips

Nachos Grande - $8
Nachos topped w/Chicken, Queso Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream and Jalapeños

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

Toasted Ravioli - $6
Served w/Marinara Sauce

Pretzel - $5
Served w/ Queso Cheese

Popcorn - $6

House-Made Kettle Chips - $3

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