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 Starlight Theatre 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:

  • Safely park our guests and allow simple access to the nearest gate
  • 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

Grass parking is $7 per vehicle. Depending upon a guest’s point of entry to Swope Park, Grass parking may be on the east or west side of the venue. Paved parking in a paved lot is $12 per vehicle. Prepaid parking may be purchased from the Starlight ticket office at 816.363.7827 or online at

To purchase parking in advance, please visit the show event page for details. Click for a list of upcoming events. Cash only is accepted for parking purchased on-site on show nights.

NOTE: Starlight 5-show Broadway season ticket holders receive complimentary Grass parking or may upgrade to Paved parking for $5 per show. Complimentary Paved parking is provided to Broadway season ticket holders who purchase 6 shows, 7 shows or Producer’s Circle season tickets.


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. 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 upon arrival. 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. Courtesy shuttles will run from the parking lot to Gate 8 pre and post show.