Welcome to Starlight

Starlight is the oldest and largest continually operating performing arts organization in Kansas City, Missouri. With nearly 8,000 seats, Starlight is an historic landmark nestled in the heart of the city.

Discover Starlight
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Connecting our community through live arts experiences that entertain, inspire, and engage.
To be the home for accessible live arts experiences for all generations.

Plan Your Visit

The Starlight Experience

Everyone belongs at Starlight.

Every visit to Starlight is different. Bring theatre to life for students. Get caught up in the excitement of a Broadway show. Experience live music from your favorite band. Celebrate a special occasion. It’s all here at Starlight.

Blue Star Awards winners

When people get exposed to art and theatre, they start dreaming. And then maybe start believing that they can do it, too.”

Deborah Wiebrecht Variety KC Children’s Charity

Our history

Starlight has been part of the Kansas City community since 1950.

Our historic theatre in Kansas City’s Swope Park is the oldest and largest continuously operated outdoor theatre in the country.

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