Monet & Friends Alive

Monet & Friends Alive

November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Starlight’s presentation of Monet & Friends Alive has been canceled for Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24, due to the extreme cold. If you have tickets for these dates, contact or (816) 363-7827 to make other arrangements.

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Sponsored by
Country Club Bank

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of 19th century Europe through the eyes of Claude Monet and the Impressionist painters who immortalized them. Monet & Friends Alive is a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family.  

Presented by Starlight in partnership with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, this is unlike any other ordinary art exhibition. The Impressionists’ works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for almost two-hundred years—but never like this. Created and produced by Grande Experiences, Monet & Friends Alive gives you the unique opportunity to truly indulge your senses. Traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar in quiet contemplation are forgotten as visitors find themselves interacting with art in ways they never imagined. Breath-taking paintings are projected on an enormous scale, illuminating the bold brushstrokes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, and many more. In a rich, dynamic display of light, color, sound and fragrance, the masterpieces of the Impressionists come to life. Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. But don’t just take their word for it: experience it for yourself!

Exhibition Hours
Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed Monday

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday after Christmas: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Last entry times are 1 hour prior to close.

Ticket Prices
Tuesday-Friday and Sunday
Adult: $45.00
Student 13+: $30.00
Child 5-12: $20.00
Toddler 0-4: Free

Saturday and Holidays
Adult: $50.00
Student 13+: $30.00
Child 5-12: $20.00
Toddler 0-4: Free

Arrival and Entrance

  • Where does Monet & Friends Alive take place?
    • Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road Kansas City, MO 64132
    • For Monet & Friends Alive, Starlight will transform its stage house into the world of the French Impressionists. Patrons will wander through the exhibit in the same 12,000 square foot Jeannette and Jerome Cohen Community Stage House they see live Broadway productions and concerts performed on each summer. The stage house is enclosed and climate controlled.
  • What time should I arrive?
    • Entry to Monet & Friends Alive will be in 20-minute increments. For example, if your ticket is for 3 p.m., you’ll be able to enter between 3 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. Please arrive on time as there is a limit to how many can enter the exhibition in any given 20-minute period.
  • Where do I park?
    • All parking is free and available in the paved lots adjacent to the Kansas City Zoo, across Zoo Drive to the east of Starlight Theatre. The closest lot is located on Starlight’s east side.  ADA parking is available along the ticket office curb, if needed.
  • Where do I enter?
    • Please enter Starlight Theatre through Gate 8, by the East Ticket Office near the Applause Club entrance, and follow the signs to the Applause Club for entry. Walk-through magnetic metal detectors will be used at the entrance to scan each guest for prohibited metallic items. In addition, physical pat-downs and/or magnetic wanding may be required when a guest declines magnetic detection for medical reasons (e.g. implant or medical device) or when a metal detector alert cannot be resolved through inquiry or physical inspection. Please allow sufficient time to park and proceed through entry security. Before you arrive, please view our list of prohibited items.
  • Do I need to print my mobile tickets?
    • No, simply present the image of your tickets on your mobile device at the entrance for scanning.

The Experience

  • How much time do I need to see the experience?
    • Your visit is self-paced, but most visitors can anticipate spending 60 – 90 minutes in the exhibit. The main feature of the exhibition lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please note closing times on our ticketing calendar. All visitors will be asked to exit by closing time regardless of what time they entered the experience.
  • Can I take pictures?
    • Photography is encouraged with personal devices such as cell phones. Professional cameras and photography equipment are not allowed. When posting on social media, please use the hashtag #MonetAtStarlight so more people can see the exhibition through your eyes.
  • Will there be concessions?
    • Yes, The Café will be open before and after your visit. We will be serving light snacks and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drink is allowed in the exhibit.
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