A musical in which the actors rush past you on roller skates at up to 60 km/h? This can only be seen in the Ruhr region! Starlight Express has been an absolute visitor magnet in Bochum since 1988. The theatre was built especially for the musical production and features a unique stage construction with the audience sitting right in the middle of the action. The story of the endearing Rusty steam locomotive, which fights modern electric locomotives and powerful diesel locomotives in the World Championship of International Trains and discovers its love for the first-class wagon Pearl, has already enchanted more than 16 million visitors. In 2010, Guinness World Records, London, named Starlight Express the most successful musical worldwide running at one location.
Fast-paced entertainment on roller skates
Breathtaking jumps, fast rides and spectacular costumes: Starlight Express is in many ways a musical of superlatives. The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a mixture of rock, pop and blues with German lyrics, has long achieved cult status and the songs will remain in your ears long after your visit to the show. Every Thursday there is a look behind the scenes at the Bochum Starlight-Express-Theater: On the warm-up day, you can watch the stars of the show do their warm-up exercises. Once a year the theatre holds an Open House with a colourful programme and exciting insights into the world of Bochum's successful musical.
A musical for all
Starlight Express is a popular destination for unforgettable evenings for two and also for group trips, company and family outings. On the Junior Express, your children will experience an unforgettable birthday. Live orchestras, fast stunts and the atmosphere in the 360-degree theatre make your visit to Starlight Express a very special experience. Meet Greaseball, the cool diesel locomotive, Electra, the modern electric locomotive, Pearl, the 1st class car and Rusty, the steam locomotive and let yourself be carried away by the fastest musical in the universe – live in Bochum!
Starlight Express up close!
Important information at a glance
Tickets for the Starlight Express can be purchased via 01806 181650*.
Information about the musical, special shows and tickets can be found on the Starlight Express website.
*(€0.20 per call from a landline; max. €0.60 per call from a mobile)