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STARLIGHT EXPRESS

Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4923 4506020
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From a Non-German speaking tourist's view. A Spectacular Show.

My partner & I were on vacation at Düsseldorf for a few days, and saw a leader of the show. Keen to... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Tinwoodsman_Oz
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Melbourne
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Brilliant to see it again

I have a strong connection to starlight express and have been involved since the early 90's, that... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Pure R
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All aboard for the STARLIGHT EXPRESS! Experience the thrill of the fastest-moving musical of the universe and the captivating story of Rusty, the young steam engine, and his love for Pearl. For 27 years now, the STARLIGHT EXPRESS has been racing its way through the theatre built especially for it in Bochum. In that time, the STARLIGHT EXPRESS has played host 15 million spectators in the heart of the Ruhr district. Reason enough for an entry in the Guinness Book of Records!
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

My partner & I were on vacation at Düsseldorf for a few days, and saw a leader of the show. Keen to go, we got tickets. Getting to the show can be quite challenging if you are staying in Düsseldorf. You need to catch a...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

I have a strong connection to starlight express and have been involved since the early 90's, that said, I've only seen the Bochum production a few times. A group of friends and myself travelled to see the English one-off performance in Bochum very excited to...More

Thank Pure R
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

It really does have to be seen to be believed- a purpose built 2000 seat arena playing eight shows of 'Starlight' a week. Do not be put off by the fact that it's sung entirely in German- the incredible skating, lighting, moving set and live...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2017

I have been there a few years ago, .. and I even saw it in English, ... to do have now and then a performance in English. I just called today and appearently they have the next show in English the 5th end the 25th...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

this loyd webber musical is an absolute must do if you are visiting Bochum. action,excitement and good music!even though it is very loud. go and see it and enjoy this musical which has been going for over 20 years in Bochum!

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

We all enjoyed the musical. The stage is really cool with the singers skating past the audience. Papa's a great actor/singer with really good facial expressions.

Thank S O
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

I did not know much about this musical before, just came with one friend. Shortly before the show I read about it, which was needed to understand the plot and recognise the main characters. The show was nice, all my respect to the actors and...More

Thank LigaM
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Fast as lightning, musical attraction for million people an amazing circus-building. after that meet downtown a lot of gastronomy und culture. come to bochum :-)

Thank HansHFPH
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I attended the show her whilst staying with friends, I do not speak German so it was a little confusing at times but it's a wonderful show! And a lovely venue.

Thank Emma A
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

That was an interesting experience to see and to live "Life" They are truly acrobats and made a dynamic show

Thank anuskamlg
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Response from ro55a | Reviewed this property |
Barriers are all transparent and only pop up during races. We sat with young kids at the side in the first section outside the centre track and it was perfect. Close to the stage but good view of the races. Plus at the end... More
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Response from justbess | Reviewed this property |
My friend who is a performer said he only knows of one time they did the show in English, and that was for a tour group. There are none planned right now.
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