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Address: Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 4923 4506020
08:00 - 19:00
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All aboard for the STARLIGHT EXPRESS! Experience the thrill of the...

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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Amazing Show!

Our family recent traveled to Bochum to see "Starlight Express", which has been running in this theatre, built specifically for this show, since 1989. We had a wonderful time... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
Burbank, California
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Burbank, California
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Our family recent traveled to Bochum to see "Starlight Express", which has been running in this theatre, built specifically for this show, since 1989. We had a wonderful time. Food and drinks were available before the show and there were pre-show videos to watch while you waited at the station. Every seat in the theatre allows a good view of... More 

Thank KayLGermany
University Heights, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Dragged here under duress, I was not sure what to expect. Having been operating for the last 28 years, the theatre knows how to usher in, seat, and serve intermission drinks to large numbers of guests with great efficiency! The technology used in the performance was amazing as was the set and cast. Such energy was truly enjoyable! A spectacle... More 

far, far away
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016

A kid dreams about the World Championships of train racing and here it goes. A fast, colourful modern fairy tale begins. Music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber accompanies the actors/dancers on roller-skates on their exhilerating adventure. Fantastic theatre, great costumes

Thank Daniela D
Recklinghausen, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

By the time it started I thought what an effort they make to build a theater for one specific musical. What a waist. I turn down my thoughts. It is so magic! It is so fast! The music is really good, Even my old mother liked it. I attended 4 shows by now.

Thank LeslieCraw
Gross-Zimmern, Germany
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had a category one seat and enjoyed the proximity to the actors of this fundriven performance. It's a must-see musical!

Thank SevenSeasTraveller
Essex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Like to start my Xmas Market trip with a visit to Starlight Express, and this year the quality of the singing was better than ever. Even though I have very limited German you can understand the story and appreciate the performance.

Thank Garry B
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

It was really interesting, voices are really good. It is the best evening event on Bochum. I liked to see it, bit one time is enough :)

Thank Ilze M
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71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

An excellent show. As long as you know the general storyline (read it on Wikipedia), you do not need to understand any German.

Thank Maize24
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I have been a fan of the musical Starlight Express and have seen it many times at it's original home at the Apollo Victoria in London, at the Gershwin theatre in New York and also the UK tour - This trip to see it in Bochum, Germany was a 50th birthday treat and was the 58th time i have seen... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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180 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

a must if you are in the Ruhr area and you like musicals. Since many girls a big show on roller skates.Impressive!

Thank OliverK746

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