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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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Brilliant to see it again

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pure R
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 see it again after all these years. Whilst it is such a spectacle of a... More 

Thank Pure R
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 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 band are more than enough to keep you enthralled. Beers, pretzels, popcorn and other snacks... More 

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Zele, Belgium
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 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 of March, if I am not wrong, .. but it is possible!! I will defenitely... More 

Thank nandernhiere
Bochum, Germany
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 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!

Thank john b
Frankfurt, Germany
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 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
Riga, Latvia
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 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 other crew. The actor, who played Papa has the most amazing voice! Thumbs up! We... More 

Thank LigaM
Bochum, Germany
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 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
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 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
Bochum, Germany
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank anuskamlg
Burbank, California
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 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

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