one of the most successful musicals of all time

Unique melodies, one-of-a-kind stage sets, impressive speed, intense emotions and numerous roller-skating interludes. No other stage show has ever played for so long in one place - and in the heart of the Ruhr region. Another record and milestone for this cult musical! Back in 2010, STARLIGHT EXPRESS was awarded the title of the world's most successful musical in one location by Guinness World Records, London, for an audience of 13 million at the time. Since then, well over 18 million people have visited the musical.

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The captivating mix of romance and adventure

"Starlight Express" is much more than a musical - it is a captivating experience that transports visitors into a world of adventure, passion and breathtaking performances. Since its premiere in 1988 in Bochum's Theater in the Ruhrgebiet, this groundbreaking play has attracted and thrilled millions of people from all over the world. The magic of "Starlight Express" begins with its unique concept: the performers not only appear on stage, but glide elegantly on roller skates, giving the musical a dynamic and energetic atmosphere. The unusual stage craft has turned the musical into a masterpiece that is a real treat for the eyes as well as the ears.

A musical journey full of emotions

From rousing rock hits to heart-wrenching ballads, this extraordinary musical offers a musical variety that will stay with you long after the performance. Songs such as "Starlight Express", "Rolling Stock" and "He'll Whistle at Me" will stay in your head and invite you to sing along and feel the emotion.

Timeless classic

Immerse yourself in the world of 'Starlight Express'. The fascinating mix of action, romance and adventure attracts visitors of all ages and makes it a must-see for musical fans looking for an unforgettable theater experience.

A little insight into the adventure

What makes this musical so special is the unique way in which the performers appear on roller skates, creating a rousing and energetic atmosphere. You will be drawn into a world of thrilling races and unforgettable adventures as different locomotives from different countries and with different personalities compete against each other.

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Only 10 minutes away from the Welcome Parkhotel Bochum

The Starlight Express Theater is located just one kilometer from the Welcome Parkhotel Bochum and can be easily reached on foot in just 10 minutes. Enjoy the short and pleasant route through the picturesque surroundings as you look forward to an unforgettable experience. The proximity of the hotel to the theater allows you to commute effortlessly between your stay and the performance.

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