We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4923 4506020
Review Highlights
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
via mobile
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
via mobile
Read all 500 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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!
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“purpose built” (7 reviews)
“roller skates” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4923 4506020
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (500)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 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

3  Thank Tinwoodsman_Oz
Reviewed 7 April 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
Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank MKGreen2016
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...More

Thank nandernhiere
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
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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank LigaM
Reviewed 23 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
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
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Bochum
H+ Hotel Bochum
251 reviews
.09 km away
Renaissance Bochum Hotel
277 reviews
.29 km away
Courtyard Bochum Stadtpark
205 reviews
.57 km away
Hotel Excelsior Bochum
39 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby Restaurants
260 reviews
.38 km away
Franz Ferdinand
140 reviews
.49 km away
36 reviews
.72 km away
Pizzeria Trulli
48 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby Attractions
Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum
447 reviews
1.26 km away
Zeiss Planetarium
197 reviews
.90 km away
Tierpark und Fossilium Bochum
107 reviews
.50 km away
Moritz Fiege Brewery
17 reviews
1.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 July 2017|
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.
20 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MehrEntertainment | Property representative |
STARLIGHT EXPRESS is shown in German, but on march 23, 2017 we'll have one show in English "One Night Only".
Google Translation