Starlight Express Tickets

Starlight Express Tickets

Be transported into a world of speed, music, and wonder.
Starlight Express: What to expect - 1
Starlight Express Tickets

About Starlight Express

Hop aboard the Starlight Express and prepare for a thrilling new immersive production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical at the Troubadour Theatre Wembley. Book Starlight Express tickets on London Theatre.

Follow Rusty, a humble steam engine determined to prove himself as the fastest locomotive on the tracks. But he’s going up against more modern diesel and electric trains, Greaseball and Electra. As the competition heats up, Rusty grapples with self-doubt and insecurities, but with the support of friends and the love of Pearl, an elegant first-class coach, he learns that belief in oneself is the ultimate fuel.

Originally opening in London at the Apollo Victoria in 1984, Starlight Express ran for an impressive 7,400 performances. However, the longest-running production of the musical is currently in Germany, where it has captivated audiences since 1988 at the purpose-built Starlighthalle. This production holds the Guinness World Record for hosting the most visitors to a musical in a single theatre, with over 19 million people welcomed since 1988.

Starlight Express is set to a toe-tapping ‘80s pop-rock soundtrack by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Luke Sheppard (& Juliet, The Little Big Things) directs, working alongside set designer Tim Hatley, video designer Andrzej Goulding, costume designer Gabriella Slade, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Gareth Owen, and musical supervisor Matthew Brind to bring this innovative production to life.

It’s full steam ahead in this high-speed, roller-skating extravaganza. Book Starlight Express tickets on London Theatre.

Run time

Approximately 2 hours (incl. interval)

Start date

June 8th, 2024

End date

February 16th, 2025


Suitable for all ages. All children under 16 must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Children under 3 will not be admitted.

Starlight Express cast and creative team

By: Richard Stilgoe
Songs by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Luke Sheppard
Design: Tim Hatley
Costumes: Gabriella Slade
Lighting: Howard Hudson
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Video design by Andrzej Goulding, orchestrations and musical supervision by Matthew Brind


3 Fulton Road, Wembley, London, United Kingdom, HA9 0SP


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Wembley Stadium
Bus numbers: (Fulton Road) 206

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday-5:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is Starlight Express about?

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express invites you into a child's dreamscape, where toy trains, including the swift Pacific Daylight, French Bobo, Italian Espresso, and the seasoned steam train Rusty, compete fiercely for the title of the fastest in the world in this new immersive production.

Where is Starlight Express playing?

Starlight Express is playing at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. The theatre is located in 3 Fulton Road, Wembley, London, HA9 0SP.

How long is Starlight Express?

The running time of Starlight Express is Approximately 2 hours (incl. interval).

How much do tickets cost for Starlight Express?

Tickets for Starlight Express start at £37.

What's the age requirement for Starlight Express?

The recommended age for Starlight Express is Suitable for all ages. All children under 16 must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Children under 3 will not be admitted..

How do you book tickets for Starlight Express?

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