Starlight Express is returning to London: dates, venue and tickets

Starlight Express is returning to London's West End in 2024.

Starlight Express is returning to London’s West End in 2024 – and this is everything we know so far about tickets.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will open at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 8 June, 2024.

The show, which is about a child’s train set that comes to life and competes to become the fastest engine in the world, is famously performed on rollerskates.

Discussing the production on BBC Radio 2, Lloyd Webber said: “It’s not coming back to the stage inasmuch as it is coming back all around you.

“It’s running at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre – it’s completely new and has one big plot twist – people think steam is in the past, well, not any more – steam is the future! You’ll find out more when you go to the show.”

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He also explained that show will “be on skates, with lots of little tricks”.

“What’s really exciting is that, originally we went into an old-fashioned theatre and we built as much as we could,” he added.

“This time we’re at a space, the Troubadour, where we can do absolutely anything. So it’s going to be around you, the seats will move, it’s going to be a completely new experience.”

The show will be directed by Luke Sheppard (The Little Big Things), with casting confirmed to be underway.

Lloyd Webber also told BBC Radio 2 “a ‘Poppa’ has become a ‘Mama'” in the upcoming production.

It originally opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 1984, and closed in 2002. It has been running in Bochum, Germany for over 30 years, and has been seen by more than 20 million people.

You can find out everything we know so far about tickets below.

How to get Starlight Express tickets?

You can sign up by 10am on Thursday, 9 November to access exclusive priority booking.

To do this head to the LW Theatres website.

You’ll then be emailed details on how to immediately access tickets early ahead of the general sale.

General sale tickets will then be released at

How much are Starlight Express tickets?

It’s been confirmed that they’ll be priced at: £29.50 / £45 / £75 / £95 / £150.

There’s three different sections to choose from, including the First Class Carriage seats, which will move during the show, the Platform seats and the Locomotive seats.

What are the dates?

It’s been confirmed that performances will begin on 8 June, 2024 at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

There will be shows from Wednesdays to Sundays, with matinees on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays most weeks.

There are additional matinees on Wednesday on 26 June, and from 24 July until the end of August 2024.

The production is currently booking until 13 October, 2024. Seats inside the “racing track”, billed as “First Class Carriage” seats, will move during the show.

Sunday performances take place at 1pm and 5.30pm, with other shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Captioned, BSL-interpreted and audio-described performances will take place throughout this initial booking period on 6 and 9 October.