Starlight Express steamed into Bochum, Germany on 12 June, 1988, opening at a purpose built venue aptly named the Starlighthalle. Since its grand opening it has been seen by more than 15 million spectators, gaining it an entry in the Guinness Book of Records!
The Starlighthalle was designed especially for the show with large tracks on three levels in a U shape with audiences placed in the middle and around these tracks. Amazingly, the theatre was built in less than a year!
The production remained mostly unaltered until recently when new songs were added and some original songs were removed.