Starlight Express Licence & Materials Fees

The licence terms & fees below apply to amateur UK & Eire requests. 

For professional organisations and countries outside the UK & Eire, please contact your local licensing agent for more information on availability and pricing. Find your local licensing agent using the Show Licensing Around The World tool below.

Licence Terms 

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Licence Fees

Starlight Express is licensed in the UK & Eire in exchange for a royalty of 15% of actual / estimated box office takings OR £100 + VAT per performance, whichever is the greater. Where the fee is based on actual box office takings, an advance will be required upon booking.

Artwork Fees 

£75 + VAT 

Music Materials

8 Piece Orchestration - Min. Rental fee £500 + postage 

Backing Track Package - Min. Rental fee £85 + postage

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Wise Music Hire Tariffs

The hire tariffs below apply to licence holders in the U.K. & Eire. Contact the Wise Music Hire Library ( for more information.

Starlight Express - Hire Guidelines 

Definitive Starlight Express – Minimum Hire Package: £500 plus postage costs


3 x Piano Vocal Scores for 3 months  (Each extra month = £8.25 per copy)

20 x Libretto Vocal Books for 3 months  (Each extra month = £5.50 per copy)

Full Score, Orchestral Materials/Band Parts, Click Tracks and Keyboard programming* for 1 month  (Each extra month = £110.00)

*The keyboard programming is provided in Apple Mainstage format and can be used with generic keyboard. We recommend that a footswitch is connected to change keyboard sound and also a volume pedal. The keyboard programming must be copied to the hard drive before use as it will not be fast enough running directly from the DVD.

Please contact the Wise Music Hire Library for more information (Tel: 01284 596 004)

Backing Track Version – Minimum Hire Package: £85 + postage

Includes  1 x CD, 1 piano vocal score, 1 vocal only book and 1 libretto book (words only) supplied ONE MONTH prior to the first performance.

Hire Fees

Additional materials are charged as follows:

CD/vocal pack            Each extra month = £43.00

Piano Vocal Score     Each extra month = £8.25 per copy

Vocal Only Book       Each extra month = £5.50 per copy

Libretto                      Each extra month = £2.75 per copy

For Groups in UK & Eire you will be entitled to hire music scores and parts from the Wise Music Hire Library ( once you have obtained your performance licence.

You must order your materials at least 2 weeks before they are required to allow time for the order to be processed and delivered. 


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