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Why Watch The Lion King?

  • This lovely 1994 film has been adapted for the stage into a theatrical spectacle like no other.
  • Grab The Lion King london musical tickets and take a trip down memory lane and relive your childhood favourites like “Hakuna Matata”, “Circle of Life”, and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”.
  • This spectacular adaptation of Disney’s award-winning film makes use of masks and puppetry to create theatrical magic.

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The director, Julie Taymor has created a marvellous spectacle by bringing the flora and fauna of Africa to life on stage.
Your senses are in for an absolute treat with the colourful setting of the Pridelands, against the timeless original score by Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional songs by Hans Zimmer, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, and Lebo M.

Celebrating its 21st year at Lyceum Theatre, Julie Taymor’s redefined version of the musical will go beyond anything you’ve ever imagined. Transport yourself to the heart of the Pridelands as you watch the giraffes strut, the gazelles leap, and the lions roar!

The Story

Lion King: The Musical is based on a hit film of the same name by Walt Disney in 1994. Set in the Pridelands of Africa comes the inspiring story of a young cub Simba and his journey through life.

Simba learns all about Pride Rock and the kingdom from his father Mufasa. His Uncle Scar is rather unhappy about Simba’s birth, which ruins his chances of succession. Scar, along with his hyenas, plots to kill Simba and Mufasa and take over the Pridelands with a terribly vengeful plan.

A series of unfortunate events lead to Scar tricking Simba into running away from his home and never coming back. Scar takes over as King, while Simba is on his own journey far away. As Simba grows into a young lion, his past catches up to him and he must return to Pride Rock and fulfill his destiny.

Show Timings

  • Tue - Sat 7:30 PM
  • Wed Sat & Sun 2:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: George Asprey as Scar, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki, Gary Jordan as Zazu, and Nick Afoa as Simba.
  • Direction: Julie Taymor

Listen to songs such as Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait to be King, and Be Prepared, including the iconic Hakuna Matata at The Lion King musical.

  • Children aged under 3 will not be admitted to this show. This show is recommended for ages 6 and above only.
  • All guests that are 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own in the auditorium.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

The Lion King Tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for the Lion King musical and secure your seats now! Watch this adorable story unfold at the Lyceum Theatre, London.

Booking Period: Booking is open till 17 Jun 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your The Lion King voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre, located just off the Strand on Wellington Street, dates back to 1765. The venue has served many purposes over the years including the hosting of a circus, a chapel, an exhibition by Madame Tussauds, and many more. It even served as an English Opera House for a few years. Ever since 1999, it has been home to the world-renowned musical, The Lion King.

Seating Capacity: 2100

The Lyceum Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

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Address: Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London

Tube: The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern Line) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line).

Bus: RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 168, 171, 172, 188, or 243 to Aldwych and 4, 9, 15, 26, 34, 76, 91, 139, or 176 to Strand.

Available Facilities: In-house lounge, Coat check, Wheelchair accessible.

Accessibility: Lyceum Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Lyceum Theatre.

Outside Food: Please note that outside food is strictly prohibited inside Lyceum theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear are recommended. Keep in mind, that most theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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What is the opening date for The Lion King?

The Lion King the musical opened on 10 August 2021 at Lyceum Theatre.

What age is The Lion King the musical appropriate for?

The Lion King does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children of 6 and above. Children under 3 years of age will not be allowed.

Where is The Lion King playing in London?

The Lion King is playing at Lyceum Theatre in London.

Do I need to purchase The Lion King musical London tickets for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a The Lion King musical London ticket for your child.

Are there discounted The Lion King musical London tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London theatre ticket. However, Kids Week, which is an annual event during the summer, lets you purchase theatre tickets for children under 16 at half price as long as they are accompanied by two adults.

How long does The Lion King run for?

The running time of The Lion King is 2 hours and 30 minutes including the intermission(s).

What is The Lion King about?

The Lion King tells the story of a young cub named Simba who must overcome obstacles on his journey to become the king of the jungle.

What are the popular songs in The Lion King?

The Lion King has a range of delightful songs to enthrall audiences. Listen to songs such as Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Circle of Life, and I Just Can’t Wait to be King.

Who are the main stars of The Lion King?

Azola Dlamini, Barnaby Thompson, and David Blake are some of the main stars of The Lion King.

What is the dress code while attending The Lion King?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending The Lion King?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending The Lion King. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Lyceum Theatre?

Lyceum Theatre has multiple facilities including In-house lounge, Coat check, Wheelchair accessible available for the audiences during The Lion King.

Can I take pictures or videos of The Lion King inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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