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Why Watch the Lion King?

  • This beloved film from 1994 has been transformed into a theatrical spectacle like no other.
  • After its opening in 1997 on Broadway, it has seen multiple sold-out shows and will go down in history as one of the best musicals of our times.
  • Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, the majestic animals of the Pridelands are brought to life by director Julie Taymor.
  • Relive your favorite songs from movies like, “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” and many more.
  • Bring your family and friends and join Simba on his journey to fulfilling his destiny as King.

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The award-winning musical, The Lion King, officially opened at West End on October 19th, 1999. Adapted from the 1994 hit film by Disney, director and designer Julie Taymor has created a marvelous spectacle by bringing the flora and fauna of Africa to life on stage.

Your senses are in for an absolute treat with the colorful 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, plot 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.
  • 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: From 7 Sept - 2 October 2022

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.

SEE IT SAFELY: The Lyceum Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

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 is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

FAQs | The Lion King

How can I buy tickets to the West End show The Lion King?

You can book online tickets to The Lion King from 7 Sept - 2 October 2022.

How much are the tickets for The Lion King?

The ticket price for The Lion King will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £30

What age is The Lion King appropriate for?

The Lion King is suited for a general audience aged 6 years and above.

How long is The Lion King?

The Lion King runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 interval in between.

When is the opening date of The Lion King play in London?

The Lion King will start playing in Lyceum Theatre from 7 Sept 2021.

Where is the West End show The Lion King playing in London?

You can watch the West End show The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show The Lion King?

By booking your Lion King tickets with us, you may avail of exclusive discounts.

Are there accessible tickets for The Lion King?

Yes. Since Lyceum Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for The Lion King.

Do I need to purchase a The Lion King ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 3 can attend The Lion King with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for The Lion King?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for The Lion King. Click here to view your various ticket options.

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