The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa. Disney's multi Tony and Olivier award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre.
What Is The Lion King About?
Disney's Academy Award®-winning beloved film has been transformed into a magical theatrical experience that explodes with life in the rhythms of Africa, in the incredible stage production brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julian Taylor.
At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba and his epic adventure, a journey that sees him go a from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
A musical that is both a modern-day classic and a state-of-the-art multi-sensory experience, the African plains are brought to life on stage by amazing dancers and gigantic puppets that represent the varied and stunning African flora & fauna. Expect running herds of gazelles, cheetahs, birds, giraffes and many more incredible creatures!
As described by The New York Times: 'Suddenly, you're 4 years old again, and you've been taken to the circus for the first time. You can only marvel at the exotic procession of animals before you...' The Lion King The Musical is an unforgettable, spectacular theatrical experience - Now playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London - Book your tickets today!
Went to see lion king on Wednesday the 14th August with my 12 year old grandson. This was my second time of seeing it and it was as fab this time as it was 4 years ago. Fantastic show, my grandson was fully entertained the whole way through.
Excellent presentation! Great everything!
I took my 4 yr old neice and 8 Yr old neice to watch the lion King which was their first ever musical show and they were both mesmerised by the performance! In awe from start to finish! They both came out singing!
This is the 6th time I have seen Lion King and it never ceases to enthrall me . My 4 Grandchildren who have been have been so excited when watching .
Although I did prefer the production 7 years ago better.
What an amazing show - I had been told it was wonderful - and oh it was! In total awe of the cast, costumes and scenery - amazing!
I wasn’t even 30 seconds into the opening number and I cried! 10 years waiting to see this with my dad and the show didn’t disappoint! The costumes were incredible and staging was fantastic and knowing how much time went behind it all blows my mind!! I thought the baboon was phenomenal! That woman has it all!! And I thought pumba and Simon were really funny and couldn’t have been any more spot on! Overall I loved this and it will forever be one I’ll remember.
I’ve been to the lion king three Rhône’s now and every time it’s spectacular!!! The acting is unbelievably good! Just first class from start to finish, definitely a must see if you’re in London.
I went with two 8 year olds who absolutely loved every minute. Can’t wait to see it again
Fantastic. We would hugely recommend this for everyone of all ages. A Really great show.
I have watched it the first time 10 years back, watched it twice more since then. My 4 year old daughter loved it too. Highly recommended
Brilliant electric atmosphere. For all ages. Stage needs to be bigger for the production.
Fabulous!!!!! Excellent The show was very magnificent with very beautiful costumes and very good voices. It is a musical you must see once in your life
Was absolutely wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Excellent show spoilt by the constant members of staff coming down and checking seats in the front. Very disruptive and disappointing
The Lion King has always been a favorite of mine! (The Disney movies) To be able to see this live production of it was everything I dreamed of and more! I would absolutely see it over and again! The actors, the costumes, the scenery and lighting... was just magical! Thank you to all who made it possible for it all to come together! Brilliant job!! ❤️❤️
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. From the lighting. The sound to the acting everything is truly amazing
What an amazing time we had it was my granddaughter’s first ever west end show and it was her birthday!! All the staff made her feel extra special and gave her a few treats made her day ..... proper impressed with show outstanding performance well worth going to see , #funny#sad really really good xxx
What a wonderful spectacle, from the very start to the very end. We had a seven and eight year old with us and thought they'd get restless due to the length of the show. We need not have worried. They were just as engrossed as we were. The thought and ingenuity that had gone into costume was truly breath taking. Thank you for providing us all with magical memories that will last forever.
Beautiful production of a wonderful show. The costumes are amazing, the dancing very graceful and the main cast really good. Love the music, the drama and the humour. Highly recommend this show for all ages.
Absolutely phenomenal. Timon & Pumbaa were hysterical 😭
First time seeing it and it was absolutely brilliant, thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, brilliant music and choreography! Would definitely recommend to anyone and go again!
I took my wife to see the lion king for her 30th birthday, and we were absolute blown away. The quality of the sets and costumes was unlike anything we have ever seen, and the acting and musical talent on show was outstanding. Would definitely recommend!
Without any doubt this was the best show I have EVER seen! I have no words to even explain what I was feeling the whole way through other than incredible! The actors were all amazing, the singing, the dancing, just outstanding! Such a beautiful show!
Just decided to see the lion king ..unfortunately I went alone..next time most definitely taking my whole family to see the show great show the cast simply fantastic...the whole atmosphere electric.....a show for old and young alike...
Absolutely loved this show,highly recommended, only fault was the price of souvenirs and drink,excellent otherwise.
FANTASTIC ! Great show, superb actors/singers, brilliant set design! Especially liked moving aisles!!
I enjoyed the show from the first to the last minute. Compliments! Best performance I've ever seen! Definitely recommendable.
AMAZING SHOW FROM START TO FINISH
Brilliant show, colourful costumes and scenery, amazing voices , I’m going again
Awesome spectacle. From the moment it starts to the moment it ends. Words can't do it justice you just have to see it.
The show was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend everyone to go and see it
The show was absolutely magnificent. It amazed me. I will definitely recommend the show every other person. Thank you for this unforgettable experience.
I don't normally like this kind of thing but it was an amazing show just like everyone said it would be. Would recommend it to anyone. Quite a few really stand out performances that will be remembered for a very long time! Don't think, just go
Probably the best musical production running at the moment. Fantastic choreography, music and costumes. Not to mention a stage that can constantly change shape. All the cast are incredible vocalists, dancers and actors.
Fantastic show. We absolutely loved it even though it was cut short by a problem with the feature. We really enjoyed the first half. We’ll definitely go back
The event was held around 7.30pm at the Lyceum Theatre in London. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Managed to find our seats relatively quickly and the whole performance was well-executed from start to finish.
It was one of the best shows I’ve ever been too from the very start it was just amazing. The outfits the characters the singers their performance was all just breathtaking
I have been lucky enough to see The Lion King in Sydney, Melbourne and now London and this is the best production yet! The music, costumes, set design and quality of each and every performance is simply mind blowing. I can't wait to see it again! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
From the moment the show started we had smiles on our faces! The opening scene is absolutely breathtaking, we had no idea where to look, there was so much going on all over the theatre! We both said we could watch this show over and over again and still be as amazed as the first time we watched it. 100% recommend to all ages and all tastes in theatre performances.. it did not disappoint!
I attended with my mum. I bought her s ticket for a birthday. I myself came from NZ to attend the show and can’t wait to tell NZ all about it. All of the the performance was mind blowing and also think the same in regards to the stage production. Will attend again one day.
I took my family (in total 4 adults & 5 children aged between 4 and 11) to see the show. It was expensive BUT worth every penny!!! We all absolutely loved the show and were entranced by the characters from the start to the end!!! We so loved the show that we ordered cds of the music & songs & the kids play it each day in the car going to school. The temperature of the theatre was comfortable too! I can throughly recommend this show - you will not be disappointed 💝
Absolutely amazingly spectacular Show... loved..loved every second of it ... such talent ..continuance of energies throughout ... singing was superb.. totally recommend this show ..would go again at a heartbeat .. Many congratulations from one very lucky Kiwi.. xx
The Lion King show is spectacular. The sets, the acting and the delivery of the performers was par excellence. The entire set up of the performance was in a way much grander than watching it on big screen. Well done to the entire team!
Outstanding. Beautiful. Thrilling. Magical Saw it 18 years ago and it’s better than ever!
This is a must see for both adults and children. We really enjoyed our time at the theater - the songs, decor and everything was beautiful
Fantastic show given the heat that day - and they had to do two performances!
Fantastic! First time we have been to the theatre and enjoyed everything about it. The show was amazing and would definitely see it again.
The music .the costumes.the atmosphere.the stage.west end theatre at its best .. thank you
I had booked to come and see the show but as our train ran extremely late due to wires on the line, we missed the show. I was told there were no seats to get us into the night show and we couldn't have a refund. I am extremely unhappy about this as I have lost 140 pounds. We never missed the show intentionally, it was one of those things.
When is it showing
Today - 16 Feb 2020
For information on accessibility please call 0800 912 6971.
21 Wellington Street
No exchanges or refunds available after purchase.
2 hours and 30 minutes including one interval
Can I take small children to see the show?
- Unfortunately, no. Children must be over the age of 3, but it will be best enjoyed when over 6 years old.
Is food allowed in the theatre?
- The consumption of food in the theatre is not allowed.
Are there any Special Effects?
- Yes, both strobe lighting and fog effects.
How do I book Boxes for The Lion King?
- Boxes at the Lyceum Theatre have its own restrictions, for example, some are restricted view because they are sideways, others can be used by the show cast which can scare children. Boxes can take up to 3 people and under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. To book those you can either call the Lyceum on 0844 871 3000 (Cost 7p per min, plus phone company’s access charge) or you can book in person at the venue's Box Office on 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ.
Good To Know
Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.
Video and sound recording are prohibited.
The Lion King The Musical features music composed by Sir Elton John and lyrics written by Tim Rice.
It has played in over 25 worldwide capitals and it is also a Tony Award winner for Best Musical.
Playing at London's Lyceum Theatre, book your tickets today for an unforgettable experience!
How Does It Work
Shortly after booking, you will receive a confirmation email containing all important information about your booking.
If you have chosen collect at the venue on the day, you will need to print the confirmation email and bring it with you, as well as a form of ID and the card you have used to make the payment. Tickets are not transferrable.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance start time to avoid missing the start of the performance.
For tickets sent via post, those will arrive between 7 days to 72 hours before the performance date.
For Group Bookings of 10+, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred dates so that we can find you the best rate!
The Lion King The Musical includes all the classical songs from the movie, including:
"Circle of Life", "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", "Hakuna Matata", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
Suitable For Children
- Please note: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre.
- The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up.
- All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.
- All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.”
What Should I Expect
Disney's The Lion King is an unforgettable experience - a musical that uses puppetry to bring the original story to life! At your arrival, the theatre staff will direct you to your seats. The bars are open one hour before the show starts for refreshments and snacks, as well as during the 15 min interval between acts one and two.
There will be an opportunity to purchase merchandising at the venue.
When Can I Go
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm
Where Do I Go
The Lyceum Theatre is located in the Covent Garden district, on a side street near the Strand.
The address of the theatre is:
21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ