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!
We were fortunate enough to have seen the show before the Coronavirus outbreak. We have waited a very long time to see the show and were absolutely mesmerised. From the singing, acting, costumes to scene changes. It was breath-taking. Just amazing and we will remember it forever. Thank you. xx
Loved every minute! Incredible show, even More amazing than what I have been told. Costumes out of the world, a amazing show!
Great seats ! Fantastic show !
Brilliant show,entertainment at it's best.
Awesome Brilliant Spectacular Wonderful cast
Superb singing, dancing, comedy and a simply wonderful set.
Amazing show!!! All the cast were fantastic!!
Absolutely brilliant performance really enjoyed it
A must see
I took a friend to see this performance which was absolutely incredible but my only criticism would be that the reference to frozen was inappropriate due to the fact that the lion king was written over 2 decades before Frozen was even an idea. Apart from that it was amazing and I enjoyed it more than the film. Thank you to all the performers for an incredible experience.
We watch the play and my children really enjoyed themselves. Very emotional well done staff , actors go and watch it
Absolutely fantastic. Costumes were magnificent
The show was absolutely amazing. Enjoyed from the start to the very end!
This was OUTSTANDING! Worth every penny. It's for young and old alike. If you want to see a show on the west end then this is the one!
The show was amazing, seats were great 👍 Will be returning.
From the start to the end, the performance was amazing . My family and I were engrossed.
Just brilliant... what an incredible show that tells the story beautifully!
Took my Wife to see the Lion King show as a Christmas present. We both really enjoyed it and would recommend anybody who hasn’t been and loves the lion king films to go and see it. From Start to finish fantastic performance all round. We will be back again hopefully with our daughter who will love it.
We loved it, nothing like it. Totally believable characterisation- you forget the performers! Quite frightening in parts - the little ones in front of us were clinging to their Daddy! We wondered how parts of the film would be represented, and were astounded. Very clever! Congratulations from us x
I am sure the Lion King was and is a great show, unfortunately we cant say the same for the Box Office...due to unforeseen circumstances we were not able to attend, we had purchased cancellation insurance and so felt pretty sure we would be covered...but no...also apparently the 14 day online purchase consumer law isnt considered either....will NOT be using or recommending Box Office Also wanted to score 0 stars but thats not allowed
Such an amazing day! Went with my two kids and had such an amazing experience. Definitely a day to remember!
Excellent show really enjoyed it my 7 yr old son absolutely loved it highly recommended in watching it .
Love this show. Have seen it three times but the opening scene fails to send shivers down my spine. Great show that can be enjoyed by all the family
Fantastic will be taking my children next time
Simply incredible, loved every single moment and production and music was done very well.
It was my very first time seeing a show in London. I really loved it. The characters were played really well. Really enjoyed the show. Would really recommend it. Well worth a treat 😊
we really enjoyed the show it has a fabulous cast and is good fun to watch for all the family would highly recommend it.
Wow what a show, my friend and I didnt know what to expect but we were blown away by the content of the show, the animals, scenery, colourfulness and all the songs. We absolutely loved it and had a great view from the Grand Circle.
A really super show it was amazing
I was very disappointed to find that the sound was simply not good enough. It seemed distant and just somehow not complete; we could mostly hear the high notes and that was it. Even the percussion failed to impress. Our seats were: Royal Circle G34 to G36 and all 3 of us really found that the quality of the sound resulted in a not engaging and disappointing experience.
The actors, singers were great. the show is really good.
The performance was really good, the actors did a great job
Absolutely fantastic. The stage, the actors, costumes, the effects not forgetting the music. Best show I have ever been too, great for all ages. Could not praise it and the staff enough. Could do with a bin or two to put your rubbish in at the end of the show/interval. Did notice rubbish left by others on exiting the building.
Took my Partner to the show, which I have always wanted to see. Loved it, even tough we had a curtain down moment towards the end of the performance due to a technical malfunction - did not spoil the show. Great Sound, great performances and a great Production, and Stage settings - well done all that were involved
Costumes were amazing, singing was awe sad one, characters were brilliant
Absolutely fantastic the costumes the singing everything was fantastic
IT was breathtaking from the first minute. Loved it! We alle loved it, my husband, my daughter. The costumes, the setting, the music, the actors, the theater.... We left the theater with a happy feeling and big smile 😍😍😍
I will say the show was brilliant but at the interval the air con came on and became very cold. Everyone we could see started to put on their winter coats and you could hear lots complaining about how cold it is. This was my partners birthday present and expect from the price to not sit in a freezing cold building. After a while (30 minutes someone in sitting the show made a complaint then it was turned off and the temperature went to a level you could remove your winter items and enjoy the show.
Overall great but there was a slight mishap by Simba
An amazing must see show
Lovely show - totally enjoyed with my son! Amazing costumes and performance!
Well worth every penny bought this to take the mrs to see she absolutely loved every minute at it and couldnt stop smiling.
The performance was absolutely fabulous with great acting, singing and very colourful. My 7 year old daughter was mesmerised by the performance. Well done to all the cast.
I've seen this show twice now once in Manchester and again in London and it has to be said that the actors and staging is the best I have ever seen, so cleverly constructed and the illusion is amazing. I would still go and see it again it is that good!! Anyone who hasn't should definitely find time to.
The actors performance was amazing, my 12 year old son who didn't want to come was determined not to enjoy the performance. However he was smiling, laughing and clapping throughout.
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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 email@example.com 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