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!
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.
What can one say! AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC. Our seats were in the gods but who cares we had a great view of the whole production, a brilliant night out.
Watch it once, remember it forever! Brilliant show! Kudos to all the team. We are from the Philippines and we watched it for my daughters 7th bday celebration and we so loved it.thank you for a wonderful musical show to remember
Excellent performance, lovely theatre. The show was creative, captive and exciting, well worth every penny. Great experience
Thought Young simba not quite right. Disappointed not many songs in English. Fantastic animals and characters. Superb staging. Seating tight. But great show
It was amazing full of colors full of sounds full of emotions !!
A wonderful performance, enjoyed by all the family. The effects in particular were genuinely magical, felt like kids again! One hint, when they suggest you pre-order icecream etc, actually pre-order. We assumed we'd be able to get them after and we couldn't. When it's a full house it really does get very busy during the interval.
İt was the best show ever!!
Great show with amazing costumes
The show was amazing and certainly go again and recommend to people to watch We had vip and I thought that was a bit of a rip off
What an amazing show show. Full of imagination, creativity and the perfect mix of comedy moments. Actors portrayed the roles brilliantly and the costumes just incredible
Fab show . Great cast. We loved it.
Where do I start this was a Christmas present for my partner for Valentine’s Day and the love was well and truly in the air and also with the show. My partner and I was totally blown away and amazed at how fantastic the show was loved every single thing about it from the the help staff right down to simba and the cast. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to see a show in London on a weekend away or to family’s with young kids I would say it’s not out of Africa more like out of this world 🦁🦓🦏🦍🐅🐆🦒🦛🐘🐒🦁
Absolutely amazing!! Loved every minute! I would go see it again and again!!
My granddaughter and I loved this show. We are fans of the film but this was our first time at the theatre. Every aspect of the production was great. We loved the costumes, singing and dancing. We got very involved in the show, cheering and booing and much clapping . Thanks so much to everyone involved
Absolutely amazing! Fabulous costumes, brilliant acting, singing & dancing! A must to see!
My son thinks it is the best show he has seen..
Absolutely amazing!! Costumes are outstanding!! Singing is fabulous!! Would definitely recommend and will definitely return
This is the second time in ten years I’ve seen the show and it was brilliant !
Amazing show, amazing customer service would love to go again
What a fantastic show, I brought tickets for my partner and myself, something she always wanted to see, all the way through she was mesmerised and we absolutely loved it, well worth it
I had seen the Lion King many years ago. It was just as memorable to see it again 15 years later. Highly recommended. Don't turn up late, the opening sequence is breathtaking.
Took my nephew to the show on sunday to see his little face take away the way it was was priceless was simply the best show we have a ever watch !! The cast are fantastic at what they do xxxx
The show was brilliant. We had a blast. East ticket collection etc nothing to complain about. Make sure you go on theatre website first for tickets as From the Box Office charge A LOT as a service fee. Felt stung as would have saved around £60 going direct with the theatre but just didn’t notice the extortionate charge in the small print - my own fault. Learnt a very important lesson!
Well worth the money brilliant show we will be back for sure
Was a truly fantastic show. Thoroughly enjoyed, would recommend to anyone, all ages.
Had seen Mary Poppins the musical before and this musical the first time. The Lion King has much more things to enjoy. However the guy at the door of box office was incredibly mean that I felt I had done something wrong which I hadn’t obviously. Besides, the baby simba figure I bought during the intermission was tuned out to be broken one and CS hotline never answers. I thought about making a claim for the whole services though. 흑인들이 잔뜩 나오는 뮤지컬인데 스탭들은 동양인혐오를 함. 뮤지컬 자체는 훌륭했고 감동적이었음. 기념품을 샀는데 집에 와서 열어보니 부러져있었고 교환차 다시 극장을 방문했으나 박스오피스 가드가 너무나 불친절하게 대응했고 심지어 한시간이나 기다렸음에도 안에 들여보내주지도 않음. 핫라인은 전화를 받지도 않았음 결국 어쩔 수 없이 시간이 너무 지연돼 출국해야 했음
Excellent show, amazing costumes and puppetry. Absolutely brilliant.
WOW WOW WOW!!! AMAZING! costumes, everything! truly spectacular, I’ve seen a lot a “theatre” in my time but this was out of this world! plenty leg room excellent views! It was just an AMAZING night all round
The costumes, set, lighting, dancing, movement, songs, performers... So cleverly done.. Absolutely amazingly awesome!
It was a life time experience. We loved it. Thank you
Excellent show - I had been twice before a long time ago but it was my husband's first viewing. Both really enjoyed it.
Mufasar & Pumba And Tasu were great fantastic actors great cast all round.
From the opening number circle of life to the last, wonderful performance!
This is the 2nd time I've seen Lion King and it is absolutely amazing! Well worth going to see. Do I go see it for a 3rd time? Yes - tickets booked already!!!
We were so excited to be watching the show, it was the first time ever for some of our group. I love the lion king - the show itself was brilliant! Rafiki and adult simba were fantastic, adult nalas voice is o powerful! However, Baby simba could have been better if I am totally honest. He was not loud enough and his acting didnt seem as enthusiastic to what I have previously seen. The tickets that I booked through ingresso were totally different seats to where we were actually sat. The sound was not perfect, crisp clear. The volume was low but that could be due to where our seats were. There arent any vegetarian (without egg) options in sandwiches. Ben - customer experience advisor: absolutely useless! The only response he gave to us was, you'll have to take it up with ingresso which was more infuriating. He lacked any empathy and was in no way helpful to the situation. He needs some training! Chris - booking office: what is the point of asking a customer what to do to make things better if it is out of your control? I told him what I wanted (money off my tickets) but he couldn't honour it. I was disappointed yesterday and more so because I felt that I had my friends down in terms of cheating them for their money and the seats we had. It was my friends surprise 40th birthday and it was not what we had hoped for at the theatre which was a huge let down!
The show was absolutely amazing! Really blew my expectations for the show . The costumes were very impressive and also the acting was so good , you really got the emotional feel of the show. Would 100% recommend to anyone , I myself will certainly go again.
Last minute decision, literally 3hours before, this was the best decision I have made in ages, from the beginning to the end, the whole show was thrilling and kept everyone engaged. I can see why it is one of the longest running shows in London. Well done to all involved and thank you for bringing some sunshine to this dreary time fo the year.
An absolutly awesome performance and a wonderful show. Highly recommended for everyone. Only slight moan would be the seats we had (stalls) were very cramped. Other than than an absolutely fantastic evening out. Staff very friendly and helpful too. (One of our party uses a wheelchair)
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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 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