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!
No words just Magic
We travelled to London to celebrate my partners 40th, the show was fantastic! Undoubtedly the highlight of the weekend!!
Best show I have ever watched. The costumes, scenery, music, vocals, absolutely fantastic. Well done to everyone involved.
Me and my daughter loved it! Amazing how they make it so real! Incredible!
Superb performance! Amazing cast.
Jus breath taking, magical , amazing performance,,, !!!!
Although we were in the grand circle, it was amazing. Truly spectacular on all counts. Music was sooo good. Well done you everyone 🦁
Very good musical! And very interesting price thanks to From the box office.
It's wonderful....what a great night!!! Congratulations for the fantastic job ❤
I bought the tickets as a birthday present for my husband and it was a brilliant evening. Thank you
I book at friday but without my knowledge it changed to thursday and I lost my money because I thought it is in Friday
First time seeing this show in theatre and what an amazing show it is. Absolutely wonderful to watch and will be recommending anybody who loves lion king to hopefully book tickets to see the show. Thank you for a brilliant and joyful evening!
The Best, I can't stop wanting to come back and watch it over and over again.
As a regular theatre goer I had expected the Lion King to be good. It wasn’t, it was brilliant. The opening number had me in tears. the chorus and musicians, the costumes, staging, everything was magical. Tears flowed from my eyes from the sheer beauty of the the whole spectacle. My friend and I loved the whole show. My only regret is that I can not afford to bring my six grandchildren to London to see it. I had hoped for a premium bond win - so far no luck!, Tehe. Any child watching the show will be inspired by the whole event, to do better in the performing arts especially. Brilliant.
DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW JUST WONDERFUL
Utterly amazing production
Very good 5* Came up from Wales it was more than worth it. I must see
I took my two sons to see Lion King, we had seat at the end stalls,but the view was very good, we all enjoyed the show it was fabulous,my kids loved it.
I went with my daughter and two grandchildren age 8yrs and 5yrs. They were completely mesmerised throughout.
4th time of seeing this great show. Wonderful for all ages!
Fabulous Loved the colors and the music My 6 and 11 year old loved it too
What an absolutely brilliant production. Everything was top class,from the costumes, the sets and if course the cast. I would highly recommend the Lion King.
Absolutely amazing show, the costumes are amazing, the stage is well adapted, couldn't ask for anything more
A wonderful happy show for the entire family. Costumes so bright and cheerful, dancing, humorous and amazing sets!!
This was totally last minute I literally brought the tickets on the day 3 hours prior to the show and it was definitely worth it! The production and choreography was brilliant and although my seats wasnt too great ( I was sat at the back in the golden circle area) I was still able to watch everything and enjoy the show
BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN..THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Had a great night at the Lion King at the stunning Lyceum theatre. My girlfriend loved it and it was a birthday celebration for her. I would recommend it to all age groups.
When the show started I immediately thought of the war horse show, brilliantly done 10/10.
Simply amazing, beautiful, impressive, belliiisssiimmooo
Fantastic, enthralling from beginning to end. The costumes, lighting, sound brilliant. Would love to see it again.
Excellent performance by the entire cast, very entertaining!
Out of this world!
Amazing performance from start to finish- would highly recommend!
The Lyceum theatre held yet again a fantastic play. It was a mind blowing display and a unique set of costumes and props. As a frequent visitor to theatre land, I was highly impressed with the acting beginning to end. I would personally recommend seeing for yourself.
It’s too expensive.Please make it more affordable for everyone
Show was enjoyable and entertaining.
Was amazing, that was my third time to see it and my kids loved it
Lovely show! I really enjoyed
What an excellent show! The costumes really steal the show. You almost forgot they were human performers.
Very good show
The show was absolutely brilliant. The props, lighting and performances were all executed with precision. The changes in between the scenes were seamless. It exceeded my expectations and would definitely go to the show again.
Oh my goodness, it was my birthday present, and what a perfect gift it was, I was mesmerised from start to the final curtain call, thank you all
Beat all expectations, wonderful show. Staging, costumes, music, all fantastic, some surprises too. Visually stunning.
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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