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!
You leave with goosebumps. Fabulous singing, lovely stage artistry. I saw this 18 years ago and the lion king has not tired, fabulous day out
Excellent show we really enjoy it
The show was superb and i would recommend it all day long. I thought the drinks were a bit steep though at the bar.
Best theatre I’ve been to! Truly amazing and the actors were absolutely incredible!
One of the best musicals I have ever seen!!
Totally blown away! I never imagined it would be this good! The opening of the show with the animals was amazing! The whole performance was incredible, something i will never forget.
My daughter and I thought it was amazing, right from the beginning to the end. The cast were excellent as were the settings. We'll recommend this to everyone.
Absolutely brilliant show well worth going to see it,in fact we would all see it again.
Love the cast!! They all did a great job!!
Lion king was amazing! It was interactive, very visual, funny, and I would definitely recommend everyone to come and see it. From 5 to 105 this play is for everyone.
My son was over the moon and after the show ended he has asked me if he could see it again. To which we said ofcourse. What we did not understand is that he wanted to go back and see it again on the same day:) Would absolutely recomend to children and adults alike!
I'm not genuinely interested in musicals, but my wife is. I booked the Lion king and I personally wasn't looking forward to it but I knew the good lady would love all this La La tush. Well what can I say I'm not hooked but I did really enjoy it, the good lady was absolutely buzzing and just wouldn't shut up about how fantastic it all was, the costumes were beautiful, the choreography was really good all in all it was just fantastic. I would definitely recommend, even to another sceptic like me.
Fantastic music, performance and costumes
This was a family outing as a Christmas gift. The whole party (7) enjoyed it immensely from the oldest member to the youngest. A splendid presentation and lasting memories were made.
We went to see the lion king for my daughter's 21st birthday treat. I have never felt do amazed and overwhelmed on a show like this one. From the moment the curtain went up. Defy worth every penny.
Superb from start to finish. The best of the best west end shows. It’s a show for everyone to enjoy.
My wife and I traveled to London for the weekend to watch the Lion king, we very happy we traveled that far because it was an absolutely brilliant show, and we would definitely recommend people to go and see it in the London theatre.
An outstanding performance all round, with particular mention of the boy who played young Simba. A la Warhorse the animals were brilliant with their movements and some of the singing was sensational. This from someone who is NOT a musicals fan as a general rule!
Very good and exciting performance, perhaps the hyenas singing could be a bit clearer. But a fantastic evening. I do however feel that there should be an age limit on the children attending an evening performance, a 5/6 year old in front of us, caused a lot of issues as soon bored and tired
What an amazing show.. Everything about it was fantastic; the set, the music, the dance, costumes. Would definitely pay to watch it again!
This show was a treat for my boyfriend for Christmas. I had never watched the film/show and it was easy to follow. It was also appropriate for all ages - addressing the children at times with understandable humour but also at times, jokes which adults would only appreciate. The actors were very professional and the production was very good.
The best musical I have ever seen! Couldn’t take my eyes off the scene, the actors were simply great, decorations outstanding! Definitely recommend it for everyone!
Fantastic show, great effects and props. Obviously great music and well delivered. Thought the orchestra was brilliant. Lyceum is certainly the best theatre we have been to. Overall fantastic event. Front of house team were very good, friendly while remaining observant.
If you love lion king you will love this performance. Cast are fabulous at telling the story with the occasional modern joke. Its family friendly and just an amazing evening. Would definitely recommend
Muito emocionante, um musical impecável.
Everything was really well done. The actors, the music, the scene... everything. I really enjoyed and I definitely recommend to everyone
A superb evening from start to finish. A little piece of magic. Can’t praise it enough. Very helpful and smiley staff too. Well done everyone involved.
it was totally amazing
Best show going period.
It is a show you must see in a lifetime. I burst into tears during 'They live in you' song performance, this is how powerful it is.
Very good. Worth seeing. The staging and effects were excellent. As a family we were really pleased.
Absoulty breath taking.. First time ever been to see a musical and cannot imagine any other how any other shows could measure up. Experience from start to finish first class. Will defiantly be coming down to see it again.
Brilliant, funny and colourful
I was in awe watching’The Lion King’ the scenery was vibrant alive and artistic I absolutely loved the elephant such a shame he came on stage only once.. I was convinced I would have seen him at the end. That was my only disappointment. ( Have to be honest...
What a truly magnificent show we adults and our 3 young grandchildren absolutely loved the whole show Thank you
The show was amazing
Great show The effects were amazing Great songs and characteristics Truely brilliant
Perfect for family and friend would definitely recommend
I have never see such an amazing performance. Music decoration singing and dance were amazing.
It’s not that much ... less than average poor decoration ... no efforts no dazzling at all al so no creativity
Travelled to London from South Wales for wife's birthday to see lion king .the show and theatre were both superb .
Absolutely fantastic, 1st time I've ever seen a musical and it exceeded my expectations.
Fantastic performance, amazing costumes, great puppetry we were all so impressed.
Incredible. The visual effects, costumes and stage props used create such an amazing show that will leave you amazed and gasping like a child!
Amazing!! Music, the talented singers, theathre and the props plus sticking to the original story completely!
We all loved the show on different levels, Grandparents, parents and children 7 and 10. The costumes, puppetry and the characters arrival through the stalls was amazing.. we had an end of row seat... the children loved it.
Amazing show. Talented, exciting and incredible everything
I saw Lion King when I brought a group of students to London. I was left feeling a little guilty that on that occasion I had seen the show without my wife. Two years later I fulfilled my promise to take her. She cried several times and loved the show, a memory neither of us will forget.
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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