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!
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.
Some stunning visuals and of course all the great tunes but a few disappointments. One early one being that the young Simba does not wear a lion cub mask so looks more like Mowgli with a tail. Some musical only scenes are far too long and if reduced it would make the show shorter and therefore more child friendly. At well over 2 hours many in the audience were figetting or even asleep. Mind you, there were far more adults without kids in the audience than expected and this was at a matinee!
The show was amazing. Everything about it was perfect, music, dancing, costumes, stage and everything.
The movie is coming out soon in the cinema, and now watching the live musical, makes this show even more close to the heart of many. Everything including the props, costumes and the crew worked so hard and could see the effort put in to make this such a great show! Love it and will return again!
Exellent show, amazing sets and effects, funny and very professional. Theatre is beautiful with comfortable seats.
It was simply incredible a absolute must to see
Simply amazing Katie was over the moon and said it was her best surprise birthday present ever
This show should be in everyone’s bucket list.The actors and the whole production team were just brilliant..lt was worth every penny,will definately go and watch it again.
It was excellent I went with my daughters for one of the s 30th birthday Loved every minute Defo bringing hubby next time. I will be back to watch the lion king again
I literally loved every single minute of the lion king it was absolutely amazing, faultless.
The costumes were amazings. The actors did a great job in portraying their characters. Overall, it was a WONDERFUL show.
Excellent performance, the actors, stage work, music and design was amazing! Show took me back to Africa, my home country. Friendly staff, clean facilities.
Great show, amazing cast!!!
Great show at The Lyceum. Great entertainment for all ages!
Amazing!!! Seen it twice now we’ll worth seeing!!
The performance was amazing, really outstanding... Definitely must see in London, and more than a once...
The Lion King movie has been my favourite Disney movie since it came out, and while I was really excited to see the musical, I was skeptical as to how some of the scenes would be brought to life on the stage. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was blown away. Definitely worth the watch! We had an 8 year old and an 11 year old with us who both loved every moment too. A wonderful day out!
5* cast and performance. It was breathtaking. Music was true to the African experience and the changing sets were dazzling! Loved every minute of it. Have seen it 4 times and still amazed every time!u23 and i
Utterly brilliant performance. The music, acting, singing, staging - everything is incredible!!!! You have to go and see this show at least once in your life - it really is so impressive!!
For my seventh birthday I came to the show. I loved it when the animals came down the aisles and the baby elephant waved her trunk at me. It was amazing!
Absolutely enthralled the whole time! Couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend my 21st birthday!
I booked the lion king for my daughter 21st Birthday as it was her birthday wish to watch the lion king. My daughter couldn’t believe her self she said omg it’s amazing and she was lucky. So yes you made her dream come true for her 21st Birthday. I would say anyone that’s thinking about watching the lion king book it and good don’t think about it just do it. AMAZING
Brilliant - loved it
Absolutely brilliant! The costumes the stage, the dance, choreography, songs and singing. The thought, effort and work that goes into the production is really viable. Whole show is amazing!
we had a great time . great voices. great production
The show was really great and we have nothing to reproach to the performers but there was a bunch of people with no seats that stayed on the stairs and keep talking without no one looking to solve their issue.
This performance showed breathtaking imagination and design in story telling. The use of perspective, puppetry, and stage managing was just amazing. Together with the colour dance and music, we all were thrilled. Great performers and much up to date humour! Fantastic afternoon.
Excellent Show a must see!!! Utterly brilliant from start to finish.
My husband and I took our grandchildren aged 9 and 8 to see this yesterday. We sat in Row D of the Grand Circle. The view was very good. Tickets were expensive but the show exceeded our expectations Scenery, music, costumes and choreography were amazing and I would certainly recommend seeing for all ages
It was breathtakingly alive, colourful and soul lifting. The entire show was a celebration of life - sadness, joy, hope and vision. The dancing is exquisite and the acting brilliant. Last night was my second seeing of this show and I am ready to go all over again. Thanks Lion King cast.
The show was amazing, Even better than I expected. Booking was easy and simple, will definitely be booking with this site again.
Absolutely amazing could watch it over and over would recommend to any age group
Really really special! Colorful, and perefect acting!
Just wow! Perfect production, charismatic actors and actresses, beautiful costumes.... would definitely go again!
Amazing what more can I say
What A great experience!!! ❤️
A must see!!!!!! Throughly enjoyed The Lion King. Fantastic cast, music, costumes and production. Five stars for sure.
This is the second time I have seen the show and it is jaw droppingly amazing! The costumes are spectacular and the songs are so beautiful. We had an amazing time and would recommend it to anyone.
Absolutely superb! First time for the children and I second time for my wife, can't fault any element of the performance, music, costumes, lighting all amazing. Mind blowing!
It was awesome, with my friends we really liked it! The backgrounds were amazingly good and beautiful!! I highly recommend it!
Having loved theatre from a young age this blew me away . The detail from cartoon to stage is exquisite with amazing set and design I was completely speechless . Thank you for keeping theatre great!
We came from Australia and saw this show. Was one of the highlights of our trip. Such beautiful costumes, music and acting. Fantastic show. Highly recommended.
Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend to anyone.
What a fantastic show.colourful and exciting.the cast were unbelieveble.such energy.a truly spectacular experience
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 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