If you’re looking for the best shows in London, it doesn’t get much better than tickets to see The Lion King…
What is The Lion King musical about?
Disney’s The Lion King musical is based on the animated film of the same name. Featuring the much-loved characters of the original film, The Lion King theatre show brings the magic of the movie to the West End stage. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. With incredible puppetry, breath-taking theatrical effects and an enchanting score by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M, Disney’s The Lion King in London will carry you to the heart of the African Serengeti.
The Lion King London Awards & Critical Acclaim
Having thrilled audiences for nearly 30 years, The Lion King London remains one of the top-selling and most successful shows in West End theatre history. Beyond London, more than 110 million people have purchased Lion King tickets globally. Opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King earned 11 Tony Award-nominations, winning six. Following on from this success, when The Lion King London opened in 1999, the show won two Olivier Awards, including a win for Best Costume Design.
What have critics had to say about The Lion King West End show?
‘Nothing prepares you for the sheer impact of The Lion King's opening sequence’ Time Out
‘There is simply nothing else like it’ New York Times
‘This deeply felt celebration of life feels as fresh and soul-stirring as ever’ The Daily Telegraph
It’s no wonder The Lion King theatre tickets are still so popular after nearly 30 years – book yours today!
- Booking Information
Guests must be seated no later than 5 minutes prior to show start time.
Please note the producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist. The schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holidays, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.
The Lion King London cast
Simba – Owen Chaponda
Mufasa – Shaun Escoffery
Scar – George Asprey
Nala – Merryl Ansah
Rafiki – Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele
Zazu – Gary Jordan
Timon – Jamie McGregor
Pumbaa – Mark Roper
Shenzi – Rhiane Drummond
Banzai – Jorell Coiffic-Kamall
Ed – Mark Tatham
Young Simba – Emrys Zeph Adamah / Rio Idame Danquah / Kobe Warmington / Carmelo Ivan Seruw Pedroso
Young Nala – Divine Cole / Amber Koduah-Hutchison / Ocean Monilal / Sahara Sandy
2h 30m including interval
- Good To Know
Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.
Children under 3 will not be permitted.
Please arrive 60-90 minutes before the performance time to allow safe movement of customers around the venue.
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
For information on accessibility please call 0800 912 6971.
- Cancellation Policy
All Lion King tickets are non-refundable. If you would like refund protection, we recommend that you purchase TicketPlan Refund Protection when booking your tickets. Terms and conditions apply.
All your questions on The Lion King tickets London – answered.
What is The Lion King about?
The Lion King musical is based on the classic 1994 Disney film and tells the story of Simba, a young lion cub who is destined to become King of Pride Rock. Along his journey to becoming King, Simba experiences loss and betrayal, which he must overcome if he wants to become the great leader that his father, Mufasa, once was.
What is Lion King West End runtime?
The Lion King musical London has a run time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval.
Which theatre does The Lion King play in?
The Lyceum Theatre has been home to The Lion King London show since it opened in 1999. After almost 3 decades, The Lion King West End remains one of London’s most popular theatre shows.
How do I get to The Lion King theatre?
The Lyceum Theatre is a short walk from Covent Garden station, which is on the Piccadilly Line. If travelling to The Lion King theatre by bus – Savoy Street (Stop U), Lancaster Place (Stop T), and Aldwych Drury Lane (Stop S) are all within a 2-5 minutes walk.
What is the recommended age for The Lion King tickets London?
The Lion King is recommended for ages 6+. Children 2 and under will not be able to attend. Children under 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to an adult.
Are Lion King tickets suitable for children?
Lion King theatre tickets are the perfect treat for children, especially those aged 6 and up. Please note that children under 3 are not permitted in the theatre. All guests, regardless of age, must have their own ticket.
How do you get tickets to see The Lion King?
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How much are Lion King tickets London?
If you’re looking for cheap Lion King tickets, prices typically start at around £45. If you want to experience the breath-taking magic of the puppetry up close, stalls tickets range from £60 to £120, with front row seats available from around £95.
Who are the characters in The Lion King musical London?
The Lion King theatre show includes all the much-loved characters from the original animated film. Expect to see Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Timon & Pumbaa, Zazu, Rafiki and, one of Disney’s most famous villains, Scar.
What songs are in The Lion King London?
The Lion King musical features the iconic songs from the 1994 Disney film, including I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, The Circle of Life and, of course, Hakuna Matata. The original creative team from the film, alongside Mark Mancina, also wrote and produced two new songs for The Lion King theatre show, titled Shadowlands and Endless Night.
Who wrote The Lion King musical?
The book for The Lion King theatre show was written by Roger Allers, who has worked on many Disney projects over the years, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. The music is much the same as the soundtrack of the animated film, which was conceived by Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M and Hans Zimmer. The Lion King musical also includes new songs that were not featured in the film, though they were written and produced by the original team, as well as Mark Mancina.
Who directed The Lion King show?
The Lion King musical was directed by Julie Taymor. After opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King stage show was nominated for an incredible 11 Tony Awards, including the Best Direction and Best Costume Design, both of which were won by Julie Taymor.
Is The Lion King musical good?
As one of the most popular musicals in London, The Lion King West End show is simply unmissable. Featuring more than 230 puppets, visionary director Julie Taymor’s acclaimed reimagining of Disney's beloved film will redefine your expectation of London theatre.
‘It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination’ Evening Standard
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Lion King London group bookings
For groups of 10 or more, please fill out an enquiry form here. Group rates are strictly subject to availability.
- 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
- Where Do I Go
Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
By tube: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)
By bus: Aldwych Drury Lane (Stop S), Lancaster Place (Stop T), Savoy Street (Stop U)
Feb 21, 2024
Amazing performance and stage decoration People on the bar very kind
Feb 19, 2024
It was a very well organised show and all the artists are great
Feb 4, 2024
Fantastic show so vibrant and entertaining - my grandchildren also loved it
Feb 3, 2024
A show everyone must see
Jan 29, 2024
Amazing, enjoyed every second, planning to see it again, actors are so talented
Jan 28, 2024
Amazing show, and seats fantastic, unfortunately the family next to us texting and reading emails on their phone with a bright screen and chatting with each other throughout, completely spoilt it for us.
Jan 21, 2024
A lovely evening of high quality entertainment. The costumes and set design were incredible. The actors portrayed the characters very well and the children were great. Some of the singing wasn’t the usual west end standard but the acting and comedy excellent
Jan 21, 2024
Unbelievable from the music to the actors, the props everything!!
Jan 20, 2024
This was our first live show. It was brilliant.
Jan 13, 2024
Show was really good
Jan 13, 2024
Great night out thank you for a lovely evening
Jan 11, 2024
Considering how cold it is outside the theatre was freezing during the show and actually seemed as though they put the air con on. 🤔 show was amazing such a talented performance from staging to the performers and music was incredible
Jan 8, 2024
I read reviews,listened to my friends who had already seen it......nothing could prepare me for the spectacular performance I saw.it is my first time at any theatre show and I cannot see this topped.5stars. In a word. INCREDIBLE!!
Dec 28, 2023
Hi All was perfect and amazing but i think the price is a bit on the high side for everyone to afford it. 3 tickets for the price we paid is some tourists 15 days wages. And charging 2 pounds extra for a child seat bolster was top notch . The show was Simply Amazing. 😊
Dec 17, 2023
This show absolutely takes your breath away the music the energy and the clever animal costumes make it at all round magical experience.
Dec 11, 2023
Absolutely brilliant show. Loved it
Dec 10, 2023
Fantastic Great show
Dec 9, 2023
Brilliant would definitely recommend
Dec 7, 2023
This show is well worth seeing.
Nov 23, 2023
A great show. Held my attention all the time
Nov 23, 2023
I first saw Lion King over 20 years ago and absolutely loved it then . It was as colourful, exciting and fresh as when I saw it all those years ago . Amazing !!
Nov 20, 2023
Too much talking from around and too many people on mobile phones
Nov 19, 2023
The Lion King ... WOW such an amazing show. The costumes were incredible. A feast for the eyes & ears for any theatre lover.
Nov 17, 2023
Costumes special effects very good but dialogue difficult to hear and whole thing padded out to make it too long. Was disappointed
Nov 5, 2023
Nov 5, 2023
Took our grandaughter for her 6 birthday, her eyes didn’t leave the stage, so much going on, costumes were brilliant, there was something for everyone
Oct 30, 2023
An absolute delight the show was perfection from beginning to end
Oct 30, 2023
Great performance, beautiful voices and singers, really nice costumes and set. We really enjoyed the show with our kids.
Oct 28, 2023
Best 2 h 30 hours spent !!!!!
Oct 27, 2023
Oct 26, 2023
Brilliant show, well worth the wait
Oct 25, 2023
Brilliant show thoroughly enjoyed by grandparents,parent and grandchildren alike. Thought our 8 year old might be bored but no absolutely mesmerised
Oct 24, 2023
Absolutely blew my socks off !!! Wow !!! Amazing performance.
Oct 23, 2023
Oct 15, 2023
Very good we enjoyed it very much.
Oct 15, 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed the show for the 2nd time!!
Oct 9, 2023
Lively and captivating from the start. Amazing puppetry, colourful costumes and sets, and a few new songs. Same characterisation as the movie so it feels comfortable and familiar. Music and rythyms took me back to southern Africa.
Oct 6, 2023
We were not prepared for the level of exceptional quality of the show, from the props and choreography to the acoustics and the sheer brilliance and artistry of the performers. Thank you for giving us and our two young daughters a truly awe inspiring experience and treasured memory. Everyone who visits London should make it a priory to see this show!
Oct 5, 2023
Loved every minute. Visual effects were fabulous. A show to remember
Oct 5, 2023
This show is amazing loved every minute of it
Sep 25, 2023
The first time I have been to see a show of this category, and I had a great time. It was amazing, great story line and filled with humour. The live music and singing was out of this world. Rafiki was awesome, she had me laughing alot and her singing, wow!!!
Sep 25, 2023
One of the best things I’ve seen !!!! I don’t think there’s anything like that…
Sep 24, 2023
I saw it back in the early 2000 when it was first on in London With my 2 Granddaughters they are now 29/ 30. Yesterday I took my 6yr old Granddaughter and she loved it and her mummy did too. I knew the animals came down the isle so I made sure we had an isle seat
Sep 24, 2023
We had the best time!
Sep 24, 2023
The Lion King is probably the best show to watch in a London theatre. Definitely worth going to see this spectacular event and the performances was terrific. I would watch this show again in the near future. Anyone visiting London or goes to Central London, please watch this show.
Sep 22, 2023
Colorful and creative. Fabulous costumes, terrific choreography, and a timeless message.
Sep 20, 2023
It’s was fantastic from the start to the finish best show it’s definitely worth going to see and plan on seeing it again
Sep 18, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful theatre performance. The artist were all amazing. We could feel the love and passion they have for their art. Well done! My family really enjoyed the entire experience.
Sep 14, 2023
Brilliant for all ages
Sep 13, 2023
Amazing show. Very beautiful costumes.