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!
Amazing would recommend
Everything about this show is amazing. I don’t even know where to start to say How much I enjoyed it! Loved the costumes, the stage, all staff and music and songs.. even if I was sitting far away I could see everything and felt part of it the all time. Brilliant! So happy I went!
The show was brilliant from beginning to end. The acting, music and costumes were amazing. Even though we were right at the top we could still see perfectly
Absolutely incredible, was my first musical and I want to go see them all!
Took a while to get used to the theme of the production. Loved the clever scenery, and costumes. The music was vybrant , and the caste were excellent.
Absolutely amazing show,funny and emotional loved it
The seats were actually great and the view was perfect! The show is something amazing!!! Fabulous evening!! I strongly recommend it!!
From start to finish this was a truly professional show with amazing effects, wonderful costumes and actors who worked their socks off! Thoroughly enjoyed it!!
Absolutely beautiful from start to finish! Would definitely recommend!
Excellent show props marvellous and some very funny parts in it made it a good family night out
Truly a wonderful and spectacular show! The only reason I am not rating it 5 stars is because my view of the stage was partially obstructed by a very tall lady who sat in front of me.
Took my three grandchildren , ages 5,6 and 9 .they absolutely loved it. Well worth going.costumes outstanding
Amazing show and costumes! My daughter 11 loved it! Perfect if you have problems following the story in English because there is not much talking going on. We all know the story... The theater is beautiful in itself and the atmosphere was very nice. Would definitely recommend it!
Amazing musical. Brought my 8 yr old who was blown away. Colourful, full of fun and surprises. Music, dace and vocals all beautiful. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Great night. Food at Bill's next door excellent too!
We took our 7 year old granddaughter to see The Lion King and she absolutely loved every minute. It was a delight to see her reactions. The music, costumes, make up and special effects were incredible. I highly recommend going and thank you to everyone concerned.
Really enjoyed the whole experience of the show and such a beautiful theatre too.
The show is a must see, five stars throughout, the cast, the music and the Lyceum Theatre.
This show was amazing.
Perfect afternoon with 5 year old grandson. I couldn't improve on anything. Seats in row c in royal circle perfect for distance with a child. Wonderful performance and cast.
We went as a family to watch The Lion King. We were in awe of the show. Thoroughly enjoyed every second. The colours were amazing and the actors were flawless. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
A spectacular performance. Wonderful singing and performing from all actors. The costumes and set are so well done. One of the best shows in London. Not to be missed.
Gréât gréât gréât show! We loved it!!!
Beautiful sceneces , loved the merchandise would love to work for the company, costumes were amazing , loved the actors , big stars
Nice and colourful with great decorations. Not too sure about all of the actors' performance... seems like 10 years ago I had a better impression.
It was powerful stuff , magical , and moving ! Enjoyed every second of it !
Thoroughly enjoyed the show from start to finish!
Brilliant from start to finish. Acting, singing and costumes, amazing! Loved every minute of it, and would gladly go and watch it again. Even my 2 boys (19 & 15) enjoyed it.
What an amazing show, fantastic singing, performing, puppetry and scenery. The music was outstanding. An emotional but uplifting show, the best west end show I’ve seen, my 6 year old son and I loved it!
Simply put excellent!
As it was a special occasion I forked out for more expensive seats Stall row P. The seats were comfortable with adequate leg room. The view was brilliant to be able to see the actors and actresses faces is a added bonus as their expressions are part of the act. Great humour within the musical not sure when we had paid so much for our tickets that children should be permitted to enter if they cannot behave. Although aimed at a mixed audience in my opinion the musical is too long for children under 8 years as they start to misbehave mid way through second half and unfair to others. Perhaps a special children’s area should be allocated.
Went to The Lion King as a birthday treat for my girlfriend. We had a brilliant time! The staging was incredible and the costumes and performances were top quality. It was suitable for everyone and you really find yourself immersed in it. We were sat right at the back but had a great view so it doesn’t matter where you sit. Would definitely recommend. One of the best productions we’ve seen. 5 stars!
My wife and I took our 5 year old granddaughter to London for her first taste of the theatre. We can tell you she was not disappointed, from start to finish she was on the edge of her seat. The look on her face and the excited applause told us she absolutely adored this show! (Oh and we did also👍) Highly recommend you take the little ones out to see "The Lion King" You won't regret it! 🦁
Spectacular, more so than I could ever have imagined, the singing, costumes, acting dancing the band were unbelievable, it was my daughters 30th birthday and we had the most amazing time x
breathtaking show!!! So creative!!!
Definitely worth watching. I would have given it a five star but I felt that some of the characters were lacking in chemistry/ acting was not natural/a bit force. But overall the show was great.
A fantastic show would recommend this one
Costumes amazing. Show fantastic! Me and my daughter would go watch it again. Loved it a must see
A spectacular show from start to find sh We found the performances utterly spellbinding
Amazing production, the costumes, the set, the acting dancing and singing was spectacular.
Was a good musical good effects and good lighting. We had a great location just the seats were bit uncomfortable apart from that was a good night.
A great evenings entertainment full of colour and quality
Sat at the back seats with someone talking while standing up all the threw tapping side and also a strong smell of bad hygiene so I didn’t like it one bit and I’m disappoint and will take it further as I paid so much money and travelled from Birmingham for nothing
Amazing show with a brillant cast. I got several times goosebumps and it was unbelievable. I enjoyed every single second of it. This show was a dream come true 😍 i highly recommend it to everyone!
Love it 🥰
Really enjoyed it, the animals were fantastic. Loved every minute of it.
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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