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!
Bought these tickets for my mums birthday. She said it was fantastic and a great experience. The seats were good and she was so thankful.
Well done to all involved super show
I took my 2 children to see this they are 27 & 25 and used to watch the film on repeat when younger, I was unsure that my son would enjoy it as much as his sister however from the moment the curtains went up we was mesmerised by the whole show absolutely fantastic recommend this show to anyone young or old
Took my daughter to see Lion King for her 21st Birthday. An amazing incredible show. We all loved it.
Absolutely fantastic show with amazing vocals especially from the lady who played Rafiki and the adult Narla. The revolving stage is genius altering for different scenes of the show and the appearance/image of Mufasa was incredible! The show had us gripped from start to finish and would highly recommend! Tips: get there 45 mins before to avoid getting stuck in a congestion of people and as soon as the curtain comes down for the interval run to the toilets as the queue is extremely loooong!
Magnificent choreography, voices incredible, music superb....every part of the show was amazing. Loved every moment ...have seen it twice ! Best of musicals
Absolutely brilliant show!
The show was fantastic!
Absolutely amazing! Very cleverly put together and the effects were brilliant.
Lovely time with my girlfriend. She enjoyed it as much a lot and would recommend everyone to see it
The Lion King has been on my husband's bucket list for years. In honesty, I presumed that I would enjoy it, but I had no clue how wonderful I would find it, especially by comparison to other performances we have seen, from Riverdance, Starlight Express to The Nutcracker. I booked us in to see it with our 3 teenagers, aged 13 - 16. The stage sets, costumes and make-up were wonderful. The energy from every cast member and musician was electrifying. The emotions and overall message that the entire production conveyed though was outstanding. This is absolutely my favourite production by far. This was echoed by my husband, son and two daughters. I would highly recommend The Lion King to everyone. This truly is a must-see and I am looking forward to watching it again.
Too expensive for the seats we were allocated.
Excellent - costumes performance, both my daughters thoroughly enjoyed their first West End show.
I laughed, cried and smiled all the way through. Truly incredible.
Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Wanted to cry all the way through with how it made me feel. So emotional and breath taking and incredibly well done! Better than I could have ever imagined.
I and Thalia van der Doef had one hell of an Amazing experience ... Breathtaking ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It was amazing !! brillant show :-)
It was well worth the money I would definitely recommend it
Costumes, stage effect, equipments, dance, songs were just absolutely fabulous. Never seen anything like it. My preteen boys loved it too.
It was truly amazing from begining to end, loved it all. Would even like to thank all the people that do all the props ect. I bought the tickets for my friends 60th birthday and she was so pleased, and enjoyed it every bit as much as I. Thankyou
This was my 4 year old daughter’s first experience of a west end show and her little mind was blown! It was FANTASTIC!!
Was absolutely outstanding show, would highly recommended
We had a great experience Would totally recommend show
It’s a must see event! Everything was purely perfect!
It was amzing i have no words to describe it
I really enjoyed the musical, the actors, costumes, animations, stage were all fantastic. Loved it
Fantastic costumes, wonderful colours and amazingly realistic portrayal of animals in the lion kingdom. Very entertaining
Fantastic. Best ever. Worth seeing again.
25 years old and still loved this performance :) funny, feel good, and lighthearted! You can't take your eyes off it for a moment, would highly recommend to all ages
Absolutely brilliant, best show I have ever seen. I can understand why people come from all over the world to see this. I would see it again in a heartbeat.
We thoroughly enjoyed The Lion King. we had seen it many years ago but it was so wonderful and full of life, colour, excitement throughout. Well done to all. The animals were so vibrant and the story so nice. it is a wonderful show for sure!!
I am not big fan of musicals but after this show i must say that I changed my mind. Amazing show!!!
From the moment it begins, you are transported into a wonderful ecosystem where giraffes, and lions and all the animals live in harmony. The technical and mechanical designs to render these wondrous effects were beyond the imagination. Everything was smooth seamless and convincing. Little Simba did rise to the occasion although his voicing dipped and I was wondering if more powerful microphone could have helped his voice be amplified better. To dance and sing is a challenge. So it was all grand and perfect and I am happy for a very very long time. A brilliant performance.
We came with no preconceptions, had no idea of what was to come. From curtain up we were both captivated, touched and amazed by the whole show. The performances were top notch, the costumes/puppets were fabulous and so clever.
The show was awesome. Particularly the second half after the interval. Timone and pumba were so cleverly created and costumed. The whole cast did a brilliant job of capturing the characters from the original Disney film. A must see
Lion King is simply beautiful to watch. This is the 3rd time I have watched it but still enjoyed it like my first.
Sat in the stalls at £255 per ticket Good view and was impressed with the choreography and live music I would suggest a family show
Went to see lion king on Wednesday the 14th August with my 12 year old grandson. This was my second time of seeing it and it was as fab this time as it was 4 years ago. Fantastic show, my grandson was fully entertained the whole way through.
Excellent presentation! Great everything!
I took my 4 yr old neice and 8 Yr old neice to watch the lion King which was their first ever musical show and they were both mesmerised by the performance! In awe from start to finish! They both came out singing!
This is the 6th time I have seen Lion King and it never ceases to enthrall me . My 4 Grandchildren who have been have been so excited when watching .
Although I did prefer the production 7 years ago better.
What an amazing show - I had been told it was wonderful - and oh it was! In total awe of the cast, costumes and scenery - amazing!
I wasn’t even 30 seconds into the opening number and I cried! 10 years waiting to see this with my dad and the show didn’t disappoint! The costumes were incredible and staging was fantastic and knowing how much time went behind it all blows my mind!! I thought the baboon was phenomenal! That woman has it all!! And I thought pumba and Simon were really funny and couldn’t have been any more spot on! Overall I loved this and it will forever be one I’ll remember.
I’ve been to the lion king three Rhône’s now and every time it’s spectacular!!! The acting is unbelievably good! Just first class from start to finish, definitely a must see if you’re in London.
I went with two 8 year olds who absolutely loved every minute. Can’t wait to see it again
Fantastic. We would hugely recommend this for everyone of all ages. A Really great show.
I have watched it the first time 10 years back, watched it twice more since then. My 4 year old daughter loved it too. Highly recommended
Brilliant electric atmosphere. For all ages. Stage needs to be bigger for the production.
When is it showing
17 Sep 2019 30 May 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