Disney's The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King musical tickets are always best sellers, thrilling audiences for over two decades. When Disney’s The Lion King tickets go on sale, they always cause a stampede, just like the wildebeests in the show! So, whether you’re hunting down the best Lion King theatre tickets for the family’s first visit, or treating your cubs to a return trip to the Serengeti, you’ll find tickets for Disney’s The Lion King in London on sale now. We’ve got the best seats at all prices and you can check best seat reviews with our interactive seat map.
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What’s Disney’s The Lion King about?
As the sun rises and the city reawakens, watch in awe as giraffes stride, gazelles leap and birds swoop bringing the Serengeti, and the story of Simba, to life all around you…
With ingenious puppetry, breath-taking theatrical effects and an enchanting score by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M, Disney’s The Lion King will carry you to the heart of the African Pridelands.
Set amid the atmospheric majesty of the Serengeti Plains, The Lion King beats to the rhythm of African drums. One visit to the Lyceum Theatre will change you forever.
Disney’s The Lion King musical is based on the Disney animated film, The Lion King. It first opened on Broadway in 1997 before crossing the Atlantic in 1999. It has been playing to sold out houses at the Lyceum Theatre ever since. One visit is never enough.
Lose yourself in a world of magic and light, where dazzling colours and ground-breaking special effects transport you to the world of Lion cub Simba, as he embarks on an epic journey from orphaned cub to King of the Pridelands. Acclaimed director Julie Taymor brilliantly combines the wit and power of the movie whilst evoking the spiritual beauty of the African plains.
Disney’s The Lion King has now been thrilling audiences with spellbinding performances for over 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. The show takes inspiration from the epic stories of Joseph, Moses and even Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The show was nominated for an astonishing 11 Tony® Awards, winning 6, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.
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Disney’s The Lion King songs
The songs are instantly recognisable. Three – Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel The Love Tonight - were nominated for Academy Awards. Other songs include Grasslands Chant, The Morning Report, The Lioness Hunt, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, He Lives In You, Be Prepared, Rafiki Mourns, One By One, The Madness of King Scar, Shadowland, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Endless Night and King of Pride Rock.
Disney’s The Lion King awards
Disney’s The Lion King has won multiple major awards, including six Tony® Awards from 11 nominations, two Olivier Awards, for Best Theatre Choreographer and best Costume Design. 11 Drama Desk Award nominations, including wins for best direction, choreography, set and costume design, sound, lighting and puppetry.
Disney’s The Lion King top ten facts and figures
37,000 – the number of hours it took to build all the puppets and masks
750 – the number of lbs of silicone rubber used to make the masks
232 – the number of puppets in the show
60 – lbs of grass were needed for the Grasslands Head-dresses
27 – the number of kite birds in the show
25 – the number of species of animals, birds, fish and insects in the show
18 – the height in feet of the giraffes
13 – the length in feet of the elephant
11 – the weight in ounces of Mufasa’s mask
5 – the length in inches of the tiniest animal in the show – a mouse!
What the critics say about The Lion King
“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 lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination.” Evening Standard
Book the best seats now for Disney’s The Lion King and share in the magic of the show Time Magazine called “A gorgeous gasp-inducing spectacle”.
Disney’s The Lion King news
Can you name these West End record breakers? Take our quiz! 20 September, 2018
Disney’s The Lion King – up close and personal 29 March, 2016
The running time for The Lion King is 2 hours and 30 minutes including one interval
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm
Disney’s The Lion King Cast & Creatives
The original London cast of Disney’s The Lion King included Cornell John (Mufasa), Luke Youngblood (Young Simba), Dominique Moore (Young Nala), Martyn Ellis (Pumbaa), Simon Gregor (Timon), Rob Edwards (Scar), Paul J Medford (Banzai) and Josette Bushell-Mingo as Rafiki.
The current cast includes George Asprey (Scar), Shaun Escoffery (Mufasa), Gugwana Dlamini (Rafiki), Gary Jordan (Zazu), Jamie McGregor (Timon), Mark Roper (Pumbaa), Nick Afoa (Simba), Janique Charles (Nala), Meloné M’kenzy (Shenzi), David Blake (Banzai), Barnaby Thompson (Ed), Zion Gardner (Young Simba), Naya Luena (Young Nala), John Madondo (Young Simba), Samuel O’Loughlin (Young Simba), Jay-Jay Prince (Young Simba), Avive Savannah Williams (Young Nala), Monaé Wilson (Young Nala), Eva Young (Young Nala).
Director - Julie Taymor
Producer - Walt Disney Theatrical productions, Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher
Lighting - Donald Holder
Design - Richard Hudson
Choreography - Garth Fagan
Costume - Julie Taymor
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.
Good To Know
Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance
Additional Details & FAQ
For information on accessibility please call 0800 912 6971.
As a reassurance measure, the venue have requested that all customers kindly bring evidence of a negative covid test result using a NHS lateral flow or PCR COVID test that has been taken within 48 hours of the show time or proof of FULL Vaccination (first and second dose) . This applies to all guests over the age of 18 years and includes fully vaccinated guests.
Please arrive 60-90 minutes prior to the event start time to aid with the safe movement of customers around the venue.
How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email. If you have chosen collect at box office please print the confirmation and bring on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. If you have chosen e-tickets you will receive them by email which you can print at home.
Suitable For Children
Children under the age of 3 cannot be admitted. Recommended for ages 6+.
All guests aged 16 or under must be seated next to an accompanying adult. All persons attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
No refund or exchanges are available after purchase.
Where Do I Go
21 Wellington Street
How to Get to the Venue: By Tube-Covent Garden tube station on the Piccadilly Line.
June 28, 2022
My 6 year old loved it as did me and her mum. Laughed and cried. Absolutely beautiful show! Will never forget it.
June 27, 2022
As my 9 year old daughter said, “It was magical!”
June 27, 2022
I loved the show but the only thing I didn’t like one of the family came with one and three years old children. The manager asked them to keep the baby outside the venue but the three years old was screaming and making disturbing noises all the duration of the show and no one said anything to the family. I