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The Lion King Tickets

Production shot of The Lion King in London, showing "The Lionesses Hunt" dance.
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About The Lion King

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi-award winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre.

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.

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

An iconic, innovative musical that will still take your breath away. This global hit is the most successful stage show in history. Using vibrant puppetry to bring to life the classic Disney film, Julie Taymor’s production was groundbreaking when it debuted and continues to be unlike anything else on the West End. Let yourself be transported, grab your tickets to The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre today.

Please arrive 60-90 minutes prior to the event start time to aid with the safe movement of customers around the venue.

Please Note: there is a wall present between Stalls seats Z17-23 and ZA15-23 

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

18th August, 2021

End date

30th March, 2025

Categories

Musicals, Award winners, Adventure, Drama, West End, Family / Kid-friendly

Age

Ages 6+. Children under 3 are not permitted to enter the theatre. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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1K+ Reviews

HollyB

HollyB

39 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Magical, Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if The Lion King is my favorite show! It’s incredibly entertaining with wonderful music, and amazing costumes! It’s great for people all ages!

Don’t see it if There’s no reason why you shouldn’t see it.

RumpledPumpkin

RumpledPumpkin

22 Reviews | 1 Followers
100
Great singing, Must see, Masterful, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you love the film, if you enjoy good music and if you’re an animal lover - the puppets and costumes are amazing (sit in the stalls!).

Don’t see it if you don’t like the Lion King film or its soundtrack.

KristiMalin

KristiMalin

30 Reviews | 1 Followers
100
Must see, Epic, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like the lion king and music

Don’t see it if If you have no imagination

Anita.T

Anita.T

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Nostalgic, Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Delightful

See it if a family favourite. you can't not have a good time singing a long to a childhood movie!

Don’t see it if you're not ready to see Mufasa die all over again!

Important information

Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.

Guests must be seated no later than 5 minutes prior to show start time.

The Lion King cast and creative team

By: Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Songs by: Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer
Director: Julie Taymor
Choreography: Garth Fagan
Producer: Walt Disney Theatrical productions under the direction of Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher
Cast list: Owen Chaponda (as Simba), Merryl Ansah (as Nala), George Asprey (as Scar), Jorell Coiffic-Kamall (as Banzai), Rhiane Drummond (as Shenzi), Shaun Escoffery (as Mufasa), Gary Jordan (as Zazu), Jamie McGregor (as Timon), Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele (as Rafiki), Mark Roper (as Pumbaa), Mark Tatham (as Ed), Emrys Zeph Adamah, Rio Odame Danquah, Carmelo Ivan Seruw-Pedroso, Kobe Warmington (alternating as Young Simba), Divine Cole, Amber Koduah-Hutchison, Ocean Monilal, Sahara Sandy (alternating as Young Nala)
Design: Richard Hudson
Costume: Julie Taymor
Lighting: Donald Holder
Sound: Steve Canyon Kennedy Other info: Mask and puppet design by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry, hair and makeup design by Michael Ward, music supervision by Clement Ishmael, orchestrations by David Metzger

Venue

Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2E 7RQ

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Strand) 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 91, 139, 176, 341; (Aldwych) RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243
Night bus numbers: (Strand) 139, 176, 341, N9, N15, N21, N44, N76, N9; (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, 243, N1, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (10mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street/Wellington Street and follow the road 200 metres. The theatre is on your right.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday2:30 PM-

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