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The Lion King Tickets

There is more to see than can ever be seen in this Disney smash-hit.
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. Book The Lion King tickets in London on TodayTix.

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.

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.

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.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

18th August, 2021

End date

30th March, 2025

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.

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

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12 Reviews | 0 Followers
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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!

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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

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.

More information about The Lion King

Journey across the African plains with Disney’s The Lion King. Book The Lion King tickets in London on TodayTix.

Based on the The Lion King Disney movie, this beloved musical follows young lion cub Simba, a prince and heir to Pride Rock, the land of his father, Mufasa. As Simba begins to learn what it means to be a King and to lead his people, Mufasa’s duplicitous brother, Scar, plots to take over the Pridelands. With the help of a pack of hyenas, Simba must face the world alone, discovering a new way of life in the jungle with new friends Timon and Pumbaa.

The Lion King musical is a fun-filled stage spectacular. It features music by Elton John and Tim Rice, incorporating fantastic puppetry to bring the animal kingdom to life. See gazelles move gracefully across the stage, an elephant take to the theatre aisles and birds fly across the auditorium! The Lion King London musical is part of the West End's circle of life, after all.

What to Watch For:

  • The Lion King isn't just told in English. Songs in The Lion King use six different African languages throughout the show, including Zulu, Swahili and Xhosa, representing a variety of African nations and communities.
  • Julie Taymor, theatre designer and director, designed the all of the costumes and used carbon fibre to create the animal masks. This made them light enough for the performers to wear, but strong enough to last a while for a long running show.
  • In total, there are 232 puppets used in the The Lion King in London. The production showcases 25 different species of animals, birds, fish and insects.
  • By far, the largest puppet in the show is the Elephant, given the nickname Bertha by the crew. She is 13 foot long and 9 foot wide. It takes four people to work together in order to move the puppet across the Lyceum Theatre's stage.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Lion King about?

Visit the Pride Lands and see the stage adaptation of the Disney classic movie, The Lion King. Featuring Elton John and Tim Rice's beloved songs "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life," witness the incredible puppetry and effects in Julie Taymor's groundbreaking production.

What is the running time of The Lion King?

The Lion King runs for 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Which theatre is The Lion King at?

The Lion King is at London's Lyceum Theatre.

How much are tickets for The Lion King?

The Lion King tickets start at £45.

How do you get tickets for The Lion King?

Check the top of this page for current availability and exclusive offers on The Lion King tickets on TodayTix.

What is the age recommendation for The Lion King?

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.

What are the songs in "The Lion King"?

The Lion King blends beloved songs from the movie, like “The Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata,” with new songs written for the stage adaptation, such as “Shadowland.” The show was nominated for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations at the Tony Awards in 1998.

Who wrote "The Lion King"?

Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi wrote the book for The Lion King stage musical. The music was composed by Elton John, with lyrics by Tim Rice.

Who directed "The Lion King"?

Julie Taymor directed The Lion King on stage. She was awarded the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical in 1998 for her work on the show.

When did "The Lion King" open in the West End?

The Lion King opened in the West End on 19 October 1999 at the Lyceum Theatre. It is the longest running Disney production in the West End.

Is "The Lion King" appropriate for kids?

The Lion King is suitable for all audiences but is recommended for ages 6. Children under three will not be admitted.

Is "The Lion King" good?

The Lion King is an incredible stage adaptation of the well-loved Disney movie. London Theatre raves: “The level of detail in the costumes, makeup and puppetry is utterly staggering, and Taymor creates a visual feast for the eyes.

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