Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5
based on 3563 reviews

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Booking from: Tuesday, 12 October 1999

Booking until: Sunday, 4 February 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tickets from £34.75
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Age restrictions

The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. 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.

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. 


Booking from:
Tuesday, 12 October 1999

Booking until:
Sunday, 4 February 2018

Running time:
2 hours 30 minutes

The Lion King, a roaring stage success!

Transport yourself and your children to the magical world of the African bush, where life-size animals roam the stage and a magical tale of triumph against evil unfolds. With six coveted Tony Awards, a Grammy award for the show album and two prestigious Olivier awards under its belt, this is a real show stopper of a musical for the whole family.

The Lion King – The story

Join little Simba, the next king of the Pride, in his fight to take his rightful place on the throne. Simba the lion cub is looking forward to becoming the king of the Pride. But his wicked Uncle Scar scuppers his plans and when tragedy strikes, Simba runs away, leaving Uncle Scar and the nasty hyenas in charge. Under their mis-management, the Pride Lands soon become barren and everyone who lives there is in big trouble. Can Simba and his good friends Timon and Pumbaa solve the problem, and can he restore the essential Circle of Life?

The best of Disney magic transferred to the West End stage

The Lion King the movie was absolutely fantastic. But good as it is, it doesn’t prepare you for the sheer magic of this superb stage production. The Lion King features a host of amazing creatures in fantastic costumes, superb choreography and an intimate stage experience you never get with 2d film.

Elton John’s runaway best-selling musical score, together with Tim Rice’s unforgettable lyrics, makes this show really special. Elton’s song Circle of Life sets the stage, giving a powerful introduction to this delightful tale about coming of age that’s just as relevant to humans as it is to the creatures the show portrays.

A roaring success of a musical, attracting full-house audiences since opening in 1997, it’s a tour de force in professional puppetry, delivering a genuine spectacle that’s very hard to forget. Eighteen foot high giraffes canter along the aisles, amazingly real-looking gazelles trot by, and a herd of wildebeest stampede just a few feet away. Never mind the children… adults who see The Lion King are equally astonished by the sheer skill and realism of the musical’s animal puppet stars.

Apparently it took an enormous seventeen thousand hours to make the puppets and masks. A hundred and fourteen people are involved in creating each showing. And more than fifty million of us, from all over the world, have enjoyed The Lion King on stage so far.

The Lion King songs

Expect to sing along to twenty fabulous show tunes including, in act one, Nants' Ingonyama/Circle of Life, the Grasslands Chant, The Morning Report, The Lioness Hunt, I Just Can't Wait to Be King and six more absolute classics. Act two kicks off with One by One before telling the spellbinding tale of Simba through The Madness of King Scar, Shadowland, Endless Nights, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, the all-time favourite tune Can You Feel the Love Tonight and more, finishing off with a rousing performance of King of Pride Rock/Circle of Life.

The Lion King theatre tickets

We provide great seat and ticket availability with a wide choice of seat options, premium and full price tickets as well as discount The Lion King tickets, covering the full range of prices to suit every budget. Bear in mind the show contains strobe lighting.

Press Reviews

You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this! The Daily Mail

It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination Evening Standard

Customer Reviews

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Anyone:
87%
Families:
97%
Teenagers:
89%
Couples:
89%
Theatregoers:
90%

based on 3563 reviews

Outstanding Production and Acting

London Box Office customer

A classic show worth seeing

Loved the show. The costumes, choreography and chorus were fantastic. Some weaker singing from some of the leads was disappointing, but Rafiki completely stole the show - what an incredible performer!


London Box Office customer

Amazing!!

Took my boyfriend as a surprise for his birthday and we both absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!! We also paid £15.00 per person for the Ambassador loung and would also reccomend this! The staff were lovely! Drinks a little pricey but I suppose that's expected!


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THE LION KING...♥️♥️♥️♥️

Amazing music! Fantastic story! Absolutely phenomenal and a MUST SEE FOR ONE AND ALL!!


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Absolutely brilliant

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Colourful and brilliant

Worth every cent on this play and would gladly do it again. Great music,acting and props. Wonderful for all ages.


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Just W O W....!!!

Absolutely amazing show. Highly recommend for all ages. Been several times over the years and it has had something slightly different incorporated in the show to bring it curent each time. Make sure you know how to get to the lyceum beforehand as it can be difficult to find.....


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Creative

This play is a piece of art


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Excellency pure!

It is a wonderful show with astonishing acting, costumes, music and singing. The scenography is as fantastic as the rest. All in all - do not miss the Lion King if you are London!


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Must see

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A must see!

FAB-UL-OUS


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Amazing! Would happily see it again.

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A masterpiece

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Amazing costumes, story a bit pantomime at times

Everyone sings the praises of The Lion King and for the right reasons. The costume and set design is truly breathtaking. The singers and dancers are all incredible. The story at times gets a bit pantomime which cheapens the story, and a few modern references takes you out of the Lion King bubble. All in all it's good, but I wouldn't rush back for a second helping.


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Amazing

We had grand circle tickets the view was great no restrictions at all as it was a lot of steps to this ,we were kindly taken up by the lift by a very pleasant young man as my husband had poorly knees and was using a stick .I would like to thank you all for such curtesy shown


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Brilliant - A must see!!!

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Fantastic family experience

Exceptional show Highly recommend to anyone visiting London


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Brilliant

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A must see!

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A must see

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Gripping from the start

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Lovely memory with my best friend

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Amazing! Everyone must see this at least once!

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Must see

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Brilliant!!!

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A must see!

We had just 2 nights in London - this was a super night out. Our seats were in the Royal Circle. Get there early and have a drink in the snazzy bar upstairs.


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Awesome show!

Amazing experience. Emotional and brings you back to lots of memories. Singing and acting could have been better sometimes.


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Definitely a must see show

The story and music were excellent. The costumes were amazing and the technique adopted by the actors who had the animal roles was superb - so convincing and added to the quality of the overall performance.


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Great show for anyone !

Initially, I was a bit hesitant to watch as it seems like a child show.. But i was wrong, the performance was way better than expected ! I advise to buy seats nearer to stage so that you could see the fine details of each animal character and how well they were brought alive by each performer.


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great costumes great acting

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Arresting,colorful and absolutely enthralling

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A must see

Moving exciting and so well executed we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience


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It was incredible! Left with huge smiles on our faces!

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The best musical ever

It was amazing, the songs, the acting the voice of the characters is identical to the movie, simply amazing.


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Out standing

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Amazing costumes!

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Great theatre experience..!!

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Fabulous production, wonderful costumes, amazing dancers, fantastic music, a must see!

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Must see show! Amazing talent!

This show was amazing. The effort that has been put into this is incredible. The performance, costumes, music, dancers was all amazing! We had the grand circle seats and the view was still good! Would recommend this to anyone.


London Box Office customer

Was a bit for teenagers and not engaging enough

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Amazingly mind blowing!

This was a great show!!!


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The Lion King

The show was fabulous and was very impressed with the costumes and puppetry. The change of sets was done smoothly. All of the actors were top class and thoroughly recommend this show to everyone


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Creative costumes

Costumes were amazing, also the music, I couldn't hear what some of the actors were saying, not that clear, also story a bit hazy.


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Must see!

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Absolutely fabulous performance.

From the very start you are transported into a world of colour, movement and sound. the opening scene is spectacular, filling the theatre with animals and transporting you to another world. throughout there is singing and acting of the highest calibre. Overall a thrilling, exciting, even emotional performance. A must see!


London Box Office customer

a beautiful classic

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A must see, the best show there is

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I think this show would look great from any seats , we were really close and it was a matinee so the impact was incredible and the actors always tried to give the little kids s smile , however one of our party had been before seated higher up and completely enjoyed it that time too , winner all round


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Fantastic

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Surreal

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Fantastic

Fantastic show. Very talented cast. Drinks at the bar though very pricey so be prepared!!


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Uplifting

Ordered tickets online. No problem with collection. Fab venue. Seating perfect. Nothing too much trouble. Particularly liked being able to order drinks from our seat. Swift service.


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Breathtaking and moving! An absolute must do!

This is the most amazing show I have ever seen! Beautiful music and amazing costumes. Warm and moving !You feel you are in Africa!


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wonderfull show

Excellent show all round good for adults and children


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Eye-watering amazing

It was one of the best musical I've seen, everything


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Brilliant

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Astonishing

An uplifting and truly beautiful show. Incredible performers across the board with astonishing dance technique/strength, as well as some thumping vocals. Absolutely worth every penny and brought some of the more senior family members to tears of complete joy! Special mentions to outstanding performers of Rafiki, Timon, Mustafa,.Scar and the "meaty" hyenas.


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Greatest theatrical extravaganza in London

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Absolutely amazing! A definite must see!

My first ever West End show & I chose a most spectacular one. As a Disney fanatic I wasn't sure how they would bring a movie onto the stage but the cast & crew did an amazing job. From the singing to the orchestra, from he actors to the back stage staff! Every last second of this performance was completely mind blowing.


London Box Office customer

Great

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wonderful

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Absolutely fantastic experience

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A spectacular musical production

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Spectacular African adventure

The show was fantastic, the actors, costumes, set and the stage were absorbing. The theatre staff were also really prepared to put themselves out to ensure you were looked after. My only negative is beyond the control of the theatre. I went to a matinee performance. There were a lot of schools in attendance. I have never experienced that level of background noise, to the point it was constantly distracting from what was happening on stage. The quieter moments lost entirely to incessent whispering and rustling of packets etc.


London Box Office customer

Amazing entertainment for all ages

Took my girlfriend to see this for her 19th birthday. It was absolutely brilliant, fantastic costumes, incredible actors and singers, orchestra was brilliant. Suitable for all ages, we can't wait to go again in the summer!


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fantastic, must see!

Set design, and costumes were outstanding. One of the best shows I've been to. Must see!!


London Box Office customer

Amazing!!!

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Wonderful scenary, costumes, acting, music, colourful

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The perfect show

Third time seeing the lion king and it still did not disappoint! A must see for all ages. I would recommend 'restricted view' seats for the price, as the view was almost perfect.


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Genius

The attention to detail was astounding. Epic experience. Busy at interval so worth going to toilet before the show starts.


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incredible unrelenting amusing fun!

from start to finish you are enveloped in to the show which starts unexpectedly all around you. its an incredible masterclass of all that is brilliant in the London theatre scene put together and worked to the highest class!!! simply more than a must see show for everyone.


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Great production

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Fantastic yellow

Music brilliant, dance fantastic, actors out of this world


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Vibrant and wondrous

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It's The Lion King

Fantastic show, shame about crappy audience.


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The West End has a new Lion King

02 May 2016 in Casts

Nicholas Afoa The real danger with long running West End shows is that they’ll get tired as the cast grow bored of performing it month after month. The Disney organisation is very good at ensuring things stay fresh by regularly adding new performers to the London production from around the world.

This month it has been announced that New Zealander Nicholas Afoa is to take over the role of Simba in THE LION KING at the Lyceum Theatre.

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Review of The Lion King

07 Sep 2015 in Reviews

The Lion King - Lyceum Theatre Julie Taymor’s musical staging of the classic Disney cartoon, now in its 16th year in the West End, gives audiences from all over the world the chance to reconnect with their inner child and to enjoy a truly magnificent and creative spectacle. The story, about a lion cub who must win back the trust of his tribe after being unjustly exiled, still inspires and resonates with audiences of all ages.

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Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 2082
  • Year built: 1834

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