Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5
based on 3853 reviews

Lyceum Theatre

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Booking until: Sunday, 10 February 2019

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tickets from £35.70
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Age restrictions

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.

Important Information

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.

Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. There is a wall present between Stalls seats Z17-23 and ZA15-23.


Booking until:
Sunday, 10 February 2019

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! Daily Mail

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

Customer Reviews

What to expect:

Acting

Music

Costumes

Story

Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone
88%
Families
98%
Teenagers
90%
Couples
90%
Theatregoers
90%

based on 3853 reviews

Never seen better.

London Box Office customer

Has the feel good factor was buzzing on a natural high after the show AMAZING!

Loved every minuet of the show so much to see so much talent and hard work stands out that goes into the Show.


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Lion King in London 2018

Great show loved everything


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Perfect

Very wanderful and excite. Improve the scene of Mufasa’s deadth. Add special effect. At the end: return all animals in all theather (elephant, ect...) and add light effect with.


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Amazing

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A magical production

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Beautiful show

An amazing experience with beautiful customs and props. Awesome Show!!


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Great effects

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Song, Dance with a Thene

A charming colourful phantasmagoria with very imaginative costumes, atheletic dancing, wonderful stage effects that leave the viewers mesmerised and spell bound. A treat for the family.


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Amazing and magical show !

Un show magique qui fait retomber en enfance et met des étoiles plein les yeux. Des costumes éblouissants, des chanteurs de voix. Juste wow.


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Spectacular

The Lion King is an absolutely spectacular production in every way you can imagine. Stunning costumes, brilliant performances and fantastically innovative set design combine to make a must-see show!


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Fantastic to see if you're a disney and Lion King fan!

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Absolutely fantastic-as must see

Myself my son, daughter in law and 3 grandchildren ages 9, 12 & 14 absolutely loved the lion king. It was the most fantastic show ever, excellent acting, excellent singing, beautiful vivid colours and so creative it really had the WOW factor. Do not miss it - book now, you will not regret it.


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A visual and musical treat

I smiled , I laughed, I cried and also clapped in joy to the rhythm of music Amazing experience of a lifetime


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Must see and already shared with all my friends to make them put in their bucket list

Lion kimg has a very special place in my son’s life who is 12 now. We were amazed by the production, so emotional, so fun. Many thanks to the cast as well as the orchestra. Special thanks to the production team


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Must see show

Nothing to fault this show , always buy the best seats


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Top night!

This was an amazing show in an amazing Theatre. It was our first show to see in Covent Garden and so brilliant!


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excellence and then some

This is a great show that I have seen 4 times in the last few years - always entertaining and inspiring.


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Creative but still the story that we all love!

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Movigly Beautiful

I hate musicals. I find the lion king a rather boring movie. But I wanted to take my daughters to see something at the theatre. I was blown away by the beauty of the show. The costumes are breathtaking, the rhythm is fast, engaging, the atmosphere is warm, truly African... the show is worth every penny


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Impeccable

Amazing music and story


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A must see

This is the 2nd time I've taken my daughter to see this and it gets better everytimes it seems.. excellent


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Beautiful musical

Reason Why i did go for this musical was Nick AFoa what a dissapoitment when somebody else did play Simba:(that person was not good at all:(Nick Afoa is best Simba in history Ánd next time if i go see this Show only if Nick Afoa is there


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Great show !

A great show for families , customs and actors were magnificent


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Seen this twice before. Did not think the performance was as powerful this time round.


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Amazing

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Awesome & funny

Felt thoroughly entertained all the way through, wanted more


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Fantastic show for everyone.

I took my girlfriend to the show as a birthday present and she loved it. Shows in the theatre are not really my thing, but I have to say it was incredible and I would highly recommend to friends and family.


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Loved every minute. On the edge of my seat.

It was everything & more than I have ever heard about it. The show was awesome.


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I loved the show in general. I just wish the female lion would sing in tune. (Out of time when singing “Can you feel the love tonight”). Great show! Thanks.


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Summer show

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Amazing

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The Lion King Roars

Just fabulous


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A must see

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Ambience

The theatre for some reason had switched off the air conditioning. It was very hot and uncomfortable. We could not enjoy the show because of that was like a furnace.


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Extraordinary

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Amazing show

Show was amazing would highly recommend. The only issue I had was the heat in the theatre on a sunny summer day there was no air conditioning and it got very stuffy once the doors closed


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Must see

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Wonderful Show

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Amazing!

Music, story, costumes, company.


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Wonderful experience

Go to see!


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a must see

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Fantastic, visual show

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Must see. I ve seen in new york too. Almost same level

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Fabulous!!!!

Absolutely fantastic experience for any age!!!


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Brilliant!

Amazing! A must see show. Shame about the people behind who constantly talked throughout the preformance.


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A must see

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Its fabulous

You don‘t have to understand a lot of english to understand the show. There were a lot of good and modern jokes for every age. The customs were absolutly stunning!


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We had a really great time

For people who don’t speak English don’t forget to watch the film before coming especially children ! Good places !! Actors and dancers are really good !! We had a great time Second part is less impressive than the first one


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Doesn’t disappoint

A great experience for all ages, great costumes, music and dance. If you’ve seen the film or not you will have a great time


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What a show!

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Colourful

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Fantastic

Fantastic show! Costumes, acting and venue were all very impressive!!


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Great Show! Must See!

Very enjoyable time with the family to enjoy a very good show!


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Awesome, excellent experience

First Musical in London! Excellent for families. Surprising stage! Very good ambiance.


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Too close for comfort

We had seats numbered H8-H9(stalls). One could tell that the costumes had seen better days and the chips on the wooden masks. I couldn't hardly hear the leading man (grown up Simba). Music is if course great but I just didn't feel the magic


London Box Office customer

Animalful

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A spectacular show for families

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GreT night out.

Great night out, even if you have seen the Show before, it is the same.......but different. Sets are great, improved, massive more modern.


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First class entertainment

I am not usually a theatre goer, but the time went too quickly watching this show. The energy of all the cast and the strength of their voices was amazing


London Box Office customer

Colourful

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A must see

London Box Office customer

Fantastic show

The show was amazing. My understanding that this show is not suitable for under five’s, we had a child sitting (well sometimes sitting) in front of us who was clearly much younger than five. He figited throughout the show which somewhat ruined an almost perfect show.


London Box Office customer

Amazing how the show brought Lion King alive.

First time to a West End show. It was excellent will be back for more.


London Box Office customer

Drinks and refreshments very pricey and seats uncomfortableness


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Awesome

Highly recommend this show to everyone, especially families with children. High morale with great atmosphere in all the aspects of a theatrical production.


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An amazing show!

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Wonderful show

Nothing about it not to like and enjoy


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Fantastic performance

We thoroughly enjoyed the performance... the costumes, music and dancing are all spectacular.


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Absolutely brilliant!!

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Incredible

I saw the show yesterday night for the first time in my life! I was in tears the all time. The costumes, the scene, the lights and of course the music and all the performers where semply OUTSTANDING! Thank you for the great time i had yesterday! It was like forgetting about everything for two hours!


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Amazing

I was lucky enough to be on a row end in the stalls and had the extra experience of the “animals” passing me A truly wonderful show that moved me to tears


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Well worth seeing!

Amazing costumes and attention to detail. Good sound quality


London Box Office customer

Very Good performance. Great for children, but also good for adults.


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A stunning & spectacular show

This show is a must see for all ages. Very memorable - you certainly get every pennies worth of your ticket price.


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Unforgettable

Excellent costumes with stunning backdrops,superb actors with humour and a morale.


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A classic but STILL a must see for EVERYONE

My children loved it but I loved it MORE


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I felt like a queen at the Lion King!

I thoroughly enjoyed myself seeing the Lion King. I am a. NY’er and I was excited to see the show since I’ve never seen it. I was 3 minutes late and the staff was very nice and helpful about making me not feel like I was going to miss it. I was shown to my seats and had a great view and had the best experience. I don’t even need to see it in NY. Very satisfied!


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Lion King - Review

The show was out of this world, perhaps the best compliment is to say that after only a few minutes I was viewing the characters as true animals and not merely actors. The costumes were amazing as was the music. An expensive day out but worth every penny.


London Box Office customer

Fantastic, immersive experience with amazing costumes and songs.


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A super experience

I found the show exciting, very colourful and worth every penny , it was amazing how they applied lighting and effects to each part of the story . It really was a special show to take my ten year daughter to fora present. She loved it too .


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Woooooo

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Amazing

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Just WOW

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Amazing to see

This show was brilliant. I was in awe from the first moment until the final curtain.


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Amazing experience

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Good but rushed

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A visual spectacle!

We brought our daughters & their children, aged 6 + 10 for a birthday/Christmas treat - their 1st visit to a London theatre. All 6 of us were very wowed from start to finish - amazing singing, artistic effects, atmosphere within the theatre...


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Absolutely amazing and highly recommended!!

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AMAZING

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Amazing, must see!

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Visual delight!

Loved the show. My 6 & 8 year old daughters' first West End show. Costumes, effects and staging superb at bringing the savannah to the city. Girls couldn't believe some of the animals were really people. Creative mix of musical theatre and puppetry. If you don't want to be able to see how they create the magic, don't sit in the Grand Circle (being so high allows you to see over the top of the action, which may take an element of surprise from the action.) However, curious kids (like mine) might enjoy seeing how it's done. Also, bear in mind that it is an old theatre, with many stairs and no lift, so expect a climb, unless you're in the stalls.


London Box Office customer

Must See

Either get a large drink and make it last as we did, or you must pre order one for the interval. (others had a rush to get back to there seats)


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Amazing Show

Didn't really know what to expect before the show, but we where blown away with it, would definitely find time to go again in a couple of years! Absolutely brilliant!


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Totally amazing

I always wanted to see this show and it was more then what I thought .... Just amazing .


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if you liked the lion king, you'd love this

Very artistic ways of using actors that blend in the background while the audience sees lions, tigers, elephants, hyenas, and other animals played by amazingly flexible actors/dancers who move in ballet-like moves.


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What a great evening !!

We really enjoyed the music, the acting, but especcially the amazing costumes!


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Amazing

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Not to be missed!

A birthday treat for my boyfriend was thoroughly enjoyed by both of us! The colourful costumes and wonderful singing and acting was outstanding.


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Stars on the rise

The young actors playing Nala and Simba as kids stole the show for us!!! They were fantastic!!! Can’t wait to see where they go next!!


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Review of The Lion King

07 Sep 2015

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.

The West End has a new Lion King

02 May 2016

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.

What Next for the Disney Musical?

18 Sep 2018

Disney Musicals Flying carpets will be swapped for flying nannies at the Prince Edward Theatre next year when the long-running blockbuster musical ALADDIN with be replaced by the return of the long-running blockbuster musical MARY POPPINS.


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

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  • Capacity: 2082
  • Year built: 1834

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