The Lion King Tickets
Booking from: Tuesday, 12 October 1999
Booking until: Saturday, 30 September 2017
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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.
PLEASE NOTE: strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.
Tuesday, 12 October 1999
Saturday, 30 September 2017
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.
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based on 3402 reviews
Excellent show all round good for adults and children
Lynda London Box Office customer
It was one of the best musical I've seen, everything
Vivie London Box Office customer
Stephen London Box Office customer
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.
Daren London Box Office customer
Greatest theatrical extravaganza in London
George London Box Office customer
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.
Angela London Box Office customer
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Amer London Box Office customer
Absolutely fantastic experience
Tom London Box Office customer
A spectacular musical production
Danielle London Box Office customer
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.
Sandra 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!
Harry London Box Office customer
fantastic, must see!
Set design, and costumes were outstanding. One of the best shows I've been to. Must see!!
Emma London Box Office customer
ANNA London Box Office customer
Wonderful scenary, costumes, acting, music, colourful
pauline London Box Office customer
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.
Laura London Box Office customer
The attention to detail was astounding. Epic experience. Busy at interval so worth going to toilet before the show starts.
Kacey London Box Office customer
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.
rick London Box Office customer
Tim London Box Office customer
Music brilliant, dance fantastic, actors out of this world
Aideen London Box Office customer
Vibrant and wondrous
Suzanna London Box Office customer
It's The Lion King
Fantastic show, shame about crappy audience.
Ian London Box Office customer
Ok did not whow me
Pay as little as you can for this one.
catherine London Box Office customer
Joanne London Box Office customer
Very colorful but poor singing
I liked the show for its spectacular costumes, dancing and colors. The singing was mediocre and the music often too loud for my taste.
Marc London Box Office customer
It is expensive, but it's an amazing show!
Carsten London Box Office customer
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José Luis London Box Office customer
Show suspended for over 30 minutes - apparently due to "technical issue". Member of cast replaced but no clear explanation provided. Very cold draft of air from air-co in grande circle was very uncomfortable for majority of show - entire party left with stiff necks. "Set pieces" in show were good but linking scenes were rather amateurish and sloppy - certainly not as good as when we first saw the show around 4 years ago.
John London Box Office customer
Costumes are excellent
Music & costumes were great, and the lead singers really have talent but because of our seats it dampened the experience.
Sophia London Box Office customer
A Musical Theatre Spectical
Blown away by the workings of the show. Fascinating costumes and puppet work. The music and singing were also amazing. Raffiki was incredibly funny and entertaining.
Ailsa London Box Office customer
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ELAD London Box Office customer
Innovative and exhilirating
Creative music at its best. Be ready to be surprised.
George London Box Office customer
incredible set and costume design; incredible music
As someone who doesn't like musicals, this is one of the best shows I have ever seen.
James London Box Office customer
Colourful Vibrant Show
Great show with a fab production. Staging & props were fab. Very talented performers. A brilliant show from start to finish.
Nicola London Box Office customer
Ann Christin London Box Office customer
Not impressed by brexit remark or Ikea curtain
cendrine London Box Office customer
Nostalgic since we saw the Disney film time and time again when son was young
A must see. Beautiful costumes and stage design was amazine.
Maurice London Box Office customer
Amazing, outstanding performance and too good to miss
Lim London Box Office customer
The show is amazing from start to finish. Everything about the show is well thought out. The child actors are fab.
Parvinder London Box Office customer
daniel London Box Office customer
Beautiful, breathtaking, wow
Joanna London Box Office customer
money well spent
robert London Box Office customer
Fantastic, the costumes were very cleverly done. Amazing child acting. Altogether the best birthday gift I could have given my sixteen yr old. She's never been to see a western production. Think she may well see more.
Caroline London Box Office customer
Good enjoyable show
I enjoyed this show very much - it had been recommended by a number of my friends and I had been waiting to see it for some time - It did not disappoint
Jennifer London Box Office customer
Lars London Box Office customer
Must see fabulous show!!
It was a brilliant show and I thoroughly enjoyed it however I believe that it didn't interest children younger than 10 and quite a few people had loud food which was quite irritating whilst we were trying to concentrate on the story line but overall the actual acting and the show was brilliant .
Paula London Box Office customer
Disappointed found the story a bit boring
Story was a bit boring in parts I actually fell asleep Solo coloured lady singer fab kept it all together her voice was amazing
Diane London Box Office customer
Colourful, nice voices
Beautiful music, Magnitific show
Maj-Lis London Box Office customer
Phil London Box Office customer
Great music, stunning costumes, a must for everyone.
June London Box Office customer
First time seeing a show like this but it was amazing. Will see another
Craig London Box Office customer
Most amazing show ever
This show is just amazing, I loved every minute of it, the cast our outstanding, I will defo b returning to watch again, Must see show xxx
Chantelle London Box Office customer
Watched the show twice this year and would watch it again and again. Full marks awesome show. Not to be missed.
Marvin London Box Office customer
A good storyline with excellent singing but don't expect a show with special affects .
Michael London Box Office customer
Kay London Box Office customer
Fresh and vibrant
Susan London Box Office customer
Fun revisiting childhood
The story is fun and we went because we grew up with the story. I loved the music and the actors had a great "energy". Of course there were elements in it for children but us 2 adults enjoyed all of it.
Patricia London Box Office customer
George London Box Office customer
I thought it was amazing and it was funny
david London Box Office customer
It was a wonderful experience or quality theater. Music, costumes, puppetry and vocals were all first rate. Great memories!
Michele London Box Office customer
Totally amazing show. Everyone in our group lived it oldies and teenagers !! Recommend for a night out
sue London Box Office customer
My best theatre show!
Sandrine London Box Office customer
Pure magic - a must see!
Ellen London Box Office customer
Very well done . Kept it with the original story and the acting and music were amazing
Kimberly London Box Office customer
02 May 2016 in Casts
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.Read more
07 Sep 2015 in Reviews
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.Read more
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