Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

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  • Booking until: Sunday, 2 October 2022
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About The Lion King

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 2 October 2022
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 -

The Lion King description

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.

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

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.

Pre Visit Requirements (ATG)


We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Proof of vaccine and/or test

You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.

Health check

When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Next Performances for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

tomorrow17th May 2022 7:30pm
Wednesday18th May 2022 2:30pm
Wednesday18th May 2022 7:30pm
Thursday19th May 2022 7:30pm
Friday20th May 2022 7:30pm
Saturday21st May 2022 2:30pm

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The Lion King reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 5414 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

Singing and energy of the show was fantastic. Overall it was a Good family evening out. Thoroughly recommend for all the family.

Reviewed on 13 May 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

The costumes were absolutely amazing the colours and the whole production was just something else

Was worth every penny , and would highly recommend to anyone that has the opportunity to come , it was amazing.

Reviewed on 13 May 2022 by , Leicestershire, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 12 May 2022 by , Tonbridge, United Kingdom

Brilliant production

Reviewed on 10 May 2022 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Superbly Spectacular Super Show

Reviewed on 08 May 2022 by , Figtree, Australia


Absolutely brilliant show!! I am definitely coming back with my children to see it again!

Reviewed on 07 May 2022 by , Newark, United Kingdom

Just awesome

Reviewed on 06 May 2022 by , Knutsford, United Kingdom


Well worth going to see. A fantastic show!

Reviewed on 04 May 2022 by , Sudbury, United Kingdom


Seats were terrible

Reviewed on 03 May 2022 by , Tel-aviv, Israel


Reviewed on 02 May 2022 by , Gland, Switzerland

Must see, African vibes

Reviewed on 02 May 2022 by , Goirle, Netherlands

Lion King 30 April 2022

Amazing show. Acting was superb. We had seats on grand circle view was good for not too expensive tickets. Bar good. Didn’t have to wait long. Think show is best for age 10 plus as it is quite long for little ones to sit and concentrate. It was my husband’s first time of seeing the show and he loved it. It was my second time. We thoroughly recommend it and will return one day.

Reviewed on 01 May 2022 by , Chislehurst, United Kingdom


Amazing!!! Fantastic!!!

Reviewed on 01 May 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Fantastic show

Reviewed on 30 April 2022 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

Great show. Avoid the afternoon shows if you want to hear it. Too many school children!

We really enjoyed the show but we’re really disappointed and upset with our seats. We paid £600 for this show and we were surrounded by a huge group of young school children that spent the entire time rustling crisp packets, kicking seats and talking throughout the show. The noise from such a huge group eating and opening packets of food the entire time made it really difficult to actually hear parts of the show and definitely impacted our enjoyment of the performance. I wouldn’t have minded if I had not paid so much money for my tickets. I feel it was unfair to pay such a huge price for these tickets.

Reviewed on 28 April 2022 by , Sunningdale, United Kingdom

Wonderful show

Brilliant show - great seats

Reviewed on 28 April 2022 by , Renton, Dumbarton, United Kingdom

first class show

Not a lot to say, it is a first class show that will suit all, costumes are fantastic, would see it again.

Reviewed on 24 April 2022 by , Worthing, United Kingdom


the only problem is for me the absence of the two young at the end. You must find something for the end of the performance.

Reviewed on 23 April 2022 by , Arbonne-la-forêt, France


Amazing show. Extremely talented artists combing drama, dance and puppeteer skills. It really is a feast for the eyes amazing!!! Must see!

Reviewed on 22 April 2022 by , Corbally, Ireland

Excellent show

This was an amazing show and everyone in the theatre seemed to enjoy it, the theatre is also excellent

Reviewed on 21 April 2022 by , Silsden, United Kingdom

Amazing !!!

I saw the show as a child a few years ago and I was still just as amazed and in awe when I saw it again recently !! What an amazing production also a big shout out to the guys on the bongos they never stopped

Reviewed on 21 April 2022 by , Stafford, United Kingdom



Reviewed on 21 April 2022 by , Eye, United Kingdom

Émotions !

A great show ! Go and enjoy...The atmosphère is amazing. The artists are awesome.You live and féel it. The only bad thing is People eat and leave their rubbish...

Reviewed on 20 April 2022 by , Le Tour Du Parc, France

Must see show

Fantanstic show a must see for anyone!

Reviewed on 17 April 2022 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

A must see

Reviewed on 15 April 2022 by , Helsinki, Finland

Great show

Show was fantastic however during the break we heard part of the toilets where not functioning.

Reviewed on 15 April 2022 by , Capelle Aan Den Ijssel, Netherlands


I absolute recommend it! It was amazing...

Reviewed on 15 April 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


I loved everything of this show. However I would advise other visitors not to buy tickets for grand circle (the cheapest ones). On this area you will be too far from the stage and you will see the actors and stage from the top which will prevent you too see the optical illusions and fully understand the atmosphere they want create. For example, there were a part where they showed a river by shaking a bué fabric. On where I was sat I could see some lights passing behind the fabric and I couldn't understand what it was. Then I realised it was fishes (the optical illusion was creating a river with fishes).

Reviewed on 15 April 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Fantastic show!

Reviewed on 14 April 2022 by , Herts, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 14 April 2022 by , Berlin, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 14 April 2022 by , Radnage, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 11 April 2022 by , Kfar Saba, Israel

Fantastic Musical

Had a fantastic time, really amazing performance. So funny and entertaining, and so much fun.

Reviewed on 10 April 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 08 April 2022 by , Eilat, Israel

Abigail Marie
The Lion King Brought to Life!

Reviewed on 07 April 2022 by , Xaghra, Gozo, Malta

One of the best shows

Reviewed on 07 April 2022 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom


Absolutely brilliant show. Amazing costumes and scenery. The little boy who played Simba was outstanding!

Reviewed on 06 April 2022 by , Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Definitely must see

Reviewed on 03 April 2022 by , Bromley, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 02 April 2022 by , Brighton, United Kingdom

A must see !

Reviewed on 01 April 2022 by , Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Wonderfully colourful, lively and hopeful

Please wear a mask at the current time. The show was great, whether you’ve know the story or not. Great scenery especially. Stars for me were Rafiki, Timone and Poombah, and Scar.

Reviewed on 01 April 2022 by , Bracknell, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 30 March 2022 by , Riga, Latvia

great show, fabulous costumes and acting, would go and see again and recommend

Reviewed on 30 March 2022 by , Bedworth, United Kingdom

Beautiful show

The show is very beatifuly done, the costumes and set design is stunning.

Reviewed on 30 March 2022 by , Praha 10, Czech Republic

Great entertainment

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by , Kettering, United Kingdom

A must see! For all ages!

A wonderful story, amazing costumes, a "got to see"! Fits all ages.

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by , Jessheim, Norway

Must watch!

My wife and I haven’t been to many West End shows and wanted to see something popular that has stood the test of time! This show did not disappoint, it made us laugh, it made us cry, and we were left absolutely in awe of a wonderful production! Highly recommended

Reviewed on 25 March 2022 by , Benidorm, Spain

Great costumes

I arrived with a walking stick. They were extremely helpful and took the whole family up in the lift. They also helped at the end of the show. Thank you.

Reviewed on 24 March 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 24 March 2022 by , Feltham, United Kingdom

Good lively show

Good lively show

Reviewed on 22 March 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


Show is just amazing 🤩 seen it twice now !! Highly recommend

Reviewed on 20 March 2022 by , Rainham, United Kingdom

Shaan Khan
Absolutely epic! Loved every second!

Reviewed on 20 March 2022 by , Winnersh, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 20 March 2022 by , Folkestone, United Kingdom

exceptional acting, music, and prop work.

I grew up in the '90s with the original Disney rendition while also living in Africa at the time. The show was very well acted and made very good use of the Lyceum theatres stage equipment. A lot of the original songs and tunes are included as well as a few new ones, overall it is completely faithful to the original source material. Very impressed and would definitely recommend, no matter what age you are this will certainly be an enjoyable experience.

Reviewed on 20 March 2022 by , Wokingham, United Kingdom

Don't leave London without seeing this show!!!

Everything about this show was incredible! It was one of the highlights of our trip to London! Amazing how after so many performances, the cast presents it as though it were opening night! Very well done!

Reviewed on 20 March 2022 by , Garland, United States Of America


I took my children to see Lion King years ago when it had'nt been out for long. It was a great show for little it has morphed into something else entirely. It's too long and drawn out. If you don't know the story you have little hope of following the plot. halfway through the second half there was a technical error and they stopped the performance. We took that as an opportunity to leave.

Reviewed on 20 March 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

10/10 would recommend

Amazing show!!

Reviewed on 17 March 2022 by , Burton On Trent, United Kingdom

Best show of all time

Reviewed on 17 March 2022 by , Tel Aviv, Israel

Great show

Reviewed on 16 March 2022 by , Newbury, United States Of America

Best yet

Everything was superb

Reviewed on 10 March 2022 by , Dundee, United Kingdom

Perfect, nyt...

Could people please have some respect and shut the f*** Up.....

Reviewed on 09 March 2022 by , Ugerloese, Denmark

Colorful, creative and a great story. Very enjoyable!

Reviewed on 03 March 2022 by , Maastricht, Netherlands

Cool musical

Reviewed on 02 March 2022 by , Vicenza, Italy


Absolutely amazing! Would recommend to anyone

Reviewed on 26 February 2022 by , York, United Kingdom


Really great,cast replacement for second half done a good job,that has to be a tough job.. and the lioness with the headdress malfunction, dealt with it brilliantly,almost without anyone noticing..great funniest, and baboon/ mandrill, steals the first ever show, I loved it

Reviewed on 24 February 2022 by , Stoke Holy Cross Norwich, United Kingdom

Africa ca ca!

Reviewed on 23 February 2022 by , Ivybridge, United Kingdom

A Must See!!

Absolutely brilliant how they bring all the animals to life. Very smart on how it all works and the variety on the stage.

Reviewed on 21 February 2022 by , Immingham, United Kingdom

2nd time I've seen it still amazing!!

Fantastic opening.. the best opening ever to a musical. Costumes are amazing definitely would recommend for families

Reviewed on 20 February 2022 by , Polegate, United Kingdom

The most amazing show

Reviewed on 20 February 2022 by , Wisbech, United Kingdom

It’s a must see for all the family !!

This show is just amazing, the characters were brilliant, costumes and singing by all outstanding. Go see it !!

Reviewed on 19 February 2022 by , West Bromwich, United Kingdom

Great show for all ages, with super sets, costumes and music and dance.

I went to the 7.30pm show with four children (aged 4-12) expecting 4 year old to be asleep but she loved it and stayed awake throughout! Used booster seats which helped viewing. Older ones not usually big theatre fans but said they really liked it too. Leave time to get in as covid document checks can take time. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 18 February 2022 by , Bracknell, United Kingdom

Fantastic and impressive

Reviewed on 17 February 2022 by , Fårvang, Denmark

Fantastic scenes from the beginning and to the end

The show was fantastic. But be prepared on adults (guest’s) who needs to check their phones during the show and doesn’t know the meaning of “don’t filming or photograph the show”. When people do that they disturb the surrounding guests and the actors.

Reviewed on 17 February 2022 by , Hvidovre, Denmark

An Uplifting Evening

Time went by in a flash as the show was so wonderfully entertaining. Strong ensemble all giving superb performances. The singing was heartwarming.

Reviewed on 17 February 2022 by , Northampton, United Kingdom

A must see indeed! Stunning performance and more than anyone could expect!

Reviewed on 14 February 2022 by , Cascais, Portugal

Excellent Show

This show was amazing so much talent and expertise involved. The theatre however did not have enough staff on the bars to serve people which resulted in long ques

Reviewed on 14 February 2022 by , Axminster, United Kingdom

one of the best shows for years

The whole experience of watching the show was incredible from the costume to the singing to the acting and then to the set pieces absolutely amazing. Thumbs to everyone on the show, 5 stars

Reviewed on 13 February 2022 by , Andover, United Kingdom


The show was so good an amazing experience loved it

Reviewed on 13 February 2022 by , Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Fantastic fun tear jerking and beautiful and colourful

Just fabulous

Reviewed on 11 February 2022 by , Bawdrip, Somerset, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 09 February 2022 by , Redditch, United Kingdom

Loved every minute

I first watched the lion king when I was 10 and went again around 20 years later and it was still just as spectacular as when I was a child. I felt the only downside were the seats being a little uncomfy towards the end.

Reviewed on 07 February 2022 by , Shipston-on-stour, United Kingdom

Amazing Show!

Such a good show, so much to look at. Songs are amazing. Staging is great and the odd bit of comedy! Only downfall i would say is audience ‘food wrapper’ noises. Ruins the experience hearing loads of shuffling every second.

Reviewed on 06 February 2022 by , Carshalton, United Kingdom

Jaeeun Jane Elizabeth
The costumes and the stage background must be seen

Reviewed on 03 February 2022 by , Wembley, United Kingdom

Splendid and spellbound

Reviewed on 02 February 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 02 February 2022 by , Edmonton/london, United Kingdom

Captivating from beginning to end

We loved everything about the show. It was our first time but we would definitely watch again. Costumes and effects cleverly done.

Reviewed on 29 January 2022 by , Hessle, United Kingdom

Brilliant show

Reviewed on 28 January 2022 by , Redditch, United Kingdom

A must see! So beautiful

The Lion King was a superb show. The story was true to the film. The costumes were stunning. It was so beautiful to watch. The two child actors blew my breath away. So glad we manages to finally see it

Reviewed on 17 January 2022 by , Ashford, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 16 January 2022 by , Mamer, Luxembourg

Amazing production

Excellent show but I think the age of children attending should be 5 years or over

Reviewed on 16 January 2022 by , Huntingdon, United Kingdom

Awesome from beginning!

Everything was just awesome. The dancing singing costumes and acting. We throughly enjoyed it. I took my Grandaughter 10 years whom was mesmerised. The story we all knew didn’t take away the show. It was brilliantly done. Thank you

Reviewed on 08 January 2022 by , Taunton, United Kingdom

Must see

Reviewed on 08 January 2022 by , Dublin 3, Ireland

Very enjoyable evening

Reviewed on 06 January 2022 by , Helston, United Kingdom


All great round entertainment from first walking into the theatre, the show was amazing. All the staff and cast members were fantastic. We had such a fun exciting night.

Reviewed on 01 January 2022 by , Helston, United Kingdom

Ma Cecilia
fantastic shiw

Reviewed on 31 December 2021 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 17 December 2021 by , Bet Arye, Israel

Great show for everybody

Fantastic show for everybody 😃

Reviewed on 14 December 2021 by , Orpington, United Kingdom


Be aware that the show may start quite late. We nearly missed out train because of it, so watch your travel plans.

Reviewed on 12 December 2021 by , Farnham, United Kingdom

It was very good and very beautiful

Reviewed on 12 December 2021 by , Lancaster, United Kingdom

12 May
London Box Office

Disney's Lion King – New Cast Members Announced

by London Box Office | Wednesday, May 12 2021, 13:26

The Lion King Musical - London Update for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

The magical, unforgettable West End production of Disney’s The Lion King is due to welcome 14 new members to its cast of more than fifty 50 actors, singers and dancers. The news makes the show's post-covid re-opening this summer extra special, even though it's already a multi-award-winning landmark musical seen by over 16 million people at the Lyceum Theatre alone over the past two decades.

Disney's Lion King – New Cast Members Announced
29 Mar
Phil Willmott


by Phil Willmott | Monday, March 29 2021, 21:04

The Lion King Musical - London When a powerful multimillion dollar company like Disney announces theatre will be back it’s definitely time to take notice and buy some tickets.

The theatrical arm of everyone’s favourite film studio has transformed the modern West End and Broadway with a series of feel-good, spectacular live versions of its most popular films. They’re always a hot ticket when they come into town but their biggest success story is this gorgeous African fable.

23 Mar
London Box Office

Disney's The Lion King – 2021 West End Dates

by London Box Office | Tuesday, March 23 2021, 11:54

Lion King Lyceum Theatre The Lion King is no stranger to the Lyceum Theatre, where it played to more than 16 million people over its twenty year run at the venue. Now Disney's much-loved stage legend is back, at its old home, and tickets go on sale from 31st March. If you''re keen to treat the kids to something special, this is your golden opportunity to enjoy a show that'll delight you just as much as it thrills them. We're so glad to have it back!

Disney's The Lion King – 2021 West End Dates
21 Jan
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Celebrating The Staying Power of The West End's Longest-Running Musicals

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Tuesday, January 21 2020, 11:44

Phantom Of The Opera Question: What do Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia and The Lion King have in common?

Answer: Look down, look down.

Celebrating The Staying Power of The West End's Longest-Running Musicals
15 Jan
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Plays Vs Musicals: The Impact Of Star Casting On Ticket Prices In The West End

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Wednesday, January 15 2020, 07:39

lion-king-poster.jpg 2020 is already lit up by star-spangled stages, and the year has only just begun. Here, we forecast the impact celebrity casting will have on your wallet this year - comforting insights and top tips abound.

Plays Vs Musicals: The Impact Of Star Casting On Ticket Prices In The West End
15 Dec
Phil Willmott

Our Guide to Which West End Theatre Tickets Make the Best Presents for Your Loved Ones

by Phil Willmott | Sunday, December 15 2019, 16:21

Christmas Shows in London Theatre tickets can make great last minute Christmas presents and can be enjoyed throughout the year but how do you choose the perfect show for the loved ones in your life?

Here’s our run down of the week’s top selling productions in London, with a guide to who might enjoy them most.

Our Guide to Which West End Theatre Tickets Make the Best Presents for Your Loved Ones
18 Sep
Phil Willmott

What Next for the Disney Musical?

by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, September 18 2018, 14:16

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.

What Next for the Disney Musical?
02 May
Phil Willmott

The West End has a new Lion King

by Phil Willmott | Monday, May 2 2016, 15:03

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.

The West End has a new Lion King
07 Sep
Nastazja Domaradzka

Review of The Lion King

by Nastazja Domaradzka | Monday, September 7 2015, 08:50

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.

Review of The Lion King