Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 4531 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 15 December 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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About The Lion King

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.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 15 December 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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.

Next Performances for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
tomorrow18th Jun 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Wednesday19th Jun 2019 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Wednesday19th Jun 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Thursday20th Jun 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Friday21st Jun 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Saturday22nd Jun 2019 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast

The Lion King reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 4531 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (88%)
Families (98%)
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Latest customer reviews
Anushka
Excellent must see!!!

Booked these tickets for my husband for our 6 year wedding anniversary! He loved every second!!

Reviewed on 09 June 2019 by , Hounslow, United Kingdom

Donovan
Amazing

Wow what a show. If you get the chance go and see it

Reviewed on 08 June 2019 by , Southend On Sea, United Kingdom

Valeria
Spectacular!

I have no words! It’s the best show Ive ever seen. The music was spectacular! The acting was amazing! The scenography was out of this world!

Reviewed on 06 June 2019 by , Winterthur, Switzerland

Tabitha
Disappointing

Very disappointed, particularly with the cast. They were generally not strong singers, actors or dancers! I watch many shows and work in the industry, and was honestly close to walking out in the interval. Only a few cast members held their own. The costumes and sets were fantastic, but the sounds wasn’t great. Overall extremely disappointing and not at all the standard I would expect from a west end production.

Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by , Dublin, Ireland

Moira

This is my second time at the Lion King. This time I took my 2 grandsons aged 11 and 12 and they loved it.

Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

roxana
A must see!!

Wonderful show!!! A must see!!!

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Paula
Excellent show for all the family..

Loved the show. Theatre was extremely hot. No air conditioning.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Matej
Best musical

Amazing experience

Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Donna
Great show must see

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Ilkeston, United Kingdom

James
Excellent show in stifling temperatures

We travelled from Manchester to watch the Lion King at the Lyceum. This was a gift for my wifes 40th Birthday and it was also my sons first trip to London. The show was amazing but the experience was ruined by extremely hot and uncomfortable temperatures in the theatre. Both my wife and son felt sick with the heat and almost passed out. No air conditioning it seems

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Oldham, United Kingdom

Thomas
A must see

The best thing I have ever watched in my life

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Rotherham, United Kingdom

Shamini
Childhood memories brought back to life !

Reviewed on 20 May 2019 by , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Paul
Lion king

One of the best shows that I have seen .and would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by , Barking, United Kingdom

Alice
Brilliant. Spectacular. Awesome

Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by , Downpatrick, United Kingdom

Nikki
A fabulous must see!

Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by , Peopleton, United Kingdom

Adrian
Just brilliant!

Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by , Evesham, United Kingdom

Victoria
What a show!

Reviewed on 15 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Jasmine
A must see

Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Debra
Colorful

Go see it it is a wonderful experience

Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by , Chilanko Forks, Canada

Susanne
Wow!

This is a must see musical!

Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by , Stockholm, Sweden

Carina
Captivating

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by , Taby, Sweden

Hillegonda
Great

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gillian
Great Show

Worth seeing.

Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by , Haverhill, United Kingdom

Les
Must see

The ticketing system needs to be improved if you buy on the internet you shouldn’t have to queue to redeem ticket otherwise a fabulous show

Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by , Auckland, New Zealand

Barbara
nice to see

Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by , Bubikon, Switzerland

julie
First class entertainment for all

Wonderful performance. Delivery of show very professional. Great for all ages.

Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by , Milford Haven, United Kingdom

christina
Super

Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by , Doorn, Netherlands

May Fjeldstad
Stunning show!

Actors and costumes where amazing.

Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by , Bergen, Norway

Susan
Just Amazing

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , Newbury, United Kingdom

Sara
A must see

Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by , Habsburg, Switzerland

Debra
Moving

Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by , Camborne, United Kingdom

Steffen
Don't miss it!

Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by , Hirten, Germany

Shuhana
Disney classic

Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Yael
innovative, creative, wonderful!

colorful and full of imagination. A little too long.

Reviewed on 23 April 2019 by , Tel-aviv, Israel

Alfred
awesome

Reviewed on 22 April 2019 by , Gibraltar, Gibraltar

John
Great show

Great show really enjoyed the experience would recommend it to any one looking for a good night out

Reviewed on 22 April 2019 by , Yaxley, United Kingdom

HIREN
Amazing performance

Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

James patrick
Perfect for the entire family!

Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by , Metro Manila, Philippines

malcolm
A must see

Even though I haven't seen the movie, this show recreated the image perfectly after watching the movie straight after the show I believe I would rather watch the show . Excellent.

Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

Maya
Mindblowing

Well done.! Sets out if this world! If ny 17tr old could still love it you guys rock.

Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by , Mumbai, India

Rachael
Great for kids

Reviewed on 17 April 2019 by , Farnham, United Kingdom

Daniel
Spectacular costumes in a classical drama scented with humor

Lovely classical theatre. Creative costumes and scenery. It was impressive how the versatile scene was creatively changed to arouse different sentiments. However, it was too hot, at least where we were seated so don’t forget to bring water with you. Toilets were nice and clean.

Reviewed on 17 April 2019 by , Stockholm, Sweden

Ishai
Very entertaining. A must see experience!

Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by , Rishon Lezion, Israel

Sarah
Awesome!

Have seen this show a few times now and this time didn’t disappoint. We took children with us this time and they loved it too!

Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by , Wickford, United Kingdom

June
Amazing. I was crying.

Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Sam
Very well told , a must see . But bring your hanky.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , Dublin, United Kingdom

Nicholas
Great show

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Lea
Le meilleur spectacle que je n'ai jamais vu.

Un spectacle magnifique! Ce moment restera gravé dans mon esprit. Un des plus beaux spectacle de ma vie si ce n'est le meilleur. On en prend plein les yeux les oreilles ! Acting est extra les costumes tout simplement sublime. Enfin un cocktail juste explosif de bonheur.

Reviewed on 12 April 2019 by , Guipavas, France

James
Lots of laughs brilliantly done.

Wanted to see the show when it was in Australia. Had the pleasure of seeing it at the Lyceum. Would recommend this show to anyone who loves a brilliantly entertaining show.

Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by , Bowral, Australia

Lynne
Must see

I had heard many good reviews and had always wanted to see and it didn't disapoint.

Reviewed on 10 April 2019 by , Gillingham, United Kingdom

Devon
Great show!

Reviewed on 10 April 2019 by , Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Robert
what did you do to the Lion King?

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Dorchester, United Kingdom

Zunaid
Mind blowing

Reviewed on 07 April 2019 by , Gloucester, United Kingdom

olugbemiga
Very colorful

Reviewed on 07 April 2019 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Joanne
Emotional and brilliant

I had tears, goosebumps and laughter all the way through. Amazing

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , Coleford, United Kingdom

Ann
Lively and lovely show

Expect queues at toilets but theatre is beautiful and the staff are very helpful and polite and look after the theatregoers very well - seats were great

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Sean
Great show for all ages

Reviewed on 03 April 2019 by , Madora Bay, Australia

Donna

It’s not really for kids even though it’s the lion king ? It was good but I was a little bored .

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Berkshire, United Kingdom

Wouter
Must see

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Anh
Must try

The show is amazing. It activates all of your senses and can really take you into the world of the history

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Janet
Outstanding!

An unforgettable experience.such vivid costumes,creative scenery,and artistic athleticism.oh,and comedy too!

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by , Boroughbridge, United Kingdom

Alison
Wow

What a fantastic family show. Everything about it exceeded our expectations. The cast were amazing. Costumes stunning.

Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by , Hingham, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Martina
Great show

I Love Musicals and it was overdue for me to see The Lion King! The performance was flawless. Though I had the feeling that some of the other theatre goers were more in a „Cinema“ Mode for the show- chatting during the performane, leaving all kind of trash behind.

Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by , Dreieich, Germany

kristel
A wonderfull show.Although there was a lot off noice of little children and teenagersand disturbed the show.Mayby the days can be separeted wth or without children. But again ,the show was fabulous!!!

Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by , Sint-michiels, Belgium

Nicki
A fabulous feast for the eyes and ears

The costumes were extremely creative and fabulous to see. Wasn’t sure how they were going to portray the stampede but they nailed it. The songs weren’t all the same as the Disney version but beautiful. The elephant and Pumba -WOW

Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by , Preston, United Kingdom

CHRISTOPH
Absolutely fantastic!!

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Oberwil-lieli, Switzerland

Evelin
Well known story with great production

Reviewed on 23 March 2019 by , Tallinn, Estonia

Chin
Creative and a must see!

Reviewed on 23 March 2019 by , Taipei City, Taiwan (province Of China)

Rebecca
Fantastic, stunning, must see!

Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

Gordon
Absolutely wonderful

A must see for all, we took my 79 year old mother, she was amazed at the skill of the performers. Truly spectacular, would see again.

Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by , Rochester, United Kingdom

Amber
best show ive seen

this was an amazing show, feeling like it takes you away from reality! extremely well done and will definitely be going again

Reviewed on 18 March 2019 by , Dunstable, United Kingdom

Jodie
Brilliant!

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

Laetitia
Overall wonderfull!

Reviewed on 13 March 2019 by , Zemst, Belgium

Courtenay
Love love loved it!!!!

Reviewed on 13 March 2019 by , Hillsville, United States Of America

Juan
Wonderful experience!!!

Truly brought me to tears.

Reviewed on 12 March 2019 by , San Antonio, United States Of America

Sally
Fantastic!

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by , Kidderminster, United Kingdom

Ronell
Africa Comes Alive In London!

Really great show! So well done! Entertaining! Value for money! Why are you still sitting there ... book a ticket!

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by , Johannesburg, South Africa

Phillip
A must see show

First time seeing a musical, and what a fantastic experience

Reviewed on 08 March 2019 by , Windsor, United Kingdom

Alison
A must seen musical

I’ve seen lion king twice and I could watch it again love it

Reviewed on 07 March 2019 by , Bath, United Kingdom

Natalie
amazing creative

it was amazing better then I thought, I'm not a disney fan and thought it was out of this world

Reviewed on 06 March 2019 by , Maldon, United Kingdom

Anna-Kari
Magic

Reviewed on 06 March 2019 by , Alta, Sweden

Mihaela
Amazing

Amazing show!!!

Reviewed on 04 March 2019 by , Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Florrie
Incredible!

Reviewed on 03 March 2019 by , Royston, United Kingdom

Geraldine
Most creative shown I've seen

Reviewed on 03 March 2019 by , Claremorris, Ireland

Tracey
A must see

Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by , Penn, United Kingdom

Lynne
Brilliant

A must see, if only for the costumes. From the very start we were saying “wow” to the imaginative costume design. The music & singing couldn’t be faulted. Great show for anyone to enjoy. I had seen it before but took my 20 year old grandson this time, he rated it as highly as I did.

Reviewed on 28 February 2019 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

Julie

looked the show the actors and music superb

Reviewed on 28 February 2019 by , Worcester, United Kingdom

Linda
Absolutely amazing!

I loved the performance, thought it was amazing! The best Musical I have ever been to

Reviewed on 27 February 2019 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Wendy
Fantastic from start to finish

Reviewed on 25 February 2019 by , Ballygowan, United Kingdom

Rene
Must see show

An excellente show. With Really good actors. The costumes and scene was Awesome.

Reviewed on 25 February 2019 by , Haarby, Denmark

David
What an amazing show.

Love this show, was absolutely brilliant, I laughed, cried, can't really say much more, I would definitely see it again. Has the best night. Thank you.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by , Newhaven, United Kingdom

Piyavadee
Creative, excellent stage display

Did not understand the wording.

Reviewed on 22 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Jurgita
Great show

It was a superb show. Great entertainment.

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , Chigwell Essex, United Kingdom

Jason
So enjoyable

Loved every bit of the show as did my Mrs and our 11 daughter Only issue roasting hot in the theatre Everything else 5 star So much happening on the stage at times you did not know where to look

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , Burnley, United Kingdom

Vanessa
Magical Africa

Absoloutely magical, awesome, fantastic...worth the price, everything about the show was mind blowing. I felt I was in Africa. Excellent!! My son thought is was brilliant. He is 5 years old and sat through the whole show- kept him captivated. The use of lighting, the use of space around the theatre was so magical.....i am totally speechless!!

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Kayleigh
Amazing show! A must see!!

Such a difficult show to execute-however it was done perfectly! The animals are amazing, the acting fantastic and the story perfect to the original. I would highly recommend x

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , Southwick, United Kingdom

Morten
Fantastic show

Reviewed on 18 February 2019 by , Kalundborg, Denmark

Søren Glavind
Super show. Everybody has to See.

Reviewed on 16 February 2019 by , Hadsten, Denmark

Emma
Best theatre production out there

Reviewed on 15 February 2019 by , Rochester, United Kingdom

Ahmos
As always, amazing!

Not the first time been to the show, but guess what I would also come again. Love it to bits as myself and my fiancé had an AMAZING time.

Reviewed on 15 February 2019 by , Mitcham, United Kingdom

18 Sep
2018
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
2016
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
2015
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