Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 4737 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 30 May 2020
  • 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: Saturday, 30 May 2020
  • 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
today18th Oct 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
tomorrow19th Oct 2019 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
tomorrow19th Oct 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Sunday20th Oct 2019 3:00pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Tuesday22nd Oct 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Wednesday23rd Oct 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 4737 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (87%)
Families (98%)
Teenagers (90%)
Couples (90%)
Theatregoers (90%)
Latest customer reviews
Amazing family experience

Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by , Skive, Denmark


Reviewed on 13 October 2019 by , Helsinki, Finland


I like the show, Scar is amazing loved the carecter so much and Rafiki as well Zazo is funny and pumba.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Absolutely brilliant!!!

This was our first show and it was amazing!!! We loved every minute!!!

Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by , Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, United Kingdom

Very Impressive

Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Great show!

The show was funny and colorful. The singing was great and so was the dancing. The lighting was good and the sound was awesome.

Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by , Msida, Malta

Must see!

I've seen the original version 'Lion King' so many times, and this is my first experience to see 'Lion King' as musical play on stage, actor & actress perform vividly on stage, feels like the real characters bringing to life. You must see this musical opera in your life time once!

Reviewed on 02 October 2019 by , New Taipei City, Taiwan (province Of China)

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Last years: better coreagraphy(Seen performance in the fall 1918, 17 and 16

SEE point 3 above

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Oslo, Norway



Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Slough, United Kingdom

Amazing show.

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Victoria, Canada


Amazing show. Would definitely go to see it again

Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by , Co. Cork, Ireland

Just amazing! Must see!

Friendly staff, nice location, the best musical i've ever seen.

Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by , Russikon, Switzerland

Oh yeah

Very nice

Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam


Actors are enthusiastic, costumes superb with funny moments... A very very pleasant show

Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by , Bangkok, Thailand

A must see!!!

The Lyon King did not disappoint! I would recommend this play to everyone!

Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by , Sparks, United States Of America


Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Fab show

Impressive costumes and highly recommended

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , Barnoldswick, United Kingdom

Loved it

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , Exeter, United Kingdom

The best live show I’ve ever seen!

The Lion King was vibrant, funny and the music touched the soul. It brought back so many memories from the original movie. The costume and actors were amazing! Loved every second of it.

Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by , Brighton, Australia

Wonderful Beautiful Show

This was the most amazing show I have seen in a long time! The actors were amazing! My favorite was Gugwana Dlamini. What an incredible voice that lady has. She blows Beyonce out of the water. IF ONLY, she would have been in the new movie. Many praises and blessings that I was honored with her performance. I cried the entire play. Thank you for such an incredible experience!!

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Valrico, United States Of America

Definitely a must see.

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Benfleet, United Kingdom

Quality show. Great acting, costumes, music and set design

Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Must see

Reviewed on 11 September 2019 by , Brentford, United Kingdom


What a amazing show . Highly recommend to anyone to go and watch absolutely outstanding show . Book now .

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Fantastic! Kids (and parents) loved it

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


As a performer, I was in awe at the talent on stage. Your female leads Nala and Rafiki just blew me away with their voices, physicality and all round incredible stage presence. The show is 1000/10.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Egham, United Kingdom

Fantastic family feel good evening entertainment

Reviewed on 06 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Yit Peng
Great show with great values

Its a wonderful show to enjoy with family....young and old.

Reviewed on 06 September 2019 by , Ampang, Malaysia


Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Solihull, United Kingdom

Must see!

Show was amazing! Second time seeing the show and was still amazing the second time! Actors, costumes, singing and dancing was amazing! Would definitely recommend

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Helingly, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Zutendaal, Belgium

Colorful, great music a must see

Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Fantastic and enjoyable night out

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Cambrian Hill, Australia

Hair raising experience !!

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Brilliantly, colourful and creative! Fantastic voices in their song and real professional and memorising harmonies.

I found the opening number quite emotional. I was totally consumed by the powerful singing music and quite realistic movements of the Serengeti animals. It was truly amazing!!! I so want to take my six year old grandson.

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Amazing props and music but acting a bit of a let down

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Wimbledon, United Kingdom

Amazing show.

Facilities at the Lyceum need a major upgrade , very hot-no aircon

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Quirindi, Australia


Reviewed on 27 August 2019 by , Savannah, United States Of America


Reviewed on 26 August 2019 by , Redditch, United Kingdom

Jose Luis

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Sagunto, Spain

Best show ive seen

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

True to the story and riviting

The performance was very well planned. Possibly the intermission was a bit late giving the impression that the second act was a bit dry. The creshendo of the second act could have been exployted a bit better. The audio system needs work. All the rest was perfect

Reviewed on 21 August 2019 by , Sannat, Malta

Missing a bit of energy at times

Reviewed on 20 August 2019 by , Le Muids, Switzerland


I just cried at the beggining, is overwhelming.

Reviewed on 20 August 2019 by , Santiago, Chile

Can’t miss it!

Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by , Redditch, United Kingdom


The only problem I have is the music I need more volume And the drums were on the side it wasn’t loud More sound More patos But all the rest is excellent Organize Clean Beautiful Excellent costume I’ll recommend Thank you very much

Reviewed on 18 August 2019 by , Natatnya, Israel

Amazing show!

Reviewed on 17 August 2019 by , Purley, United Kingdom

Regina Marie
Super great!

Reviewed on 14 August 2019 by , Herlev, Denmark

Top class

Reviewed on 12 August 2019 by , Diss, United Kingdom

Very good but music could be louder.

Reviewed on 12 August 2019 by , Lincoln, United Kingdom

Lion king better watching the original cartoon

The show is probably great for kids. Would not recommend it for people who expect a great musical. The original animation was more entertaining

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Singapore, Singapore


Absolutely brilliant, extremely enjoyable musical. Especially if you grew up with The Lion King as I did. The only reason I've taken a star off is that we were delayed starting for 40 mins by a technical glitch, and then had the show interrupted in the last five minutes by an injury to a performer - with all due respect, it was a minor backing performer who was beside the exit and could have left the stage, a 10+ minute interruption wasn't necessary.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


The show is GREAT, FANTASTIC. Everything there was so good that it is impossible to have the same in any other musical show in the city. Costumes, voices, acting, lightning, everything was AWESOME.

Reviewed on 08 August 2019 by , Santander, Spain

This was my fourth time seeing Lion King and that says it all

Wonderful show. I recommend seeing this if you haven't done so already. This is really being inside an adventure. Costumes and music just excellent. This is my fourth time and Simba's singing was not as good as the others I have seen - otherwise a perfect evening

Reviewed on 06 August 2019 by , Kopavogur, Iceland

A fabulous show that is musical and visual delight.

This was my second time watching the show with 3 grandchildren age 6,9 and 11. It was the 6 year olds first introduction to a West End Show, she loved it from the beginning to the end. Fabulous show, brilliantly performed a joy to watch.

Reviewed on 05 August 2019 by , Whitstable, United Kingdom

100% creative! I actually gasped!

Reviewed on 05 August 2019 by , Chicago, United States Of America

Bad Experience

My family were traveling from Africa to watch the show and really looked forward to It and booked our tickets in advance. Our Visa was however not issued on time and I had to reschedule our flight and hotel tickets and also wanted to reschedule the tickets for the show but was told it cannot be done which I feel is totally unfair especially when we gave adequate notice that the Visa wasn’t ready and was even ready to pay for date change. My family was heartbroken and therefore rate this as very poor.

Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by , Bowie, United States Of America

Wonderfull show

Reviewed on 03 August 2019 by , Viborg, Denmark

Theatrical masterpiece

Show was excellent. Some theatre goers around talk during the show very rude. Small children should not be there.

Reviewed on 01 August 2019 by , Victoria, Canada

The best of the best

One of the best nights we have ever had in the UK. We really loved it. We'll done to the cast and the organization plus the orchestra 😊👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾A M A I Z I N G! 😉

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Siu Kay
A bit disappointed!

Reviewed on 26 July 2019 by , Quarry Bay, Hong Kong


Reviewed on 25 July 2019 by , Siusaiwan, Chaiwan, Hong Kong

A must see for the whole production

Reviewed on 24 July 2019 by , Sai King, New Territories, Hong Kong

Fantastic, moving.

Reviewed on 24 July 2019 by , Irvine, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 23 July 2019 by , Wangen Sz, Switzerland

Great show!

Reviewed on 23 July 2019 by , Santiago, Chile

What an experience of a lifetime!

The theatre is amazingly beautiful! The sound was incredible. Costumes nothing like I had ever seen before, the characters came to life. I think my favorite "animal" was the quiet panther looking creature the movements were so fluid and intriguing. Amazing cast, amazing voices!

Reviewed on 22 July 2019 by , Salado, United States Of America

powerful musical

great musical, in terms of actors, scenography, lights, costumes

Reviewed on 19 July 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Fabulous production

Reviewed on 17 July 2019 by , Bengaluru, India

Book and go!!!

Absolutely fantastic and thoroughly entertaining.The time just flew in which is always a good sign.

Reviewed on 15 July 2019 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 14 July 2019 by , Krakow, Poland

A kaleidoscope of colour, exceptional creativity and talent

Reviewed on 11 July 2019 by , Ormiston, Australia

Great production

I loved the show, a terrific production and very well done.

Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by , Torquay, Australia


This will bring a lump to your throat, if it doesn't there's something wrong with you. The first 15 minutes of the show is stunning, watching the cast appear on the stage. Loved every minute of it, would most certainly go and see it again in the future.

Reviewed on 09 July 2019 by , Sleaford, United Kingdom


Very strong, good voices, perfect music. Love the costumes.

Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by , Gillingham, United Kingdom


Müsic Show dance every thing in the Show is amazing

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , Izmir, Turkey

Mom loves it!

Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by , Tainan, Taiwan (province Of China)

Had an Amazing time!

A must watch show for everyone!

Reviewed on 01 July 2019 by , Harrow, United Kingdom

Superb performances by all ! Not to be missed.

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom

Definitely a feel good show, everything about it was amazing .

From arriving at the theatre, we were made to feel special by all the staff, the whole experience was wonderful, even before the show began, and then the magic happened, we laughed we cried, it really is a must see show. I would advise having before show drinks, as that started the whole joyous experience, as the staff were great fun .

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Kettering, United Kingdom

A must see

The show was beautiful. You feel like you are with them. Loved the African theme. One of my favorite scenes was when Mufassa’s spirit spoke to Simba from the sky. It’s amazing how good this scene was set theatrically!

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Stratford, United Kingdom

One of the best shows I e seen.

Reviewed on 26 June 2019 by , Langport, United Kingdom

Great show and wonderful experience

Reviewed on 25 June 2019 by , Kópavogur, Iceland

Lion king

Reviewed on 24 June 2019 by , Helsinki, Finland

Imaginative, creative, heartwarming

Reviewed on 22 June 2019 by , Basingstoke, United Kingdom

הפקה מהממת!! לא לוותר! שווה כל שקל

Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by , Herzliya, Israel

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


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

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


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


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


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

A must see!!

Wonderful show!!! A must see!!!

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

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

Best musical

Amazing experience

Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Great show must see

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Ilkeston, United Kingdom

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

A must see

The best thing I have ever watched in my life

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Rotherham, United Kingdom

Childhood memories brought back to life !

Reviewed on 20 May 2019 by , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Brilliant. Spectacular. Awesome

Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by , Downpatrick, United Kingdom

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