Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5
based on 4069 reviews

Lyceum Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 1 June 2019

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tickets from £35.50
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Performance Times
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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:
Saturday, 1 June 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 4069 reviews

Thought the show was completely engrossing, so much going on, characters coming from all directions, the animations were amazing. Fantastic way to spend a few hours in the run up to Christmas.


London Box Office customer

Superb,colourful & very entertaining for all ages, ethnicities & nationalities.

Spellbinding from the moment the curtain went up.


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Must go and watch!

Great engaging show, my only criticism was that it was too quiet at some points.


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Wonderfully inventive - a delight

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Best i ever saw

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Outstanding

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The main actor interpretation was dreadful


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Amazing

A show you must see in London We love it


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A must see!

Thank you very much!


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Must see, very nice costumes, great music!

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Magical

It was a wonderful spectacle of colour and light. Loved the costumes & the set was superb


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Totally amazing

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Loved pretty much everything! Made me happy! 😁

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Fantastic- good fun and very colourful

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Definitely see!!

Only downsize I can say about the show was how I haven't seen it earlier than this, excellent it's a must see


London Box Office customer

Awesome Experience for the children

We love the overall experience. We main casts voice projection was a little soft unlike the lady (Rafizi) who lead us into the whole scene.


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excellent

this is show you MUST see


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Sooooo creafi e

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Dynamic, full of energy

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Rubbish

Rubbish


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Highly Recommend.

Excellent show! Would recommend to anyone. Fantastic production, lots of energy and an all around good performance.


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Bang bang

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Fantastic show!

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All round beautiful musical.

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A must see

The story was awesome and the costumes were phenomenal and made the show especially the Elephant


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magic

Captivating. mesmerising stage set. wonderful choreography


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must seen

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Engaging classic

Costumes and set were amazing, a fun show and the call for donations to the homeless at the end was touching


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The stage show brings the Dismey film to life. Anyone seeing the show for the first time will be amazed at how it is portrayed on stage.


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Wonderful show for all ages

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Amazing!

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So many feedbacks..

I heard so many feedbacks about the show and I wasn’t disappointed it was FABULOUS !


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Beautiful, exciting, fun, strong, heart opening!

I’m impressed with the actors! They are amazing!


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Roaring success

Fab - go see it


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Stage design is excellent

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incredible

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Faviurite so far

Uplifting. Clear sound. Fun.


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Energetic, Fun, Amazing

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Amazing performance

Everything about this show was over the top! I got goosebumps and thought the water buffalo would run right over me, it was so realistic!! Great job!


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Spectacular

I have waited a long time to see this show I could never get tickets when it suited me until now. I could sit through it all again tomorrow


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The mess the people in audience leave after the show is disgusting. I come from a nation where we dress nicely for a show a or a play. This was a great disappointment.


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A feast for the eyes

Fantastic show! Would have liked slightly longer on key songs like in the jungle, and to have seen the big elephant back at the end.


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For children, not for intelligent grown-ups

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Engaging!

The actors 'bring you' into the show and the costumes are AMAZING!


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Phenomenal

Great actors, especially the kids, great costumes... all in all to recommend for everyone


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Wonderful Show!

It was so lovely to watch the performers clearly do what they love and convey such a classic story with such style, grace, poise and enthusiasm! Thankfully the poor and unprofessional staff experience was overshadowed by the fanstastic performance!!!! Encore!! Seats gave us a fantastic view !


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Loved Lion King at London

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A must see!

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Must see once in a lifetime

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Average

I saw the lion king at lyceum 11 years ago n i was extremely amazed by it. This time i found the acting to b less impactfull.... it is made to b more cotemporary....the med lady the last time sang n dance with the hakuna matata song....this time it wasnt as nice


London Box Office customer

Poor Voices

For a show so we’ll established, and it’s residency so long, the vocals of most of the cast were very, very poor. Many out of tune moments, lack of vocal range, and general lack of physical fitness when moving around, for the price of the tickets, was a very poor performance overall.


London Box Office customer

I barely knew the movie, the show is stunning! however one advice, do not wear jumpers the theater is over heated...


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The best

The show was great. From the begging from when I purchased the tickets online till the end was a very pleasant experience. The show itself will watch over again.


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Must see.

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The best musical Iv been to

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Juste incroyable!!!

Le plus beau spectacle que j'ai vu dans ma vie!! La féerie, les costumes, les décors, les détails, les comédiens, les chansons, les émotions, l'histoire en général, tout a été fabuleux. J'y retournerais sans hésiter! Nous n'aurions pas pu être mieux placés! Un souvenir inoubliable...


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Outstanding!

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Above expectations

The show was incredible but the theatre dirty.


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Fantistic

Fantastic show from start to finish. The way the animals were bought to life was stunning. I would definitely recommend this show.


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Spectaculair costumes

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Stunning Opening

I've seen this show twice and the opening is stunning. The young boy actor playing Simba was excellent.


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Fantastic, have seen it six times and would still go again. So much to see.

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Must see

Loved everything about it!


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Amazing!

We had of course seen the movie several times and had some expectations. They were full filled and then some. The Lion King musical was fantastic and the entire crew/cast was so professionally. Thank you for a great time.


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Nice

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Amazing!!

Absolutely amazing!! This show was worth every penny(pence)! I loved every, every, every part of it!


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best show ever seen

A real must! Such a beautiful show, great vibes, beautiful voices, acting, costumes.


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Imaginative

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The show was really good, the story was fantastic


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Fantastic Show

The show was fantastic with all the talented actors will definitely come back for another show. But it would be great if they rearrange the seat as the cheapest seats are too far above from the stage and couldn't see clearly. And it would be good if the theatre company change their theatre chair or maybe the cushions as it looks old and dirty at the same time the cushion irritated my skin and cause itchiness. Over all the show was Amazing.


London Box Office customer

Colorful and very puppetry

Puppetry was excellent but was disappointed in the "flow on" effect of t h e show.. Thort there would be more music and felt it was a bit stilted in places. Kids would love it


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Fun

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A good show

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Unforgettable

Just amazing, wonderful and cute, book your seats as soon as possible to be sure to get a place


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Absolutely Fantastic...breathtaking

What a fantastic experience, it gave me goosebumps. The costumes and sets were unbelievable...my daughter and l were blown away.... I loved Timon he was my favourite...


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really good special effects, and stage setup, great acting with props! Must go and see!

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Good show

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Fantastic! Super stage design: manipulation of the set/space was just sublime!! A must see!

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WONDERFUL

It was super amazing, even better than people saying it was amazing. Anyone should see this.


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The show was good just the seating there was a problem the person sitting in front was tall so I had to be shifting

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Wonderful must see

Wonderful voices, great actors, nice story


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Unfortunately there was quite some chaos during halftime of the show due to closed doors.


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Almost fell a sleep

I did not like it because I almost fell a sleep. it was boarding.


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Super

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Amazing

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Why did I wait so long?

If I had known this musical was so good, I would have gone years ago! Luckily my 13 year old granddaughter insisted on seeing this show rather than others of my choice. Et voila, we went. Magnificant show in a magnificant setting. Bravo.


London Box Office customer

Good music but I need more emotions

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Muy bueno

La pasamos muy bien. Muy organizado el teatro


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beautiful

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The costumes are beautifully, cleverly and creatively done. Kudos to the team.

Do get a good seat as this will make watching more enjoyable.


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Do yourself and others a favour, go and see this show. You will smile from start to finish.

This show demonstrates the longevity quality of the original story and songs, it brings the movie to life.


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Never seen better.

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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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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.

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.

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.


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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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