Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5
based on 4273 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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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 4273 reviews

Great show

It was a superb show. Great entertainment.


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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


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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!!


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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


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Fantastic show

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Super show. Everybody has to See.

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Best theatre production out there

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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.


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Absolutely Brilliant

Such a brilliant show. Went for Valentine’s Day and was not disappointed at all. Absolutely brilliant the stage was amazing the costumes and music was first class. Had such a great time and would recommend this show to anyone of all ages. We chose row G Stalls and had the best view and right up close. Perfect. Show was promptly on time no waiting to get started. Thank you Lyceum.


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Incredible

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Fun, but not as impressive as other shows we have seen,

The singing was a bit weak, and especially the children not much better than your average school play. Fun costumes and snappy dialogue but not really engaging story or acting.


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It was good for children!

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Colourful creative

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Wonderful

Loved it! This was a Bucket list item, so we paid for good seats. Woth it!


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Its wonderful

The show is for all. Its a wonderful and so colourful! The music is so god


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Visual

I took my 78 year old parents. The show was visual and creative. We sat on the main floor in row L. We could see everything and loved it when the animal came down the isle. This show is timeless.


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Fantastic show!!!

Incredible show, amazing cast and costumes


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Great seats! Stunning show


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Nostalgic

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Great

Was really good


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Yup ouvih

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Rubbish!! Very disappointing!!!

Lots of people said it's a great show. We were very disappointed.


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Very creative!

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Colourful, creative, with beautiful music!

My fiance and I were riveted.


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Fantastic

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colorfull, must to see

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Brilliant show music was fantastic

Quite steep seating I struggle with heights!


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I waited too long to go see this!! Amazing in every way

The costumes are unbelievable but pair this with amazing acting and you have yourself one amazing show!


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Not the best

It was nice to watch, but not the best musical if you are not a kid. Of you have kids, they'd love it.


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brilliant show would definitely recommend

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very good

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Best thing I have ever seen!!! Made my girlfriend cry! Must see! So phenomenal! Inspiring!

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Amazing show!

An ingenious production, which mesmerized the audience throughout. Incredible performance and thoroughly entertaining. The costumes were very impressive. A great family show but perhaps not ideal for a very young audience.


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Fabulous must see

Great costumes , songs plus lively theatre


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So cute!

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Great show

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Amazing

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I was in awe the whole show

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Great show must see!!!

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Perfect

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Must see!!

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Must see!! Amazing

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Perfect start of a London weekend!

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Excelente

Excelente show


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Great costumes where part pauppet

Fantastic show amazing costumes cast where excellent, but for the price you could get better seats in an equally good show, ideal for children and families but Wicked is also a good option.


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excellent value, much enjoyed

Fabulous show , good songs, good set design, good lighting


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Awesome show, every aspect was stunning

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Fabulous

My mia whos 10 said its just wow really got the hairs on me arm going


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Very colourfoul tbh and so many things and many people on stage. Liked it very much

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Better than expected

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Feel good!

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Brilliant

I took my 7 year old granddaughter who loves the Lion King film to see the show and she loved it. It was my third time and I thought it was as good as the first time I saw it, many years ago. An amazing show.


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Fantastic show! I was completely mesmerized the whole time.


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A fantastic MUST SEE show

We got to the theatre and we had to have seats way up high as the lower seats were so expensive. This was the second time of seeing this show, the first time was many years ago. It was fresh exciting and I sat on the edge of my seat for the whole show. Just so that I dint miss a moment. Much better the second time around, and will be even better when I return to see it again in a few years time. Brilliant, well acted show. The costumes were so well thought put and really well designed. The scenery and scene changes were genius. Songs were beautiful and gives you such a "feel good feeling" during and after the show. My daughter has been for casting for the grown up female - so hopefully one day I will be a really, really proud mommy going to watch her in LION KING


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Spectacular show

A real spectacle. Wonderful costumes. Great music and singing. Fills the theatre with the sights and sounds of the African planes. Some funny moments for adults and children to enjoy. Heartwarming story. Excellent all round experience. Beautiful theatre.


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a great show

The show was excellent


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a must see!!

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Really enjoyable entertainment

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spectacular! Needs to be seen.

It is the best musical I have ever seen. I'd recommend it to everyone and will definitely watch it again myself.


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A must see!

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Amazing!!!

The seats we choose had a perfect view of the whole show. The show itself?? Oh my god...there are no words to describe, it was just beautiful and amazing. Everything and every actor was perfect. Don't miss it if you're in London.


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A top cast ! perfect story and lots of fun !

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Fantastic show for the whole family!

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Blew me away

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Funny emotional entertaining

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Great experience

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Love it! Best show so I’ve seen!

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Familie goals

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Mind blowing!

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Amazing show

An excellent choreography let you not notice some false singing tone. The player are very good dancers


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Fantastic

My daughter ans I had a wonderful evening


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Proudly South African awesomeness!

This production is a must see for its theatrical splendour and wonderful engagement with the audience. It was joyful, witty and nostalgic whilst current. Loved it!


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Creative

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Bright and original, a theatrical masterpiece

Loved this show! The costumes and set design were out of this world and the acting and singing sublime. A must see for anyone who loves original theatre


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Brilliant show, worth the price

Fantastic performance and a perfect Christmas treat.


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The best show

This is the best show ever. So just go and watch it.


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Well worth the effort

The music was too loud at the start. Children ,who have acute hearing ,had their fingers in their ears ! Good to be able to see the percussionist.


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Amazing

The show had it all and it is an easy 10 out of 10!


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Brilliant

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A magical musical for the whole family

What an absolute treat it was! The kids were ecstatic. We loved every second of it and would definitely go again.


London Box Office customer

beautiful

Apart from clearly beautiful music and visuals, I love how the costumes work with choreography, acting with both body and costume or puppet. Complicated scenes such as stampede shown in a simple and suggestive way.


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The best show

This has been the best show I ever been to. Definitely worth watch and will watch it again


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Wow!

Amazing.


London Box Office customer

Behind us were very small children who.kicked back off seats all the way through the show and were noisy. They were not interested in the show after 5 minutes they were bored. not very considerate for other people around them


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Childhood Nostalgia relived through theatre

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Stunning show - incredible costumes

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Amazing

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Great experience

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The music was fantastic

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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.


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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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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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