Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 4971 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 5 July 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: Sunday, 5 July 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 Jan 2020 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
tomorrow19th Jan 2020 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Tuesday21st Jan 2020 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Wednesday22nd Jan 2020 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Wednesday22nd Jan 2020 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Thursday23rd Jan 2020 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast

The Lion King reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 4971 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (87%)
Families (98%)
Teenagers (90%)
Couples (90%)
Theatregoers (90%)
Latest customer reviews
Juliane
All round fabulous entertainment.

Phenomenal costumes and effects - the animals are amazing and the babboons singing is electrifying

Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , Faringdon, United Kingdom

Amma
An Amazing Show For Everyone!

Send time i have seen the show. It is so fabulous. So many talented actors. I would recommend seeing it more than once - watch it from the stalls and watch it from the circle.

Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Hon-yee
Interesting, funny and creative

I’ve heard a lot of amazing reviews for this show and had high expectations when I went in, which I thought were going to be difficult to live up to. This show really did live up to expectations and surpassed it in ways I didn’t expect. The shows staging, costume and the way they portrayed the animals were truly fantastic. They also used the theatre area really well.

Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Stefania
if you love musicals this is a must see

not my favourite musical, but definitely worth seeing. the costumes are amazing and they found clever solutions to re-enact certain bits of the movie. happy i have seen this!

Reviewed on 14 January 2020 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Maria Cristina
Creative, Fun

Reviewed on 14 January 2020 by , Grand-saconnex, Switzerland

Maria
Awesome

It was brilliant will deffo watch again

Reviewed on 13 January 2020 by , Bradford, United Kingdom

Anca
Entertaining and emotional

Reviewed on 12 January 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Matt
Best evening of entertainment, loved every second!

Reviewed on 11 January 2020 by , Derby, United Kingdom

Thomas
Excellent show

If you are coming to London go and see the Lion King. This show is stunning from beginning to end

Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , North Shields, United Kingdom

Cheval
Breathtaking

Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , Randburg, South Africa

Vitaly
No music. For children only

Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , Modiin, Israel

David
Brilliant

Front row grand circle, excellent view, reasonably priced seats. Lots of stairs to walk up to the seats.

Reviewed on 09 January 2020 by , Waltham Cross, United Kingdom

Layal
Spectacular

Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by , Riyadh365141, Saudi Arabia

Chew
Excellent show !

This is the 3rd time I watch the Lion King , still love it!

Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by , Bushey, United Kingdom

rabab
Amazing show

Reviewed on 07 January 2020 by , Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ramona
Great costumes and cheorography.

Book a seat from the middle forward since it is worth the extra cost.

Reviewed on 06 January 2020 by , Sannat (gozo), Malta

ameer
Amazing

Took our children 11,13 and 15 to the show in London for their first west end show. Absolutely loved the the theatre location, show and the buzz afterwards. Lion king is a great way to spend the afternoon in London with Kids

Reviewed on 06 January 2020 by , Sydney, Australia

Federico
colourful

Reviewed on 06 January 2020 by , Roma, Italy

Jane
Completely amazing

Mesmerising and emotional . An experience not to be missed .

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Chobham, United Kingdom

Richard
Disappointing vocal performance of the big Simba

The lead character of the show has great enthousiasm and great physical skills but singing its not his biggest talent unfortunately. This is not the case with the lady lion who he is getting involved with Simba however. She Is singing and dancing to the stars, the moon and back wow!

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Carl
A little under whelming

Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom

TIFFANY
Epoustouflant!

Un spectacle merveilleux, des tableaux poétiques et des costumes magnifiques! Les acteurs-chanteurs sont excellents et très drôles! Ce spectacle nous a transporté dans l'univers du Roi Lion pendant 2h et nous en sommes sortis avec des étoiles dans les yeux!

Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Sannois, France

james
Animated

Reviewed on 03 January 2020 by , Windsor, United Kingdom

Katherine
Awesome

Reviewed on 03 January 2020 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom

Nuno
You must see it. It’s part of circle of life!

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Lisbon, Portugal

janile maria
A must see!

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Georgina
Wouldn’t want to have missed it

Incredible costumes and acting!! The whole production had sooo much effort put into it! Very impressive.

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Barnet, United Kingdom

angus
Superb full of energy commitment!

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom

Gary
A mUst see show.

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Hook, United Kingdom

Richard
Impressive

A classical story but with fantastic costumes and excellent making.

Reviewed on 01 January 2020 by , Banbury, United Kingdom

Stephanie
“I don’t watch musicals” this is for you

Don’t speak enough English? It’s okay. Don’t like musicals? It’s okay. The lion king is for you and everyone else.

Reviewed on 31 December 2019 by , Lomma, Sweden

Kevin
Lion king amazing show

Reviewed on 31 December 2019 by , Weymouth, United Kingdom

Marlis
Unexpected

A very nice and brillant shoe

Reviewed on 24 December 2019 by , Oberkochen, Germany

Martin
Very colourful and good show.

I enjoyed every minute of the show. I’ve seen it twice before and I would quite happily go back and see it again.

Reviewed on 23 December 2019 by , Spalding, United Kingdom

Charlene
Great

Reviewed on 23 December 2019 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

benedicte
WOW!

Reviewed on 22 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Rushina
Amazing experience! music was fab, acting was to the point!

Reviewed on 20 December 2019 by , Mumbai, India

Lesley
Amazing story telling

Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by , Shepperton, United Kingdom

Angela
Awesome musical show ever

The starting of the show was amazing with actors entered into the stage from everywhere inside the theatre. This makes us feel we also part of the show. The costumes was impressive made, cannot believe the costumes so in detail and bring each character alive. Great show!

Reviewed on 18 December 2019 by , Gordon, Australia

Mikhail
Great show must see

Reviewed on 17 December 2019 by , Bradenton, United States Of America

Anne
Absolutely brilliant

This show is absolutely brilliant. We were sat in the Grand Circle and had a fantastic evening. A must see.

Reviewed on 15 December 2019 by , Wellington, New Zealand

Julia
Amazing

Did not disappoint

Reviewed on 15 December 2019 by , Claremont, United Kingdom

Nicola
Emotionally amazing!

This show was absolutely fantastic. Not a disappointment at all. Everything was outstanding and I would definitely see it again!

Reviewed on 11 December 2019 by , Dundee, United Kingdom

Fatima
Super Creative & Perfect

Reviewed on 10 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Lisa
From the start to the finish it kept you spellbound

I had been wanting to see the show for many years and today I can honestly say I was not disappointed. I was overwhelmed at the beginning and shed a tear. Fantastic in every way.

Reviewed on 08 December 2019 by , Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

Gergana
My expectations were for better musical with more visual effects, old costumes

Reviewed on 06 December 2019 by , Kuklen, Bulgaria

tslil
Amazing

Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by , Dimona, Israel

Chariclia
Amazing

Reviewed on 02 December 2019 by , Nicosia, Cyprus

David
Part of a perfect weekend away

Add this in to your weekend away. It’s amazing

Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by , Poole, United Kingdom

Rabia
Amazing Show !!

Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by , Streatham- London, United Kingdom

Rita
Above my expectations

Great costumes, great dances, great characteres.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by , Vanhalinna, Finland

Hissa
Very fancy exquisite show

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by , Doha, Qatar

Elizabeth
Absolutely amazing

Always wanted to see a show, finally did and absolutely love totally amazing perfect seats totally recommend going

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by , Norwich, United Kingdom

Marcella
Amazing

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by , Gharghur, Malta

Andrea
Incredible show

This site was amazing the puppets and cousins were so impressive. The view in the grand circle das great as the seating is steep so had a great view!

Reviewed on 27 November 2019 by , Newry, United Kingdom

Giulia
Amazing!

Reviewed on 24 November 2019 by , Calvi Dell'umbria, Italy

David
Theatrical Ingenuity At Its Best

The stage craft was amazing - everything from the lighting to the costumes and the way props were used or the animals represented. The antelopes and the cheetah movements were fantastic - and look out for that lumbering elephant! Aisle seats will put you near the surprise of animals entering the theatre.The stampede scene was soooo clever, truly amazing ideas brought the show to life ie when the water dries up in the Pride Lands. Stay alert, there is so much to look at.

Reviewed on 24 November 2019 by , Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Jordann
Amazing ! Must See !

Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by , Hong Kong, United Kingdom

Anat
2 hours of colors, music and great actors. Net FUN

Reviewed on 21 November 2019 by , Raanana, Israel

Trevor
Was amazing. Can't believe I waited this long.

Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Vladlena

Fabulous show! Very recommended for everyone to watch!

Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Caoimhe
Amazing

Reviewed on 20 November 2019 by , Derry, United Kingdom

Abigail
Amazing show! Already planning to go again with the whole family!

Reviewed on 15 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Deniz
Incredible

Reviewed on 14 November 2019 by , Horsham, United Kingdom

Dianne
Best costuming I’ve ever seen to accompany a show

The actions of the actors and their costumes really made the show. Music very good too. Well worth going.

Reviewed on 13 November 2019 by , Canberra, Australia

Paul

Had the most amazing time show was the best ever seen

Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Ilias
Magnificent

Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Sara
Amazing show!

It was the first musical I've ever seen! I enjoyed a lot! Colourful and with a perfect rhythm, voices were perfect, costumes wonderful and excellent acting! I suggest it to everyone. I've been captured by this show, well done!

Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by , Corciano, Italy

mark
Absolutely fantastic

The theater, experience, atmosphere, service, were exceptional. The performance was out of this world every part of it. It's a massive WOW when the curtain went up for the first time, the hairs on my arms stood up. Thank you

Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by , Merseyside, United Kingdom

Rosanna
Magic

You travel in Africa

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Liege, Belgium

Karin
Magic african

Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by , Kappel, Switzerland

Ylva

An amazing show. Perfect for all ages and for those who never seen a musical before. Love the costumes!!

Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by , Sundsvall, Sweden

Daniel
Great Show, disappointing seats...

The show was excellent and the Lyceum Theatre was beautiful and well organised. However, paying over £90 per ticket, I wasn't expecting a restricted view!!! Parts of the show (several key parts) take place on a staircase that appears out of the stage, of which we could not see the top of from our seats due to the balcony above! At no point in buying the tickets did it tell me these were restricted view, and at the full price we were extremely disappointed.

Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by , Barnsley, United Kingdom

Sonia
Wonderful

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Andrew

very clever costumes and scenes which depicts the film very well. More African singing than expected although could add to atmosphere.

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

Paul
Spectacular and colourful.

Being a Disney production, the Show followed the film version to the letter. Amazing throughout, captivating seniors and children alike.

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Clitheroe, United Kingdom

Rebecca
Such a treat!

The whole family including my 10 year and 14 year old sons absolutely loved the show. Everything about it was quality from the amazing singing to the costumes and sets. Even though it is quite pricy I would definitely recommend going to see The Lion King.

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

Craig
Creative, amazing music and singing with great staging and costumes!

Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by , Overland Park, United States Of America

Susan
Incredible

A brilliant adaptation of a fabulous film. The imagination and creativity of putting it into such an amazing show leaves you spellbound.

Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by , Altrincham, United Kingdom

Chris
Extraordinary staging and visual creativity

Great for families.

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by , Gilbert, United States Of America

scott
Must See

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by , Bury, United Kingdom

Jannan
Unbelievable

Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by , Slough, United Kingdom

Aletta
Wonderful!

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

joanne
Unbelievable experience with unmissable costumes and fantastic singing

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , Groningen, Netherlands

Sara
Amazing family experience

Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by , Skive, Denmark

Heidi
Wonderfull

Reviewed on 13 October 2019 by , Helsinki, Finland

Alhanoof
Fun

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

Joanne
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

Pinar
Very Impressive

Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Simon
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

SUNG YEN
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)

Kjell Ove
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

Marcial

Excellent

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Slough, United Kingdom

Pagone
Amazing show.

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Victoria, Canada

Ann
Amazing

Amazing show. Would definitely go to see it again

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

Arvid
Just amazing! Must see!

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

Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by , Russikon, Switzerland

Aren
Oh yeah

Very nice

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

jacques
Amazing

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

Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by , Bangkok, Thailand

Michele
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

Martin
Incredible

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

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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.

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