Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 4883 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
today14th Dec 2019 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
today14th Dec 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
tomorrow15th Dec 2019 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Tuesday17th Dec 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Wednesday18th Dec 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Thursday19th Dec 2019 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast

The Lion King reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 4883 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
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Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (87%)
Families (98%)
Teenagers (90%)
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Latest customer reviews
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

Stephen
Fab show

Impressive costumes and highly recommended

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , Barnoldswick, United Kingdom

Rachel
Loved it

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , Exeter, United Kingdom

Anne
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

Kimberly
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

Susan
Definitely a must see.

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Benfleet, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Jeffrey
Must see

Reviewed on 11 September 2019 by , Brentford, United Kingdom

Marcio
Outstanding

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

Tristan
Fantastic! Kids (and parents) loved it

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Megan
INCREDIBLE

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

Anthea
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

Chloe
AMAZEBALLS

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Solihull, United Kingdom

Katey
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

Julie
Magical

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Zutendaal, Belgium

JULIE
Colorful, great music a must see

Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Adam
Fantastic and enjoyable night out

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Cambrian Hill, Australia

Resham
Hair raising experience !!

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

Sandra
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

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

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Wimbledon, United Kingdom

Charmiane
Amazing show.

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

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Quirindi, Australia

Lucy
SUPERB!!!

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

Catherine
BREATH TAKING

Reviewed on 26 August 2019 by , Redditch, United Kingdom

Jose Luis
Amazing

Reviewed on 25 August 2019 by , Sagunto, Spain

Noora
Best show ive seen

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Stephen
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

Tania
Missing a bit of energy at times

Reviewed on 20 August 2019 by , Le Muids, Switzerland

maria
Imperdible

I just cried at the beggining, is overwhelming.

Reviewed on 20 August 2019 by , Santiago, Chile

Elisabet
Can’t miss it!

Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by , Redditch, United Kingdom

nir
90/100

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

Nora
Amazing show!

Reviewed on 17 August 2019 by , Purley, United Kingdom

Regina Marie
Super great!

Reviewed on 14 August 2019 by , Herlev, Denmark

Damien
Top class

Reviewed on 12 August 2019 by , Diss, United Kingdom

Kirby
Very good but music could be louder.

Reviewed on 12 August 2019 by , Lincoln, United Kingdom

Edmund
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

Mark
Brilliant!

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

Alejandro
Awesome!!!

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

Asta
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

Yvonne
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

Zewditu
100% creative! I actually gasped!

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

Michael
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

Anne-Marie
Wonderfull show

Reviewed on 03 August 2019 by , Viborg, Denmark

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