Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5
based on 3722 reviews

Lyceum Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 2 June 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tickets from £35.50
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Performance Times
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Age restrictions

The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. 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: strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. 


Booking from:
Tuesday, 12 October 1999

Booking until:
Saturday, 2 June 2018

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! The Daily Mail

It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination Evening Standard

Customer Reviews

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Anyone:
87%
Families:
97%
Teenagers:
90%
Couples:
90%
Theatregoers:
90%

based on 3722 reviews

What a great evening !!

We really enjoyed the music, the acting, but especcially the amazing costumes!


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Amazing

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Not to be missed!

A birthday treat for my boyfriend was thoroughly enjoyed by both of us! The colourful costumes and wonderful singing and acting was outstanding.


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Stars on the rise

The young actors playing Nala and Simba as kids stole the show for us!!! They were fantastic!!! Can’t wait to see where they go next!!


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A must-see show for theatre lovers

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Not to be disappointed!

Fab show, colourful, funny, great acting and fantastic singing.


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Must see!

Second time I see this amazing show. It delights everyone (children to adults). Love the creativity with the costumes, the very talented performers (stunning voices and graceful dancers). A must see! Thank you for another great time!


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Great costumes & music

Great costumes,singing excellent and subtle humour throughout the show


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Amazing!!!!

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Amazing!

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Great Show. Must See!

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absoulty brilliant

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Incredible costumes

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Incredible. A feast for the eyes and ears!

It is an amazing spectacle! Amazing because the costumes and capable actors brought the animals to life on stage.


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Exceptional costumes, horeography and music

The costumes and the way they imitated the animals was absolutely amazing and nothing I had seen before. The music and scene arrangements was also exceptional. Overall, one of the best, if not the best, musicals I have ever seen.


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Excellent!!!

Amazing!


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The Lion King

I wouldn’t normally choose to see a musical but with The Lion King I would definitely make an exception. It was vibrant, colourful and entertaining throughout. The cast were incredibly talented, full of energy and had fantastic costumes. It was so good I would go and see it again!


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simply excellent

The Lion King didn’t disappoint at all-stunning costumes and scenery,very funny just an excellent show


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Awesome

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Awesome

Awesome , even from the cheap seats !


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Stunning

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Enjoyed the show

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Excellent

The best show I've ever seen


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Squash banana

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Lion King Show

Great Show


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Once in your life

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Brilliant show

Loved the show. Incredible costumes. So much going on - both on and off the stage - it's sometimes difficult to know where to look so that you don't miss anything.


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Amazing, up

The show was fantastic; enjoyed by all the family. We had a 7 and 17 yr old with us. Plenty of interaction for the audience with characters in the aisles! Amazing production! Would definitely come back and see again!


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I saw Loin King a number of years ago returned with my grand daughter I was not dissapointed it was as good now as it was all those years ago.


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Absolutely fantastic would go again. Excellent

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Amazing

The cast are excellent and told the story in such a way that it engages with the whole audience. Amazing music, costumes and set. A must see!


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Amazing

Is a must see if you ever watched the Disney film.


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The fantastic Lion King

Show was amazing.


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An absolute must see

Seating comfortable. Costumes creative and beautiful story line anyone can follow.


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Amazing

Amazing!


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Amazing for all ages

Amazing


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It’s wonderful

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Great atmosphere, great music!

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Wow!!

Loved everything about this production!! Only recommendations would be to take an extra layer to wear as it can get quite cold with the a/c, and definitely pay the extra for seats up close do you can see the costumes and facial expressions!!!


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Unbelievingly amazing!

On no account be late for this one!


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Must see show

An absolute must see. We live in Africa and absolutely loved the Lion King show. The acting, singing and costumes were spectacular. The only negative comment we have is that once the show has started no late audience members should be allowed in until intermission. It was really distracting having people shown to their seats while we were watching the show.


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Still a great show after so many years...

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Amazing! I would go again

We went to the show with my boyfriend, as it was his birthday. We loved the show, it has been the best show that I have ever seen. We highly recommend the show!


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Exciting, colourful, amazing

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Great show recommend to all

The show was fantastic Staff were lovley Bar staff were great to Only one fault with the show there was a problem twice where the show had to stop and restart due to faults But it was soon back on Highly recommend to family's, couples, as a date your and old


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Totally awesome

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creative

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, My partner and I loved it.


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Fabulous! A must see

Fabulous show, costumes amazing!


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Great show!

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colorful

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Must see for all

Lovely story.....the circle of life. My husband never been to theatre before & really enjoyed as did I an avid theatre goer.... In our 60's. Beautiful costumes excellent performance from cast......children amazing actors, fantastic music.


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Mesmerising

Having grown up watching musicals and plays and coming from a family rich with a passion for drama it comes with great pleasure that I can say that The Lion King was one of the best staged musicals I have seen and without doubt the opening scene is the best I have seen in theatre !


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a memorable afternoon,not to be missed

for me and my wife the best reason to admire the show was the amount of time we spent looking at the sense of wonder on our 10 year old granddaughters face! but the whole show was a joy ,with a freshness to a story and songs which we know so well .


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Would do it again

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You will not be disappointed!!!

We had a fantastic time. I had high expectations and pleased to say they were met!!!


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Sensational

Took our 7 and 10 year old boys. The show burst into life and they had eyes glued with mouths open.


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a must see

We enjoyed the show alot. It is a must see specially for children


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very colourful and exciting

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Great

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Outstanding Production and Acting

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A classic show worth seeing

Loved the show. The costumes, choreography and chorus were fantastic. Some weaker singing from some of the leads was disappointing, but Rafiki completely stole the show - what an incredible performer!


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Amazing!!

Took my boyfriend as a surprise for his birthday and we both absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!! We also paid £15.00 per person for the Ambassador loung and would also reccomend this! The staff were lovely! Drinks a little pricey but I suppose that's expected!


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THE LION KING...♥️♥️♥️♥️

Amazing music! Fantastic story! Absolutely phenomenal and a MUST SEE FOR ONE AND ALL!!


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Absolutely brilliant

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Colourful and brilliant

Worth every cent on this play and would gladly do it again. Great music,acting and props. Wonderful for all ages.


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Just W O W....!!!

Absolutely amazing show. Highly recommend for all ages. Been several times over the years and it has had something slightly different incorporated in the show to bring it curent each time. Make sure you know how to get to the lyceum beforehand as it can be difficult to find.....


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Creative

This play is a piece of art


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Excellency pure!

It is a wonderful show with astonishing acting, costumes, music and singing. The scenography is as fantastic as the rest. All in all - do not miss the Lion King if you are London!


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Must see

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A must see!

FAB-UL-OUS


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Amazing! Would happily see it again.

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A masterpiece

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Amazing costumes, story a bit pantomime at times

Everyone sings the praises of The Lion King and for the right reasons. The costume and set design is truly breathtaking. The singers and dancers are all incredible. The story at times gets a bit pantomime which cheapens the story, and a few modern references takes you out of the Lion King bubble. All in all it's good, but I wouldn't rush back for a second helping.


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Amazing

We had grand circle tickets the view was great no restrictions at all as it was a lot of steps to this ,we were kindly taken up by the lift by a very pleasant young man as my husband had poorly knees and was using a stick .I would like to thank you all for such curtesy shown


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Brilliant - A must see!!!

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Fantastic family experience

Exceptional show Highly recommend to anyone visiting London


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Brilliant

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A must see!

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A must see

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The West End has a new Lion King

02 May 2016 in Casts

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.

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Review of The Lion King

07 Sep 2015 in Reviews

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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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 2082
  • Year built: 1834

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