Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5
based on 4414 reviews

Lyceum Theatre

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Booking until: Sunday, 29 September 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:
Sunday, 29 September 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

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Recommended for:

Anyone
88%
Families
98%
Teenagers
90%
Couples
90%
Theatregoers
90%

based on 4414 reviews

Mindblowing

Well done.! Sets out if this world! If ny 17tr old could still love it you guys rock.


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Great for kids

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Spectacular costumes in a classical drama scented with humor

Lovely classical theatre. Creative costumes and scenery. It was impressive how the versatile scene was creatively changed to arouse different sentiments. However, it was too hot, at least where we were seated so don’t forget to bring water with you. Toilets were nice and clean.


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Very entertaining. A must see experience!

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Awesome!

Have seen this show a few times now and this time didn’t disappoint. We took children with us this time and they loved it too!


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Amazing. I was crying.

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Very well told , a must see . But bring your hanky.

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Great show

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Le meilleur spectacle que je n'ai jamais vu.

Un spectacle magnifique! Ce moment restera gravé dans mon esprit. Un des plus beaux spectacle de ma vie si ce n'est le meilleur. On en prend plein les yeux les oreilles ! Acting est extra les costumes tout simplement sublime. Enfin un cocktail juste explosif de bonheur.


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Lots of laughs brilliantly done.

Wanted to see the show when it was in Australia. Had the pleasure of seeing it at the Lyceum. Would recommend this show to anyone who loves a brilliantly entertaining show.


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Must see

I had heard many good reviews and had always wanted to see and it didn't disapoint.


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Great show!

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what did you do to the Lion King?

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Mind blowing

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Very colorful

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Emotional and brilliant

I had tears, goosebumps and laughter all the way through. Amazing


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Lively and lovely show

Expect queues at toilets but theatre is beautiful and the staff are very helpful and polite and look after the theatregoers very well - seats were great


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Great show for all ages

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It’s not really for kids even though it’s the lion king ? It was good but I was a little bored .


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Must see

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Must try

The show is amazing. It activates all of your senses and can really take you into the world of the history


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Outstanding!

An unforgettable experience.such vivid costumes,creative scenery,and artistic athleticism.oh,and comedy too!


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Wow

What a fantastic family show. Everything about it exceeded our expectations. The cast were amazing. Costumes stunning.


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Great show

I Love Musicals and it was overdue for me to see The Lion King! The performance was flawless. Though I had the feeling that some of the other theatre goers were more in a „Cinema“ Mode for the show- chatting during the performane, leaving all kind of trash behind.


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A wonderfull show.Although there was a lot off noice of little children and teenagersand disturbed the show.Mayby the days can be separeted wth or without children. But again ,the show was fabulous!!!

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A fabulous feast for the eyes and ears

The costumes were extremely creative and fabulous to see. Wasn’t sure how they were going to portray the stampede but they nailed it. The songs weren’t all the same as the Disney version but beautiful. The elephant and Pumba -WOW


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Absolutely fantastic!!

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Well known story with great production

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Creative and a must see!

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Fantastic, stunning, must see!

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Absolutely wonderful

A must see for all, we took my 79 year old mother, she was amazed at the skill of the performers. Truly spectacular, would see again.


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best show ive seen

this was an amazing show, feeling like it takes you away from reality! extremely well done and will definitely be going again


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Brilliant!

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Overall wonderfull!

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Love love loved it!!!!

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Wonderful experience!!!

Truly brought me to tears.


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Fantastic!

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Africa Comes Alive In London!

Really great show! So well done! Entertaining! Value for money! Why are you still sitting there ... book a ticket!


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A must see show

First time seeing a musical, and what a fantastic experience


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A must seen musical

I’ve seen lion king twice and I could watch it again love it


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amazing creative

it was amazing better then I thought, I'm not a disney fan and thought it was out of this world


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Magic

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Amazing

Amazing show!!!


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Incredible!

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Most creative shown I've seen

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A must see

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Brilliant

A must see, if only for the costumes. From the very start we were saying “wow” to the imaginative costume design. The music & singing couldn’t be faulted. Great show for anyone to enjoy. I had seen it before but took my 20 year old grandson this time, he rated it as highly as I did.


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looked the show the actors and music superb


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Absolutely amazing!

I loved the performance, thought it was amazing! The best Musical I have ever been to


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Fantastic from start to finish

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Must see show

An excellente show. With Really good actors. The costumes and scene was Awesome.


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What an amazing show.

Love this show, was absolutely brilliant, I laughed, cried, can't really say much more, I would definitely see it again. Has the best night. Thank you.


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Creative, excellent stage display

Did not understand the wording.


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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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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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  • 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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