Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 5110 reviews
  • Booking from: Friday, 1 January 2021
    Booking until: Sunday, 3 October 2021
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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 from: Friday, 1 January 2021
    Booking until: Sunday, 3 October 2021
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

Friday 1st Jan 2021 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Saturday 2nd Jan 2021 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Saturday 2nd Jan 2021 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Sunday 3rd Jan 2021 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Tuesday 5th Jan 2021 7:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast
Wednesday 6th Jan 2021 2:30pm

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King Cast

The Lion King reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 5110 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
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Recommended for:

Anyone (87%)
Families (98%)
Teenagers (90%)
Couples (90%)
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Latest customer reviews
Sarah
Outstanding!

This is the second time I have seen this show. My daughter took me the first time, and now I have taken my partner. The second time was as exciting as the first and still sent shivers up my spine and still made me cry!

Reviewed on 20 March 2020 by , St Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom

alistair
Superb! better than I expected.

Reviewed on 16 March 2020 by , Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom

Julie
Fabulous

Reviewed on 16 March 2020 by , Sunbury, Australia

Ria
A breathtaking spectacle

Reviewed on 15 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Abigail

Unfortunately we had to cancel our b flight due to corona virus. Was looking forward for it

Reviewed on 15 March 2020 by , Attard, Malta

Thomas
Must see ! Not to be missed!

Not to be missed, loved every minute of it.

Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by , Porth, United Kingdom

Jeanette
Grandchildren loved it

I saw this show 20 years ago with my daughter who was10. We loved it so decided to take her children who are 10, 9 and 5. They all really enjoyed it. The 5 year old was on the edge of her seat for most of the performance and they all laughed through the show. Would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Reviewed on 12 March 2020 by , Norwich, United Kingdom

Hayley
Must see

This show was fantastic, so cleverly done, costumes were amazing!

Reviewed on 12 March 2020 by , Langley, United Kingdom

Denise
Amazing

I was in awe from start to finish. It was beautiful.

Reviewed on 11 March 2020 by , Exeter, United Kingdom

eran

Very sorry to say that I could not be at the show due to canceled flights from Israel. Your response was cold as ice and no help or consideration was given. Money paid is not refunded or given as credit for use in a time in the future.

Reviewed on 10 March 2020 by , Nof Hagalil, Israel

Yuki
amazing

Reviewed on 09 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Ronda
Amazing

Great venue, amazing costumes, music and puppetry, absolute theatre.

Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Panayiotis
Beautifully setup

Seeing this show for 3 time and my wife for the 1st time and was amazing. The stage,light, costumesand actors we amazing and stead the emotions. I would recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed on 06 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

donna louise
fab best i seen in a long time

Reviewed on 06 March 2020 by , Can Pastilla, Spain

Mohammed
Amazing show!!!

Reviewed on 02 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Daniel
great recreation of one of my favourite story’s

The bar prices are ridiculously overpriced (I guess in all theatres are the same).I was a bit in shock when they gave me the bill. Audience is paying already premium prices for this kind of shows!

Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Patricia
A show that beautifully describes Africa

Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by , Veraz-chevry, France

juan manuel
Amazing show, want to see one more time!

Love it

Reviewed on 28 February 2020 by , Telde, Spain

Nancy
Definitely a must see

Three generations of our family watched the show today and everyone loved it. Amazing puppets, the actors moving like the animals they represented.

Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by , Ely, United Kingdom

May Lene
Fantastic

Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by , Tranby, Norway

Malcolm
Must see

Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by , Highbridge, United Kingdom

Marylou
Worth every penny from Malta

Amazing adaptation of an amazing story. I could never have believed the actors could convince me they were animals, but they did. I didn't want it to end. And the voices of the main singers were outstanding! Worth every penny, we came all the way from Malta just for the show! Will definitely recommend it!

Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by , Sliema, Malta

Sabrina
Absolutely fantastic!

Amazing show! The costumes were outstanding! Plenty of room to sit and put coats etc. My six year old son was glued to the whole thing and thought it was wonderful. Music great and storyline is just amazing with a few added extras for entertainment. Definitely would recommend for anyone. A classic professional show.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by , Hogsthorpe, United Kingdom

Hope L
Amazing!

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by , Baldwin, United States Of America

Neslihan
Poussin

Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by , Zaventem, Belgium

Skúli
Great show

Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by , Reykjavík, Iceland

James
Creative

Fantastic show would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

Luisa
Wonderful experience!

Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by , Kings Langley, United Kingdom

Beomsoo
Was lovely factastic show ever.

Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by , Gwangju, Korea (republic Of)

Pauline
Fantastic evening.

Reviewed on 18 February 2020 by , Paris, France

Katie
Fabulouse

loved it

Reviewed on 17 February 2020 by , Thatcham, United Kingdom

ines
Definitely a must see

Reviewed on 17 February 2020 by , Cisisello Balsamo, Italy

Roopita
Unique experience!

Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by , Quinzano D'oglio, Italy

Firmino
Excellent

My Daughter and I first Time in a theatre, it was beyond my imagination. We loved it so much. Thank you 😊 we loved Avery minute.

Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by , Londin, United Kingdom

Joao
Wonderful

Reviewed on 14 February 2020 by , Alpiarça, Portugal

Jamie
Amazing!

Amazing casting at the moment, very clear diction with very creative expression from all the actors. Brilliantly adapted from the Disney animation to be brought to stage. The scenery and the costumes really make you feel part of the performance as an audience member! The physicality from all the performers to be able to portray the characters and animals that they are. Such amazing set design whom the set designers deserve so much credit for bringing the performance to life.

Reviewed on 13 February 2020 by , Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Luke
Absolute must see!

Reviewed on 12 February 2020 by , Teddington, United Kingdom

Christina
Impressive

The director and all the people made the show did an amazing job. The representation of the animals on the stage was amazing. We were impressed.

Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

mary
Fab stage family show

The costumes,lighting,music,story,could not fault a single thing about it,the tickets were a gift for my partners special birthday and he loved it,thanks

Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Richard
Fabulous West End Experience

Reviewed on 05 February 2020 by , Santiago, Chile

Valentina
Magic

Reviewed on 04 February 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

NORA
It must be seen!

It is a really excellent show, with outstanding coreography, performances, escenographies,costumes,lighting and music. The actors and dancers did an increíble job. The hyenas, giraffes, rhino, elephant, the gazelle machine, Pumbaa and Timon were extraordinary. Simba and Nala, as children, were exceptional. The main characters' voices and interpretations were excelent. To sum up, it is show to be seen! Congratulations also to the orchestra and musicians!

Reviewed on 30 January 2020 by , Cap. Federal, Argentina

Nicole
Superbe

Out of this world

Reviewed on 30 January 2020 by , Seraing, Belgium

Robert
Outstanding show

Such a great show the costumes were unreal the actors were amazing and funny sooo enjoyable

Reviewed on 26 January 2020 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Georg
Perfect for my first Musical

Great for people who are seeing their first musical like me. It was definitely worth it and for sure not my last time in the theater.

Reviewed on 23 January 2020 by , Engerwitzdorf, Austria

James
Excellent

Reviewed on 22 January 2020 by , Mosta, Malta

Pedro
Great Lion

Reviewed on 21 January 2020 by , Torres Vedras, Portugal

Dean
Amazing, but should be accessible to all

Absolutely amazing show, I laughed, I cried and felt like a kid again! My only issue is the price of the tickets, I really wish everyone could come and see this amazing show, but sadly the price will stop people, which is a massive shame!

Reviewed on 20 January 2020 by , Cobham, United Kingdom

Michael
Unreal

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by , Waterford, Ireland

Suzanne
So enjoyable - thoroughly enjoyable

Fantastic music - great dancing - colourful costumes

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by , Maldon, United Kingdom

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

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