The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre tickets
The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre tickets

The Lion King tickets from £41.25

Tickets from £41.25


Based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning 1994 animated film the story is brought to life on stage by Julie Taymor with stunning animal puppetry and breathtaking scenic design that evokes the animals and landscapes of the African Savannah. Since first opening in London in 1999, The Lion King has been one of the hottest West End tickets and a must see for all.

The shows story, loosely inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, takes place within a group of lions where young cub, Simba, is due to succeed his father, Mufasa, as king of Pride Rock. In a nasty turn of events, Simba’s evil uncle Scar, with designs on power, murders Mufasa and leads Simba to believe it was his fault. Subsequently Simba flees the Kingdom never to return. It will take his old friends, lioness Nala, baboon Rafiki, the charming double act of Timon the meerkat and Pumba the warthog, to help Simba gather the strength he needs to return to Pride Rock take on Scar and restore order to the animal kingdom.

The musical includes all of the original music from the film and also some new material. The films score was famously written by Elton John with lyrics by Time Rice and includes the catchy classics “The Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to be King,” “ Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” with additional music by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M.

It would be hard to imagine Disney surpassing the success of their animated classic but the musical has given it a run for its money having been seen across the globe where it continues to play and becoming the highest grossing Broadway show of all time. The show was Awarded with an impressive six Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway and has been a West End staple since 1999.

Julie Taymor brought her experience of working on opera and with puppetry to the staging of The Lion King to create a unique and visually arresting experience for the audience. The costumes also designed by Taymor bring to life the lions, birds, giraffes and even an elephant.

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Recommended for

The Lion King is perfect for a whole family outing, with adults and children alike guaranteed to be charmed by the beautiful aesthetic and well-known score. This is also a great show for those who haven’t ventured to the theatre before!

Age Recommendations: Recommended 6+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 24 Sep 1999
Press night: 19 Oct 1999
Booking from: 12 Dec 2018
Booking until: 01 Jun 2019

Next available performances

Thursday 13 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Friday 14 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 15 Dec 20182:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 16 Dec 20182:30pm--
Tuesday 18 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 19 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 20 Dec 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street
London, WC2E 7RQ

796 Reviews Add review

I won’t explain the story in great detail as it is well known but it is basically a family drama about loss and redemption but thi... More

braintree 155cm, 59 reviews, 5 helpful votes

It was really spectacular and unforgettable! It was a great experience we will remember forever. I've dreamed to see this musical ... More

kiaranota 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The Lion King film is my all time favourite film that I have loved since I first ever watched it. The stage version shed a new lig... More

cloeblock 5"6, 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show was absolutely gorgeous. The creators, set designers and costume designers are actual geniuses. Sitting in the stalls me... More

mwestlake96 5"7, 5 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I found myself really disappointed in it which was heartbreaking. The younger actors playing Simba and Nala were pretty bad, which... More

shouldstudymore 5"9, 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It’s disappointing to say, I left feeling underwhelmed when leaving the show. Even whilst watching it. Don’t get me wrong; the sho... More

taryllbaker 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The whole show is just spectacular and encompasses the Disney spirit from the first second. Its a family show that would entertain... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 5 helpful votes

I expected a lot from the show since the tickets were very expensive and the reviews and promotions were good however, it was tota... More

scytheangel 5"7, 12 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I didn't think that the show was bad by any means, it just wasn't as good as I was expecting. I have heard so many good things abo... More

jameshawkins 5 reviews, 2 helpful votes