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

The Lion King tickets from £35.50

Tickets from £35.50

About the show

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 Tim 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: 10 Dec 2019
Booking until: 30 May 2020

Next available performances

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 11 Dec 20192:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 12 Dec 2019--7:30pm
Friday 13 Dec 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 14 Dec 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 15 Dec 20192:30pm--
Tuesday 17 Dec 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street
London, WC2E 7RQ

1399 Reviews Add review

The show was amazing and captured the pride lands of Africa very well! The lighting and set is very clever and the sweeping score being... More

joethemusician 181cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show is amazing (if you happen to have Nick Afoa as Simba his vocals are amazing!) The whole show start to finish is just like... More

deborahchilde 44 reviews, 8 helpful votes

Utterly beautiful! I was sobbing all the way through. Beautiful music and singing. The movement of the actors told the story so well... More

sophieann98 5”6, 11 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was the most amazing show. The puppetry, music, singing and acting was all superb from start to finish. I was caught between... More

carac1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The whole scale and spectacle of it was fantastic, and the cast were brilliant, especially Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki, and the glorious... More

bencartwright 6"2, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As a person who loves Disney I did really enjoy this musical however it isn’t something that I'd go and see a second time and I usually... More

becks2001 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Spectacular! Breathtaking costumes, vibrant, amazing choreography, every cast member gives their all. Good story. Fun!

rachelgreene 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Excellent show, amazing adaptation of the Disney classic! A must see for anyone who loved the original (or recent remake), and a great... More

edwoz 5'10", 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of the best shows I have ever seen. Great effects, lighting, actors and beautiful theatre. Music is fantastic. You will definitely... More

kajetank 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes