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

The Lion King tickets from £42.00

Tickets from £42.00

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 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: 23 Aug 2019
Booking until: 28 Feb 2020

Next available performances

Friday 23 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 24 Aug 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 25 Aug 20192:30pm--
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 20192:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 29 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Friday 30 Aug 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street
London, WC2E 7RQ

1216 Reviews Add review

It is incredible to see how the animals come to life. I had goosebumps all through the show. Such a strong beginning and the momentum... More

melaniac 3 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 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Its success is entirely deserved. Taymor’s genius with the design and characterisation lifts what is essentially a series of cliches... More

michaels33 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This was my third visit, and it never fails to impress. From the top of the show, I’m in complete awe by the set and talent of the... More

Will98 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I enjoyed the show very much, having seen it many years ago. It was my children’s first time though. My 24 yr old did mention one thing... More

martyne1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Everyone should see Lion King at one point in their life. Throughout the show, I, an adult, shed tears at the beauty of the show many... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 95 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I have seen this show a few times and enjoy it more every time. Magical show for all ages. Acting and set both excellently done

Queenie 5'2, 72 reviews, 41 helpful votes

Finally got to see this! Will add my positive review as it was awesome! Amazing music, costumes, narratology and choreography- would... More

vickiedmunds 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Quite simply a spectacular show. Great staging and acting. George Asprey who played Scar was standout.

gerrardkane 5ft7in, 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes