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

The Lion King tickets from £39.00

Tickets from £39.00

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 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: 20 Oct 2019
Booking until: 30 May 2020

Next available performances

Sunday 20 Oct 20193:00pm--
Tuesday 22 Oct 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 23 Oct 20192:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 24 Oct 2019--7:30pm
Friday 25 Oct 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 26 Oct 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 27 Oct 20192:30pm--

Location and map

Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street
London, WC2E 7RQ

1351 Reviews Add review

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, 20 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

The show was outstanding and exceeded my expectations. It is now my favourite London musical I have seen. The whole choreography was... More

clairem27 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely fantastic. We were aisle seats and the performers walk by. The costumes were unbelievable. The opening scene brought tears... More

lindaa8 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Great show with some minor let downs. Set design was fantastic. The voices were amazing, the change to adulthood was done brilliantly.... More

liumjones 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Spellbinding for young children - ours are 6yrs and 8yrs old and both could manage the length of the production and loved it.

pamelaf5 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was amazing, the costumes, the dancing the singing the music. The whole performance gets an absolute 5star

sophiab 1 review, 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