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The Lion King on Broadway Tickets

Minskoff Theatre

Disney’s breath-taking musical brings the Serengeti to vivid and vibrant life, with unforgettable puppetry and score. Best for age 6+.

Since opening on Broadway in 1997, Julie Taymor’s spectacular adaptation of Disney’s award-winning movie The Lion King has been seen by over 90 million people worldwide, in productions from New York to Johannesburg. Set in the majestic Serengeti Plains and dancing to the beat of South African composer Lebo M, Disney’s The Lion King is a genre-defining piece of musical theater.

Taking inspiration from the beloved movie, The Lion King follows Simba, who will one day grow up to be King of the Pridelands. But after the death of his father Mufasa in a shocking act of betrayal, Simba is exiled from the pride and left to fend for himself. On his long journey back to assume his destiny, Simba meets new friends and allies, and must learn some hard lessons about what it really means to be a leader and a king.

Disney’s The Lion King is a real feast for the senses, with gorgeous colors, stunning effects and exhilarating music. Director Julie Taymor (M. Butterfly) collaborated with mask and puppet designer Michael Curry to create visually arresting spectacles of animals, surrounding audiences with elephants, lions and birds across the stage and auditorium.

The musical features a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, a team long associated with Disney Studios. It also includes the movie’s original songs by Elton John and Tim Rice. Classics including “Circle of Life” and “He Lives in You” are complemented by South African composer Lebo M’s moving new material.

A remarkable feat of theatrical collaboration with a moving story at its heart, Disney’s The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre is a unique and unforgettable theatrical experience.

Performance dates:
29 May 2024 - 05 Jan 2025
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission.
Age recommendation:

The Lion King on Broadway Reviews

99 Reviews
  • 5 Stars76%
  • 4 Stars15%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Stars0%

User Reviews


It’s amazing, i love it!

Performance date: 17 May 2024

Loved it more than I thought I would. Music was so good. Keep in mind, a lot of kids come to this show so if you aren’t able to tolerate kids (and some extremely rude adults) talking throughout the entire show or someone constantly kicking the back o Read more

Performance date: 10 December 2023

I had a good time. It’s a staple of Broadway for a reason. The opening number is one of the most magical moments of theatre I’ve had. But I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite of mine.

Performance date: 05 March 2024

Show Times

How Long is The Lion King Broadway?
The Lion King Broadway running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 1.00pm and finish at 3.30pm or start at 2.00pm and finish at 4.30pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 5.30pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 6.30pm and finish at 9.00pm or start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.30pm or start at 8.00pm and finish at 10.30pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are tickets for The Lion King Broadway?

Ticket prices currently start at about $129 and go up to around $450. Prices vary according to time of year, performance day and availability.

What are the most expensive tickets for The Lion King on Broadway?

Center Orchestra rows A-P are the most expensive in the venue, with prices as high as $451 over the popular Christmas period. These seats are really excellent for this musical, especially if you are lucky enough to be sitting on an aisle - expect some surprises from the animal kingdom! The exquisite puppetry, music and choreography are all a sight (and sound) to behold from here. Theatergoers who have sat in seats like E106 have used just one word to describe it: "incredible".

How can I get cheap tickets for The Lion King on Broadway?

Always try to book in advance for this show to ensure you have the best choice of seats and prices, and use SeatPlan's helpful user photos and reviews to help you decide where is best for your budget. When picking a date, flexibility is useful because weekdays are often up to 10% cheaper than weekends. The exception is Sunday evening when some seats might be slightly cheaper.

This venue is very big and there are lots of hidden gems. Whilst maximum immersion in the show is from the premium Orchestra seats, you can sit in the Left and Right Orchestra for less and still enjoy some surprises. We would highly recommend sitting in the cheapest seats at the sides or back of the Mezzanine, where the view from seat is sweeping and spectacular if you do not mind missing some details. A SeatPlan user in H127 rated it 5 stars, saying "perfect central view of the entire stage and the drummers on either side."

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