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The Lion King

(466 Reviews)

Why Watch The Lion King

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre.

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colors, stunning effects, and enchanting music.

At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

The Story

The Lion King tells the story of a young lion, Simba, and his coming of age. Growing up as the jungle prince, Simba idolized his father Mufasa - one of the greatest rulers the African Pride Lands has ever seen - and is preparing to be next in line. However, a family tragedy causes Simba to flee from his kingdom and go into exile instead.

Years later, Simba realizes the truth and finally makes his way home. Follow Simba’s journey as he returns home to fulfill his true destiny as the true King of the Pride Lands.

Good for

Fans of theatrical performances | Fans of musicals

Critics Reviews

“As fresh and soul-stirring as ever”
– Daily Telegraph

“You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this!”
– Daily Mail

Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Tue - Sat 7:30 PM Wed, Sat & Sun 2:30 PM

Leading Roles
George Asprey as Scar
Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa
Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki
Gary Jordan as Zazu
Nick Afoa as Simba

Director
Julie Taymor

Music
Elton John

Top Songs
“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” , “Hakuna Matata” , “Circle of Life” , “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” & “Be Prepared”

Additional Info

Duration
2 hours and 30 mins, with 1 intermission

Audience
Suitable for ages 6 and up. Kids under 3 are not allowed in the theatre.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Lyceum Theatre has a seating capacity of 2,100. Find the seating plan here.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

You will receive an email with your The Lion King voucher. No need to print. Please carry a valid Photo Id for identification.

When ordering tickets, please provide the full name of the person who will collect the tickets.

Customer reviews

Overall rating
4.9 / 5

based on 466 reviews

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