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The Lion King Tickets

Production shot of The Lion King in London, showing "The Lionesses Hunt" dance.
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About The Lion King

See the circle of life at The Lion King in the West End. Join Simba as he becomes King of the Pride Lands. Get London Theatre Week tickets to The Lion King on Box Office today.

The Disney film bursts into life on stage, thanks to an array of kaleidoscopic costumes and over 200 puppets collectively bringing the animal kingdom to life. The film's everlasting magic continues to the musical, and London Theatre praised director Julie Taymor’s concepts as “some of the most innovative, impressive and breath-taking to ever be seen on stage.”

All the popular Lion King songs remain too, including Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and “I Just Can’t Wait to be King.” Add in Richard Hudson and Donald Holder’s evocative designs, including a starry display of Mufasa in the night sky, and the end result is a timeless musical that continues to enchant audiences of all ages.

Set in the Serengeti plains, the adventurous musical follows Simba’s roaring journey from lion cub to ruler. While making friends on his adventures, Simba must avoid his evil uncle Scar, and do all it takes to ascend to the throne.

See a daring musical that’s full of heart and hope. Feel the love tonight with tickets to The Lion King on Box Office.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

18th August, 2021

End date

30th March, 2025

Categories

Musicals, Family / Kid-friendly, West End, Award winners, Adventure, Drama

Age

Ages 6+. Children under 3 are not permitted to enter the theatre. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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HollyB

HollyB

39 Reviews | 8 Followers
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Magical, Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if The Lion King is my favorite show! It’s incredibly entertaining with wonderful music, and amazing costumes! It’s great for people all ages!

Don’t see it if There’s no reason why you shouldn’t see it.

RumpledPumpkin

RumpledPumpkin

22 Reviews | 1 Followers
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Great singing, Must see, Masterful, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you love the film, if you enjoy good music and if you’re an animal lover - the puppets and costumes are amazing (sit in the stalls!).

Don’t see it if you don’t like the Lion King film or its soundtrack.

KristiMalin

KristiMalin

30 Reviews | 1 Followers
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Must see, Epic, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like the lion king and music

Don’t see it if If you have no imagination

Anita.T

Anita.T

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Nostalgic, Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Delightful

See it if a family favourite. you can't not have a good time singing a long to a childhood movie!

Don’t see it if you're not ready to see Mufasa die all over again!

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Important information

Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.

Guests must be seated no later than 5 minutes prior to show start time.

The Lion King cast and creative team

By: Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Songs by: Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer
Director: Julie Taymor
Choreography: Garth Fagan
Producer: Walt Disney Theatrical productions under the direction of Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher
Cast list: Owen Chaponda (as Simba), Merryl Ansah (as Nala), George Asprey (as Scar), Jorell Coiffic-Kamall (as Banzai), Rhiane Drummond (as Shenzi), Shaun Escoffery (as Mufasa), Gary Jordan (as Zazu), Jamie McGregor (as Timon), Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele (as Rafiki), Mark Roper (as Pumbaa), Mark Tatham (as Ed), Emrys Zeph Adamah, Rio Odame Danquah, Carmelo Ivan Seruw-Pedroso, Kobe Warmington (alternating as Young Simba), Divine Cole, Amber Koduah-Hutchison, Ocean Monilal, Sahara Sandy (alternating as Young Nala)
Design: Richard Hudson
Costume: Julie Taymor
Lighting: Donald Holder
Sound: Steve Canyon Kennedy Other info: Mask and puppet design by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry, hair and makeup design by Michael Ward, music supervision by Clement Ishmael, orchestrations by David Metzger

Venue

Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2E 7RQ

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Strand) 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 91, 139, 176, 341; (Aldwych) RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243
Night bus numbers: (Strand) 139, 176, 341, N9, N15, N21, N44, N76, N9; (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, 243, N1, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (10mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street/Wellington Street and follow the road 200 metres. The theatre is on your right.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday2:30 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is The Lion King about?

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.

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.

What is the length of The Lion King?

The Lion King is 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Where is The Lion King?

Lyceum Theatre.

What's the price for The Lion King tickets?

The price for tickets to The Lion King starts at £47.

How old do children need to be to see The Lion King?

Ages 6+. Children under 3 are not permitted to enter the theatre. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

How do you buy tickets for The Lion King?

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