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The Lion King
The Lion King Tickets

The Lion King Tickets

19 Oct 1999 -

The Lion King Information

The Lion King is at the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King tickets are available on London Theatre now.

Walt Disney's long-running and multi-award winning The Lion King continues to delight audiences in London's West End. After opening on Broadway in 1997, the show has gone on to be the most successful piece of entertainment in history, mounting numerous world-wide productions including the original London production at the Lyceum Theatre in the heart of the West End.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King musical is unlike anything ever before seen in musical theatre, and will redefine your expectations of what theatre can be. Director and designer Julie Taymor crafts a colourful, imaginative and highly creative world that brings the flora, fauna and animals of Africa to live, set against a timeless score by Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.

Thousands continue to pack the Lyceum Theatre every week with *The Lion King* tickets to celebrate and revel in the majestic storytelling that transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

The Lion King's running time at the Lyceum Theatre is currently 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Lion King is recommended for audiences aged 8 and over. 

Tickets to The Lion King are available now. Book your The Lion King tickets on London Theatre today.

Pre Visit Requirements (ATG)


We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Proof of vaccine and/or test

You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.

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When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Song List

The song list for the London production includes:

  • "Circle of Life"
  • "Grasslands Chant"
  • "The Lioness Hunt"
  • "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"
  • "They Live in You", "Be Prepared"
  • "The Stampede"
  • "Rafiki Mourns"
  • "Hakuna Matata"
  • "One by One"
  • "The Madness of King Scar"
  • "Shadowland"
  • "Endless Night"
  • "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
  • "He Lives in You (Reprise)"
  • "Simba Confronts Scar"
  • "King of Pride Rock/Circle of Life (Reprise)"

Based on the hit 1994 Walt Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King musical is set in the African Pridelands and tells the coming of age story of lion cub Simba. Introduced to the animal kingdom as the heir to Pride Rock by his father Mufasa, Simba's birth has unsettled his Uncle Scar who finds himself relegated down the line of succession, and he plots along with his hyenas to kill both Mufasa and Simba in order for him to become King.

As Simba grows up and begins to test the boundaries, Mufasa teaches him about the circle of life and their place within the ecosystem. Tricked by Scar, Simba watches helplessly as his father is killed in a stampede. He is persuaded that the accident is his fault, and to run away leaving his friends and family behind. As Scar becomes King of Pride Rock, Simba grows up in the jungle, but his past soon catches up with him and he's finally forced to face his destiny.

Opening date

October 19th, 1999


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Booking until

October 2nd, 2022


Lyceum Theatre



Cast and creative

By: Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Songs by: Elton John and Tim Rice. Additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer.
Director: Julie Taymor
Producer: Walt Disney Theatrical productions under the direction of Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher.
Cast list: Kayi Ushe, George Asprey, Phil Adèle, David Blake, Janique Charles, Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele, Shaun Escoffery, Gary Jordan, Jamie McGregor, Melone M’Kenzy, Mark Roper, Etian A Almeida, Thanduxolo Booi, Gesztenye Botos, Gabriel Brasilio, Donna Clovis, Reece Darlington-Delaire, Azola Dlamini, Kuan Frye, Kevin Fullinck, Shak Gabbidon-Williams, Sandile Gontsana, Ryesha Higgs, Du-Wayne Hinds, Candice Holdford, Angela Marie Hurst, Garry Lake, Duane Lamonte, Tramaine Lamy, Lamoi Leon, Jane Carla Leynes, Deja Linton, Francisco Lins, Stephanie Lo, Jonathan Lutwyche, Nonhlanhla Makhathini, Sadia McEwen, Kearabetswe Mogotsi, Mkhize Phumlane Jones, Keitumetse Molea, Nosipho Nkonqa, Poselesto Sejosingoe-Madela, Mlungsi Shabalala, Kristof Skhosana, Luciano Santos Souza, Shannon Taiwo, Barnaby Thompson and Taela Yeomans-Brown.
Design: Richard Hudson
Lighting: Donald Holder
Costume: Julie Taymor
Choreography: Garth Fagan
Other info: Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.

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