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The Lion King Tickets

Roar with pride at the Disney musical and see the West End's circle of life.
Production shot of The Lion King in London, showing "The Lionesses Hunt" dance.
Production shot of The Lion King in London.
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About The Lion King

Witness the circle of life in Disney’s long-running and multi-award-winning musical in London’s West End at the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King tickets are available on London Theatre now.

The Lion King, a fascinating theatrical sensation

Adapted from the 1994 film, The Lion King is one of the most successful stage musicals in history. Director and designer Julie Taymor crafts a colourful, imaginative, and highly creative world that brings Africa's flora, fauna, and animals to life using clever puppetry set against a timeless score by Elton John and Tim Rice. The Lion King musical is unlike anything seen in musical theatre before and will redefine your expectations of what theatre can be.

What is The Lion King the Musical about?

The Lion King is about a young lion cub named Simba. He’s the prince and heir of Pride Rock. During the musical, Simba goes on a life-changing journey through the Pride Lands but must defeat Mufasa’s brother Scar who dreams of ascending to the throne. Can Simba face the world and roar louder than ever before?

What makes The Lion King musical an exceptional experience?

The Lion King is an incredible experience for the whole family. Over 200 puppets bring the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and the evocative rhythms of Africa to life, set against a timeless score by Elton John and Tim Rice, with beloved songs like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.”

The Lion King songs incorporate six different African languages: Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, and Congolese, into the lyrics. The first line of “Circle of Life” says, “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba”, translating to “There’s a lion, father”. Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer provide original songs for the musical.

In a five-star review on London Theatre, our critic raves:The Lion King is an outstanding creative and emotional musical and will no doubt remain the King of the West End for many years to come.”

Tickets to The Lion King in London are available now

Book your The Lion King tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

18th August, 2021

End date

30th March, 2025


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.

Production note
Please arrive 60-90 minutes prior to the event start time to aid with the safe movement of customers around the venue.
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39 Reviews | 8 Followers
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.



22 Reviews | 1 Followers
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.



30 Reviews | 1 Followers
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



12 Reviews | 0 Followers
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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Our Review

The Lion King Review

5 of 5
25 Jan 2022, 19:39
It's been fifteen years almost to the week that I first saw Disney's The Lion King in what was its first year in the West End. I don't think even Disney could have predicted that sixteen years later the show would still be London's most popular musical, selling out performances eight times a week and playing to packed crowds.Judging the show against the current climate of the West End, I worried some of the magic may have faded, but Julie Taymor's...

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


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


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.

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
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.

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

An iconic, innovative musical that will still take your breath away. This global hit is the most successful stage show in history. Using vibrant puppetry to bring to life the classic Disney film, Julie Taymor’s production was groundbreaking when it debuted and continues to be unlike anything else on the West End. Let yourself be transported, grab your tickets to The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre today.  

How long is The Lion King ?

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

Where is The Lion King playing?

The Lion King is playing at Lyceum Theatre. The theatre is located in 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ.

How much do tickets cost for The Lion King ?

Tickets for The Lion King start at £48.

What's the age requirement for The Lion King ?

The recommended age for The Lion King is 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 book tickets for The Lion King ?

Book tickets for The Lion King on London Theatre.

What are the songs in The Lion King?

The Lion King features the classic tunes from the movie with new songs written specifically for the stage adaptation. New songs, such as “Endless Night”, are intertwined with well-known songs like “The Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata.” Read our complete song guide to The Lion King.

Who wrote The Lion King?

The music was composed by Elton John, with lyrics by Tim Rice. Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi wrote the book for The Lion King stage musical.

Who directed The Lion King?

The Lion King on stage was directed by Julie Taymor. At the Tony Awards 1998, she won Best Direction of a Musical.

When did The Lion King open in the West End?

The Lion King opened at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End on 19 October 1999.

Is The Lion King appropriate for kids?

The Lion King is suitable for all audiences but is recommended for ages 6. Children under three will not be admitted.

Is The Lion King good?

The Lion King is a spectacular production that is an excellent time for the whole family. Read our five-star review of The Lion King.

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