Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
2100 people


The Lyceum Theatre dates back to 1834, but the current theatre opened in 1904. The 1904 renovation saw the auditorium almost completely rebuilt. After 25 years of presenting variety acts, Christmas pantomimes and a series of melodramas presented by the Melville Brothers, the building was closed in 1939 facing demolition.

Fortunately, it was rescued and reopened in 1951 as the Lyceum Ballroom, a Mecca Ballroom which saw many famous bands perform through the 1970s, including The Who, The Police, Led Zeppelin, U2, Bob Marley and the Wailers. It closed again in 1986 but was restored to theatrical use in 1996, including the addition of an orchestra pit.

Lyceum Theatre Seating Information

The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle. In the Stalls, the view of the stage is obstructed by the overhang of the Royal Circle from Row T onwards, but the Stalls generally offer a good view of the stage, with a rake from Row C.

In the Royal Circle, the view of the stage is slightly obstructed by the overhang of the Grand Circle from Row P onwards. The Royal Circle offers good views.

The Grand Circle is set very high in this theatre.

Where is The Lion King in London?

The Lion King is at the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King started its record-breaking run of performances at the Lyceum Theatre in 1999.

Seating plan

Map and travel info

Lyceum Theatre21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
Nearest tubeCovent Garden

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.

Located in Congestion Charge ZoneYes

Current and upcoming productions at Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King

18 August 2021 - 19 October 2024


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