The Lion King Tickets
Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 22 years.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre will redefine your expectations of theatre.
Based on the Disney animated film, The Lion King premiered on Broadway in 1997 and The Lion King London opened in October 1999, playing to packed houses ever since!
The Lion King Musical transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, 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.
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.
With music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, a musical score created by Hans Zimmer and choral arrangements by Lebo M, Disney's The Lion King London songs include I Just Can't Wait to Be King, The Circle of Life, Endless Night and Shadow Land.
Disney's The Lion King is our best-selling show and has delighted audiences of all ages for 22 years at London's Lyceum Theatre.
Book your tickets to The Lion King today!
"There is simply nothing else like it." New York Times
Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to the Lyceum Theatre
Age restrictionChildren under the age of 3 are not permitted.
Running time2hr 30 min (inc interval)
Performance dates10 August 2021 - 15 October 2023
ContentThe Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre contains smoke and fog effects as well as strobe lighting.
AccessFor wheelchair and access tickets to the Lyceum Theatre please call 0800 912 6972;
Venue InformationLyceum Theatre21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 10 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
'There is simply nothing else like it'
'You hope all nights at the theatre will be like this'
Upcoming Performance Times
- Thursday1 June 2023
- Friday2 June 2023
- Saturday3 June 2023
- Saturday3 June 2023
- Sunday4 June 2023
- Tuesday6 June 2023
- Wednesday7 June 2023
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News / Productions / Features
Top 5 theatre shows in London to see this half term
Half term in London gives you the ideal opportunity to de-stress and spend some much-needed time with your loved ones. Making memories is as easy as a trip to the theatre, from the majestic landscapes of the Pridelands to the enchanted fields of Oz, prepare for epic adventures with these family-friendly productions that are suitable for all ages. Torn about what to see? Look no further - here are the top 5 theatre shows to see in London this half term!
8 Feb, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
Top 5 The Lion King songs #StageySoundtrackSunday
Disney’s The Lion King is one of the most internationally beloved musicals and is a celebrated West End staple. The musical has been wowing audiences at London’s Lyceum Theatre for 22 years and boasts a widely known soundtrack. The Lion King has music by Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. There are 20 songs in the stage musical and we’ve narrowed down our top five for our #StageySoundtrackSunday
13 Mar, 2022 | By Jade Ali
Top 5 stagey love songs #StageySoundtrackSunday
It’s the month of love and Valentine’s Day is upon us! So, we’re listening to all our favourite musical theatre love songs, many of which you can hear live across the West End. Or you can listen to our Stagey Valentine’s Day playlist here. Check out below what are our top 5 stagey love songs and let us know on our social media channels what yours are.
13 Feb, 2022 | By Jade Ali
News / Features / Casting
Kayi Ushe will play Simba when London’s The Lion King reopens
A new king of the pride lands has been announced! Kayi Ushe will take on the lead role of Simba in the Disney’s The Lion King at the West End’s Lyceum Theatre. Ushe will be joined by new and returning cast members when the show returns at long last. London The Lion King tickets are now booking for the record-breaking musicals reopening! If you just can’t wait to see Kayi Ushe as Simba and the wonders of this iconic show, then book your theatre tickets now and secure your seats to a show you’ll never forget.
12 May, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Features
London’s The Lion King tickets are now back on sale!
It was recently announced by Disney that The Lion King would be reopening at the West End’s Lyceum Theatre with performances beginning 29 July 2021. The musical is a London landmark and has called the Lyceum home for over 20 years, having been seen by over 16 million people. The best-selling musical closed mid-March 2020 along with the rest of the West End and is set to resume this summer. Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King are now booking for its reopening.
31 Mar, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Features / Celebrities / Q & A
Beyoncé's Black is King now available to stream on Disney+!
The day has finally come for both The Lion King fans and Beyoncé fans alike. Queen Bee's highly anticipated concept album slash musical film, Black is King, has now been released on Disney Plus! Subscribers to the streaming service can now gain unlimited access to this tie-in album, which serves as a visual companion to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift and The Lion King 2019 live-action remake.
31 Jul, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
The Lion King's London home, the Lyceum Theatre, has been flooded
"This is the morning report." Last night (11 May 2020), the orchestra pit located in the basement of the Lyceum Theatre was flooded by about 12 feet (4 metres) in depth. The London Fire Brigade spent the whole night in Covent Garden trying to pump out the water. Home to Disney's The Lion King musical since 1999, the popular West End venue could have hardly "been prepared" for this.
12 May, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Q & A
Disney's The Lion King musical FAQ: Your guide to the 8th longest-running West End show
It's been running in the West End for 20 years now and counting. And although the Lyceum Theatre may be closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for tickets to see The Lion King is bound to be on the rise after the coronavirus falls. It's no secret that Disney films have the power to lift people's spirits and theatregoers will be flocking to Pride Rock again real soon for some much-needed cheer and merriment. In case you have not yet seen this theatrical gem, then there's no better time than now to start planning for your next London theatre experience. At the very least, you'll have something to look forward to once "this" is all over.
Here's everything you need to know about The Lion King in London's West End:
2 Apr, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
West End Live 2019 performance dates announced
The date is set for the West End's most popular summer event. Mark your calendars. This year, West End Live will take place on Saturday, 22 June and Sunday, 23 June 2019 at Trafalgar Square.
31 Jan, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Celebrities / Casting
Lion King veteran Gugwana Dlamini takes to stage as Rafiki in the West End, plus new trailer for upcoming remake of The Lion King
Gugwana Dlamini is back as Rafiki in the West End’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. The exciting change of cast has also been met with the release of the new trailer for the highly anticipated 2019 remake of Disney’s The Lion King, which stars Donald Glover as Simba and features the return of James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
The Lion King in London is currently booking at the Lyceum Theatre until 1 June 2019.
23 Nov, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels