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Simba looks at the camera with distinctive African head piece and red cape with the Lion King logo beside him.

See Disney's The Lion King

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award winning musical The Lion King will redefine your expectations of the theatre.

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.

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 the King of the Pridelands.

Booking until September 2018


Performance Information

The Lion King running time is 2 hours 30 minutes which includes one interval.

The show is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends The Lion King for ages 6 and up. Parents/guardians may be asked to remove persistently noisy or rowdy children.

Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. 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.



Reviews for The Lion King

Lion King's Rafiki stretches out a hand, holding her stick, whilst gazelles leap past
You hope all nights at the theatre will be like this' - The quote from the Daily Mail about the Lion King in London at the Lyceum
Mufasa and Scar face off on the Lyceum Theatre stage in the Lion King live production
A wonderful, wonderful musical.' - The quote from the Sunday Times about the Lion King in London at the Lyceum Theatre
Nala prowls the Lyceum Theatre stage as the Lionesses look on in the Lion King show in London
There is simply nothing else like it' - The quote from the New York Times about Lyceum Theatre's Lion King

Behind the Scenes at the Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King theatre cast invites you backstage to discover all the breath-taking videos from behind-the-scenes. See how they bring the sounds of the Serengeti to life, or watch the cast at their weekly dance class. Learn how the intricate costumes and beautiful masks are created and maintained.

Watch The Lion King trailer now

Bringing the sounds of the Serengeti to life