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The Lion King - West End

Starting at £32.50

Disney's award-winning musical THE LION KING is now in its 15th year at London's Lyceum Theatre and is on its first tour of the UK. Julie Taymor's reimagining of Disney's beloved animated film is a theatrical event you will never forget.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

Julie Taymor, one of the world's most innovative directors, brought a vast array of disciplines to THE LION KING, including extensive experience staging epic theatre and opera productions, exploring classic myths through ritualised puppetry, mask, and movement. THE LION KING was the first musical she directed in the commercial theatre, and Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award for 'Best Director of a Musical'.

This acclaimed production has been seen by over 70 million people around the world, and in addition to the two UK productions can currently be seen in New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Sydney and on tour across North America and Japan.


Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Tuesdays: 7:30pm

Wednesdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Thursdays: 7:30pm

Fridays: 7:30pm

Saturdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Sundays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Lyceum Theatre

(London, )
(Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand
Theater Map


by Stage Tube - July 24, 2021
Learn more about the production, watch the video, and find out how to purchase tickets when the show returns to the West End this week!
by Stephi Wild - July 23, 2021
This comes after several other West End productions have had to be put on pause, including Hairspray which has halted performances, The Prince of Egypt, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella.
by Stephi Wild - January 16, 2020
The Walt Disney Company UK today announced that Nick Afoa will be joining the touring production of THE LION KING from 30 April. Afoa is currently starring in the role in London's West End, where he has performed as Simba for three years after making his stage debut in the Australian production of THE LION KING in 2013.
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 21, 2019
The Lion King celebrated 20 years in London's West End on Saturday, October 19. Legendary South African composer Lebo M treated the audience to an incredible extra performance featuring the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Check out highlights below!
by Julie Musbach - October 21, 2019
The Lion King celebrated 20 years in London's West End on Saturday, October 19. Legendary South African composer Lebo M treated the audience to an incredible extra performance featuring the Drakensberg Boys Choir.
by Stage Tube - October 19, 2019
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE LION KING in London, commuters at King's Cross Underground Station have been able to experience the show up-close, with surprise performances, costumes, masks and puppets from the show on display, giveaways, and more!
by Jonathan Marshall - October 16, 2019
This October marks the 20th anniversary of The Lion King at London's Lyceum Theatre. Premiering way back in 1999, the show has entertained over 16 million people and remains the West End's bestselling stage production and the sixth-longest-running West End musical of all time. To celebrate the show's roaring success (pardon the pun), BroadwayWorld spoke with George Asprey, who plays Scar, about being the villain and why he feels the show is still so well loved after all these years.
by Stephi Wild - September 5, 2019
On 19 October, Disney's THE LION KING celebrates 20 years in the West End, cementing its place in theatrical history as one of the most successful and beloved stage musicals of all time.
by Stage Tube - June 12, 2019
If anyone knows what it takes to be a Lioness, it's the cast of Disney's landmark musical THE LION KING!
by Marianka Swain - November 5, 2018
South African actress Gugwana Dlamini has a long history with Disney's The Lion King, from the original animated movie through to performances in the stage show around the world. She discusses returning to the show's West End home at the Lyceum Theatre, where she stars as Rafiki.
by Stephi Wild - October 5, 2018
Disney's hit West End musical THE LION KING has today announced that it will hold a dedicated Relaxed Performance on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 1:30pm. Tickets are now on sale.
by The Marriage Matinee - September 16, 2018
It seems impossible to improve upon a classic, but the touring company of THE LION KING has managed just that. It has shown that classics become so for a reason, and they can still take on new life in the hands of a talented director and cast.
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018
West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of The Lion King took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2017
Janique Charles has joined the cast of Disney's The Lion King in the West End as Nala! Originally from Trinidad and Tobego, this is Janique's West End debut in a principal role. To celebrate their newest Nala, Disney had a photoshoot, with clothes from African brand mille collines, with Janique resulting in these gorgeous pictures, seen below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 5, 2017
In celebration of London Pride 2017, which takes place Saturday 24 June- Sunday 9 July, 60 members of London Gay Men's Chorus joined the London cast of Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. The two companies came together for the first time to sing the iconic hit from the production, Elton John's 'Circle of Life.' Watch footage of their collaboration below!
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2017
The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place over the weekend, and BroadwayWorld has more photos featuring the cast of THE LION KING performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below!
by Stage Tube - June 25, 2017
The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 comes to a close today. Watch The Lion King help kick off day two with their performance below!