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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.



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 King of the Pridelands.



**Please note:** there is a wall present between Stalls seats Z17-23 and ZA15-23 



**Pre Visit Requirements (ATG)**

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**Mask**



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**Proof of vaccine and/or test**



You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.



**Health check**



When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.



**Covid safety**



This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.



This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Running Time:

2 hours 45 minutes

Schedule:

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


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by Stephi Wild - June 6, 2022
The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Manchester Theatres have announced on sale dates for a seven week extension of the musical THE LION KING, opening at the Palace Theatre later this year.
by Stephi Wild - December 14, 2021
Performances of the West End production of The Lion King have been cancelled today and tomorrow (December 14 and 15) due to COVID-19 cases within the company.
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!

The Lion King Frequently Asked Questions

How long has The Lion King been running on Broadway?
The Lion King opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Tuesday Aug 10, 2021 and has now been running for 1 year.

What other productions of The Lion King have their been?
The Lion King has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2002, Chicago which opened in 2003 and West End which opened in 2021.

What other awards has The Lion King been nominated for?
Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Richard Hudson, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Garth Fagan, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Tim Rice, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Elton John , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael CurryOutstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson and Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What other awards has The Lion King won?
Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Richard Hudson, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Garth Fagan, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Tim Rice, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Elton John , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai and Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Curry Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What theatre is The Lion King playing on Broadway?
The Lion King is playing at the Lyceum Theatre, which is located at (Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand London.

What productions of The Lion King have their been?
The Lion King has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2002, Chicago which opened in 2003 and West End which opened in 2021.

What awards has The Lion King been nominated for?
Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Richard Hudson, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Garth Fagan, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Tim Rice, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Elton John , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael CurryOutstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson and Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What awards has The Lion King won?
Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Julie Taymor, Best Lighting Designer (Olivier Awards) for Donald Holder, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Richard Hudson, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Garth Fagan, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Tim Rice, Radisson Edwardian Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Elton John , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Garth Fagan, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Holder, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Robert Elhai and Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for David Metzger Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Fowler Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Julie Taymor Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Curry Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard Hudson Outstanding Sound Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola.

What songs are in The Lion King and what's the order?
Circle of Life
Grasslands Chant
The Morning Report
The Lioness Hunt
I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Chow Down
They Live in You
Be Prepared
The Stampede
Rafiki Mourns
Hakuna Matata
One by One
The Madness of King Scar
Shadowland
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Endless Night
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Simba Confronts Scar
King of Pride Rock

What is the order of songs in The Lion King and what's the order?
Circle of Life
Grasslands Chant
The Morning Report
The Lioness Hunt
I Just Can't Wait to Be King
Chow Down
They Live in You
Be Prepared
The Stampede
Rafiki Mourns
Hakuna Matata
One by One
The Madness of King Scar
Shadowland
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Endless Night
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Simba Confronts Scar
King of Pride Rock

What productions of The Lion King have there been?
The Lion King has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2002, Chicago which opened in 2003 and West End which opened in 2021.