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Format: 27 Mar 2017

The Lion King Tickets

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Booking Period

Show Opened

12th Oct 1999

Book from

28th Mar 2017 - 30th Sep 2017

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes

Age Restrictions

The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. 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.

What's it all about?

If you think the classic Disney film would be hard to top, think again. Even the magic of the movie can’t beat the buzz of The Lion King as it roars into life on stage.

From the moment The Lion King starts, you'll be spellbound, as a dazzling cast of colourfully costumed creatures troops right past your seat to the rousing strains of Elton John’s 'Circle of Life'.

It's the perfect introduction to a charming coming of age tale set in the cat-eat-cat world of the sweltering African Pride Lands. 

What's the story?

The Lion King is the story of Simba the lion cub and the famous Lion King songs are familiar to millions. But if you've managed to miss out 'til now, here’s a quick catch-up for you:

Simba is looking forward to becoming king of the pride but his scheming Uncle Scar has other plans. When tragedy strikes, the lion cub runs away believing himself to be an outcast. With Scar and the hyenas in charge, the once-proud Pride Lands fall into misery and neglect.

Can Simba face down his past with the help of friends Timon and Pumbaa? And will he ever return to his rightful place as King of the Pride Lands and restore the Circle of Life?

Who's in it?

The Lion King has been a jewel in the crown of hundreds of performers' careers since it premiered in 1997 amid an avalanche of Olivier and Tony Awards. 

The Lion King's riches are many and varied. But if its purely musical pleasures you're after, Grammy Legend Award-winner Sir Elton John's score and Tim Rice's lyrics will knock your paws off.

When the cast belts out classics like 'Hakuna Matata' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight?' you'll have to stop yourself from jumping out of your seat and joining them.

Who is The Lion King suitable for?

The story of Simba and his growing affection for childhood mate Nala may be the ‘mane’ attraction for some. But it's the show's astonishing puppetry that puts The Lion King in a league of its own.

Before you've stopped marvelling at the sight of 18ft giraffes grazing in the aisles and graceful gazelles galloping by, an awesome wildebeest stampede appears before your very eyes.

It isn't just kids who'll be entranced. You may be planning your trip to The Lion King as a treat for young cubs, but it's you who'll come out raving about the incredible skill of its peerless puppeteers.

How will I receive my tickets?

Tickets for The Lion King in London can be sent by Royal Mail post or delivered to your inbox with our new free Print-Your-Own Tickets service. Simply select your chosen delivery method at the Basket.

If you are booking for a performance within 5 days, or you live overseas, we are unable to deliver your tickets and so instead you will be given the option to pick your The Lion King tickets up from the theatre box office on the day of the performance.

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The Lion King reviews - staff

As soon as the opening chant of 'Circle of Life' rang out, I felt moved to tears. I was constantly in awe of the genius that went behind putting on the spectacle in front of me: the costumes, the graceful movements of the animals, and the staging of magnificent scenes you never thought could be converted from animation. It is a fantastic production that a lot of stage musicals should look up to! 


The Lion King is the only musical I've seen more than once, which says a lot as I often have a very short attention span. What got me is that it has strong appeal for people of all ages, from young children through to grandparents. It's a classic story, but it's the music and costumes which really put the show in a league of its own. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, with something for the whole family.


West End shows don’t come much more spectacular than The Lion King. There’s a mix of puppetry, visual illusion and clever physical movement to suggest the different animals of the African Pridelands. And there’s that great music by Elton John and Hans Zimmer – loads of evocative percussion, haunting vocal chanting and hummable tunes. It’s the ideal theatre trip for adults as well as kids with many comic references and visual gags that keep both more than happy.


It is definitely one of the most visual and moving shows I've seen in the West End. The story and music are fantastic, but the production really comes to life with the staging and costumes - the masks and puppetry are sensational.


The Lion King reviews - critics

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The Lion King reviews - most recent customers

My second viewing of this show - I enjoyed both. My 9 year old granddaughter and her father were also amazed and excited by the quality of the singing and dancing. A spectacular and successful birthday treat for a young girl!

Thoroughly enjoyed the show, thought it was brilliant, colourful and imaginative. Am looking forward very much to visiting London for another show. We booked a meal deal and were very pleased with the arrangement. Restaurant within easy walking distance of theatre; service very good. Want to say thanks for amending my online booking.

I absolutely loved it !! I was totally absorbed the whole way through, the costumes, the music, the comedy, the set, everything was stunning, I have to say as an avid theatre fan this was the best !! I would recommend this show to anyone young or old - fantastic !!

Absolutely amazing! Spectacular....Lyceum Theater is beautiful...staff very helpful and friendly. Costumes and puppet designers along with all the actors deserve an award!!! X

We saw the show first when it first came to London it was more organic and African then less comic. Nevertheless it was good fun yesterday and our grandsons loved it

A very entertaining show with good animation and singing would recommend it .

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Did You Know?

To give you some idea of what a colossal undertaking it was to bring this tremendous show to the stage, it took 17,000 hours to build all the puppets and masks involved, and 114 people are needed to prepare for each performance. But all this work has certainly been worth it because more than 50 million people in five continents have now seen the show.

And even top thesps are among its admirers. When Judi Dench attended the London premiere, she is said to have been moved to tears.

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Children over 3 will be admitted, but they must be able to sit in their own seat quietly throughout the performance. If they become restless, they may be asked to leave the auditorium.


1998 Tony Awards

Best Musical

Best Director of a Musical

Best Choreography

Best Scenic Design

Best Costume Design

Best Lighting Design


1998 Grammy Awards

Best Musical Show Album


1999 Laurence Olivier Awards

Best Choreography

Best Costume Design

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