Disneys The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King Tickets

Lyceum Theatre, London
Booking to 15 October 2023
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Disney’s The Lion King – the most spectacular West End musical

As the sun rises on the plains of the Serengeti, watch in awe as giraffes, gazelles and birds bring the story of Simba to life in a spectacle unlike any other. Now in its 22nd year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, this acclaimed reimagining of Disney’s beloved film will redefine your expectation of theatre.

Using magical puppetry, costumes and sets, a dazzling world is brought to life in one of the most imaginative and beautiful musicals to ever be staged. Featuring Oscar winning music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, Disney’s The Lion King is not to be missed.

The show has won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and has also won more than 70 major awards including a NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, an Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

Disney’s The Lion King tickets are booking until 15 October 2023 at the Lyceum Theatre, London.

What's the story of 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 will redefine your expectations of theatre.

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.

Who is in the cast of Disney's The Lion King?

Disney’s The Lion King stars Yeukayi Ushe as adult Simba, with Janique Charles as adult Nala.

Joining them are George Asprey as Scar, David Blake as Banzai, Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele as Rafiki, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Gary Jordan as Zazu, Jamie McGregor as Timon, Melone M’Kenzy as Shenzi and Mark Roper as Pumbaa. 

Who are the creative team of Disney's The Lion King?

Disney’s The Lion King features music by Sir Elton John, and lyrics by Sir Tim Rice. Additional musical material is by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, is written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The book has been adapted by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi.

The Lion King is directed by Julie Taymor.

Other members of the creative team include Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Julie Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as co-producer.

Reviews of Disney's The Lion King

"A roaring success" - Evening Standard
"As fresh and soul-stirring as ever" - Daily Telegraph
"There is simply nothing else like it" - The New York Times
"You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this!" - Daily Mail
★★★★  Average review score

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 15 October 2023
Age restrictions
Recommended for children aged 7 and over. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Important Notes

Age restrictions: 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.

Strobe lighting is used during the performance

There is a wall present between Stalls seats Z17-23 and ZA15-23

Venue Information

Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77A, 91, 139, 176

Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London

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