Disney's The Lion King tickets

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Disney's The Lion King

If you’re looking for the best shows in London, it doesn’t get much better than tickets to see The Lion King…

What is The Lion King musical about?

Disney’s The Lion King musical is based on the animated film of the same name. Featuring the much-loved characters of the original film, The Lion King theatre show brings the magic of the movie to the West End stage. 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. With incredible puppetry, breath-taking theatrical effects and an enchanting score by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M, Disney’s The Lion King in London will carry you to the heart of the African Serengeti.


The Lion King London Awards & Critical Acclaim

Having thrilled audiences for nearly 30 years, The Lion King London remains one of the top-selling and most successful shows in West End theatre history. Beyond London, more than 110 million people have purchased Lion King tickets globally. Opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King earned 11 Tony Award-nominations, winning six. Following on from this success, when The Lion King London opened in 1999, the show won two Olivier Awards, including a win for Best Costume Design.

What have critics had to say about The Lion King West End show?
‘Nothing prepares you for the sheer impact of The Lion King's opening sequence’ Time Out
‘There is simply nothing else like it’ New York Times
‘This deeply felt celebration of life feels as fresh and soul-stirring as ever’ The Daily Telegraph

It’s no wonder The Lion King theatre tickets are still so popular after nearly 30 years – book yours today!

Access Information

For information on accessibility please call 0800 912 6971.

Cancellation Policy

All Lion King tickets are non-refundable. If you would like refund protection, we recommend that you purchase TicketPlan Refund Protection when booking your tickets. Terms and conditions apply.


Please note the producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist. The schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holidays, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

The Lion King London cast

Simba – Owen Chaponda
Mufasa – Shaun Escoffery
Scar – George Asprey
Nala – Merryl Ansah
Rafiki – Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele
Zazu – Gary Jordan
Timon – Jamie McGregor
Pumbaa – Mark Roper
Shenzi – Rhiane Drummond
Banzai – Jorell Coiffic-Kamall
Ed – Mark Tatham
Young Simba – Emrys Zeph Adamah / Rio Idame Danquah / Kobe Warmington / Carmelo Ivan Seruw Pedroso
Young Nala – Divine Cole / Amber Koduah-Hutchison / Ocean Monilal / Sahara Sandy


2h 30m including interval


All your questions on The Lion King London – answered.


What is The Lion King about?

The Lion King musical is based on the classic 1994 Disney film and tells the story of Simba, a young lion cub who is destined to become King of Pride Rock. Along his journey to becoming King, Simba experiences loss and betrayal, which he must overcome if he wants to become the great leader that his father, Mufasa, once was. This critically acclaimed reimagining of Disney's beloved film will redefine your expectation of theatre.


What is Lion King West End runtime?

The Lion King musical London has a run time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval.


Which theatre does The Lion King play in?

The Lyceum Theatre has been home to The Lion King London show since it opened in 1999. After almost 3 decades, The Lion King West End remains one of London’s most popular theatre shows.


How do I get to The Lion King theatre?

The Lyceum Theatre is a short walk from Covent Garden station, which is on the Piccadilly Line.

If travelling to The Lion King theatre by bus – Savoy Street (Stop U), Lancaster Place (Stop T), and Aldwych Drury Lane (Stop S) are all within a 2-5 minutes walk.


What is the recommended age for Lion King tickets?

The Lion King is recommended for ages 6+. Children 2 and under will not be able to attend. Children under 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to an adult.


Are Lion King tickets suitable for children?

Lion King theatre tickets are the perfect treat for children, especially those aged 6 and up. Please note that children under 3 are not permitted in the theatre. All guests, regardless of age, must have their own ticket.


How do you get tickets to see The Lion King?

The Lion King tickets London are easy to book – get yours in just a few quick clicks with our hassle-free booking flow.

- Choose the best seats using our interactive seat map
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How much are Lion King tickets London?

If you’re looking for cheap Lion King tickets, prices typically start at around £45. If you want to experience the breath-taking magic of the puppetry up close, stalls tickets range from £60 to £120, with front row seats available from around £95.


Who are the characters in The Lion King musical London?

The Lion King theatre show includes all the much-loved characters from the original animated film. Expect to see Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Timon & Pumbaa, Zazu, Rafiki and, one of Disney’s most famous villains, Scar.


What songs are in The Lion King London?

The Lion King musical features the iconic songs from the 1994 Disney film, including I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, The Circle of Life, Can You Feel The Love Tonight and, of course, Hakuna Matata. The original creative team from the film, alongside Mark Mancina, also wrote and produced two new songs for The Lion King theatre show, titled Shadowlands and Endless Night.


Who wrote The Lion King musical?

The book for The Lion King theatre show was written by Roger Allers, who has worked on many Disney projects over the years, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. The music is much the same as the soundtrack of the animated film, which was conceived by Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M and Hans Zimmer. The Lion King musical also includes new songs that were not featured in the film, though they were written and produced by the original team, as well as Mark Mancina.


Who directed The Lion King show?

The Lion King musical was directed by Julie Taymor. After opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King stage show was nominated for an incredible 11 Tony Awards, including the Best Direction and Best Costume Design, both of which were won by Julie Taymor.


Is The Lion King musical good?

As one of the most popular musicals in London, The Lion King West End show is simply unmissable. Featuring more than 230 puppets, visionary director Julie Taymor’s acclaimed production explodes with glorious colours stunning effects and enchanting music.

‘It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination’ Evening Standard

Good To Know

Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.
Children under 3 will not be permitted.
Please arrive 60-90 minutes before the performance time to allow safe movement of customers around the venue.

How Does It Work

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Lion King London group bookings

For groups of 10 or more, please fill out an enquiry form here. Group rates are strictly subject to availability.

Suitable For Children

Please note: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. 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

Venue Info

Lyceum Theatre, London

When Can I Go

Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm

Guests must be seated no later than 5 minutes prior to show start time.

Where Do I Go

Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
By tube: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)
By bus: Aldwych Drury Lane (Stop S), Lancaster Place (Stop T), Savoy Street (Stop U)

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