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The Lion KIng

West End Reopening | Musical | Drama

Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London

Reopening Date

9th July, 2021

About the Show

Disney’s award-winning musical, The Lion King, is now running in its 21st year at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Set in the majestic plains of Africa comes the ever-inspiring story of a young cub and his journey towards becoming the King of The Pridelands.

Ever since its opening on Broadway in 1997 and West End in 1999, The Lion King Musical London has won multiple awards including the Tony Award for Best Musical. Director Julie Taymor has recreated the story for the West End stage brilliantly, making you reimagine theatre like never before.

Sing along to your all-time favorite songs like “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” and more, with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a score by Hans Zimmer.

The Lion King London has delighted audiences for over two decades and continues to be one of the best-selling shows at West End. Enjoy a theatre experience you will never forget with a stunning set and effects, colorful costumes, captivating music, and a stellar cast. Grab your tickets soon and don’t miss out!

The Story

Based on the beloved Walt Disney film from 1994 comes an enchanting tale filled with life, love, and inspiration. The Lion King musical London follows the story of young Simba and his journey from being a playful little cub to taking his rightful place as King. Waiting to follow his father Mufasa’s footsteps, Simba can’t wait for the day he gets to be King. His evil Uncle Scar, however, has other plans.

Scar has been coveting Mufasa’s role for the longest time and is enraged at the thought of Simba being King instead of him. Filled with anger, Scar devises an evil plan to take over the throne and the Pridelands.

Will he succeed? What will happen to Mufasa? Will Simba overcome all obstacles and take his rightful place as King? Find out as the musical takes you through an adventurous journey exploding with color, spectacular effects, and inspiring music.

The Lion King Musical London | Story | Cast | Timings | Reviews

Show Details

Show Details

Show Timings

Tue-Fri 7:30 PM
Sat 2:30 PM & 7.30 PM

2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 interval

Leading Roles
George Asprey as Scar
Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa
Brown Lindiwe Mkhize e as Rafiki Gary Jordan as Sazu
Nick Afoay as Simba

Book by
Tim Rice

Directed by
Julie Taymor

Music by
Elton John

Top Songs
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “Hakuna Matata”, and “Circle of Life”

Additional Information

Children aged under 3 will not be admitted. Recommended for ages 6 and above. All guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house lounge
Coat check

The Lyceum Theater has a seating capacity of 2100.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

The Lion King | Reviews West End London

“Kids will go wild for this majestic jungle musical”
Time Out London

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Lyceum Theatre, London

The Lyceum Theatre London, located on Wellington Street, first opened to the public on 14 July 1834. Known initially as 'Theatre Royal Lyceum and English Opera House,’ the first few years showcased the works of composer John Barnett including The Mountain Sylph in 1834. After many years of housing a variety of shows and events, Lyceum Theatre today is home to the beloved Lion King Musical London. Lyceum Theatre has also housed other famous musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma until it became home to The Lion King in 1999.

  • Reopening Date: 9th July 2021
  • Address: 21 Wellington Street, LondonS
  • Seating Capacity: 2100
  • Seating Chart: Check out the Lyceum Theatre London Seating Plan
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    Q: Is there a way to purchase London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
    A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.

    Q:What is the age limit for the Lion King London?
    A: The Lion King London is recommended for ages 6 and above. Please note that children aged under 3 will not be admitted.

    Q: What time should I arrive at the theatre?
    A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.

    Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
    A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.

    Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discount tickets for the Lion King London?
    A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.