The Lion King
Julie Taymor’s spectacular adaptation of Disney’s award-winning film uses masks and puppetry to create pure theatrical magic.
Why Watch 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.
Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colors, 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.
The Lion King tells the story of a young lion, Simba, and his coming of age. Growing up as the jungle prince, Simba idolized his father Mufasa - one of the greatest rulers the African Pride Lands has ever seen - and is preparing to be next in line. However, a family tragedy causes Simba to flee from his kingdom and go into exile instead.
Years later, Simba realizes the truth and finally makes his way home. Follow Simba’s journey as he returns home to fulfill his true destiny as the true King of the Pride Lands.
Fans of theatrical performances | Fans of musicals
"The most exciting, most inventive, most moving theater that has ever come to Broadway."
"There is simply nothing else like it."
– The New York Times
Know Before You Go
Suitable for age 4 and above. No entry for children below age 4
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,621 in total. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
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 the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.
We were a large family that went for this musical during the holidays. Trust me it was good for all ages.
I surprised my father with this musical for his birthday! He was teary-eyed because lion king was the first animated movie he ever saw
This was my first musical and i presume it is going to be my favourite for years to come.
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The Minskoff Theatre, 200 W 45th Street, New York