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 colours, 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 fulfil 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 theatre 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.
Your e-tickets need to be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theatre.