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The Lion King in London: Tickets

“The Lion King,” originally a 1997 Disney movie, is the fable of Simba, a young orphan lion who is also the prince of an African Savannah. Simba must take his father's place on the throne while also dealing with his loss.

The dazzling stage adaptation features unforgettable puppets, costumes and sets, as well as Sir Elton John’s original score. Witness songs such as “Hakuna Matata” and Oscar-winning “Can you feel the love tonight?” and other elements that have made “The Lion King” musical a six-time Tony winner.

You will find below all you need to know about the "The Lion King" musical, one of the most enchanting shows in London.

What is “The Lion King” musical about?

"The Lion King" follows Simba, a lion cub, and his journey to becoming king of Africa’s Serengeti Pridelands. His uncle Scar has desired to seize the throne and killed Simba's father Mufasa. Knowing that his own life is in peril, Simba flees his kingdom.

During his time away from the Pridelands, he gains wisdom through his experiences and new friends. Prepared to replace his father as king, Simba finally returns to his native land to confront Scar and assumes his role as king.

How much do “The Lion King” musical tickets in London cost?

Tickets for the musical “The Lion King” in London cost from £30 to around £200 per person, depending on the location of seats, date and time. Discounted seats are in the stall boxes and in the rear of the Royal Circle, while premium seats are near the front and center of each section.

What theater in London is “The Lion King” musical playing at, and how do I get there?

“The Lion King '' is performed at the 250-year-old Lyceum Theater, located at 21 Wellington Street in London. You can reach the theater by taking a taxi, rideshare or the subway.  Covent Garden, Temple or Charing Cross subway stops are less than 10-minute walks from the Lyceum Theater.

In addition, there are convenient bus stops along Strand and Aldwych Street that simplify your travel to the Lyceum Theater.

What is the seating map for “The Lion King” musical in London?

The Lyceum Theater is arranged into three sections — the stalls, the Royal Circle and the Grand Circle. There are 28 rows in the stalls that are divided into five sections to make for optimal views.

The Royal circle is made up of two sections with 14 rows, and the grand circle has three sections with 12 rows. There are wheelchair-friendly seats available as well.

What are “The Lion King” performance schedules in London?

There are eight performances of “The Lion King” per week, with no performances on Mondays. Matinee performances are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM. Evening performances take place on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM.

Lyceum Theater offers services to assist people with disabilities, as well as “assisted performances”  for patrons with visual or hearing impairments. Check Lyceum Theater’s website for dates and services for assisted performances.

How long is “The Lion King” musical?

“The Lion King” musical is 2.5 hours with a brief intermission.

In what language is “The Lion King” musical performed?

“The Lion King” is performed in English.

“The Lion King” musical is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 are not allowed in the theater, and it is up to parents’ discretion whether their children aged 4 and 5 should attend.

What is the dress code to see “The Lion King” musical in London?

The Lyceum Theater recommends wearing smart casual clothes to see “The Lion King” musical. Although there is no official dress code, it’s better to avoid jeans, sneakers and casual attire.

What is the cancellation policy for “The Lion King” musical?

Tickets for “The Lion King” musical are non-refundable in general, but there are some tour companies that offer free cancellation up to 24 hours before the performance.

What other musicals are playing in London?

Travel tips

  • A photo ID and a mobile device to access your e-tickets are required to enter.
  • You may want to bring binoculars if your seats are at the ends of rows or far from the stage.
  • Wear a sweater or jacket in case of chilly indoor temperatures in the summer due to air conditioning.
  • Carry cash or a credit card for any additional purchases.
  • Don’t forget to silence your phones during the performance!