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The Lion King in New York City: Tickets

Absorb yourself in the story of a young lion who fights for his place as king of Africa’s Pridelands with “The Lion King” musical tickets in New York.

The stage adaptation of the 1997 Disney movie “The Lion King” is a six-time Tony-winning musical that will dazzle your senses.

You will find below all you need to know about the "Lion King" tickets, one of the most enchanting Broadway shows in New York City.

What is the musical about?

Loosely based on Hamlet, “The Lion King”  is the story of young Simba and his struggles to become king of Africa’s Serengeti Pridelands. Simba’s treacherous Uncle Scar kills Simba’s father, Mufasa, in hopes of taking over the throne.

Knowing that he’s standing in Scar’s way, Simba escapes to safety. During his time away from the Pridelands, Simba prepares to replace his father as king. Ready to battle Scar, Simba returns to his native land to assume his role as king.

“The Lion King” showcases unforgettable puppets, costumes and sets, as well as Sir Elton John’s movie score. Experience songs such as “Hakuna Matata” and Oscar-winning “Can you feel the love tonight?” and other elements that show why “The Lion King” is one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway.

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets for the musical “The Lion King” cost from US$85 to around US$150 per person, depending on the location of seats, date and time.

Tickets in the higher price range are for seats in the front orchestra, front stall seats and upper tier of the mezzanine. Seats with reduced visibility are available for lower prices.

What theater in New York City is “The Lion King” musical playing at and how do I get there?

“The Lion King'' is playing at the Minskoff Theater, located inside the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. Taxis and rideshares are convenient in New York City, and you can reach the theater easily by subway or bus.

If you choose to travel by public transportation, the closest subway stop to the theater is Times Square station, a 3-minute walk. The nearby 42nd Street bus terminal is a 4-minute walk to the Minskoff.

How is the seating map for “The Lion King” musical in New York City?

The Minskoff Theater has 1,710 seats and is arranged into two sections, the orchestra and  the mezzanine. Within those sections are the stalls and different tiers.

Both the orchestra and the mezzanine are divided into five sections. The orchestra’s sections have 35 rows with around 1,100 seats, and the mezzanine contains 11 rows with around 60 seats.

What are “The Lion King” performance schedules in New York City?

There are eight performances of “The Lion King” in New York City per week. There is a matinee performance on Saturdays at 2 PM, as well as an evening performance at 8 PM. Evening performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are at 7 PM.

There are additional evening performances on Fridays at 8 PM and Sundays at 6:30 PM. There are no performances on Monday.

How long is the musical?

“The Lion King” musical is 2.5 hours long with one intermission.

In what language is the musical performed in?

“The Lion King” in New York City is performed in English.

“The Lion King” musical is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 2 are not allowed in the theater, and it is up to parents’ discretion whether their children aged 3 to 5 should attend.

What is the dress code to see “The Lion King” musical in New York City?

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

What is the cancellation policy?

Tickets for “The Lion King” musical are non-refundable in general. Some ticketing companies offer free cancellation up to 24 hours before the performance, so read the cancellation details on the individual ticketing company’s website.

What other musicals are playing in New York City?

You may find below the most famous Broadway shows in NYC:

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 credit card for any additional purchases.
  • Don’t forget to silence your phones during the performance!