Follow Simba's adventures in The Lion King musical at the Lyceum Theatre in London's West End. Find out more about the show below and how to book The Lion King tickets.
What is The Lion King Musical about?
The Lion King London theatre show tells the story of Simba, a fearless young lion cub prince, as he transforms from a brave young lion cub to the magnificent King of the Pridelands.
Follow the powerful story of betrayal, revenge and redemption and witness Scar’s sinister plot to seize the throne as he tries to kill both Simba and his father, Mufasa, so that he can become King. Fate intervenes and young Simba survives and flees the Kingdom as he is lead to believe he was responsible for his father’s death.
The pride soon begins to struggle without a real king to lead; will Simba become a hero and bring back prosperity to the struggling pride?
See the characters from the award-winning Disney film on stage with an incredible cast of actors and puppets, including full-size zebras, giraffes and lions!
Delight in the timeless classics of ‘Circle of Life’, Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ and more, composed by the legendary Elton John and Tim Rice, paired with musical arrangement by visionary composer Lebo M.
The much-loved musical stage adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King has been seen by more than 15 million people and is the West End’s sixth longest-running musical of all time.
Audiences continue to love this Disney classic, which has been running for more than 16 years in the West End. It's a must-see for any musical theatre fan.
The cast of The Lion King London theatre show and characters
The current cast of The Lion King London theatre production includes:
- Scar – George Asprey
- Mufasa - Shaun Escoffery
- Rafiki - Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele
- Zazu - Gary Jordan
- Timon - Jamie McGregor
- Pumbaa - Mark Roper
- Simba - Owen Chaponda
- Young Simba - Emrys Zeph Adamah, Xavier Joshua Beharry, Theo Querico and Carmelo Ivan Seruw-Pedroso
- Nala - Merryl Ansah
- Young Nala - Mia-Nicole Alexander, Divine Cole, Isabelle Dawodu and Amber Koduah-Hutchison
Please note that the cast and line-up are subject to change.
How to get The Lion King London tickets?
Book The Lion King tickets at the Lyceum Theatre online with Visit London. View a seating plan to pick where to sit and watch this incredible musical.
Ticket prices can be seen when viewing the seating map.
How long is The Lion King musical in London?
The Lion King musical at the Lyceum Theatre runs for two hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute interval.
It is recommended to arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes in advance of the show starting.
The show is booking up until June 2024.
What time is The Lion King musical evening show?
Evening performances of The Lion King usually take place at 7.30pm, from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Which days are there matinee performances of The Lion King show?
The Lion King matinees are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, usually at 2.30pm - although times may vary. Make sure to check your ticket in advance.
Where is The Lion King West End musical playing?
The Lion King is currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London, close to Covent Garden.
How to get there:
- Underground - the nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines)
- Bus - You can catch the following buses which stop nearby: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77A, 139, 176
- Cycling - Hire a Santander Cycles bike and head to the Lyceum Theatre. Wellington Street on the Strand is the nearest Santander Cycles dock.
Is there an age restriction?
The Lion King is recommended for anyone aged six and over.
Children must sit in their own seats throughout the performance, and children under the age of three and babies in arms are not permitted.
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