The Lion King

To book tickets over the phone call the Lyceum Theatre box office on 0844 871 3000. Calls cost 7p per min, plus your phone company’s access charge.

Day seats

Magical Mondays offers you the chance to purchase seats for participating Disney Shows for £29.50. Every Monday at noon, a number of tickets for that week’s performances will be available for £29.50, through the Disney Tickets website. These tickets sell quickly – we recommend logging in early. Find out more on the Disney Tickets website.

Is there a minimum age requirement to attend the show?

We recommend The Lion King for ages 6+. Children under the age of 3 (including babies in arms) will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.


Does the performance have any special effects?

The Lion King contains theatrical smoke and fog effects as well as strobe lighting during parts of the show.

Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. It follows the powerful story of Simba as he journeys from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

Now in its 24th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, visionary director Julie Taymor’s acclaimed reimagining of Disney’s beloved film will redefine your expectation of theatre.


    It requires 50 cast members plus an additional 100 people backstage to make each performance happen.


    There are more than 232 puppets in the show, including rod puppets, shadow puppets and full-sized puppets.


    It took director Julie Taymor and her team 37,000 hours to build the original puppets and masks.



    More than 110 million people have experienced the show worldwide.

Location and Time

Lyceum Theatre

Currently booking to Sun 2 Jun 2024
21 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7RQ, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Tue – Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
Sun at 14:30
Age guidance: 6+
For group bookings of 10 or more:
Or call 020 7206 1174


Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

We recommend you arrive at least 60 minutes before the performance start time to pass through security checks and find your seats.



The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.

Accesibility and accessible performances

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are specially adapted to be accessible to a wide range of audiences such as those with autism, those with a learning disability or anyone with a sensory predisposition, with extra trained staff on hand and dedicated quiet areas inside the theatre should anyone need to leave their seat.

View our visual story ahead of your visit to The Lion King’s Relaxed Performance.
View our sensory synopsis ahead of your visit.

London, Lyceum Theatre
30 June 2024, 1:30pm

This performance will incorporate a qualified theatre sign BSL interpreter and audio description.

Captioned Performances

Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text that provides deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people with access to live performances.

London, Lyceum Theatre
27 February 2024, 7:30pm

Signed Performances

Throughout the performance, a qualified theatre sign interpreter stands on the left of the stage and uses sign language to relay music and words to deaf and hearing impaired patrons, all of whom are seated within easy viewing distance of both the stage and interpreter.

London, Lyceum Theatre
14 March 2024, 7:30pm

Audio Described Performances

Audio description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production, delivered as a performance unfolds, through a discreet headset.

London, Lyceum Theatre
5 March 2024, 7:30pm