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The Lion King - the multi-award winning musical
You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this!
It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination

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Booking from
Sunday, 1 August 2021

Booking until
Sunday, 11 February 2024

Performance Times

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The Lion King

In 1999 The Lion King, already a hit, took to the stage at the Lyceum. In autumn 2014 it was named the 'most successful production of all time'. The Lion King has generated more than £3.8 billion pounds in ticket sales and over 75 million of us have seen and adored it so far. So what's the world's favourite ever musical about?

The action is set against the beautiful Serengeti Plains of Africa. The colours are glorious, the costumes are breathtakingly intricate, the puppetry is extraordinary... and the show tunes, written by Sir Elton John, are quite simply inspirational. You'll love the heart-warming story of little Simba the lion cub, who can't wait to become the king of the pride. But his nasty Uncle Scar has other plans and when tragedy strikes Simba, certain he's unwanted, runs away. Without him the Pride, led by the evil Scar and his hyena henchmen, soon begins to suffer.

An epic journey follows. Will Simba's loyal friends Timon and Pumbaa be able to help put the past behind him? Will he ever become king, heal the great Pride Lands and restore the magic of the circle of life? You'll have to come and see. No matter what your age, tastes or inclinations it'll put a huge smile on your face.

Audience Latest Reviews

Reviews Summary based on 6039 reviews

What to expect








Young Couples:

Technical issues
There was technical issues and the show was cut short. But enjoyed it.
Naresh, 31 May 2023
awe-inspiring productions, animals brought to life on stage
Absolutely mind blowing, loved every minute
Pratima, 30 May 2023
Loin King show
What a spectacular show, especially the start. Very colourful. The volume of the speakers could be increased.
Ken, 28 May 2023
Amazing costumes definitely a show to see
From start to finish this show did not disappoint. Although seated in the grand circle row C we still had a very enjoyable time. Yes there were scenes that would’ve been so much better if in the stalls near the front, but for what we paid I have absolutely no regrets.
Alison, 21 May 2023
I think its gone downhill
I've seen the Lion King 4 times and absolutely loved it.This time we were surrounded by European students who were disruptive throughout the show, talking and moving around. I also felt the costumes and puppets weren't as elaborate or impressive as I've seen them before, nor the entrances from the auditorium. Even the singing didn't seem as loud or as strong this time. Bit disappointed for the first time after 4 exemplary shows so far.
Alison, 11 May 2023
Must see
Great show
EMMA, 09 May 2023
Entertainment at it's best. Colourful, humorous, codtumes are fantastic. Particularily loved the Giraffes.
maria, 09 May 2023
Very good
The animation and music were amazing, the content of the dialogue was possibly a little stilted.
Susan, 07 May 2023
Feast for the eyes
Fabulous show, costumes are amazing as is the puppetry. Great show for adults and children alike..there was a technical failure at the start of the show so they gad to restart 10 min later otherwise it was perfect
Jennifer, 06 May 2023
Must see, incredible props!
Everything was perfect but the stage presence of all the actors and props was truly marvellous! Fantastic all round
James, 03 May 2023
We had a blast
I took my friends from the country side with their 2 daughters and we all had a blast. The show is amazing
Yannick, 26 Apr 2023
Helt överväldigad - GÅ OCH SE DENNA. Nästan 3 timmar då man satt och verkligen njöt av allt. Enda nackdelen att man inte fick fota och ha minnen hem. MAGISK
Yvette, 25 Apr 2023
Amazing from start to finish
Superb in all respects
David, 22 Apr 2023
Wonderful experience and so glad I went
Wonderful show. The only negative was some noisy people at the end of the row talking throughout and trying to take photos.
Tracy, 20 Apr 2023
The show was fantastic but the sound was very low. We couldn't hear a lot of the words and people constantly talked in the royal circle for both acts.
Aoife, 20 Apr 2023
Amazing costumes
If you get the stall seats you have the performers pass by you and to the stage which is very fun
Molly, 20 Apr 2023
Breathtaking, although sound not always great from the stalls
I bsolutely loved the show. Everyone in the theatre seemed to love it too. The audience was clapping no end! The only reason for one less star is that from the right Side stalls, quite close to the stage, the sound was not very good. I could not make out Scar’s words when he was singing me the music was loud, s if the music was louder than his voice and Lao the sound was a bit too tinny for my liking. I expected more in that department, but overall, very pleased to have seen it and would recommend going!
Eirini, 19 Apr 2023
Such a spectacle. The costumes and sets were fabulous and so creative. Even though we were high up in the grand circle we had a fabulous view.
kate, 17 Apr 2023
A must see
Absolutely wonderful
William, 15 Apr 2023
Surprising creative
If you know the story than it's very clear, language is not a problem for children some minor explanation is sufficient.
Jan, 13 Apr 2023
Very good show
Show very very good, stage was brilliant and cast very good. Only negative I would say was the price of Drink , 1 beer and 1 glass of Wine £20:80p . An absolute disgrace, I bought a drink before show not knowning price. I didn’t not get one at interval due to these rip off prices
Stephen, 13 Apr 2023
Excellent a must see
Overall production was excellent. Couldn’t recommend highly enough
Sarah, 01 Apr 2023
It was a marvel from the very beginning. Excellent evening of entertainment. Would recommend it to anyone.
Ian, 30 Mar 2023
Absolutely amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this show. My wife and I were blown away by the way it played out and the characters were so good.
mark, 19 Mar 2023
Heartwarming visually sensational
I have wanted to take my 8 year old since I first saw this production 20 years ago. The prices for a matinee were unaffordable so we went for an evening performance purchased throw London Theatre week. The theatre was too warm and my son fell asleep after the interval. A real shame. It's a great show but please make the matinée affordable.
Michelle, 19 Mar 2023
A must see
Excellent!! Highly recommend!
Edith, 16 Mar 2023
Amazing show
This was an amazing show. I know some people compare the show now with ones from the past, saying the acting, singing etc was better then - maybe, but it still was a great night, costumes are brilliant. We had a bit of technical issues just before the end of the show, but it took them only 2 minutes to sort it out. One thing that could be improved is the theatre’s bathroom situation, as the long queue to women’s bathroom made me use the entire interval break just for that.
Celina, 15 Mar 2023
Great show
Antra, 09 Mar 2023
Timeless classic.
Fabulous show that never disappoints..
Andrew, 05 Mar 2023
An amazing exciting and lovely show
I liked the show because it felt so real and exiting and everyone should experience something like this.The actors were amazing and I just loved it 😍
Linda, 04 Mar 2023
Boring and poor story line
I heard such good things about this show and was disappointed. The costumes were poorly worn, a few parts of them came off during the show. Only two lion king songs from the movie played and it felt very slow. Lots of people around got irritable too as they got bored. Wouldn’t recommend to be honest, very upsetting after reading such great reviews
Ruby, 01 Mar 2023
Le spectacle est magnifique. L accueil au théâtre est chaleureux. On se place seul. Les sièges sont assez étroits et il faisait très chaud. Mais les points vraiment négatifs étaient nos voisins qui ont mangé non stop avec des bruits de sacs plastique. Pourquoi est il autorisé de manger ? A la sortie il y avait des détritus partout au sol dans certaines rangées. Mais le spectacle était grandiose nous avons passé une excellente soirée.
Valérie, 01 Mar 2023
Must see show, but
An amazing show, a must-see in London. Amazing costumes, great direction, true to the story! Definitely recommended. On the downside, we did the Sunday 2h30 session and it noisier than expected (probably because of kids). Also, the sound in Royal Circle was not good, very low, in instances you could hear more people chewing. Hopefully the night show is better.
Alex, 26 Feb 2023
Absolutely outstanding
From start to finish it didn’t disappoint just a shame 2 people on row in front couldn’t stick to the rules and kept taking photos 😢 causing the Stewart’s to come over which causes disruption.
Tina, 22 Feb 2023
It was amazing! The music, the acting, the costumes, it was outstanding!
Stephanie, 22 Feb 2023
Amazing show -we loved it !!
This is a brilliant show for all ages ! Music , costumes , lighting , actors were all amazing . Everyone must see this …
Natalie, 20 Feb 2023
Absolutely Brilliant
We saw the show when it first came out years ago and loved it then. We loved it even more the second time around. The young Lion was great and a shame he could not take a bow at the end but he must have a great career ahead of him. The whole cast were amazing.
Jennifer, 15 Feb 2023
Lion king Feb 2023
I have never been to a musical show before and Lion King did not disappoint. Everything about the show was amazing. Would definitely recommend x
Sharon, 12 Feb 2023
Fantastic. Special shout out the the girl who plays the cheetah
Andrew, 12 Feb 2023
A Phenomenal Show
I have just left the Lyceum Theatre after a phenomenal evening watching the Lion King! The costumes and the set are incredible and the effort put into these becalmed amazing because of the acting and the dancing. The cast is so energetic and give 100% every minute of the show. The powerful singing was fantastic. Well done to the two children who both gave amazing performances. Brilliant seats and a respectful audience made it all the better. What a night!
Hilda, 10 Feb 2023
From start to finish it was fantastic. Amazing cast and production, will recommend to everyone and will definitely watch again!
Amy, 10 Feb 2023
The story built at a steady rate until the arrival of Pumba and Timon in the jungle. After that it took on a new level and was truly captivating and entertaining. The impact of the costumes, colours and choreography was breathtaking.
Anne-Marie, 07 Feb 2023
Such a really impressive show!
This show was absolutely stunning. Such amazing actors, dancers, costumes, lights, music... literally everything was absolutely perfect! very very well worth the ticket price!
Stefania, 30 Jan 2023
A must see! Great day out for the family
Do not hesitate. Second time going to see the lion king!
Angela, 28 Jan 2023
Great feel good show with good acting, singing, costumes & set
Loved the show. We had brilliant seats and were really close to the actors, costumes and set. Great singing and acting. Nothing to fault.
Paul, 23 Jan 2023
I saw this play over 15 years ago. Back then had some wow effect. I was disappointed it hasnt been refreshed. A little girl sitting behind us summarised it very well when she turn to her mum and said… “I’m bored”. Too long as well…
Carolina, 15 Jan 2023
Amazing show!
The show was absolutely amazing! We will remember it for long time, it was best show ever! Thank you so much for that magical experience!
Monika, 15 Jan 2023
Second time - still amazing!
Ayelet, 07 Jan 2023
Fantastic scenery, great voices!
Really a fantastic start with scenery and costumes! The music and voices were great!
Lotta, 28 Dec 2022
Superb visually, with brilliant performances. Full of energy and fun. Memorable!
Jane, 22 Dec 2022
If you choose to see one show it is this one ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Just incredible / never seen something so spectacular . The costume , decoration , lights, Wahou
estelle, 22 Dec 2022
Fantastic beginning . Emotional and certainly captured the feeling of Africa. Did not feel the second half was as spectaculara as those first opening scenes .
Prisca, 22 Dec 2022
Colorful and entertaining
Wasn’t worth $150. The singing was great, the songs not so much. I was kinda disappointed in a couple songs that were changed that I was looking forward to hearing. Production was pretty good, costumes were good. My “wow” moment was the killing scene of mufasa. It was executed well.
Renee, 10 Dec 2022
Good show
Very enjoyable but a little overpriced
Gary, 09 Dec 2022
Best show ever
Wonderful production, as fresh as ever even after all the years. Most impressive sets, costumes and presentation.
Pamela, 05 Dec 2022
Great show enjoyed by four celebrating a big “0” birthday.
Really good show, great anamatronics, just a small technical hitch part way through first half but that happens with high end props, so no worries, you put it right & re-ran enough to follow the plot…….but please REFUSE RE-ENTRY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO STUPID TO GET BACK TO THEIR SEATS AFTER THE INTERVAL - THEY KNOW THE RULES!
David, 03 Dec 2022
Seen this show 3 times now. Still amazing. Would really recommend it to all. So cleverly produced.
Barbara, 26 Nov 2022
what a show stopper!
what a show! it is a second time we coming to see it and I would gladly go again! the costumes are phenomenal! the acting fantastic! and loved the joke here and there. the changing scenery and all the props and moving stage - where really interesting to see. This is 1 of the favourite shows in London! and I would not only recommend all friends and family to come, but will gladly come with them for the third time!
Dovile, 17 Nov 2022
A real must-see show!
Katherine, 12 Nov 2022
Really good music, costumes and dancing
Touching Disney musical, with great music, dancing and costumes to enjoy !
Lena, 06 Nov 2022
Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!
This was my second time at the Lyceum Theater. But the first time with my 8 year old daughter. It was a perfect. The costumes, the Choreographie, the outstanding voices of actors. We both loved it! I can highly recommend it.
Beate, 03 Nov 2022
An amazing show
The Lion King was amazing we were spelbound will see again, tube stations near so travel to and from very easy. nothing negative to say just enjoy as we did,
SUSAN, 26 Oct 2022
Colourful, musical and good fun
Fantastic show, second time I have seen it but took my Son this time he really liked it too.
Stacy, 25 Oct 2022
Just perfect
Mark, 23 Oct 2022
Must see
What an absolutely incredible show! Music, acting, dancing, costumes, dancing and scenery all 1st class. Cannot recommend this show highly enough- if you only see one show, this is definitely the one to book! An incredible experience - absolutely amazing and truly wonderful!
Joanne, 22 Oct 2022
Great show!
We are very very pleased with the show, the music and the wonderful costumes
Didier, 21 Oct 2022
Absolutely amazing!
An amazing show, would definitely recommend
Kelly, 09 Oct 2022
A must see
Absolutely top
Kjell Ove, 07 Oct 2022
Magic performance.
This is my second time to the show, took my grandson 10 Years Old and my son, this time, they loved it.
Käthe, 05 Oct 2022
The Lion King what more can I say. It’s reputation goes before it and it’s reputation is well earned. So much vibrancy in the show, the effects and art in all its forms in the show are outstanding. We loved it.
Karen, 05 Oct 2022
Great Show
The costumes, acting and sets were fantastic and we enjoyed the humour in the show. Would probably not attend a matinee session again as the amount of talking from young children was quite distracting.
Catherine, 01 Oct 2022
Just go for it - no second guessing here!
The show had an amazing cast, script and music. The SET!! What an amazing set and props and costumes. It was a delightful experience and loved watching it. And you should buy your tickets in advance. Even on a weekday, the hall was packed.
Nataasha, 30 Sep 2022
Best musical ever!
Absolutely stunning! The acting music singing and costumes were just amazing! I went there with my 5 year old daughter and she managed to keep attention throughout the full show which was just over 2.5h. She followed the story etc but due to the length I would recommend to wait until the age of 6.
Kasia, 26 Sep 2022
Absolutely fantastic!
Impeccable in every way,everyone ,young and old,should go .
Yu Fang, 25 Sep 2022
Amazing show
Amazing show, recommend to anyone.
Svitlana, 23 Sep 2022
Amazing show
This is the best show I have see. The animals and costumes are fantastic. The music and songs are brilliant and the show is for all the family , young or old. The actors are amazing and the part where all the animals come down the aisle is genius. I loved it
Catherine, 20 Sep 2022
Good shiw
Loved the show. Was at back so the acoustics weren't that great. Lacking in sound at back of theatre in stalls. Not sure if speakers working? Immersive experience sometimes which was fun. Would recommend.
Hayley, 16 Sep 2022
Best theatre performance ever!
Go to see this if you have the chance it's the best performance I have seen in the theatre, truly superb.
Hawa, 15 Sep 2022
Cried a lot
I felt like a child again, and this time my tv was talking to me directly, it was beautiful, wonderful, magical !
Noémie, 08 Sep 2022
Absolutely loved the show! Everything about it the acting orchestra lighting was just fantastic as were the costumes
Lorraine, 08 Sep 2022
Amazing scenery, fantastic music, the animal portrayals are wonderful. All cast just spectacular. Anyone with long legs may find the seating a bit tight.
Gillian, 07 Sep 2022
Amazing, didn't want it to end
Costumes, scenery, orchestra, acting, singing, lighting absolutely brilliant
Lorraine, 01 Sep 2022
A very emotional, yet fascinating story
This was absolutely mind blowing, the production, the orchestra, everything about it was lovely, I would most definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone!
Emerald, 26 Aug 2022
A must see musical cracker
I thought this show was amazing I laughed and cried and had goosebumps the whole way through thanks for this wonderful experience ❤️❤️
William, 26 Aug 2022
Lion King Lyceum
Popular musical and deservedly so but too many over long slow tunes, a surprising lack of vibrancy and the tickets were extortionate. Also a brickbat to Ambassador Theatres Group, which has bad form for customer relations overall, for its unsympathetic treatment of our request to swap tickets because of the extreme difficulty in getting to the venue due to rail and underground strikes.
Scott, 20 Aug 2022
Wonderful family event!
We booked our seats fairly last minute and thoroughly enjoyed this performance as a family!
Melissa, 20 Aug 2022
Perfect even if you don't like musicals!!
The lighting, stagecraft, music, colour, humour and acting were superb.p
Guy, 20 Aug 2022
Incredible performances and costumes!
The set design and lighting effects make it worth the ticket price alone. Must be the fittest performers on the West End!
Patrick, 12 Aug 2022
Excellent family show
A great show for all the family. Totally recommend it . Visual effects were brilliant 👏
Marie, 08 Aug 2022
unbelievable talent
I have already seen this performance but loved the creativity shown in making costumes unique to this performance. Can’t sing enough praises for this. I encouraged my 3 friends to buy tickets for this while we were in London and they were left breathless by everything - the costumes, the singing, the music, the stage effects, the acting. Amazing!!!
Louise, 07 Aug 2022
Stunning performance of acting dancing fusion of musical styles! Breathtaking piece of Theatre !!!
Alan, 27 Jul 2022
The use of puppets is amazing the young boy is amazing to remember all his words . The whole production is fantastic
Margaret, 25 Jul 2022
Fantastic show with outstanding costumes and set in particular. If it's warm bring a fan, the theatre got very stuffy.
David, 20 Jul 2022
Great Entertainment
Loved the costumes, dancing and singing. It was spectacular to have actors come down the aisle. Staff was amazing in helping me get eat phones.
Pamela, 17 Jul 2022
Again fell in love with Lion King
I was running a few minutes late and did not wanted to miss circle of life.. jam packed hall and than starts... amazing amazing.. amazing... circle of life blew me away.. young simba .. brilliant .. Strange why I did not watch it before. Loved it
syed, 17 Jul 2022
Really enjoyable, great singers and wonderful costumes
Linda, 15 Jul 2022
very interesting story, great actors and singers too.
In the theatre was frash air even there were a lot of people. Costumes were realy great . The singers sangt perfectly, and actors did very good job. I am recommending this show for enyone. even when you have seen before like i did. stuff was good. theatre was clean. Enjoy!
Martin, 10 Jul 2022
A good show
Not a sophisticated theatre act, but a good show for families and children.
Lili, 06 Jul 2022
So much talent in an amazing production. We want to go again!
Absolutely amazing!
Delia, 03 Jul 2022
Brilliant must see
Must see show. Fantastic!
David, 27 Jun 2022