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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, 2 October 2022

Running time

Performance Times

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14:30 14:30 14:30
19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30

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 5216 reviews

What to expect








Young Couples:

A must see! So beautiful
The Lion King was a superb show. The story was true to the film. The costumes were stunning. It was so beautiful to watch. The two child actors blew my breath away. So glad we manages to finally see it
Charlotte, 17 Jan 2022
piet, 16 Jan 2022
Amazing production
Excellent show but I think the age of children attending should be 5 years or over
Maria, 16 Jan 2022
Awesome from beginning!
Everything was just awesome. The dancing singing costumes and acting. We throughly enjoyed it. I took my Grandaughter 10 years whom was mesmerised. The story we all knew didn’t take away the show. It was brilliantly done. Thank you
Penny, 08 Jan 2022
Must see
Ciaran, 08 Jan 2022
Very enjoyable evening
Jenny, 06 Jan 2022
All great round entertainment from first walking into the theatre, the show was amazing. All the staff and cast members were fantastic. We had such a fun exciting night.
Paul, 01 Jan 2022
fantastic shiw
Ma Cecilia, 31 Dec 2021
Hila, 17 Dec 2021
Great show for everybody
Fantastic show for everybody 😃
Sarah, 14 Dec 2021
Be aware that the show may start quite late. We nearly missed out train because of it, so watch your travel plans.
Elizabeth, 12 Dec 2021
It was very good and very beautiful
Sharon, 12 Dec 2021
Get lost in a beautiful story telling with amazing costumes and music.
Carmel, 11 Dec 2021
Best show for families
My Children absolutely loved it! Amazing customs and characters! Best view with lovely surprise for the children when animals went by them!
Arti, 10 Dec 2021
Wan Dien, 09 Dec 2021
Definitely watch it!
Anna, 08 Dec 2021
Amazing show and experience
Alberto, 08 Dec 2021
Great 😊
eliya, 06 Dec 2021
Lee, 05 Dec 2021
Must see ! Amazing experience!!!
Justyna, 02 Dec 2021
Most People didnt ware masks! We didn’t feel safe nor comfortable at all.
Meirav, 02 Dec 2021
Spectacular in every way
This show was fantastic, from beginning to end , a true masterpiece of musical theatre. It touches your soul .
Angelina, 01 Dec 2021
Brought a childhood favourite to life again!
We throughly enjoyed Lion King and would recommend to go see it!
Sara, 01 Dec 2021
Berezovsky, 28 Nov 2021
Must see, fantastic
Siobhan, 28 Nov 2021
Singing brilliant acting, animal costumes brilliant
Leslie, 26 Nov 2021
Must see! Amazing!!
Costumes/ acting/ music, all fantastic!!!
Grant, 25 Nov 2021
I came with my 2 boys, niece and my dad and we all absolutely loved it. Amazing from start to finish. Absolutely brilliant.
Sophie, 25 Nov 2021
It’s a must watch show, that’s worth every penny. The actors’ performance , the glorious colours & light, the original music , the stunning visual effects are just breathtaking.Not a single moment you feel bored or lose interest from start to end.
Rasha, 24 Nov 2021
Fantastic, wonderful, best show
It's my 4th time watching tonight and every time I am amazed and stunned on how fantastic the show is and has been put together. I hope my children when they are a bit older can watch it and there children.
Ryan, 21 Nov 2021
Simply the best
michaela, 20 Nov 2021
Absolutely fabulous
This show is amazing, fantastic, gives you goose bumps with the music. Cast are brilliant, costumes are wow.. Overall it is just wow you must see!!!!!
Hannah, 13 Nov 2021
Great show
Show was amazing. The only thing was the amount of theatre goers who talked during the performance. But the songs, costumes, stage production etc was amazing.
Rebeka, 13 Nov 2021
Worth every penny
I’m no theatre buff and I’m not one for the performing arts but with the rave reviews this has I’d thought I’d give it a go. I was not disappointed, the opening sequence alone is worth the admission fee. Go, you’ll be wowed by it all!
Graham, 10 Nov 2021
An absolutely incredible show!
Words cannot describe how amazing this show is! I would recommend it to everyone!
Grace, 08 Nov 2021
Great Costumes
Very good show for kids.
Marwan, 07 Nov 2021
Great family entertainment
Very entertaining characters with some twists on the original Disney story
Uzma, 07 Nov 2021
Very colourful
Colin, 06 Nov 2021
Lucie, 06 Nov 2021
Simply incredible
Amazing experience would recommend to everyone and anyone. 3 rd time I’ve seen in my life and just gets better. Never fails to amaze. Shame about the rude visitors who held everyone up and the Second half of the performance.
Cyan, 06 Nov 2021
Great story musical
Great show and great service and great refreshments x
Anthony, 04 Nov 2021
The Lion King
Brilliant, funny show. Great for families. Would recommend.
Emilia, 31 Oct 2021
Absolutely phenomenal
Debra, 30 Oct 2021
Must see
Took my grandaughter first time 4 yes and her face said it all
Susan, 30 Oct 2021
Incredible, don’t miss it!
Amazing show! Powerful music, talented actors and dancers! Amazing costumes! Our 3 boys aged 11,9 and 5 loved every minute! They were very impressed! We laughed and sang along! Thank you for a wonderful evening! Worth every penny!
Ivor, 28 Oct 2021
Colourful. Music fantastic takes you right into the story and the place
Children make sure you get a booster seat. Sit in the stalls as you can experience the cast and appreciate the costumes as they come down the Isles.
Dawn, 28 Oct 2021
An excellent afternoon out
We paid a lot of money for 3 seats in the stalls central and not far from front, I have to say it was worth every penny we paid.
Brendan, 25 Oct 2021
Not to be missed amazing show
I have seen this show when it was first released and took my granddaughters today as it is such a great show for all ages. We all loved every minute of it. Thank you to all involved. In grand circle but could see every bit of the stage and saw animals as they paraded onto stage.
Wendy, 24 Oct 2021
Absolutely amazing!
My husband, two teenagers and I absolutely loved the show. It’s nearly 3 hours long, but you don’t realise the time. Costumes were amazing, you don’t know where to look because there’s so much to see!
Rachel, 22 Oct 2021
Daniel, 20 Oct 2021
Brilliant show, well worth the money. Really enjoyed it
Andrew, 17 Oct 2021
Absolutely brilliant
Vicki, 17 Oct 2021
Best show I have seen ever
Loved this show would watch it again would recommend to anyone
Kelly Ann, 14 Oct 2021
Worth the visit
Good seats, row C Royal Circle. 2nd half seemed abut long, maybe the story was drawn out roomy h
Mervyn, 14 Oct 2021
Brilliant must see show
I took my 11 year old and 6 year old grandchildren and they loved it. The opening scene was amazing and hooked them them in all the way to the end. We used a booster seat for the youngest which really helped her to see everything. Our seats were good, we had a good view of everything. Would recommend this show to families and even grown ups without children. We loved it.
Maxine, 11 Oct 2021
Fantastic me and my grandchildren loved it !
Everything looked so real and very clever done! I would like to take the rest of my grandchildren to see it but it's a bit on the expensive side.
Malki, 10 Oct 2021
Margarida, 03 Oct 2021
Peter, 03 Oct 2021
i have no words but WOW fantastic goosebumps!!!
abby, 30 Sep 2021
Excellent show
Dian, 29 Sep 2021
Amazing Production
The show was excellent. My only slight criticism was that certain pieces, (eg. the Hyenas) were very loud. My wife had to partly block her ears. I normally wear hearing aids, but I mistakenly left them at home, which actually was a blessing in disguise, but it in no way spoiled the show for either of us. It was fabulous.
Christopher, 27 Sep 2021
Must See family show
Perfect for everyone from the age of 7 upwards - younger if they are able to sit still and not fidget
Denise, 26 Sep 2021
Am amazing experience!
Hayley, 20 Sep 2021
Great night out
Wonderful music, great atmosphere
Sarah, 17 Sep 2021
Absolutely Brilliant
I took my granddaughter who is 10 and she absolutely enjoyed it - she does not normally sit still for more than 10 mins but was still all through the show - the costumes were fantastic
Jennifer, 15 Sep 2021
Must See!
Excellent from start to finish. Well organised team, great staff & bar. The production was exceptional. Lively, colourful, fun. You could feel the music.A must see for all the family.
Shaneka, 12 Sep 2021
Very creative kids loved i
Deborah, 12 Sep 2021
Fantastic performance!
Colourful, energetic, fantastic acting and singing. Appeals to all ages. Great day out!
Caroline, 11 Sep 2021
What an outstanding show!!! Absolutely incredible from start to finish - the costumes, the sets, the music and performances, every little bit of this show felt magical and transported you to the heart of the story. I was mesmerised the entire time and would highly recommend it to anyone!
Molly, 11 Sep 2021
Magical evening
Jean, 10 Sep 2021
The show was breath-taking. The costume design was incredible. The dancers were phenomenal! The show itself is a masterpiece and a spectacular to behold. Some moments throught the show were so passionate they reminded me if home and moved me to tears, it was beautiful.
Anna, 08 Sep 2021
All was amazing. We're with husband been very happy. Recommended for all it, supper.
Albina, 04 Sep 2021
Brilliantly put together, costumes excellent
Not been to Lyceum before just found the 75 steps to climb to Grand Circle a little hard for oap
Joan, 02 Sep 2021
Excellent show!
Sze Wan, 07 Aug 2021
Lion king is incredible!
Brilliant show, third time viewing and gets better everything. Recommend to anyone. Staff polite and actors & actresses are brilliant.
Robert , 02 Feb 2015
fantastic show!
The Lion King is the most wonderful extravaganza of colour, costume and excellent acting, that you could possibly hope for.
Phil, 01 Feb 2015