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What to expect
It was a marvel from the very beginning. Excellent evening of entertainment.
Would recommend it to anyone. Ian, 30 Mar 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We are very very pleased with the show, the music and the wonderful costumes Didier, 21 Oct 2022
An amazing show, would definitely recommend Kelly, 09 Oct 2022
A must see
Absolutely top Kjell Ove, 07 Oct 2022
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
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
Impeccable in every way,everyone ,young and old,should go . Yu Fang, 25 Sep 2022
Amazing show, recommend to anyone. Svitlana, 23 Sep 2022
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
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
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
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
Simply superb. First one for my daughter and it will be hard to beat!!!! Aurelie, 25 Jun 2022
Fantastic show. Brilliant costumes and music Ann, 25 Jun 2022
Second time I've seen the show and still brilliantly 👏 Can't wait to see it again Jackie, 24 Jun 2022
Very Colourful and Creative
I highly recommend this show.
One not to miss.
It was full of action from the start to the end.
Beautiful and excellent performance.
I loved the traditional colourful costumes.
The music and song by the cast was from a different planet. Very beautiful voices Oluremi, 20 Jun 2022
The experience was just amazing..had a lovely time with my daughter Reena, 16 Jun 2022
It's incredible. Could tell the entire audience was captivated throughout. Dayne, 15 Jun 2022
Go and see Lion King before it ends Magic✌️🙌👌🏻👌🏻
This show has the music, dansers . actors Marianne, 15 Jun 2022
Amazing, colorful and clever costumes, must see
One of the best show I've see, amazing performance, creative costumes and really nice choreographies ! Clément, 09 Jun 2022
A great spectacle with some disappointing musical moments
The show lived up to the hype in terms of its magnificent costumes and staging. The lead singers in the first act were solid and the rest of the cast were energetic and committed. The second act was a little disappointing. The actors playing the adult Nala and Simba had weaker voices. Simba in particular had a weak speaking voice and patchy singing voice that made it difficult to believe he was the king of the jungle and son of Mufasa, who in stark contrast had a deep, rich voice. The ensemble performance of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” was also decidedly underwhelming. Anthony, 09 Jun 2022
Well worth a look
The show is very amusing and the cast is very good. HONGLI, 01 Jun 2022
Better than the movie
We are from out of town and arrived early. Seats are very comfortable compared to other West End theaters. CARL, 31 May 2022
Amazing! Amazing 🤩🤩🤩
The show was amazing! Buy tickets now 10/10! Shani, 31 May 2022
Words are truly missing. Genius all the way. Poetry and beauty. Really mesmerizing ROUSSEAU, 26 May 2022
Wonderfull world of the lions
Beautifull story that you must see! Thank you to all the actors and the dancers! Paola Alessia, 26 May 2022
Fantastic show cannot recommend highly enough
The Lion King are The Lyceum Theatre is just brilliant. Great staging & choreography, matches the superlative acting. Brilliant show & completely recommended. John C, 25 May 2022
Im not always a fan of musicals but this was totally engaging from start to finish. Particularly liked the energy , puppetry and choreography. John, 24 May 2022
We really enjoyed the show. Loved the music and the costumes! Great for any age! Katheryn, 21 May 2022
Singing and energy of the show was fantastic. Overall it was a Good family evening out. Thoroughly recommend for all the family. Murline, 13 May 2022
The costumes were absolutely amazing the colours and the whole production was just something else
Was worth every penny , and would highly recommend to anyone that has the opportunity to come , it was amazing. Kate, 13 May 2022
Absolutely brilliant show!!
I am definitely coming back with my children to see it again! Elizabeth, 07 May 2022
Well worth going to see. A fantastic show! Nancy, 04 May 2022
Lion King 30 April 2022
Amazing show. Acting was superb. We had seats on grand circle view was good for not too expensive tickets. Bar good. Didn’t have to wait long. Think show is best for age 10 plus as it is quite long for little ones to sit and concentrate. It was my husband’s first time of seeing the show and he loved it. It was my second time. We thoroughly recommend it and will return one day. Karen, 01 May 2022