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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, 12 February 2023

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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 5579 reviews

What to expect








Young Couples:

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
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
Simply outstanding
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
Beyond words
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
Must see
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
Amazing!!! Fantastic!!!
JOSE, 01 May 2022
Great show. Avoid the afternoon shows if you want to hear it. Too many school children!
We really enjoyed the show but we’re really disappointed and upset with our seats. We paid £600 for this show and we were surrounded by a huge group of young school children that spent the entire time rustling crisp packets, kicking seats and talking throughout the show. The noise from such a huge group eating and opening packets of food the entire time made it really difficult to actually hear parts of the show and definitely impacted our enjoyment of the performance. I wouldn’t have minded if I had not paid so much money for my tickets. I feel it was unfair to pay such a huge price for these tickets.
Emma, 28 Apr 2022
Wonderful show
Brilliant show - great seats
Bernadette, 28 Apr 2022
first class show
Not a lot to say, it is a first class show that will suit all, costumes are fantastic, would see it again.
Mick, 24 Apr 2022
the only problem is for me the absence of the two young at the end. You must find something for the end of the performance.
FRANCOISE, 23 Apr 2022
Amazing show. Extremely talented artists combing drama, dance and puppeteer skills. It really is a feast for the eyes amazing!!! Must see!
Niamh, 22 Apr 2022
Excellent show
This was an amazing show and everyone in the theatre seemed to enjoy it, the theatre is also excellent
Stephen, 21 Apr 2022
Amazing !!!
I saw the show as a child a few years ago and I was still just as amazed and in awe when I saw it again recently !! What an amazing production also a big shout out to the guys on the bongos they never stopped
Callum, 21 Apr 2022
Émotions !
A great show ! Go and enjoy...The atmosphère is amazing. The artists are awesome.You live and féel it. The only bad thing is People eat and leave their rubbish...
Mireille, 20 Apr 2022
Must see show
Fantanstic show a must see for anyone!
Aaron, 17 Apr 2022
Great show
Show was fantastic however during the break we heard part of the toilets where not functioning.
Patrick, 15 Apr 2022
I absolute recommend it! It was amazing...
Ines, 15 Apr 2022
I loved everything of this show. However I would advise other visitors not to buy tickets for grand circle (the cheapest ones). On this area you will be too far from the stage and you will see the actors and stage from the top which will prevent you too see the optical illusions and fully understand the atmosphere they want create. For example, there were a part where they showed a river by shaking a bué fabric. On where I was sat I could see some lights passing behind the fabric and I couldn't understand what it was. Then I realised it was fishes (the optical illusion was creating a river with fishes).
Daniela, 15 Apr 2022
Fantastic Musical
Had a fantastic time, really amazing performance. So funny and entertaining, and so much fun.
Lucy, 10 Apr 2022
Wonderfully colourful, lively and hopeful
Please wear a mask at the current time. The show was great, whether you’ve know the story or not. Great scenery especially. Stars for me were Rafiki, Timone and Poombah, and Scar.
Richard, 01 Apr 2022
Beautiful show
The show is very beatifuly done, the costumes and set design is stunning.
Vendula, 30 Mar 2022
A must see! For all ages!
A wonderful story, amazing costumes, a "got to see"! Fits all ages.
Guro, 26 Mar 2022
Must watch!
My wife and I haven’t been to many West End shows and wanted to see something popular that has stood the test of time! This show did not disappoint, it made us laugh, it made us cry, and we were left absolutely in awe of a wonderful production! Highly recommended
Ray, 25 Mar 2022
Good lively show
Good lively show
Mohamoud, 22 Mar 2022
Show is just amazing 🤩 seen it twice now !! Highly recommend
Yvonne, 20 Mar 2022
exceptional acting, music, and prop work.
I grew up in the '90s with the original Disney rendition while also living in Africa at the time. The show was very well acted and made very good use of the Lyceum theatres stage equipment. A lot of the original songs and tunes are included as well as a few new ones, overall it is completely faithful to the original source material. Very impressed and would definitely recommend, no matter what age you are this will certainly be an enjoyable experience.
David, 20 Mar 2022
Don't leave London without seeing this show!!!
Everything about this show was incredible! It was one of the highlights of our trip to London! Amazing how after so many performances, the cast presents it as though it were opening night! Very well done!
Kellie, 20 Mar 2022
10/10 would recommend
Amazing show!!
Madeline, 17 Mar 2022
Best yet
Everything was superb
Gordon, 10 Mar 2022
Perfect, nyt...
Could people please have some respect and shut the f*** Up.....
Torben, 09 Mar 2022
Really great,cast replacement for second half done a good job,that has to be a tough job.. and the lioness with the headdress malfunction, dealt with it brilliantly,almost without anyone noticing..great funniest, and baboon/ mandrill, steals the first ever show, I loved it
JASON, 24 Feb 2022
A Must See!!
Absolutely brilliant how they bring all the animals to life. Very smart on how it all works and the variety on the stage.
Jean, 21 Feb 2022
2nd time I've seen it still amazing!!
Fantastic opening.. the best opening ever to a musical. Costumes are amazing definitely would recommend for families
Kris, 20 Feb 2022
It’s a must see for all the family !!
This show is just amazing, the characters were brilliant, costumes and singing by all outstanding. Go see it !!
Helen, 19 Feb 2022
Great show for all ages, with super sets, costumes and music and dance.
I went to the 7.30pm show with four children (aged 4-12) expecting 4 year old to be asleep but she loved it and stayed awake throughout! Used booster seats which helped viewing. Older ones not usually big theatre fans but said they really liked it too. Leave time to get in as covid document checks can take time. Highly recommended.
Michelle, 18 Feb 2022
Fantastic scenes from the beginning and to the end
The show was fantastic. But be prepared on adults (guest’s) who needs to check their phones during the show and doesn’t know the meaning of “don’t filming or photograph the show”. When people do that they disturb the surrounding guests and the actors.
Majken, 17 Feb 2022
An Uplifting Evening
Time went by in a flash as the show was so wonderfully entertaining. Strong ensemble all giving superb performances. The singing was heartwarming.
Pauline, 17 Feb 2022
Excellent Show
This show was amazing so much talent and expertise involved. The theatre however did not have enough staff on the bars to serve people which resulted in long ques
Aimee, 14 Feb 2022
one of the best shows for years
The whole experience of watching the show was incredible from the costume to the singing to the acting and then to the set pieces absolutely amazing. Thumbs to everyone on the show, 5 stars
gavin, 13 Feb 2022
The show was so good an amazing experience loved it
Andrew, 13 Feb 2022
Fantastic fun tear jerking and beautiful and colourful
Just fabulous
Gail, 11 Feb 2022
Loved every minute
I first watched the lion king when I was 10 and went again around 20 years later and it was still just as spectacular as when I was a child. I felt the only downside were the seats being a little uncomfy towards the end.
Kate, 07 Feb 2022
Amazing Show!
Such a good show, so much to look at. Songs are amazing. Staging is great and the odd bit of comedy! Only downfall i would say is audience ‘food wrapper’ noises. Ruins the experience hearing loads of shuffling every second.
Louis, 06 Feb 2022
Captivating from beginning to end
We loved everything about the show. It was our first time but we would definitely watch again. Costumes and effects cleverly done.
Lisa, 29 Jan 2022
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
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
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
Great show for everybody
Fantastic show for everybody 😃
Sarah, 14 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
Amazing show and experience
Alberto, 08 Dec 2021
Great 😊
eliya, 06 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
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
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
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
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