The Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King Tickets

The Lyceum Theatre, London

About The Show

Disney’s award-winning masterpiece, The Lion King musical, comes to life as a spectacular London West End show.

Set against the majestic Serengeti Plains of Africa with animal characters leading the storyline, this much-loved tale has become one of the most successful musicals of all time. Follow the courageous lion cub Simba on his captivating journey from naive youngster to destined king of the Pride Lands. It’s a sweeping drama of friendship, deceit, sorrow, and the ultimate triumph of good over evil.

The Lyceum Theatre presents a globally renowned performance of The Lion King. Watch all your favourite characters, like the evil Scar, wise Rafiki, and brilliant comedic duo of Timon and Pumbaa, come to life with mesmerising musical renditions, special effects and show-stopping costumes.

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One day he is discovered by his old boyhood friend Nala who cannot believe Simba is still alive. Nala begs him to return, stating the land has been laid waste by Scar's mismanagement. Simba eventually returns and fights Scar for his kingdom. He wins and takes his rightful place of King and restoring balance to the 'circle of life.

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Cast & Creatives

George Asprey as Scar

Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa

Thenjiwe Nofemele as Rafiki

Gary Jordan as Zazu

Alan McHale as Timon

Mark Roper as Pumbaa

Owen Chaponda as Simba

Merryl Ansah as Nala

Meloné M’kenzy as Shenzi

Jorell Coiffic-Kamall as Banzai

Mark Tatham as ED

Garry Lake as Standby Scar, Zazu and Pumbaa

Barnaby Thompson as Standby Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa, and ED

The Lion King is choreographed by Garth Fagen and directed by Julie Taymor who, in 1998, made Broadway history by being the first woman to win Best Direction of a Musical. The show features music by the legendary Sir Elton John, with additional music and lyrics by Sir Tim Rice.

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Performance Times:

Tuesday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees: 2.30pm

Additional Information

Children under 3 years of age are not permitted in the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King musical is suitable for children ages 6 years and older. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own in the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must be in possession of a ticket.

Disabled visitors who wish to see the Lion King are requested to contact the theatre management before making a booking.

Duration of Performance:

The Lion King musical running time is 2 hours 30 minutes, inclusive of one interval.

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The Lyceum Theatre

Travel Details

The Lyceum Theatre is situated near the Strand and Covent Garden on Wellington St and is accessed by major rail, tube and bus networks in the West End.

Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, and the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers.

The Lyceum Theatre is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). Disabled patrons can find suitable facilities for parking at Leicester Square or Trafalgar Square car parks and spaces can be reserved in advance by calling Masterpark and you will be eligible to a 50% discount on the parking fee.

Nearest Tube and Rail Link:

Charing Cross Mainline and Tube is 2 minutes walk away.
Covent Garden Tube is 5 minutes walk away.

Lyceum Theatre London
21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ


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Theatre  Theatre
Booking Period  Booking Period
Until October 19, 2024
Cast Update  Cast Update
George Asprey, Shaun Escoffery, Gugwana Dlamini, Gary Jordan Jamie McGregor,Mark Roper Nick Afoa, Janique Charles
Musical by  Musical By
Director, Costume Designer, Mask/Puppet Co-Designer, Additional Lyrics - Julie Taymor, Music - Elton John, Lyrics Tim Rice
Detail  Detail
Over 70 million people globally have seen this original and groundbreaking production and now it is your opportunity. Against the backdrop of the Serengeti Plains, the rhythms of African music and wonderful effects, The Lion King follows the story of Simba the lion prince and his ascent to the throne of King of the Pridelands.

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