The Lion King Tickets

Experience the magic of Disney’s multi award-winning musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. Set in the stunning Serengeti Plains and featuring the captivating rhythms of Africa, The Lion King will take you on an unforgettable journey that will change the way you see theatre. The hit musical has been wowing audiences in the West End for nearly 25 years.

The Story of The Lion King Musical

Set in the majestic Serengeti Plains we follow the loveable lion cub Simba, who is next in line to be King, and his evil Uncle Scar in this heart-warming tale. When Simba is forced into exile from his kingdom by his envious uncle, he meets the hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warm-hearted warthog pal, Pumba. Soon after, Simba adopts his carefree lifestyle of "Hakuna Matata," until he realizes his true identity and returns to claim his throne from his evil uncle.

The Lion King Songs

With music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, a musical score created by Hans Zimmer and choral arrangements by Lebo M, The Lion King includes all of the iconic music from the original film. Songs like "Circle of Life", "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", "Be Prepared", "Hakuna Matata", and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight”.

The Lion King Production

The Lion King is hands down the most sought-after show in London, selling out night after night. With stunning special effects, enchanting music and vibrant colours, you don’t want to miss your chance to see this incredible spectacle. This acclaimed reimagining of Disney’s beloved film comes from visionary director Julie Taymor and will redefine your expectation of theatre.

Book London theatre tickets for The Lion King

Buy tickets for The Lion King musical, great fun for all the family. Tickets can be purchased online at Leicester Square Box Office or at our box office in Leicester Square. Don't wait any longer to see this amazing show that has captivated millions of people around the world. Book your Lion King musical tickets today and join the circle of life.


  • How long is the show?
    The show runs for around 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute interval. This means that the evening performances start at 7:30 pm and end around 10 pm, and the matinee performances start at 2:30 pm and end at around 5 pm.

    Where is The Lion King playing?
    The production is at the Lyceum Theatre and has been playing there since the show opened in 1999. Previous productions at the theatre include Oklahoma! and Jesus Christ Superstar.

    What songs are in The Lion King?
    You will recognize a lot of the music in the show from the original Disney film including ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight, ‘Be Prepared’ and ‘Circle of Life'.

  • Booking Period:

    Mar 30, 2025

  • Running Time:

    2 hours 30 minutes

  • Theatre:

    21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ, United Kingdom.

    Underground Tube: Covent Garden

  • Notes:

  • Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical THE LION KING will redefine your expectations of theatre.
  • Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music.
  • At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
  • Buy tickets for The Lion King musical, great fun for all the family. Tickets for The Lion King musical can be purchased online at Leicester Square Box Office. Great seats are available throughout the run for The Lion King.
  • The Lion King is recommended for children aged 6 and over.
  • Under 3s will not be admitted.

  • Tags:


  • 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

Musical By:

  • Director: Julie Taymor
  • Music: Elton John
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Additional music/lyrics: Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, and Hans Zimmer

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