Located in the City of Westminster just off the strand, is one of the most iconic theatre venues in the West End. Home to Disney and Julie Taymor's smash hit musical The Lion King, the Lyceum Theatre has been welcoming millions of people from all over the world since 1999. When it was first built, the theatre was unique in the balcony overhangs the rest of the theatre. Although it boasts an immense capacity of 2,000 seats, it still provides an intimate and special theatrical experience.
Within its huge 2,000 seat auditorium, the Lyceum theatre is divided into the Stalls, the Royal Circle and the Grand Circle. Depending on where you choose to seat and how much money you wish you spend, prices vary considerably.
As a large auditorium, the Lyceum theatre is divided into the Stalls, the section closest to the stage, the Royal Circle above it and and then the Grand Circle.
The largest section of the auditorium, the Lyceum Theatre's Stalls boasts 935 seats.
As the middle section of the theatre, the Royal Circle has 648 seats, meaning that it offers excellent views of the stage.
The Lyceum Theatre's Grand Circle is the section of the theatre furthest away from the stage and has 582 seats.
As a large auditorium, there are several sections of the theatre with reduced visibility seating and especially considering that the Royal Circle has an overhang and there are some seats extremely far away from the stage.
There are no advance bookings for future performances can be made in person after 6:00pm (and between 1:00pm – 2:45pm on matinee days).
Phone number: 0844 871 3000
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Group Bookings: 020 7206 1174
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6972
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Given that the Lyceum theatre is in the centre of London, the easiest way to get there is public transport. However, it is also accessible by car. The Lyceum theatre address is:
21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
If you have any enquiries about access prior to your visit please call 0800 912 6972
The Lyceum theatre provides concessionary tickets for wheelchair users. One carer can also purchase a discounted ticket. For further details on this please called the access number or email Lyceumboxoffice@theambassadors.com.
The Lyceum theatre is located on Wellington street and the main entrance is through two large exit doors. There is a door which is clearly marked and to the left of the five main doors which has level access. When you arrive, let the doorman know and he will open the doors for you. The theatre’s main entrance is up 3 steps from street level.
Once you are inside the Lyceum theatre, staff are in hand you help you with seat service and also wheelchair transfers. If you do wish to do a wheelchair transfer, please notify the box office before you arrive and bring a companion with you. The Lyceum theatre’s most accessible seats are : Stalls P4,Stalls P42, Stalls ZA5,Stalls ZA8, Stalls ZA13, Stalls ZA36, Stalls ZA39 and Stalls ZA43.
Within the theatre, the Stalls in 12 steps down from the foyer, then 12 steps up to the Royal Circle and further 24 steps up to the Ballroom bar. To reach the Grand Circle, you must climb 83 steps.
The Lyceum theatre hold many sign-interpreted performances, captioned performances, Audio described performances and relaxed performances. These are mainly of the Lion King.
As one of the oldest theatre venues in the West End, the Lyceum theatre’s origins can be traced back to 1772 where it was used as a room for Society Art Exhibitions. Following this, from 1794 to 1809, the theatre hosted a range of different entertainment. It then served as the English Opera House from 1816 to 1830. Hosting mainly melodrama plays until 1951, it was then converted into a Mecca Ballroom where many famous bands played.
After closing temporarily in 1986, it opened again in 1996 and continued to solely be used for theatrical purposes. Since 1999, the Lyceum theatre has been hosting the Lion King and is likely to continue doing this for the foreseeable future.