The Lion King

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Ready for adventure? Welcome to one of the most memorable Disney stories: The Lion King. A place where family, betrayal, hope and the power of nature will make you tremble with excitement. With The Lion King musical,  you’ll be immersed, once again, in the plains of the Serengeti as you relive the magic of your childhood.

Based on the legendary 1994 film, The Lion King musical is one of the biggest hits in London. First shown in the West End in 1999, at the Lyceum Theatre, this incredible show is still being performed. The story of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Rafiki and all the other Disney characters continues to dazzle adults and children alike, more than 7,500 performances later.

With the original and unforgettable soundtrack by Elton John and Tim Rice, the musical includes additional compositions by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and, of course, Hans Zimmer. But the success of The Lion King is not owing only to its songs. It boasts ground-breaking and daring set design, a colourful wardrobe and vibrant choreography.

This special musical has no comparison. The Lion King has received numerous awards over the years and is now being performed worldwide. More than 80 million people from all over the globe have seen it. More than a musical, The Lion King is a feeling. Will you come along?

  • Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Interval: yes
  • Audience: suitable for all audiences, recommended for children aged six and over. Children under three are not allowed in the auditorium. 
  • Tickets sell out quickly. We recommend buying yours at least a month in advance.
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The Lion King Tickets

Area of the Theatre

Rows M-K, Grand CircleFrom £33.90From £45.00From £45.00
Rows J-F, Grand CircleFrom £40.25From £57.00From £59.40
Rows E-A, Grand Circle From £54.00From £69.00From £71.40
Rows P-M (outer seats), Royal Circle
Rows 2B, 2A, Z, Y (middle) Orchestra Circle
From £64.00From £71.40From £75.00
Rows P-H (inner circle), Royal Circle
Rows Y-U, (inner seats) Orchestra Circle
From £75.00From £83.40From £87.00
Rows J-B, Royal Circle
Rows N-H, Orchestra Circle (middle)
Rows C-A (middle) Orchestra Circle
From £87.00From £94.40From £99.00
Rows E-A (middle), Royal Circle
Rows H,D,C (middle), Orchestra Circle
From £105.00From 143.40From £143.00
Rows L-W (middle), OrchestraFrom £135.00From £162.00From £174.00
  • The Orchestra Stalls: located in the centre of the theatre closest to the stage, the Orchestra Stalls has some of the best seats in the house, the most expensive being £135.00.
  • The Royal Circle: located in the centre of the theatre, the Royal Circle has some excellent seats with incredible views.
  • The Grand Circle: furthest away from the the stage, the Grand Circle has some of the cheapest seats in the house.
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The Lion King 2024

It’s been nearly 20 years since the musical first came out. 20 years of hits, music and legend. Do you want to see The Lion King musical in 2020? Performances will take place from Tuesday to Sunday, with a few exceptions. There are performances at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

What are The Lion King songs? 

You get all the classics: “Circle of Life”, “Grasslands Chant”, “The Morning Report”, “The Lioness Hunt”, “I Just Can't Wait to Be King”, “Chow Down”, “They Live in You”, “Be Prepared”, “The Stampede”, “Rafiki Mourns”, “Hakuna Matata”, “One by One”, “The Madness of King Scar”, “Shadowland”, “Endless Night”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “He Lives in You”, “Simba Confronts Scar” and “King of Pride Rock/Circle of Life”.

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Useful information

Special effects

Theatrical fog and strobe lights are used at certain points in the performance. Please bear this in mind if members of your group could be sensitive to these effects.

Show running time

 It’s a long musical, lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes. This may be too long for some young children.

Recommended age

The show is open to children aged three and over, but the organisers recommend it for children aged six and over because, by that age, they’ll be able to fully enjoy the magnitude of the musical. Remember that children under three years of age are NOT allowed.

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The Cast 2024

The original members of The Lion King cast in the West End are: Roger Wright as Simba, Rob Edwards as Scar, Cornell John as Mufasa, Paulette Ivory as Nala, Josette Bushell-Mingo as Rafiki, Simon Gregor as Timon, Martyn Ellis as Pumba, Gregory Gudgeon as Zazu, Stephanie Charles as Shenzi, Paul J. Medford as Banzai, Christopher Holt as Ed and Dawn Michael as Sarabi.

Over the years, some of these actors have stayed while others have changed. Despite this, the essence, eagerness and talent of every actor and technician remains the same. The latest members of The Lion King cast are: George Asprey as Scar, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki, Gary Jordan as Zazu, Ben Heathcote as Timon, Keith Bookman as Pumba, Nick Afoa as adult Simba, Janique Charles as adult Nala, Meloné M’Kenzy as Shenzi, David Blake as Banzai, Barnaby Thompson as Ed, Ta’niyah Fearon-Telfer as young Nala and Theo Grant as young Simba, not to forget an extensive supporting cast that gives life to the entire African savanna.

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Cheap Tickets

Which are the cheapest tickets? 

There are some more-affordable seats that you can buy online. The cheapest seats cost around £35 or £40. Buying online is the best way to get them. We recommend planning your visit in advance because that will give you a much greater chance of getting them. You’ll find these seats in the grand circle and they normally sell out very quickly.

When can I get the cheapest tickets? 

The performances with the cheapest prices take place on Tuesday. There are two performances, which means you can choose between 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

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Who is in the Lion King the Musical Cast in London?

George Asprey (Scar), Shaun EScoffery (mufasa), Gugwana Dlamini (Rafiki), Gary Jordan (Zazu), Jamoie McGregor (Timon), Mark Roper (Pumbaa), Nick Afoa (Simba), Janique Charles (Nala), Melone M’Kenzy (Shenzi), David Blake (Banzai), Barnaby Thompson (Ed), Zion Gardner (Young Simba), Naya Luena (Young Nala), John Madono (Young Simba), Samuel O’ Loughlin (Young Simba), Jay-Jay Prince (Young Simba), Avive Savannah Williams (Young Nala), Monae Wilson (Young Nala), Eva Young (young Nala)

Is the Lion King the Musical going on a UK tour?

The Lion King the Musical is going on tour and visiting most major UK cities: Edinburgh Playhouse: February- April 2020, Bradford: The Alhambra Theatre 30 April - 20 June 2020, Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre: 9 July - 29 August 2020, Southampton, Mayflower Theatre: 3 September - 10 October 2020, Manchester, Palace Theatre: 22 October 2020 – 31 January 2021

How long is the Lion King the Musical?

The Lion King the Musical is 2 hours 30 minutes long.

Where is the Lion King the Musical set?

The Lion King is set in the Serengetic plains in Tanzania.

What is the Lion King the Musical about?

With a storyline inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Lion King the Musical follows the story of the young Lion cub, Simba, who is next in Line to be King of the Pride Lands. Yet when his father Mufassa is killed by Ska, Simba’s evil uncle, he runs away forever because Ska tricks him into thinking his death was his fault. Under Ska’s rule, the pridelands become desolate and dark; Simba must save the animal kingdom which is rightfully his.

How long is the Lion King the Musical in London?

The Lion King the Musical has been showing in London since October 1999. It is currently booking until October 2020.

Where is the Lion King the Musical playing in London?

The Lion King the Musical is playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London.

Who wrote the music for the Lion King the Musical?

The Lion King the Musical is set to the original soundtrack by Elton John and Tim Rice. It also includes compositions from Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymore and Hans Zimmer.

What songs are in the Lion King the Musical?

The Lion King the Musical features the same musical score as the Disney film. It features the Circle of Life, Grasslands Chant, the Morning Report, I Just Can;t Wait to Be King, The Live in You, Hakuna Matata, Shadowland, Endless Night, Can you Feel the Love Tonight, He Lives in You, Simba Confronts Scar.

When did the Lion King the Musical premiere?

The Lion King the Musical first premiered on 8th July 1997 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Orpheum Theatre.

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Featured videos

The Lion King - Circle of Life | Musical Awards Gala 2018

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THE LION KING MUSICAL | NEW Trailer! 2018 | Official Disney UK

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Excellent The Lion King definitely lives up to it\'s reputation of being one of the best musicals of all time! I loved every second of it - the colour, the music and the dancing. It is a really unique musical experience and I recommend it to anyone!
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