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The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre.

Based at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s vibrant West End, Disney’s award-winning musical THE LION KING is now in its 15th year and is also on its first tour of the UK. Julie Taymor’s dramatic theatre show, reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated film is a theatrical event you will never forget and one you must go and see with all your family. This is a show that will delight people of all ages, young and old.

Set against the majesty and beauty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of deepest, darkest Africa, The Lion King explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. This acclaimed production has been seen by over 70 million people around the world.

Julie Taymor, one of the world’s most innovative directors, brought a vast array of disciplines and new innovations to THE LION KING, including extensive experience staging epic theatre and wonderful opera productions, exploring classic myths and legends through ritualised puppetry, mask, dance and movement.

PLEASE NOTE: strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Children over 3 will be admitted, but they must be able to sit in their own seat quietly throughout the performance. If they become restless, they may be asked to leave the auditorium.The Lyceum Theatre, London

The Lyceum Theatre in London is a long and complex tale of success, drama, downfall and rebirth.It all began in 1772 when the Society of Arts founded a room for exhibitions and concerts near the site of the current building in central London. In 1809 a fire burnt down the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane and its company moved to the Lyceum Theatre.

In 1815 the Lyceum was rebuilt by the design of Samuel Beazley but misfortune struck and in 1830 the Lyceum and a large section of Exeter Street burnt down. However, the Theatre was rebuilt in 1834. Unfortuneately it only lasted seventy years as fire struck again and the Theatre was demolished and rebuilt again and was re-opened in 1907, closing again in 1984.

In 1996, however, after ten years of vacancy and decline, the Lyceum saw its sixth reincarnation. It was Apollo Leisure who stepped in and secured permission to return the theatre to its former glory and they invested over £14 million, the building was refurbished and re-opened by HRH Prince Charles on 31st October 1996.

Disney’s production ‘The Lion King’ now brings the venue to life every day and on average over 760,000 patrons enjoys the Lyceum’s hospitality every year.

Age Restrictions

The Lion King is recommended for children aged 7 and over.

Under-3s will not be admitted.


Seating Plan

Lyceum Theatre Seating Plan


21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ

Venue Facilities

Air conditioned

Nearest Tube

Covent Garden

Tube Lines


Directions from nearest tube

(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street/Wellington Street and follow the road 200 metres. The theatre is on your right.

Railway Station

Charing Cross

Bus Numbers

(Strand) 4, 9, 15, 26, 76, 91, 139, 176, 341; (Aldwych) RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243

Night Bus Numbers

(Strand) 139, 176, 341, N9, N15, N21, N44, N76, N9; (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, 243, N1, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551

Car Park

Drury Lane, Parker Street (10mins)

Within Congestion Zone


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