Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi award-winning musical DISNEY’S THE LION KING will redefine your expectations of the stage at the Lyceum Theatre.

Brilliantly re-imagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

With music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, a musical score created by Hans Zimmer and choral arrangements by Lebo M, DISNEY’S THE LION KING songs include I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, The Circle of Life, Endless Night and Shadow Land.

Book your DISNEY’S THE LION KING theatre tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

What is The Lion King about?

DISNEY’S THE LION KING is based on the much-loved 1994 Disney film of the same name. The West End musical features a large cast of actors in beautiful animal costumes and using large puppets. Set in the beautiful African pride lands, The Lion King follows Simba as he transforms from a wide-eyed, fearless lion cub to King. The Lion King has enjoyed 21 years in London and lights up the West End with glorious colours and powerful music.

Ticket information

Seats are on sale for performances until 30th March 2025. Tickets are available from just £29. Matinee performances are available on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Evening performances at 7.30pm Tuesday to Saturday

Children under 3 will not be admitted. Recommended for ages 6 and above. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Running Time

The Lion King running time is 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 15 minute interval.

Cast & Creatives

George Asprey (Scar) , Shaun Esoffery (Mufasa), Thenjiwe ‘Thendiva’ Nofemele (Rafiki), Gary Jordan (Zazu), Jamie McGregor (Timon), Mark Roper (Pumbaa), Owen Chaponda (Simba), Meryl Ansah (Nala), Rhiane Drummond (Shenzi), Jorell Coiffic-Kamall (Banzai), Mark Tatham (Ed), Emrys Zeph Adamah (Young Simba), Divine Cole (Young Nala), Rio Odame Danquah (Young Simba), Carmelo Ivan Seruw-Pedroso (Young Simba), Kobe Warmington (Young Simba), Amber Koduah-Hutchinson (Young Nala), Ocean Monilal (Young Nala), Sahara Sandy (Young Nala).

Julie Taymor (Director, Costume Design, Mask/Puppet Co-Design, Additional Lyrics), Elton John (Music), Tim Rice (Lyrics), Lebo M (Additional Music & Lyrics, Additional Vocal Score, Vocal Arrangements, Choral Director), Mark Mancina (Additional Music & Lyrics, Music produced for the stage, Additional Score), Irene Mecchi (Book), Garth Fagan (Choreographer), Richard Hudson (Scenic Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Michael Curry (Mask & Puppet Co-Designer), Michael Ward (Hair & Make-Up Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Anthony Lyn (Associate Director), John Stefaniuk (Associate Director), Marey Griffith (Associate Choreographer), Clement Ishmael (Musical Supervisor), Hans Zimmer (Additional Music & Lyrics), Chris Montan (Executive Music Producer), Jay Rifkin (Additional Music & Lyrics), Robert Elhai (Associate Producer & Orchestrator), David Metzger (Orchestrator), Bruce Fowler (Orchestrator), Mark Brandon (Casting) & Disney Theatrical Productions (Producer).


  1. Circle of Life
  2. Grasslands Chant
  3. The Morning Report
  4. The Lioness Hunt
  5. I Just Can’t Wait to be King
  6. Chow Down
  7. They Live In You
  8. Be Prepared
  9. The Stampede
  10. Rafiki Mourns
  11. Hakuna Matata
  12. One by One
  13. The Madness of King Scar
  14. Shadowland
  15. Endless Night
  16. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  17. He Lives in You (Reprise)
  18. Simba Confronts Scar
  19. King of Pride Rock/Circle of Life (Reprise)

*Please note: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

**This venue continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags into the theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Booking Period

10 Aug 2021 - 30 Mar 2025

Weekly Performances

Sunday 2:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Lyceum Theatre

Wellington street, London, WC2E 7RQ

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Covent Garden or Charing Cross


6, 11, 13, 15

Nearest Car Parks

Drury Lane

In the Press

New York Times

'There is simply nothing else like it'

Daily Mail

'One of the most joyous and spectacular musicals in years!'

Sunday Times

'This is a wonderful, wonderful musical: thrilling, warm-hearted, inventive and original... The Lion King will touch a deep chord in everybody'

Sunday Telegraph

'An indisputable triumph...superlative entertainment; puts most other mega-musicals in the shade '

Main on Sunday

'A ravishing spectacle'

Evening Standard

'It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination'