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Disney’s The Lion King Lyceum Theatre FAQ

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Now in its 24th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, Disney’s The Lion King is a unique theatrical event seen by over 110 million people worldwide.

Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King © Disney.
Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King © Disney.

Why go and see it?
An iconic score and a timeless narrative; Disney’s The Lion King has it all. As put by the New York Times – “there is simply nothing else like it”.

As the sun rises on the plains of the Serengeti, watch in awe as giraffes, gazelles and birds bring the story of Simba to life in a spectacle unlike any other.

Directed by Julie Taymor, this captivating reimagining of the beloved Disney animated feature won 6 Tony awards when it premiered on Broadway in 1997. Since then, the production has played in theatres all over the world, and embarked on multiple UK, US and international tours.

Here are some frequently asked questions about The Lion King musical in London, along with their answers:

How long is the performance?
The performance is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including one 20-minute interval.

What are the show times?
There are matinee performances at 2:30pm and evening performances at 7:30pm.

Where is the theatre located?
The Lion King is performed at the Lyceum Theatre in London, which is located at 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ.

How do I get to the theatre?
The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern Lines). There are also several bus routes that stop near the theatre.

What is the earliest time we can arrive at the theatre?
The front doors of the theatre open 90 minutes before the beginning of each performance.

What if we arrive late?
If you arrive late, you will be greeted by the Front of House team who will do their best to accommodate your group and admit latecomers into the auditorium at the next available opportunity.

What is the age recommendation for the show?
The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 (including babies in arms) will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.

What are the prices for tickets?
Ticket prices vary depending on the performance date and time, as well as the seat location. Tickets can be purchased online or at the theatre box office.

What should I wear to the show?
The dress code for The Lion King is smart casual. You can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, but it is advisable to avoid wearing anything too revealing or too casual.

What can I expect from the show?
The Lion King is a magical and unforgettable experience. The music, the dancing, and the puppetry are all truly outstanding. The show is sure to leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

The Lion King is a magical and unforgettable experience. The music, the dancing, and the puppetry are all truly outstanding. The show is sure to leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

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