The Lyceum Theatre is currently home to Disney's The Lion King. The beloved tale is the coming of age story of the young Lion prince Simba, and the extraordinary strength he shows in the face of dire circumstances.
Our guide below will help you get get information about The Lion King London, and help you find ways to get The Lion King West End discount tickets. Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for The Lion King West End on Headout.
About the Show
From the wilderness of Serengeti comes the story of The Lion King, which has stolen the hearts of both kids and adults at West End since 1999! One of the longest running shows in West End, this theatrical masterpiece has everything great theatre promises – compelling storyline, evocative stage and costume design, and rousing music. With theatre maestros like Julie Taymor, Elton John, Garth Fagan, and Hans Zimmer on its creative team, this musical is a feast to the senses and endears to new patrons and old alike!
Based on the classic animated Disney movie of the same name, The Lion King musical is a coming of age story about the young lion prince Simba. As a cub, Simba grows up idolising his father Mufasa, who rules over the wild African Savannah. In a twist of fate, his father dies in an orchestrated murder by his uncle Scar. Scar also drives away Simba by insinuating that he caused his father’s death, and unable to live with his guilt, Simba runs away from the pride.
Soon enough, he makes two unlikely friends- Timon and Pumba, and together, they form a quirky trio, until Simba’s childhood Nala comes back into his life and reveals Scar's sinister plan. Simba finally accepts his destiny as the Lion King and heads back to the pride. From having his innocence snatched with his father’s death to his reckoning, Simba comes a long way. Watch The Lion King at West End to relive the drama and emotions!
West End Performance
Disney’s The Lion King opened in West End in October 1999 and is currently in its 19th year of production. It is among the top ten longest running shows at West End and has received love and adulation across generations, with more than 14 million patrons.
The West End production of The Lion King has received 8 nominations for the Laurence Olivier Awards and won 2 of them. Its Broadway production also made quite the name for itself, having won 6 Tony Awards and 8 Drama Desk Awards.
Know Before You Go
2 hours and 30 mins, with 1 intermission
Suitable for ages 6 and up. Kids under 3 are not allowed in the theatre.
In-house lounge, Coat check, Wheelchair accessible
The Lyceum Theatre has a seating capacity of 2,100.
Please Note: The show uses strobe lighting.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
The Lion King West End Tickets
Looking out for discounts on The Lion King London tickets?
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for The Lion King on West End. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
Lyceum Theatre - The Lion King West End Ticket Prices
Royal Circle: £57-£100
Grand Circle: £37-£50
Lyceum Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for The Lion King on West End.
The Lion King London Lottery, TKTS, and Day Seats
Apart from getting The Lion King discount tickets online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
The Lion King TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Based on how popular The Lion King is, TKTS tickets for the show are sometimes available.
Lottery: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
The Lion King LOTTERY
Lyceum Theatre offers you the chance to try your luck and win Lion King London tickets through its daily lottery, held at the theatre. The lottery begins two and a half hours prior to the performance at the Lyceum Theatre Box Office, depending on the availability.
Winners can purchase a maximum of two tickets per person for £25 each.
Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
The Lion King DAY SEATS
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Lyceum Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at the Lyceum Theatre are available for purchase as soon as the Box Office opens at 10 AM (Tuesday - Saturday) or 11 AM (Sundays). The Lion King Day Seat Tickets are priced at £25/ticket, with each person only being allowed to buy a maximum of two tickets.
As The Lion King is an extremely popular show, the earlier you join the line, the better your chances of securing tickets.
TIP: There is also a preference for cash over card, so it is our recommendation that you carry cash.
Q: Is there a way to purchase The Lion King London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: Is the ticket price for children different than the adult price?
A: No, children require a full-priced ticket as well.
Q: What time should I arrive at the theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discount tickets for the Lion King?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.