Discover the Lyceum Theatre, the home of The Lion King musical in London
Covent Garden has been home to the Lyceum Theatre since 1765. For over 250 years the theatre has been used for various activities and it’s one of the UK’s most prominent and important theatres.
It has been the home of Disney's The Lion King in the UK for over 20 years, inviting audiences to discover the majesty of the Serengeti plains. The theatre has consistently delivered unmissable theatrical experiences for all these years, that you simply can't afford to miss.
With enchanting music, glorious colours and ingenious puppetry, The Lion King transforms all of the magic of the beloved film onto the stage. Additional music has been composed by Hans Zimmer exclusively for the theatre, so the vocal score has plenty of surprises in store for all audiences.
Discover how to 'be prepared' for your adventure into the African savannah inside the Lyceum Theatre.
Before you think about attending the show, getting tickets is the first step to an unforgettable experience! Secure your tickets.
There are many performances to choose from, with both matinee and evening performances available. Tickets are available to book throughout the year, so there's no need to wait to begin planning your adventure!
There are three great options to choose from when deciding how to book:
1. Booking directly online
For most people, this is where you'll want to head to book your tickets directly. Start your booking to see available dates, seats and prices.
2. Magical Mondays
If you want to see The Lion King the same week you book, Magical Mondays is a great opportunity to save on tickets. They give you a chance to secure Lion King tickets for only £29.50, making this the best value way to see The Lion King
Every Monday, a set number of tickets are released for the performances that week at 12 noon. They sell out quickly, so make sure you log in and have your card details ready
3. Group and educational discounts
There are discounted tickets available for both educational trips and group bookings. Discounted tickets start at £40 each for groups of 9+ people and lower to £35 each for larger groups of 20+ people.
Once you've found the date you want to book, your next step is picking your seats. Finding the best seats at the Lyceum Theatre for you and your group couldn't be simpler. There are a range of seats available, with different prices and tiers ready to match your preferences.
The Lyceum Theatre seating options are divided between the Stalls, the Royal Circle, the Grand Circle and Box Seats.
The Stalls is the ground-level seating area and is often considered one of the most desirable section for many theatregoers. Depending on where you sit, it provides an up-close experience, with the stage right in front of you. The seats in this section often have the best views and are highly sought after for their proximity to the performers.
The Royal Circle is located on the first level of the Lyceum Theatre and offers excellent views of the stage. This section is known for its comfortable seats and tiered seating, making it another popular choice.
The Grand Circle is the second level of seating, located above the Royal Circle. From a steeper viewing angle, it offers great views of the stage and actors from a more elevated perspective. The seats in this section are also comfortable, ensuring a pleasant viewing experience.
Seats with slightly restricted views from the guardrail are also available and offer great value.
Due to the steep viewing angle, the Grand Circle is not recommended for anyone who suffers from vertigo.
Located on the sides of the stage, these seats provide a unique perspective and proximity to all the action.
The Lyceum Theatre is fully accessible to disabled, deaf and visually impaired guests.
If you have any questions or specific requirements, please call 0800 912 6972 or email email@example.com
The Lyceum Theatre sits right in the centre of London's West End, meaning it's easily accessible by public transport. Parking is also available near the theatre.
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Nearest tube stations
For The Lion King, Covent Garden is the nearest station to the Lyceum Theatre. However, several other stations are just a short walk from the theatre.
Covent Garden (5 Minutes)
Charing Cross Road (7 Minutes)
Leicester Square (9 Minutes)
Temple (10 Minutes)
Embankment (10 Minutes)
There are lots of bus routes that bring you near the theatre. Buses that stop on the Strand or Aldwych will bring you within a short walking distance.
To make sure your visit is as safe as possible, enhanced security measures are currently in place at the theatre. As a result, it may take longer to get into the building. We therefore recommend you arrive in plenty of time to enable us to conduct bag checks.
We strongly advise that you do not bring large bags to the theatre. Cloakroom facilities are available for coats and umbrellas, but the theatre are unable to accept large bags and luggage. To make sure your visit is as safe as possible, enhanced security measures are currently in place at the theatre. As a result, it may take longer to get into the building. We therefore recommend you arrive in plenty of time to enable us to conduct bag checks. We strongly advise that you do not bring large bags to the theatre. Cloakroom facilities are available for coats and umbrellas, but the theatre are unable to accept large bags and luggage
Eating and drinking
Named after the Lyceum's conversion to a successful Ballroom in 1945, The Ballroom bar is open exclusively for show ticket holders an hour and a half before the show commences.
There are additional bars on each level of the venue. All drinks can be taken into the auditorium as long as they are in a plastic cup. There are several confectionary kiosks across the theatre where refreshments can be purchased.
Official Lion King merchandise can be purchased at the theatre. Merchandise kiosks can be found on each level and sell a variety of souvenirs.
The cloakroom currently only accepts coats and umbrellas. A left luggage facility is available at Charing Cross station. Please note that the venue is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings. The cloakroom opens an hour before the show.
The Lyceum Theatre has toilets on each level and accessible facilities in Stalls.
The Lyceum Theatre Guest Wi-Fi is available in the venue for guests to connect to and enjoy free internet access. However, phones should always be switched off during the performance.
Cast and Creative team
Find out more about the cast and creative team behind The Lion King Musical in London.
The Lion King Gallery
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