The Lion King

Experience the circle of life. Find out how to get tickets for The Lion King for just £23.50.

The Lion King

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Key information

TheatreLyceum Theatre
Running time2 hours 30 minutes, including interval
Age6+ recommended, no children under 3
Booking until17 June 2023
PerformancesTue-Sat 7:30pm
Wed, Sat & Sun 2:30pm
Matinees: 23, 27, 30 Dec
No performances: 25 Dec
No evening performances: 24, 31 Dec
Tickets from£23.50

Why should I see it?

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Selling points

  • Winner of the Tony award for Best Musical and the Olivier award for Best Costume Design
  • Boasts over 8,000 performances and more than 20 years in the West End

Rochelle’s opinion

“If you want a show that will make your jaw-drop, then you need to book The Lion King! There’s a reason it’s been around for so long – despite being designed in the nineties, the costumes, set and puppets have truly stood the test of time. Adults will love watching the animals around them as much as the children! Add to that a well-known story and wonderful soundtrack, and you’ve got a West End hit for everyone!”

How do I get cheap tickets?

Check out the tips below to discover the best deal for your trip, whether it’s a spontaneous visit or a day out planned months in advance. If you want more detail, check out my dedicated blog post.

Best last-minute deal

The Lion King is not known for last-minute discounts or tickets. But there is one deal and it’s a really good one too! Disney itself runs a scheme called Magical Mondays – each Monday at midday it releases great seats across their shows for just £29.50. They are usually top price seats so you can get a huge bargain. Every performance that week has tickets up for grabs but of course it can get very popular. Make sure you log on ahead of time and have several dates in mind when booking. You might have to try more than once but when you do get tickets it’ll be worth it!

Best for booking ahead

There are plenty of seats available in the £23.50 price band, and they all seem to offer good value for money. In the grand circle there’s seats right in the front row at this price – these have a safety rail in your eyeline but with a bit of leaning can provide a great view at the lowest price. If you want a clearer view then you can go for the seats in the back rows of the grand circle, but expect to be further away from the action. Alternatively, you can go for the royal circle boxes. These are also restricted with a side-on view which may block some of the stage unless you lean over. However you do get the bonus of a private space and moveable seats. Don’t forget to compare the views on Seat Plan before you book!

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