The Lion King

The Lion King Theatre breaks

Aged 12 and under

About the show

The majestic stage adaptation of Disney’s much loved animated movie, The Lion King will take you on an epic adventure to the Pride Lands of Africa. Here, you will follow the birth of King Mufasa’s son, Simba, and his gripping journey to be the King of all lions.

When Simba is born, the kingdom rejoices with the exception of Scar, Simba’s evil Uncle who is fuelled by his desire to be master of the throne. During a stampede of wildebeests, Scar takes over the kingdom by tricking young Simba into exile.

While living as an outcast in the jungle, Simba befriends comical duo Timon and Pumbaa who teach him about "Hakuna Matata" and help him forget his past. When Simba's childhood sweetheart later arrives with news of their homeland suffering, he must decide whether or not he can go back and confront the past he wished to forget.

The Lion King is a truly mesmerising show and has been running at the Lyceum Theatre for over 15 years. Book your Lion King tickets now and experience a breathtaking theatre break.

What to expect from The Lion King

In 2013, The Lion King was our third best selling theatre break, and it's no wonder!

With an array of explosive colours, spectacular scenery, elaborate costumes and ingenious use of stage props, The Lion King is a theatrical experience you'll never forget.

The show is brought to life with captivating vocal performances and a moving score from Elton John which includes songs such as  “Hakuna Matata” and the “Circle of life.” 

The Lion King is a child friendly show (suitable for over 3's) and makes for a fantastic family outing; children and adults alike will enjoy watching their familiar characters come to life onstage in this wonderful show. And after the curtain drops, you can retire to a nearby hotel of your choice before you set off again in exploration of the London - the capital of theatre. 

Reviews of The Lion King

“Astonishing triumph of theatrical imagination” - Evening Standard

“The Lion King will touch a deep chord in everybody” - Sunday Times

“A blockbuster musical with beauty and brains” - The Financial Times

“The Lion King is perfect for a musical, allowing both distinct flavours and an eclectic carnival spirit” - Time Out

Interesting facts about The Lion King

  • Lion King theatre breaks were our 3rd most popular package, selling almost 2,000 show and hotel combos
  • The Lion King has sold over 65 million tickets worldwide
  • There are more than 232 puppets in the show, including rod puppets, shadow puppets and full-sized puppets
  • There are 25 species of animals, birds, fish and insects represented in the show


The Lion King is suitable for children over the age of 3.

Tips for booking a cheap The Lion King Break

Due to its phenomenal success it is very rare for The Lion King to discount its tickets. However, if a show hasn’t sold out some third-party agents we work with will waive our booking fees with them a day or so before the performance, though this is rare. Booking ahead of time can also help, with clear view seats in the rear Grand Circle providing a surprisingly good view, especially when central, and can definitely help secure cheap The Lion King theatre breaks.


Tuesday to Saturday evenings @ 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees @ 2:00pm
Sunday matinee @ 3:00pm

Running time - 2 Hours, 50 Minutes

Booking until - 02/06/2024

Important information

Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance of Disney's The Lion King.

Lyceum Theatre

Wellington Street
Covent GardenLondon

Nearest tube - Charing Cross & Covent Garden

Seating information - The theatre is split into 3 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Royal Circle on the 1st floor and the Grand Circle at the top.

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