We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing situation, performances of THE LION KING have been suspended until Sunday 20 September 2020. Information regarding refunds and exchanges for affected performances will be issued shortly.
‘There is simply nothing else like it’
New York Times
Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.
Planning Your Visit
What are the performance times?
Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
The theatre usually opens 45-60 minutes prior to the performance commencing.
We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.
How long is the performance?
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and includes one interval.
Is the performance suitable for children?
The Lion King is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends The Lion King for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 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. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age must have a ticket.
Does the performance have special effects?
Please note that strobe lighting is used during the show.
Can I record the performance?
The use of camera and sound recording equipment is strictly prohibited.
How do I get to the Lyceum Theatre?
To plan your journey by public transport visit Transport for London.
By underground and train
The nearest stations are:
• Covent Garden – Piccadilly line
• Charing Cross – Southeastern, Bakerloo & Northern lines
• Embankment – Bakerloo, Northern, District & Circle lines
• Temple – District & Circle lines
• Leicester Square – Piccadilly & Northern lines
• Holborn – Piccadilly & Central lines
• Waterloo & Waterloo East – Southeastern, South West Trains, Bakerloo, Northern & Jubilee lines
To reach the theatre by bus, use numbers 1, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 77A, 91, 176 or 341 with Leicester Square as the destination. The closest bus interchange for all London routes and night buses is Trafalgar Square.
Parking: If you're driving into the West End to see the show, take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme saving you 50% off car parking for up to 24 hours. Present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office to qualify. Please note the discount does not apply to the pre-booking service. For full terms and conditions, participating car parks and locations visit Q-Park.
Alternatively, the nearest NCP car parks are on Parker Street, Museum Street, Holborn and the St. Martin’s Lane Hotel.
There are two Santander Cycle Hire docking spaces located close to the theatre. Find out more about how to use this scheme by visiting Transport for London.
The Lyceum Theatre in London’s Covent Garden is owned and operated by The Ambassador Theatre Group.
Will there be security at the theatre?
Your security is of the utmost importance to us. 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 we are unable to accept large bags and luggage.
Once you have purchased your tickets online or via Guest Services you will receive a confirmation email.
If you are collecting your tickets at the box office please print the confirmation and bring it to the box office on the day. If you have Print at Home tickets, please ensure they’re clearly printed before you arrive at the venue. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the performance starts.
When will I receive my tickets?
If you are expecting to receive your tickets by post, they may take up to 7 days to arrive. If you have not received your tickets 48 hours prior to the performance please call our Guest Services team on 0800 640 8101.
How do I find out about access facilities at the theatre?
The Lyceum Theatre is fully accessible to disabled, deaf and visually impaired guests.
For full details on all access facilities please visit our accessibility page
If you have any specific requirements or questions please call 0800 912 6972 or email Lyceumboxoffice@theambassadors.com
Are there facilities for people with visual impairments?
The Lion King regularly schedules audio described performances for guests with visual impairments in association with Vocal Eyes.
Audio description in theatre is a live verbal commentary on the visual elements of a production, delivered as a performance unfolds, through a discreet headset.
Guide Dogs are welcome in an auditorium or can alternatively be left in the care of the theatre staff. If you intend to being a guide dog, please advise at the time of booking.
When are the next assisted performances?
Captioned performances by STAGETEXT - Sunday 2 August 2020 at 2:30pm.
NEW Audio Described performance by Vocaleyes - Sunday 9 August 2020 at 2:30pm.
Signed Language Interpreted performance by Theatre Sign - Sunday 23 August 2020 at 2:30pm.
Please note that it is advisable to book for these performances in advance as tickets are subject to availability.
How do I book access concessions?
Disabled, deaf and visually impaired concessions can be booked over the phone on 0800 912 6972, in person at the Box Office, or by emailing Lyceumboxoffice@theambassadors.com