The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre London

  • Lyceum Theatre
  • Seating Plan
  • Cast and creative
  • Reviews
  • Interesting Facts

Lyceum Theatre London

The magic of Disney’s all time loved classic The Lion King can be enjoyed at best at the stunning Lyceum Theatre London! With a huge cast of almost 40 actors, singers and dancers, the award winning wonderful London show The Lion King has been enlivened up onstage with the live puppets, masks and vibrant costumes. The heart touching saga of young Simba and his adventurous struggle against his eveil uncle Scar to reclaim his Kingdom simply touches the chord of heart.

The major highlight of this awesome London musical is its simplicity with which it has been presented at the magnificent Lyceum Theatre London. The Lion King is a ravishing spectacle and a great work of by designer team who have recreated the magic with varied cultural influences such as usage of vast expanses of African Savanna. Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s brilliant direction has taken this Disney’s classic up to different level.

The opulent Lyceum Theatre London has a huge occupancy of 2100 and positioned in the City of Westminster on Wellington Street. In the same locality, there was a theatre with same name from the year 1765. In the year 1834, 14th July, the current site of Lyceum Theatre London marked its opening. Samuel Beazley designed the opulent theatre with some unique features such as overhanging balcony over the dress circle.

Bertie Crewe styled the theatre as richly ornamented in rococo style. On the other hand, Beazley’s façade and grand portico was beautifully retained. In the year 1939, this building was closed and was about to be destructed. However, theatre was saved and transformed into Mecca Ballroom in the year 1951. In the year 1996, Holohan Architects restored the theatre.

The mesmerizing London show The Lion King is running with packed houses at the opulent Lyceum Theatre London from 19th October 1999. The London musical is ideal for kids aged 7 and above. Younger children can be admitted but should not cause disturbance and need to leave in case of disturbance and no refund. Under 3 kids are not permitted at all. The two hours and forty minutes show with 15 minutes of intermission is a completely delightful experience!

History of Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre is based in Westminster on Wellington Street, which is just off the popular Strand featuring wide range of theatres and restaurants. With the history that dates back to 1772, this theatre was a just a room where exhibitions and concerts close the current site were hosted. During its opening decades, the popular London Westend theatre Lyceum has undergone several transformations.

The current appearance of the theatre owes much to its rebuilding in the year 1834, where Samuel Beazley designed it. The theatre was opened with the groundbreaking addition of a balcony that overhangs over the main section of the auditorium. The popular Lyceum theatre has been hosting wide range of art and entertainment events since its inception such as a circus, a chapel, a concert room, a waxworks exhibition, an opera house and a ballroom. It was also being utilised as a traditional theatre. For a complete one decade, Lyceum theatre was closed and reopened in the year 1996, where it was restored by Holohan Architects.

The opulent theatre has hosted huge range of entertainment over the years. The popular theatre has hosted opera, music hall, slapstick and varied range of dramatic productions such as a great deal of Shakespeare.

The theatre has been also used as a concert venue for some of the famous legendary bands during the 60s and 70s era, featuring Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, The Who, U2, The Smiths and Culture Club.

In the year 1996, Lyceum theatre has undergone extensive refurbishments and started focussing on musical output featuring spectacular musical productions like Oklahoma! and Jesus Christ Superstar. The blockbuster and award winning Disney musical The Lion King, has been enthralling audience since 2000 and enjoyed by more than 8 million theatregoers. The show has been one of the most commercially as well as critically acclaimed musicals of London West End.


Interesting Facts

  • Shaun Escoffery (Mufasa)
  • George Asprey as Scar
  • Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa
  • Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki
  • Stephen Matthews as Zazu
  • Damian Baldet as Timon
  • Keith Bookman as Pumbaa
  • Andile Gumbi as Simba
  • Ava Brennan as Nala
  • Jacquelyn Hodges as Shenzi
  • Gary Forbes as Banzai
  • Sebastien Torkia as Ed
  • Zhane Coffi-Gowie as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Odelia Dizel-Cubuca as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Amelia Monet Kennedy as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Isabelle Outtara as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Ralf Hersbourg as Young Simba at certain performances
  • Lorenzo Dizel-Cubaca as Young Simba at certain performances
  • Michael Matia as Young Simba at certain performances

Venue Info

21 Wellington Street, London,

View Map

Nearest Tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Performance Times

7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM

Additional Info

Running Time:
2 hour 30 minutes
Booking From:
12 Oct. 1999
Booking Until:
26 june 2017
Important Info:
Children over 3 will be admitted, but they must be able to sit in their own seat quietly throughout the performance.
Age Restrictions:
Recommeded for 3+year old.

Lion king Musical Tickets