""A deeply felt celebration of life.”"
-The Daily Telegraph-

"Children, I suspect, will love it."
-The Guardian-

"“Lights up the West End”"
-London Evening Standard-

The Lion King Tickets

Last revised: July 2023

1. The Lion King Ticket Prices
2. When to Book Tickets for The Lion King
3. Last Minute Lion King Tickets
4. What Are the Best Lion King Seats? | Best Lion King tickets under £70
5. The Lion King Cheap Matinee Tickets
6. Group Discounts for The Lion King | The Lion King West End Ticket Packages
7. About the Lion King Venue
8. Useful Links | Price Alerts

1. The Lion King Ticket Prices

The Lion King is one of London's most enduring and well-loved musicals and attracts audiences from around the world with its stunning, innovative puppetry and bright set design. With a large cast, bold effects and costumes, ticket prices currently range at face value from £33 to over £220. Many tickets below £50 are in the back sections or restricted view, but there are some very good value options here.

There are several schemes to help you get cheap Lion King tickets in great seats, including Day Seats and reduced rates for groups and seniors. The show isn't regularly discounted, but you can usually get some of the best prices in seasonal promotions.

If you can't find a discount, don't worry. Below we've put together a complete guide to making the most of your budget and getting cheap Lion King tickets.

2. When to Book Tickets for The Lion King

There is usually good availability for The Lion King up to a week or so in advance, although the cheaper price bands sell out earlier. If you want to see the show on a weekend or over the school holidays, book a month or more in advance to make sure you have the best choice.

Weekends and school holidays are peak periods, which means these dates are more expensive than an average weekday during term time. Off-peak dates will save you money, so if you can book tickets for an evening performance on Monday - Thursday.

There are not many Lion King ticket offers available year-round, so keep an eye out for exclusive prices during seasonal promotions like Kids Week (which offers free tickets for under 17s), London Theatre Week (which last ran between 20 February and 13 March this year) or the London theatre New Year Sale.

3. Last Minute Lion King Tickets

There are quite a few ways to get good value last-minute tickets for The Lion King. TKTS has a booth in Leicester Square or listings online for discounted same-day tickets. The Lion King isn't always included but it's worth checking.

Disney's £25 Magical Mondays (formerly Disney Day Seats) tickets for The Lion King are released every Monday at midday, with tickets available for shows the same week. These sell out quite quickly and are limited to two per person, so log in at mid-morning to ensure you're ready to book. Seats are across the auditorium and at the venue's discretion.

The Lion King also has last-minute dynamic pricing. Unsold tickets online and in person may drop in price as the performance date gets closer. This is usually on mid- or top-price tickets rather than the cheapest tickets. For example, back in March 2023, Stalls N13 was £98.50 for that day's performance and £173.50 one week later:

This does not hold true for every date, however, especially during school holidays or when a performance is nearly sold out. Always spend time getting a lay of the land before jumping in to buy last minute, because prices are influenced by supply and demand in both directions.

4. What Are the Best Lion King Seats?

The Lion King has some really stunning set design and puppetry, so the best seats to enjoy this musical from are the centre of the Stalls and the front rows of the Royal Circle. Some of the premium seats can cost more than £240 at peak weekend performances.

There are many other seats across the Lyceum Theatre that are just as good and offer an expansive view of the stage for less, however, and it's more than possible to enjoy The Lion King for less than £70.

Lyceum Theatre Royal Circle B27

Insider Tip: If you want to check the view from a seat before committing, use SeatPlan's Lyceum Theatre seating plan, which has photos from real theatregoers.

Best Lion King tickets under £70: there are lots of cheaper seats at The Lion King with great views of the stage, including restricted view seats. Some of our top picks include:

1. Stalls E8 (from £68.50). This seat is right at the end of row E and marked restricted view, but has the bonus of being on an aisle and close to the stage. In The Lion King, some cast members walk down the Stalls aisles before the show as well.

2. Royal Circle K11 (from £68.50). This seat is further back in the Royal Circle, but has a great, clear view of the entire stage.

3. Grand Circle F26 (from £48.50). This seat has a central view of the stage, and although you miss some of the animals walking through the Stalls at the start of the show, you don't miss any of the actual story.

4. Grand Circle J19 (from £38.50). This seat is far away, so you won't catch all of the details, but still promises a good view for the ticket price.

5. Grand Circle A1 (from £33). This seat is one of the cheapest in the theatre and is restricted by a safety bar and side view, but SeatPlan users say it's "overall good value for money."

5. The Lion King Cheap Matinee Tickets

There are three Lion King matinees each week, at 2.30pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Evening performances start at 7.30pm.

Midweek matinees are cheaper than weekend matinees, although not usually any cheaper than weekday evening performances.

Some Saturday evening tickets are actually cheaper than Saturday matinee tickets, possibly because families are more likely to attend in the afternoon. For example, back in August 2022, Stalls N34 was £128.50 on a Saturday evening in August, but £193.50 at the matinee.

This doesn't hold true for every Saturday however - when we checked, most current weekend matinees seem to have the same prices.

6. Group Discounts for The Lion King

There are various group rates available at The Lion King. For general groups, the below applies:

  • Groups of 9+ reduced to £50 (or £55 at peak performances) for Stalls and Royal Circle seats. If you book 8+ weeks in advance, you can save an extra £5 per ticket at certain performances. Tuesday - Friday only
  • Groups of 9+ reduced to £40 (or £45 at peak performances) for Grand Circle seats. Tuesday - Friday only
  • Groups of 20+ reduced to £45 for Stalls and Royal Circle seats. If you book 8+ weeks in advance, you can save an extra £5 per ticket at certain performances. Tuesday - Thursday only
  • Groups of 20+ reduced to £35 for Grand Circle seats. Tuesday - Thursday only

For senior groups, the below applies:

  • Previously, Senior Groups of 10+ reduced to £35 for Stalls and Royal Circle seats on Wednesday performances - this is not listed on the official website but worth enquiring about

For education groups, the below applies:

  • School Groups of 10+ reduced to £25 and £29.50 for Stalls and Royal Circle / £19.50 and £22.50 for Grand Circle. One free teacher ticket for every 10 students. Tuesday - Thursday only
  • University Groups of 10+ reduced to £35 for Stalls and Royal Circle or £29.50 for Grand Circle. Tuesday - Thursday only

Book with Groupline (phone 020 7206 1174) or direct with Disney Tickets (phone 020 7845 0949).

The Lion King West End Ticket Packages

The Lion King is a very popular West End show for adults, children, tourists and Londoners and there are plenty of hotel and show or dinner and show packages:

Many of these are for two people rather than families, so you might find it cheaper to DIY your own package.

The Lion King Access Discounts

Special rates are available for Access customers at The Lion King. These are subject to availability, and can be booked by phone on 0800 912 6971, at the Box Office, or by email on lyceumbo@theambassadors.com.

Other Discount Lion King Tickets

It is worth bookmarking some ticket agents such as Love Theatre, lastminute and London Theatre Direct. These agents often have theatre discounts that aren't available at the box office. Love Theatre currently has a 10% teacher discount through Discounts For Teachers.

To get alerts on The Lion King discounts straight to your inbox, sign up to our mailing list.

Previously, students and seniors (60+) could get special rates for The Lion King. Students could get £20 Day Seats for the next two weeks, in person at the Lyceum Theatre box office. Seniors could get discounted tickets for Wednesday performances if booking in a group of 10+. These are no longer advertised on the official website, but it doesn't hurt to contact the venue and ask!

Insider Tip: Without offers, the official site is always cheapest. Ticket agents will have extra booking fees on non-discount tickets. Always check against the box office, as some discounts simply remove fees rather than save you money off face value.

2 for 1 Lion King Tickets

There are not currently any 2 for 1 Lion King tickets available, but if you follow our other tips you'll be able to save money on your trip.

7. About the Lion King Venue

The Lion King has played at the Lyceum Theatre since opening in 1999. The Lyceum Theatre is just off the Strand and a short walk from Covent Garden, so ideally located for a full day of visiting London's top tourist attractions. There are also plenty of cheap food outlets and supermarkets nearby if you want a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

Hot food and drinks can't be taken into the theatre, but a plastic bottle of water from outside is fine (and a lot cheaper than refreshments at the bar). There is a 20 minute interval during which you can buy drinks, snacks and merchandise.

The Lyceum Theatre has a cloakroom but is unable to accept large bags (over the size of an average backpack) or suitcases. For convenient luggage storage in central London, check Stasher or Luggage Hero.

Insider Tip: The Lion King is currently on a UK tour, so you might not need to travel down to London to see this West End classic.

Where to eat near The Lion KingBella Italia (£-££)
Byron Burger (££)
Cinnamon Bazaar (£-££)
Group BookingsReduced rate Stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle seats available for groups of 9+, 20+, Senior Groups, Student/Schools Groups and University Groups.

More info above or at Disney Tickets (phone 020 7845 0949).
ConcessionsSpecial rates available for Access customers, subject to availability. Call 0800 912 6971 or email lyceumbo@theambassadors.com.

Senior Groups of 10+, Stalls and Royal Circle tickets reduced to £35 on Wednesdays.

Book with Groupline (phone 020 7206 1174) or Disney Tickets (phone 020 7845 0949).
PackagesWowcher's Lion King city break

Holiday Extras' Lion King Show and Hotel

OMG Hotels' Lion King family hotel and show stay

Tourist England's Lion King London hotel package

Virgin Experience Days' Lion King tickets with dinner
Other OffersOfficial London Theatre New Year Sale

Kids Week - Free Theatre Tickets for Under 17s

London Theatre Week - Exclusive Prices
Travel TipsThe Lyceum Theatre is part of the Q-Park Theatreland Scheme for money off parking in London.

Please note that all offers, discounts and prices are subject to change and may expire or be discontinued. All prices listed were correct at the time of writing. Sign up to our mailing list for future Lion King offers.

Last revised: July 2023

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Playing at

Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street
Seating Plan

Lyceum Theatre seating plan

Booking period

24th Sep 1999

29th Sep 2023

11th Feb 2024

Running time

Will be confirmed when show opens


Best for age 6+. Under 3s not permitted. Please be advised that children under the age of 16 may be refused entry if they are not sitting next to an accompanying adult.