The Lion King
Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, London, WC2E 7RQ
Approx. capacity: 2100
The Lyceum Theatre is a 2,000-seat West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, on Wellington Street, just off the Strand. There has been a theatre with this name in the locality since 1765, and the present site opened on 14 July 1834 to a design by Samuel Beazley. The building was unique in that it had a balcony overhanging the dress circle. It was built by the partnership of Peto & Grissell. The present building retains Beazley's facade and grand portico, but the theatre behind is substantially different from the 1904 design of Bertie Crewe, restored to theatrical use in 1996 by Holohan Architects, after a long period of use as a Mecca Ballroom. The most recent shows at the theatre have been Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma! and The Lion King.
The Lyceum Theatre is located between Covent Garden (served by the Piccadilly Line) and Charing Cross (served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines) tube stations.
The nearest train station is Charing Cross.
The theatre is in central London so it is advised to use public transport where possible. 21 Wellington Street London WC2E 7RQ
Dial-A-Cab 020 7253 5000 Radio Taxis 020 7272 0272 Computer Cab 020 7286 0286
Bus numbers 6, 11, 13, and 15.
The closest car park is NCP Parker Street, off Drury Lane.
Number of Steps
The theatre's main entrance is up three steps to the lower foyer. From here there are 7 steps down to the Stalls and 12 steps up to the Royal Circle landing. The Grand Circle is up 83 steps.
The venue has wheelchair spaces and transfers are available too. Please call 0844 871 3006 to book. The wheelchair accessible entrance is via a double EXIT door situated at the front of the theatre on Wellington Street, to the left of the five main doors. This is clearly marked and provides level access to the Accessible Toilets and the Stalls seating area. Upon arrival, please notify the Doorman who will open the doors for you. From the accessible entrance, a gentle slope leads past the Accessible Toilets to the Stalls seating area and the Stalls Bar, which is fully accessible.
There is a Infa-red loop system for the hard of hearing. There is also a induction loop in the box office.
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium by prior arrangement with the Box Office. Alternatively, the staff can dog-sit throughout the performance.
General Access Info
For special requirements and information please call 0844 871 3006 or email Lyceumboxoffice@theambassadors.com.
Doors Open: 7:00PM
More information about The Lion King tickets
A £1.25 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
A £2.75 transaction fee applies (this will be added to your order on the payment page)
THE LION KING
The Award-Winning Musical
Book by Rogers Allers & Irene Mecchi
Music & Lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice
Booking Period Until 28 September 2014
Running Time 2 hours & 30 minutes [including 1 interval]
Age Recommendation The Lion King is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young children, 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 entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
The Lyceum Theatre do not admit children under 16 if they are not accompanied by an adult. There must be at least one person over this age in every booking and they must be seated together. Children under 16 cannot sit alone in the auditorium.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi-award winning musical 'Disney's The Lion King' will redefine your expectations of theatre. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.
At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Experience for yourself this 'Astonishing triumph of theatrical imagination' Evening Standard
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