DISNEY’S THE LION KING PRESENTED ITS FIFTH DEDICATED AUTISM-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE IN LONDON ON SUNDAY 3 JUNE 2018.
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THE LION KING has partnered with The National Autistic Society to create a friendly and supportive environment to enjoy London’s landmark musical event. These specially adapted performance are suitable for people with autism, with trained staff on hand, and dedicated quiet and activity areas set-up should anyone need to leave their seats.
Although specifically created for patrons affected by autism, conditions during this Autism-Friendly Performance are similar to those during a “Relaxed” performance, and as such this performance may be of interest to patrons with learning disabilities. All patrons who feel this performance might suit their specific needs are warmly encouraged to attend.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, THE LION KING uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, THE LION KING uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands
“HAKUNA MATATA ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON”
Read a moving account of the 2013 performance at The Lyceum by Lizi Jackson from her blog Through Accepting Limits.READ BLOG
HEAR ABOUT ONE FAMILY’S EXPERIENCE AT AN AUTISM-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES
ABOUT THE AUTISM FRIENDLY AWARD
In 2018 The National Autistic Society awarded Disney’s THE LION KING and the Lyceum Theatre an Autism-Friendly Award.
The award demonstrates our commitment to making the theatre experience welcoming to autistic people and their families at every stage, with clear information available before and during your visit, trained members of staff across the theatre teams, and a commitment to raising awareness of autism among the general public.