Following government advice, the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have advised us that theatres should close until further notice, and therefore to protect the health and wellbeing of our theatregoers, cast and crew, The Walt Disney Company has taken the decision to suspend all future performances of The Lion King in the UK with immediate effect until such time as this advice changes. This suspension includes the West End production of The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre and the UK Touring production which is currently in residence at The Edinburgh Playhouse until 18 April. Our other UK tour engagements in Bradford, Cardiff, Southampton and Manchester currently remain unchanged, but we will continue to review the situation based on the advice we receive from official bodies. We are working with the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), the owner of London’s Lyceum Theatre and the Edinburgh Playhouse, to issue refunds or exchanges for all suspended performances. This is an unprecedented situation and we will work with ATG and other ticketing companies to process refunds or exchanges as quickly as possible.

20th Anniversary Gala Performance –
19 October 2019, 7.30pm

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney’s landmark musical THE LION KING by attending this special red carpet gala performance at the iconic Lyceum Theatre on 19 October 2019 at 7.30pm. In the last 20 years, over 16 million people have enjoyed performances of THE LION KING in London alone – join us to mark this landmark anniversary.

Guests will receive a complimentary welcome drink as well as a souvenir 20th anniversary brochure to remember this very special evening.

This performance is in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music.

Yes, the performance is held in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music.

About the Elton John AIDS Foundation

At the Elton John AIDS Foundation, we believe AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for evidence-based programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives. Sir Elton John created EJAF 27 years ago. Over the last quarter century, through hard work and with the help of our network of kind and generous friends and supporters, the foundation has raised more than $450 million globally to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS. This work has reached millions of people in Africa, Asia, Europe and across the United States. Join us in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our efforts to achieve a world without AIDS. For more information, please visit

About the Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. Every year some of the most talented young musicians from more than 50 countries come to study here, attracted by renowned teachers and a rich culture that broadens musical horizons, develops professional creativity and fosters entrepreneurial spirit. For more information, please visit

This is a formal event so guests are invited to dress smartly.

THE LION KING is recommended for ages 6 and up – children under 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.

Your question may be answered here, or via DisneyTickets.

Your tickets will be posted to you 7-10 working days before the performance. Tickets purchased less than a week before the performance date will be available to collect from the Box Office.

Please note that enhanced security checks including bag checks will be in operation at the venue. We advise you arrive in plenty of time and request you do not bring any large bags.