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.

Relaxed Performances

The next Relaxed Performance of The Lion King in London will take place at the Lyceum Theatre on Sunday 31 May 2020 at 1.30pm.

THE LION KING is committed to creating a friendly and inclusive audience experience at the Lyceum Theatre, London and is delighted to announce that its seventh Relaxed Performance in London will take place in the Lyceum Theatre in May 2020.

Relaxed Performances are specially adapted to be accessible to a wide range of audiences such as those on the autism spectrum, those with a learning disability, or anyone with additional sensory needs. There are extra trained staff on hand, and dedicated quiet areas inside the theatre should anyone need to leave their seat.

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Visual Story

Our 'Visual Story' will guide you step-by-step through your visit to the Lyceum Theatre to see The Lion King.

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“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.

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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.