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The Lion King Theatre Breaks

The Lion King Theatre Breaks

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Coach, rail and self-drive theatre breaks including show and hotel

Theatre: Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ
Performance Times:
Matinees: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm
Evenings: Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm
Performance Duration: The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval
Audience Suitability: The show is suitable for all ages however, Disney recommends The Lion King for ages 6 and up. Children under 3 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Theatre-goers everywhere say that The Lion King London musical 'lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination' with others declaring it to be 'a blockbuster musical filled with beauty and brains'. Here's your chance to find out what everyone is talking about when you book theatre breaks to see The Lion King which has definitely left a paw-like print on London's West End.

The stunning savannah of Africa is brought to life at the Lyceum Theatre every afternoon and evening as The Lion King takes to the stage in London. Follow in the footsteps of King Mufasa's lion cub son, Simba, as he embarks on a journey to discover who he is and where he fits in the great 'Circle of Life'. Simba is next in line to become King of the Pridelands but his evil uncle, Scar (Mufasa's brother) resents the new Prince and believes that he should be ruler instead. Scar plans to thwart the young prince's plans and forms an alliance with the Hyenas to topple Mufasa and takeover as leader – the question is will he succeed?

Once you have been to see The Lion King London, you will understand why the show has won so many awards. Since the opening night, The Lion King has won: 2x Visit London Awards (2006 and 2007) for Best Theatre/Show; an Ivor Novello Music Award (2000) for International Achievement in Musical Theatre; An Evening Standard Award (1999) for Theatrical Event Of The Year and 2x Laurence Olivier Awards (1999) for Best Choreography and Costume Design. The shows director, Julie Taymor and her reimagining of The Lion King made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for 'Best Director of a Musical'.

The Lion King musical has been seen by over 65 million people around the world and the show is currently touring the UK in addition to its performances at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Now in its 14th year, The Lion King is a theatrical event that you will remember forever! 

London theatre breaks to see The Lion King start from only £161 per person and each package includes: return coach travel (except for self-drive), overnight accommodation in a quality hotel, hotel-to-venue transfers, free time in London plus The Lion King theatre tickets with the option to upgrade to better seats.



The show features more than 230 puppets in total, from rod puppets and shadow puppets to full sized ones.