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Lyceum Theatre

The popular London Westend Lyceum theatre is located at 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ. The theatre is located near Covent Garden, Seven Dials and Holborn neighbourhood. The Lyceum Theatre has witnessed success, failure and again returns to the business. The story of Lyceum commenced in the year 1772 with the foundation of a room for exhibitions and concerts by the Society of Arts. It was established close to the current building site.
Since its inception, Lyceum has undergone several transformations and successfully adapted various changing trends. Theatre Royal Drury met an accident in the year 1809 and the company transferred to the Lyceum which enables the theatre to get a proper licence from the Lord Chamberlain. Hence, theatre could host the plays and the never ending journey of theatrical brilliance started.
Designer Samuel Beazley rebuilt Lyceum in the year 1815 but fate had something else in store. In the year 1830, Lyceum and a large section of Exeter Street burnt down. In the year 1834, Lyceum theatre was rebuilt and re-opened. The Lyceum was the England theatre that incorporated balcony projected over the circle.

Later, an acclaimed actor Henry Irving, took over and transformed it into one of the most brilliant London playhouses. But, fire again broke down and everything was destroyed. Building was again demolished and re-built. After the death of Irving in 1905, the building was re-opened in 1907.
Lyceum theatre has a vast history of fortunes and misfortunes. After 10 years of sabbatical, Lyceum Theatre made its re-entry in the business in the year 1996. It was its sixth reincarnation. With more than £14 million investment, the building was refurbished. It was re-opened by HRH Prince Charles on 31st October 1996. The theatre restarted its journey with Jesus Christ Superstar. Current owner of the Lyceum theatre are The Ambassador Theatre Group and currently hosting Disney’s production The Lion King.


I have bought tickets in Grand Circle and luckily seating was somewhat comfortable with more legroom. It has more legroom than the average theatre and can see the entire stage. However, the higher sitting had its drawbacks. During the fight scene between the lionesses and hyenas, we were able to catch all the action behind the onstage fabric partition as well as the performers behind it. The worst part was that we were unable to see the “animals” walking through the stall aisles. But, it is certainly the most recommended seat as at the price of £45 its all worth.
by James Williamson 25-03-2018

I want to tell that The Lion King is my all time favourite film and after watching the stage version, the found it more inspiring and awesome. With stunning visuals and mind blowing puppetry, the show has some of the brilliant memorable performances. The comic part is new and humorous with the “Let it go” gag. The unmatched mesmerizing nimbers still make me cry. Some of the scenes are fabulous such as when the ghost of Mufasa come to stage was really mind blowing. I find the theatrical experience of The Lion King simply worth watching!
by Natalia 27-11-2017

Historical Background

The magnificent Lyceum Theatre is running the houseful shows of The Lion King. The popular theatre is situated in Westminster on Wellington Street, just off the famous Strand. Some of the finest theatres and restaurants are located at the walking distance from the theatre. In the year 1772 theatre was just a room for exhibitions and concerts close to the current site. Since its debut, theatre has undergone numerous transformations.
In the year 1834, theatre underwent refurbishment by designer Samuel Beazley. The theatre added an overhanging balcony which was a new addition. The theatre had been used for a wide range of entertainment purpose, including as a circus, a chapel, a concert room, a waxworks exhibition, an opera house and a ballroom. For almost 10 years, theatre remained closed and opened in the year 1996. Holohan Architects restored the theatre.
Lyceum theatre has a brilliant history of showcasing some of the finest opera, music hall, slapstick along with huge range of dramatic productions such as a great deal of Shakespeare. During the era of 60s and 70s, it was a renowned concert venue where some of the legendary bands perfomed with Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, The Who, U2, The Smiths and Culture Club. In the year 1996, theatre underwent extensive refurbishments and offers some of the popular productions of Oklahoma! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Currently, Disney musical The Lion King is running with packed houses as more than 8 million theatregoers enjoyed the show! In the year 1999, the show made its debut and went on becoming one of the most commercially and critically successful shows.

How to Visit Lyceum

Disney’s The Lion King is one of the most successful London shows running with packed houses at the Lyceum Theatre. The popular London Westend theatre, Lyceum is positioned in the famous area of London known as Covent Garden. This is one of the liveliest and exciting part of the city situated in the heart of London’s Theatreland.
The venue is immensely popular amongst the theatre lovers and often frequently visited by locals. Some of the finest restaurants are located near the Lyceum that effectively caters for every taste. Moreover, some of the high street shops along with popular tourist attractions such as the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Market and the Royal Opera House are located at a nearby distance. You can also visit to Soho, Leicester Square and Chinatown as all of them are located within the walking distance of the theatre.


You can visit the theatre via various modes of commutations such as tubes, taxis, cars and buses. For those who are planning to visit the theatre by tubes then the nearest Tube stations is Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line or Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines. You can also board bus numbers 6, 11, 13, and 15. You can hire a taxi or drive your own car as the nearest car park is the Savoy Adelphi Garage 5 minutes away from the Lyceum, costing £9.50 for 2 hours parking. You can hire a taxi from the rank outside Charing Cross Road, or else hail a taxi from along the Strand itself.

Venue Info

21 Wellington Street, London,,

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Nearest Tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Performance Times

7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
2.30 PM
7.30 PM

Additional Info

Running Time:
2 hour 30 minutes
Booking From:
27 sept. 1986
Booking Until:
4 March 2019
Important Info:
children under 5 will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.
Age Restrictions:
Recommended for children aged 7 or over

Lion King