The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

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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.

Lyceum Theatre Facts

Live Show :Lion King

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