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The Lion King theatre break

Lyceum Theatre

from £80.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.

This vibrant musical brings the Disney favourite to life with elaborate costumes and beautifully mastered props. With music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, the story is conveyed with unparalleled energy. Songs like “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”, “Hakuna Matata” and “Circle of Life” will leave you in awe. The Lion King is a perfect musical for families; both children and adults will be captivated and amazed in seeing the Disney classic film transformed to an award-winning musical. Filled with beautiful colours, affects and music, this is a show you don’t want to miss!

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The Lion King tickets

You will be able to choose your theatre tickets in the next stage of the booking. Just London Theatre Breaks offer seats in various parts of the theatre and you can consult the seating plan to see where you will be sitting. In each part of the theatre we only offer the best available seats – this means you can find the seats that suit your budget and a guarantee a high quality experience.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi-award winning musical 'The Lion King' will redefine your expectations of theatre. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports you to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. PLEASE NOTE: strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Children over 3 will be admitted, but they must be able to sit in their own seat quietly throughout the performance. If they become restless, they may be asked to leave the auditorium.

Press reviews

The Daily Mail
You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this!

Evening Standard
It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination

Key facts

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7:30

Opening date: Tuesday, 19th October 1999 Booking until: Sunday, 3rd July 2016

Venue: Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street
Postcode: WC2E 7RQ

How to get there:(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street/Wellington Street and follow the road 200 metres. The theatre is on your right.

from £80.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.
How to get there
(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street/Wellington Street and follow the road 200 metres. The theatre is on your right.
from £80.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.
The Lion King
Trailer and video

The Lion King is a very popular Disney animated musical that demonstrates the story of Simba, the cub prince’s journey to life and his royal responsibility. Simba is born an honoured and adored prince – the son of the powerful King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. He spends his childhood in the company of his father’s care and guidance, but has had to deal with his jealous uncle, Scar who schemes to have Simba and his father killed just so he could become the King. The musical touchingly presents how Simba loses his father at the hands of his cruel Uncle and how he is forced to grow up to attend to his royal responsibility. Simba eventually over-throws Scar, the usurper and reclaims his rightful position as King and continues to serve and maintain the ‘Circle of Life’ in his kingdom, the Pride Lands.

Embraced by children and adults alike, the Lion King spawned such hit songs as “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “The Circle of Life” by Elton John and Tim Rice.


Simba - The cub prince, the only son of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi.

Mufasa – The King of Pride Lands

Sarabi – The Queen, the wife of Mufasa.

Scar – Wicked and jealous uncle of Simba and the brother of Mufasa.

Nala – Simba’s loyal friend and eventual wife.

Sarafina – Nala’s mother.

Zazu – A hornbill who acts as Mufasa’s advisor.

Rafiki – A baboon and a good friend of Mufasa who presents Simba to all the animals gathered at Pride Rock.

Timon and Pumbaa – Timon, the meerkat and Pumbaa, the warthog are Simba’s friends who showed him their relaxed way of life.

Shenzi, Banzai and Ed – The three villainous hyenas who are minions of Scar and ones who carry out Scar’s dirty work.

from £80.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.

Review by Matthew Reeve

The Lion King Theatre Break with Travellodge Farringdon, Jan 2015

Everything was easy to access and book on the website, tickets were easy to print and collect from box office. Hotel was excellent and customer service was brilliant. A brilliant experience.

Review by Lindsey Saunders

The Lion King Theatre Break with , Dec 2014

Apart from the initial problem with printing confirmation and waiting for a call back the theatre trip was great. Easy location of the hotel easy pick up of the tickets and a great show. The only thing I would do different next time would book a pre or post show dinner as everywhere was fully booked.

Review by James Potter

The Lion King Theatre Break with Marriot/west india quay, Sep 2013

A fantastic experience. The show was excellent, there were no bad seats in the theatre (Lyceum) and the Hotel was excellent.

Review by Taylor

The Lion King Theatre Break with Brittania International Docklands, Nov 2011

The website was easy to navigate and made my booking really easy. The hotel & staff were exceptionally nice and accommodating, they even processed a special request of mine which was greatly appreciated. The show itself was amazing and would definitely recommend seeing it, the seating I had was pretty much perfect; had a clear view of the stage at a pretty close distance.

Review by mrs evelyn darbyshire

The Lion King Theatre Break with Alexandra Hotel, Nov 2011

i enjoyed everything, my only complaint was the poor quality breakfast,long life cheap yogurt, cheap white sliced bread and cheap chicken and ham were not what i expected.A choice of breakfast rolls,croissants and fresh yogurt and muesli would have made all the difference.

Review by Jane Simmonds

The Lion King Theatre Break with Travelodge London Farringdon, Nov 2011

All fine, location good for the theatre. Pleaseed with breakfast, hotel funtional..got what we expected for the price.

Review by Hew Naylor

The Lion King Theatre Break with Russell Hotel, Nov 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed it. All booking arrangements were A1. Theatre seats ok but on far end of row. I had the biggest man in the theatre in front of me and he was extremely restless so I had to move my head to left and right like a Wimbledon spectator in order to see past him but that was not your fault. My wife was fine in her seat. We liked the character and space in the hotel in spite of no cold water in the bath, no one took our in-room breakfast order off the outside door handle and no one answered the '0' Reception number. Also, the traffic noise and people yelling and singing all night long kept us awake but we still liked it overall. Very nice, cheerful and helpful staff who worked their socks off.

Review by Wiseman

The Lion King Theatre Break with Russell Hotel, Oct 2011

Everything was perfect. Well done.

Review by Mrs P A Lithgo

The Lion King Theatre Break with Travelodge Hotel Farringdon, Oct 2011

Website very good, theatre seats fine but air conditioning made us very cold, would choose different seats in the theatre in future. The hotel was basic but very clean including bathroom, ample space, food very good and staff very helpful and hard working. There was only one thing that could have ruined the break, at the theatre I was asked for proof of identity when handing the voucher over, I had not been informed of this when booking the break. Fortunately I had my card with me but I nearly didn't take it, we would not have got into the show if I hadn't had it.

Review by Jeanette Sizer

The Lion King Theatre Break with St Giles Hotel, Oct 2011

The whole experience was wonderful. The website was easy to use. The show and seats were excellent and so was the hotel. It was very good value for money. Customer service in the hotel was second to none. Would definitely recommend this package.

Review by Megan

The Lion King Theatre Break with Travelodge London Farringdon, Oct 2011

The website was really ease to use, I quickly found what I was looking for We went for the Saturday matinee Lion King and it was amazing, the seats were perfect as we had a great view of all aspects of the show including the percussionists. The hotel was good value for money and all staff were helpful, the room was a decent size as well. The only draw backs were that there was no phone or hair drier in the room and there seemed to be a shortage of hair driers available. The breakfast had a good amount of choice and there were no shortages. Me and my sister really enjoyed our stay and the hotel was not far from Kings Cross so very convenient for travelling around London

Review by Helen Hobson

The Lion King Theatre Break with Hilton London Docklands, Oct 2011

The hotel was very good indeed with regard to food and staff helpfulness. Instructions from Canary Wharf Station to Hotel somewhat confusing regarding length of walk and the street signs were not clear either so took a while to find the pier for ferry! We did however have a good room but without a view and were woken by the hum of vents etc in the morning. The show was excellent and the seats were brilliant. We would certainly book again with Just London Theatre Breaks. Many thanks Helen Hobson

Review by john rees

The Lion King Theatre Break with Crowne Plaza Shoreditch, Oct 2011

We both had a wonderful time all round.

Review by James Chapple

The Lion King Theatre Break with Hilton London Docklands, Sep 2011

It was the first time I have seen the Lion King and I thought it was superb. Costumes and songs were fantastic, great show highly recommended. Although we did not spend much time at the hotel, it was very pleasant and clean. Staff were polite, friendly and helpful. One recommendation I would have is that staff inform hotel guests of low tides that may affect the complimentary boat service to dock. My partner and I did not have a problem at all as we were not in a rush but I can potentially see other guests being more aggrieved. Overall a good experience.

Review by David Smith

The Lion King Theatre Break with Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Aug 2011

Web Site was easy to use and well explained, Theatre seats were good, hotel reception was nice and clean, security was very nice with rooms, Breakfast could be a whole lot better. hotel setting was very close to local public transport.

Review by shirley andrews

The Lion King Theatre Break with Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Aug 2011

fantastiic seats great hotel most enjoyable thankyou

Review by Katie bland

The Lion King Theatre Break with Brittania Hampstead, Aug 2011

The whole experience went very smoothly and well. I am definitely planning on booking with you again. My only mildly negative comment would be the triple room at the hotel was rather small with 3 beds rather crammed in.

Review by MRS Diane Griffin

The Lion King Theatre Break with Brittania International Docklands, Jul 2011

Wonderful great show our daughter enjoyed her first theatre break, Stayed in London for 4 nights crammed a lot into the time we where there, Looking forward to the next theatre break.

Review by Michael Emmott

The Lion King Theatre Break with Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Jul 2011

The booking was really easy. Theatre seats were good, Hotel excellent and the customer service was very good. It would have been better if included in the cost was the travel tickets for underground and bus with some indication of travel times between various destinations.

Review by Walsh

The Lion King Theatre Break with London Hilton Docklands, Jul 2011

Can't complain about anything

Review by Darren Holt

The Lion King Theatre Break with Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Jul 2011


Review by Andrew Edmeades

The Lion King Theatre Break with Travelodge London Farringdon, Jul 2011

The website made it easy for me to book my stay and to arrange tickets for the show.

Review by Chris

The Lion King Theatre Break with St Giles Hotel, Jun 2011

Everything was perfect, hes theatre was lovely and the staff were outstanding. The hotel was great, it was cheap but still kept to a high standard. The hotel was very central to alot of things, I would definitely go again.

Review by Dan Sanders

The Lion King Theatre Break with Crowne Plaza Shoreditch, May 2011

Was delighted with the deal-good value. The performance was fantastic, and we had really good seats. the hotel was really clean, quiet in a accessible area. Would definitely book with you again.

Review by robert

The Lion King Theatre Break with Travelodge Southwark, May 2011

great show must to go and see hotel clean breakfast fine and lots of it

Review by Deborah

The Lion King Theatre Break with Travelodge London Docklands, May 2011

Very good value for money. Hotel was convenient for the DLR.

Review by John jackson

The Lion King Theatre Break with Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Apr 2011

Absolutely brilliant. Great value perfect location for the hotel the seats were just perfect couldn't think how to improve it Good all round

Review by Richard

The Lion King Theatre Break with St Giles Hotel, Apr 2011

The hotel was clean and tidy. Nothing much to it really, only what you'd expect to see (kettle, big bed, arm shower etc) but it was exactly what you needed after a long day wondering around London. The Lion King was fantastic and we we're lucky enough to see its 5000th show. I would recommend this to anybody. ps Forgot to mention the breakfast was all you can eat! I managed six sausages and three hash browns. Beat that!

Review by Mark Day

The Lion King Theatre Break with The Chiswick Moran, Jan 2011

We first thought the hotel would be a bit far out of the city but it wasn't it made the travel into the city quite a nice part of our break. The hotel was absolutely ace all of the staff were very helpful, the room was very clean and quite spacious the bed was masive and very comfortable and the room was quiet bearing in mind we stayed at the time of the royal wedding this was very impressive We would have no reservations on recomending this hotel to anyone and if on any other occasion we visit the city we will more than likely try to stay here. The rail and busses from the location to get into the city were very close and pretty straight forward to get to grips with. The lion king was a fantastic show and exeptionally good entertainment, as we had never been to a show before this was a great start. The seats provided were only eight rows from the front so gave us great views of all the action. This was a special birthday treat and for us the whole experience was fantastic I'm sure others have issues but for us it was nothing but first class. From the booking to the show the whole weekend was nothing short of fantastic. Thank you

from £80.00pp Price per person for hotel room and theatre ticket.
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