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The Lion King - new booking period and Christmas schedule

Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Photo by Catherine Ashmore.

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DISNEY’S The Lion King is now booking at the Lyceum Theatre until June 2, 2018 for individuals and September 30, 2018 for Groups.

Christmas matinee performances will take place on December 23, 24, 27, 28, 30 and 31, 2017 at 2.30pm. There will be no evening performances on December 24 or December 31 and no performances on December 25.

Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King is now in its 19th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in London on Tuesday, October 19, 1999, it has entertained almost 15 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. It is currently the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.

Julie Taymor’s internationally-celebrated stage adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film premiered on Broadway in 1997. To date, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people and the show has been performed in eight different languages – Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese.

In addition to London, productions of The Lion King can currently be seen on Broadway, in Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Mexico City, Scheveningen, Sapporo and on tour across North America, making a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.

Christmas 2017 schedule

Tuesday, December 19: 7.30pm
Wednesday, December 20: 7.30pm
Thursday, December 21: 7.30pm
Friday, December 22: 7.30pm
Saturday, December 23: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday, December 24: 2.30pm
Monday, December 25: no performances

Tuesday, December 26: 7.30pm
Wednesday, December 27: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday, December 28: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday, December 29: 7.30pm
Saturday, December 30: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday, December 31: 2.30pm
Monday, January 1: no performances

The Lion King plays Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm with matinee performances on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm. There is no performance on a Monday evening.