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Disney's The Lion King

Live at

Edinburgh Playhouse

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Thu 5 Dec 2019 - Sun 29 Mar 2020

  Tickets available from £20.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
Musical
2 hours 30 minutes
incl. interval
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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever.
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Edinburgh Playhousechange

Thu 5 Dec 2019 - Sun 29 Mar 2020
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
Sun at 14:30
Christmas dates vary - check calendar
Age guidance 6+
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Why go and see it?

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved animated film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production.

At its heart is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

Production shot

Please note: guests must be seated no later than 5 minutes prior to show start time

There is simply nothing else like it.
- New York Times
Awe-inspiring. A gorgeous gasp-inducing spectacle
- Time
This deeply felt celebration of life feels as fresh and soul-stirring as ever
- The Daily Telegraph
It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination
- Evening Standard

Nights you don't want to miss

  • Captioned performance
    Similar to television subtitles for patrons who are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing patrons.
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  • Audio Described Performance
    This is a live verbal commentary relayed through a headset or earpiece that tells visually impaired patrons what is happening on the stage during the parts of the performance where there is no dialogue.
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  • Signed performance
    British Signed Language (BSL) signers stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script.
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Stats and facts

100million
people have seen The Lion King worldwide
232
puppets feature in each performance of The Lion King
6
African languages are spoken or sung in The Lion King
1998
the year 6 Tony awards were won by The Lion King's creative team

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Edinburgh Waverley Station
The Edinburgh Playhouse box office is open Monday to Saturday, 12:00 to 16:00 (12:00 to 20:00 on show nights)
Please note: the box office is open until 20:00 on show nights. Closed on Mon 26 Aug for the Bank Holiday
About
Getting here
Access
The theatre bars are located on the stalls, mezzanine, circle and balcony levels offering a wide selection of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks. Why not be added to the Managers Guest List and reserve a table for you and your party in our luxurious new bar The Boards. Contact the venue direct to book your table 0131 524 3372.
Select one of our bespoke packages, or we can tailor individual events to your requirements. Please note the Greenside Lane Bistro is located 25 steps up from street level and the Ambassador Lounge is located 33 steps up from street level.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Edinburgh Playhouse started life as a large, single screen cinema in 1929. In 1980, the building was sold again and reopened as a fully functional theatre. Since then, the Playhouse has been host to some of the world's biggest musicals, including Les Misérables and Mamma Mia.

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Watch the trailer

Edinburgh Playhousechange

Thu 5 Dec 2019 - Sun 29 Mar 2020
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
Sun at 14:30
Christmas dates vary - check calendar
Age guidance 6+
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]