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Disney's The Lion King

Live at

Palace Theatre Manchester


Opening October 2020

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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.

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.

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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

Stats and facts

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

Palace Theatre Manchester

97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT, UK
Oxford Road
Monday to Saturday 12:00 until 16:00. Sundays 2 hours prior to the performance.
On performance days, the box office closes 15 minutes after the performance starts.
Getting here
Bars are situated on all levels of the Palace Theatre Manchester.
Hospitality packages are available for all shows.
There is a cloakroom in the foyer.

The Palace Theatre of Varieties opened on Whit Monday 1891 and cost its owners the then colossal sum of £40,500. In the late 1970’s the Palace Theatre underwent a major refurbishment and re-opened in 1981 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and has since then retained its position as the premier provincial touring venue.

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