Disney's The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King

Live at
Sunderland Empire
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Thu 16 Mar - Sat 6 May 2023
Closed
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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Sunderland Empire

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Thu 16 Mar - Sat 6 May 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Sat and Sun at 14:30
Age guidance: 6+ Guests must be seated no later than 5 minutes prior to show start time.
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Why go and see it?

Disney’s The Lion King is a firm audience favourite, with two matinees available every weekend at 2:30pm it’s a great option for all.

For best availability check mid-week performances from April with tickets from £20, if a weekend performance is a must please check later in the run.

Disney's The Lion King

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

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

Please visit our dedicated access page for information on accessible performances taking place throughout the tour.

Stats and facts

110million
people have seen The Lion King worldwide
232
puppets feature in each performance of The Lion King
5
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

Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Sunderland
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Private Hospitality - Spaces available to hire
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Oswald Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

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Sunderland Empire

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Thu 16 Mar - Sat 6 May 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Sat and Sun at 14:30
Age guidance: 6+ Guests must be seated no later than 5 minutes prior to show start time.
For group bookings of 10 or more:
Join ATG+, the UK's best live entertainment membership

With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
No transaction fees
Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
Join today