The Lion King
The Lion King
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Experience the stunning artistry, the unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon-one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, THE LION KING has found its way into the hearts of millions. As The New York Times says, "There is simply nothing else like it." Now is the time to join the circle of life at THE LION KING, The Award-Winning Best Musical, playing on Broadway eight times a week at the Minskoff Theatre. The show running time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Performance times vary by season, please visit our website for current performance dates and times.
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Neighbourhood: Theater District
How to get there
  • Times Square – 42nd St • 4 min walk
  • Times Square • 4 min walk
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  • Stacie B
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina394 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still going strong!
    WOW! My 2nd ever Broadway show & this one didn’t disappoint. The theater was cool, great signage for restrooms & merchandise. The show was unbelievable. From the music to the cast. Highly recommend! Love how they did set changes right in front of your eyes, costumes were so cool! A must see in NYC!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Chanda B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply amazing!
    This was my 19th time seeing the Lion King in NYC, and it still has the same effect on me. SO emotional, and I look forward to going each time I visit the city. I will soon make it my 20th visit to the show, and my husbands 13th time. If you want a show that will make you smile, cry, laugh, and watch with amazement, this is the show for you.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Ana Lee
    Tamaulipas, Mexico22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical evening with my husband at the Lyceum Theatre London
    There’s a very clear reason this show is rated number 1 in London. This is an absolutely spectacular show: set, costumes, special effects, storyline, songs were just amazing. What a thoroughly magical evening with my husband at the Lyceum Theatre London
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 January 2024
  • karenCFC
    London, United Kingdom433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous costumes and good performance
    Been to New York many times but never to see a show as seen many in London. Entered the Broadway lottery and won tickets to The Lion King. I have to say we didnt expect to enjoy it and planned to leave at half time. However, it was pretty awesome and so we stayed. The costumes were amazing, the actors were great, especially the youngsters. The theatre was okay, nothing special like I had imagined it might be.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 January 2024
  • LT Infrequent Travelling
    New York City, New York65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see Lion King on Broadway
    Walt Disney's stage production captivates with stunning costume creativity and movements that brilliantly imitate the original animation's critical animals. Each scene transition feels magical. Watching a Broadway show, a dream of mine has been both fulfilling and rewarding. It receives the highest praise among all concurrent Broadway shows, consistently filling every seat with tourists. The family in front of me speaks Dutch, and the family beside me speaks French.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 March 2024
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California1,977 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing musical
    This is an amazing musical that can be enjoyed by all ages. The costumes are amazing to the point that you need to keep reminding yourself that these are people and not the animals they are playing. It is also quite impressive when the ‘animals’ first come on stage walking down the aisles. The singing was also fantastic, and it follows the Lion King story line rather closely. If you only have time for one musical, then I would recommend it be this one.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 April 2024
  • CDTrip72
    Arlington Heights, Illinois253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great show!
    I must admit when we were deciding what Broadway show to see, this wasn’t my first choice. However, my daughter wanted to see it and the reviews were so good, we decided to do it. It’s very expensive to go, as were in the balcony, not in the center, and still paid almost $250 per ticket before all the other rip-off fees and taxes. The theater is in the heart of Times Square to get to, and once nice thing is despite the size, getting in was a breeze and I was afraid it would be a long wait because as we walked around Times Square, we saw many long lines waiting to go to other shows. We didn’t get any drinks, as the cheapest mixed drink I saw started at $18. As for the show itself, it’s around 2 ½ hours, including the intermission. The actors do a wonderful job and even though I (and I’m sure most) of the crowd knows the story, they still did a great job in keeping you in suspense on what is coming next. There are many funny moments, and they even snuck in a reference to IKEA in there. The special effects they had were great as well. I definitely would recommend saving up your money and going!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2024
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theodoros
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
First time feeling so bad for a theater I still didn't visited.

I booked tickets and now need to change the dates. Broadway.com where I booked them is saying the theater is not accepting changes. In the theater website they say they accept exchanges with 10 USD per ticket. After contacting them they say they accept changes but i need to do it with the broker I booked. The broker back is arguing that the theater argues that sales are final and the tickets cant be changed. By sending back the email from broadway.com to the theater i never received back and answer.
So sorry for the administration of this venue for one of the greatest theater plays.
Written 14 December 2022
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Dell
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
I got the seats in the front, I honestly wouldn’t recommend it, maybe only for kids. I was disappointed with all the costumes that they had. Some characters didnt even have a costume, just a lion head on top of their head. It didn’t make it look believable at all. Then timon had a guy making him move right behind him without any costume. He is in green. It just seems like with all this technology and the money we paid for this, they would get some real believable costumes. It was literally watching PEOPLE act in the lion king without costumes, then only a couple actors had costumes. Some of the songs were not even in the movie. There were a couple problems where they would randomly stop the show, and didn’t tell the audience anything.
Written 28 July 2022
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Michael L
Watchung, NJ205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My family and I, with two school age kids, greatly enjoyed experiencing this musical recently. Broadway has some seriously great musicals, but this one seems to have become our new favorite.

Quite a few things that make this stand out among other Broadway musicals, even among some really good ones, were (a) the creative and artistic puppetry and costumes were used to enable the performers portray animal characters on stage. The highlights for me were the elephants, the rhino, the giraffes, and the gazelles. Due to the way this story is realized for a live audience, there's an aesthetic to this production that was not present in the original 1990s Disney animated movie on which this stage adaptation is based. (b) the African music, especially the rhythm and the harmonious singing that predominates most of the score and the numbers, is a sheer joy. As it is not typical for Broadway, it's refreshing. (c) There are some classic, beloved numbers in this musical that are adapted from said original animated movie. Some are somewhat expanded upon or even modified a bit. The opening number and the finale are performed at a higher key than the movie version. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" has a different ending from the original. (d) Some other modifications include Rafiki being female, and the characters are given more material and have more opportunities to show their depth. Nala now has her own song, and Simba gets another song. this time a solo. Mufasa and Rafiki have their own songs too. The hyenas also. And Scar, with assist from Zazu and Nala. When characters are given more room to show their motivations and development, the story is more engaging.

For those who are already familiar with the soundtrack but have yet to see this show, be aware that "Morning Report" is not in it. It's been cut, as of quite some time ago. Also, "Madness of King Scar" is somewhat modified from the recorded soundtrack version.

Loved loved loved this.
Written 17 January 2020
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MinnieG53
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Took my two 5 year old grandchildren to this show at Minskoff Theatre. Was worried whether it would be worth it and whether they’d enjoy it. Well it exceeded my expectations. They were in awe the whole show. I spent a lot of time just watching their faces - so delighted. Had seats in the mezzanine overhang. Just perfect. Costumes, scenery, music everything was fabulous. Something happening all the time to keep your interest - especially younger audience. Highly recommended.
Written 22 January 2020
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Gina C
North Carolina208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
My 14 yr old daughter and I recently visited NY and saw The Lion King. I had seen a few traveling shows, but she had never seen a live show, so we were very excited. We are huge fans of the movie, and couldn’t imagine how it would translate onto the stage. Needless to say, we were blown away! We sat in the balcony and I was worried about missing action taking place below, but (no spoilers) the way the show is choreographed, there is action no matter where you are seated. We had a great view of the percussionists, which was really cool to watch in addition to the acting on stage. We are so happy we chose this as our first show to see on Broadway! Can’t wait to come back and bring the rest of the family!
Written 19 January 2020
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Ryeguy
Melville3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I saw the show when it first hit Broadway in the late 90s. I remember it being world class. The acting, the sound, the singing. I just went again and took my wife and was shocked to see that much of the talent was a c+ if that. Seemed like they were phoning it in the acting was not very convincing (or it was over done), the singing was drowned out by chorus, the sound mixing was awful - could hardly hear the main characters speaking/singing and overall did NOT feel like a broadway production outside of the costumes and the theatre itself.
Written 23 February 2020
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Chandleronthemove
Hendersonville, NC150 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was the 3rd time I saw the Lion King. It has had been about 5 years since I saw it last and I really wanted to enjoy it again. I don’t know what happened. The “magic” vanished and what we saw was a worn out production with horrible singers. Unreal with all the talent available that they could cast people who couldn’t even sing on key to the lead roles.
Written 29 January 2020
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dnarx79
Union, NJ31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Disney meets Broadway….. the magic of Disney and the talents of the actors is incredible. From the moment the show opens till it closes you are beyond engaged and it feels like you are truly in the pride lands.
Written 3 October 2021
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Steve D
Peyia, Cyprus654 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
We came to see the show while in NY for a few days.
It really is a great show and worth seeing.
The only negative point is the extortionate costs of drinks in the theatre. There is no price list and u just get the sledgehammer with the price when you pay for it.
There’s no need to charge these crazy amounts.
Written 30 March 2022
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Desiree S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
Best show EVER. The costumes and Set were beautiful. The way the animal scenes were choreographed was out of this world. While it’s always nice to have a front row seat, for this musical a seat in the mezzanine will be better. With so much going on on stage and several actors moving at the same time sitting higher up gives you a birds eye view of all that is going on. And the Percussionists were up high in these nooks on either side of the stage and it was great seeing these two men move from one drum to another while still staying focused on the stage
Written 1 October 2021
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