The Lion King extends run at Edinburgh Playhouse due to huge demand, find out how to get tickets

The Lion King extends run at Edinburgh Playhouse due to huge demand, find out how to get tickets

Best-selling Disney musical to run in the Scottish capital for a further seven weeks

Due to overwhelming demand, The Lion King: The Musical will run at Edinburgh Playhouse for a further seven weeks, extending the run until Sun 29 March 2020. The second wave of tickets are available to the public from Tue 10 Sep.

Back in 2013, the show ran at the venue for a record-breaking 15 weeks. Throughout the 2019/2020 season, the show will surpass this milestone with extra performances announced for Tue 11 Feb–Sun 29 Mar 2020. The newly announced performances bring the show's run up to a mammoth 17 weeks in the Scottish capital. The Lion King's run at the Edinburgh Playhouse mark the show's only Scottish venue to be part of its UK and Ireland tour.

Disney's The Lion King runs at Edinburgh Playhouse from Thu 5 Dec 2019–Sun 29 Mar 2020. Tickets for the newly announced Feb–Mar shows go on sale on Tue 10 Sep.

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Roger Allers, Elton John (music), Tim Rice (lyrics), Mark Mancina (music & lyrics), Lebo M (music & lyrics), Hans Zimmer (music & lyrics), Julie Taymor (lyrics), Irene Mecchi

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs.

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 15 Oct

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 16 Oct

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 17 Oct

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

…and 31 more dates until 23 Nov

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 5 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 6 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 7 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

…and 52 more dates until 9 Feb 2020

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Tue 15 Oct

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Wed 16 Oct

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Thu 17 Oct

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

…and 101 more dates until 16 Feb 2020