The stage adaptation of The Lion King to call at Sunderland's Empire Theatre

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  • 17 January 2014
The stage adaptation of The Lion King to call at Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Tickets for the run in autumn 2014 will go on sale from Tue 21 Jan

Julie Taymor's blockbuster stage adaptation of The Lion King is set to continue its tour around the UK with a run at Sunderland's Empire Theatre in autumn 2014. The musical version of Disney's epic 'Hamlet with lions' animation will visit the theatre from Thu 18 Sep–Sat 1 Nov 2014. The show – which we awarded four stars when it visited the Edinburgh Playhouse last year – is 'a triumph of theatrical ingenuity' that's suitable for everybody: 'lovers of big budget family entertainment, theatre connoisseurs and everyone in-between.'

Tickets for The Lion King at the Sunderland Empire go on sale from 10am on Tue 21 Jan – for date and time info plus ticketing links, see the listings information below.

Disney presents THE LION KING

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

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

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. It reinvents the film for a whole new audience.

Docks Drive-in, Grimsby

Sun 12 Jul


Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Tue 4 Aug

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Wed 5 Aug

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Thu 6 Aug

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

…and 361 more dates until 3 Oct 2021

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thu 22 Oct

£20–£142.50 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 23 Oct

£20–£142.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 24 Oct

£20–£142.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 83 more dates until 30 Jan 2021