Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
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There's been a theatre on the site since 1812, but the Lyceum's long career hasn't been without bumps. From 1871 to 1902 it was Henry Irving's preferred venue for Shakespeare, usually co-starring Helen Terry, but in 1939 it was closed. It spent some years as a ballroom and music venue – Bob Marley & the Wailers played a famous gig in 1975 – but in 1986 it closed again for ten years. In 1996 it was converted back into a venue for musicals, and in 1999 the investment paid off with the UK premiere of The Lion King, which is still going strong.

The nearest Tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and Temple (District / Circle), and the nearest surface rail is Charing Cross.

  • Open since: 1904

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Disney's The Lion King

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that…

Sun 24 Sep

£39–£253 / 0844 871 3000

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Tue 26 Sep

£39–£253 / 0844 871 3000

Wed 27 Sep

£39–£253 / 0844 871 3000

…and 154 more dates until 25 Mar 2018

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. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Sun 24 Sep

Sold out / 0844 871 3000

Part of Family Arts Festival.

  • 14:30

Tue 26 Sep

Sold out / 0844 871 3000

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Wed 27 Sep

Sold out / 0844 871 3000

Part of Family Arts Festival.

…and 154 more dates until 25 Mar 2018

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Wed 9 May 2018

£25–£42.50 / 0844 871 3000

  • 19:30

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