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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  • Brieanna D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was amazing!
    15 years ago my high school history teacher told us to put Lion King Live on our bucket list. And so I did, I grew up watching the movies. Lion king, lion King 1 and 1/2, and lion king 2! 1,000’s of times! So of course I would see it live! It met all of my expectations and more! I wish I could tell that history teacher I saw it! And she influenced my reasoning for going!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Denise M
    Saint John, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Lion King, a must see!
    I was enthralled by the performance from start to finish. I was also impressed by the staff. The way y handled the line up, the ticket collection, the ushers and the bathroom attendants, all contributed to this wonderful experience. The performance was top-notch with amazing costumes and beautiful backdrops. Definitely a must see for anyone visiting NY.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Taylor Morris
    Boise, Idaho120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Show
    I knew this was going to be good, but I didn't realize HOW good it was going to be. The costumes are incredible and so creative, the music is obviously fun, and the way they do the set/stage pieces is really cool to watch. I'd totally go again, and recommend anyone see this. The theater is also right in Times Square which was fun.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Stacie B
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina372 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 Kingdom427 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 York13 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, California1,978 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
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cocoyorkie
London, UK8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Don’t go to a matinee performance. The show itself, scenery and costumers were excellent, but was impossible to enjoy due to the constant chatter and noise from school kids. The ushers tried but were unable to control them. Very disappointing.
Written 1 May 2024
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,978 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
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.
Written 22 April 2024
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Holy Roaming
Spotsylvania, VA270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
"Step right up, folks, to the wildest ride on Broadway - The Lion King! 🦁✨ Sure, we had a slight hiccup at the beginning (delayed start) but hey, even Simba had to deal with a few setbacks before ruling the Pride Lands, right? Once that curtain rose, it was a stampede of awesomeness! From jaw-dropping props to costumes that made us want to audition for the animal kingdom, every moment was a feast for the eyes. And let's talk about that story - it's like Hamlet, but with more Hakuna Matata vibes. The music? Pure magic. We were belting out 'Circle of Life' like we were auditioning for our own Broadway debut! And those voices? They could charm the spots off a leopard. Now, about that $28 white wine mishap - (my wife thought he said $10) turns out, even Rafiki's wisdom has its limits when it comes to pricing. But hey, sipping from a Lion King sippy cup? That's an experience you can't put a price on! In the jungle of Broadway shows, The Lion King reigns supreme. It's not just a show, it's a ROAR-some adventure you'll never forget!" 🎭🌟
Written 21 April 2024
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Freddie K
Halifax, Canada11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
"Ok" would be the best to summarize this. My partner is a die-hard Lion King franchise fan and was very much looking forward to the live production. The soundtrack was classic, but not spectacular. You really have to suspend your disbelief to enjoy this, which is difficult as your eyes bounce back and forth between the actors and the figures. Worth it if you can grab the tickets at a reasonable price. The others in our party were relieved they didnt get some last minute for $400 each. I'd say I was let down with the Lion King the same way I was let down with Cats.
Written 18 March 2024
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LT Infrequent Travelling
New York City, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
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.
Written 7 March 2024
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Kaue Tomasine
New Brunswick, NJ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The show is amazing! Everything I had ever expected and beyond! It is a very nice experience for Disney fans. The view to Times Square is also incredibly nice.
Written 13 February 2024
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karenCFC
London, UK427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 31 January 2024
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Ana Lee
Tamaulipas, Mexico22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
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
Written 8 January 2024
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tyler h
Asheville, NC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Absolutely AMAZING for my first ever Broadway show. I would go back and do it again! Cast was great and whomever created the costumes deserves a Golden Globe!
Written 30 December 2023
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Emily Thomas
Bucyrus, OH79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Lion King at Minskoff Theatre was our first Broadway show. I sobbed because it was so beautiful. I highly recommend this show to anyone of all ages.
Written 12 December 2023
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