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The Lion King
The Lion King
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly rises from the stage. This is The Lion King.
First Preview Date
October 15, 1997
Opening Date
November 13, 1997
Closing Date
Open ended
Show Run Time
2 hours and 30 minutes with 1 intermission
Tickets By Phone Regular Ticket Price Premium Ticket Price
(866) 870-2717 $108 - $151.75 $199 - $211

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office. See Theatre Information for location and hours.

Current Week's Schedule

Mon Oct 20th Tue Oct 21st Wed Oct 22nd Thu Oct 23rd Fri Oct 24th Sat Oct 25th Sun Oct 26th
7:00 7:00 8:00 8:00 2:00 & 8:00 1:00 & 6:30
Additional Fees

Tickets purchased online and by phone are subject to convenience charges. Handling fees vary by how your tickets are delivered.  Facility fees, where applicable, are included in the ticket price. Note: You can avoid on-line and telephone fees by purchasing your tickets in person at the show's box office.

Group Tickets

Visit Disney Theatrical Sales or call 800-439-9000 (Toll-free in the USA) or +1-212-703-1040 (Outside of the USA) weekdays from 9AM until 6PM EST. The Lion King group minimum is 20 seats.

Show Advisory

All ages will be admitted. Everyone must have a ticket.

Foreign Language Audio Commentary

ShowTrans® headsets available in Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish. Headsets are available at the theatre. No reservation is required. 

The Lion King

Musical, Puppets, Spectacle, Original, Broadway


More than 60 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that is The Lion King. And there's no better place to experience this landmark entertainment event than in the city where it all began. Join us at the Minskoff Theatre, in the heart of Times Square, and discover the pride of New York.


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Music by Elton John. Book by Roger Allers, Irene Mecchi. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Adapted from the screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton.

Directed by Julie Taymor. Choreographed by Garth Fagan.

For full credits, view the show on IBDB.com

Minskoff Theatre

200 West 45th Street
Corner of 45th Street and Broadway

Box Office Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 12pm-6pm

The Lion King on Tour

For more information regarding the tour, click here.

Currently Playing At
Columbus, OH USA
Oct 14 - Nov 9
Ohio Theatre
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The Lion King

Upcoming Cities

Milwaukee, WI USA
Nov 11 - Dec 7
Milwaukee Theatre

San Antonio, TX USA
Dec 10 - Jan 4, 2015
Majestic Theatre - San Antonio
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Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
Jan 7, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015
Broward Center For The Performing Arts
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Memphis, TN USA
Feb 3, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015
Orpheum Theatre - Memphis
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Louisville, KY USA
Mar 3, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015
Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts
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Cincinnati, OH USA
Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
Aronoff Center For The Arts: Procter & Gamble Hall
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Des Moines, IA USA
Apr 28, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Des Moines Civic Center
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Philadelphia, PA USA
May 20, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Academy Of Music: Kimmel Center
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Please check back soon for more dates.

All performance dates and information subject to change.

The Lion King (Cast Recording)

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