The Lion King extends Edinburgh Playhouse run into April 2020, find out how to get tickets

The Lion King extends Edinburgh Playhouse run into April 2020, find out how to get tickets

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Simba and the gang remain in the Scottish capital for three extra weeks

The world-famous, best-selling smash-hit musical production of The Lion King landed at the Edinburgh Playhouse back in December 2019 and, due to phenomenal demand, a further three weeks have been added to the run. The new shows will run from Tue 30 Mar–Sat 18 Apr with tickets set to go on sale from 10am on Tue 14 Jan, following the ATG Theatre Card presale at 10am on Mon 13 Jan.

The announcement is excellent news for those who missed out on tickets and have been reading the multiple five-star reviews for the production's recent Scottish run. The List's Kelly Apter rated the production five stars, stating that the 'Disney musical proves it's still ahead of the pack when it comes to theatrical ingenuity'.

Tickets for the newly announced shows for The Lion King at Edinburgh Playhouse go on sale to ATG Theatre Card Holders at 10am on Mon 13 Jan, ahead of the general sale at 10am on Tue 14 Jan.

Enjoy priority booking, no fees and more perks with the ATG Theatre Card

Get ready to tailor your theatre experience with advanced booking, savings on fees and priority seat selection for members.

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.

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Thu 18 Aug

£23.50–£248.50 / 0844 871 3000

Fri 19 Aug

£23.50–£248.50 / 0844 871 3000

Sat 20 Aug

£23.50–£248.50 / 0844 871 3000

…and 150 more dates until 12 Feb 2023

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 8 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 023 8071 1811

Fri 9 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 023 8071 1811

Sat 10 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 023 8071 1811

…and 30 more dates until 15 Oct

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thu 27 Oct

£20–£112.50 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 28 Oct

£20–£112.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 29 Oct

£20–£112.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 96 more dates until 19 Feb 2023