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Disney's THE LION KING (musical)
This show often runs autism-friendly performances - see www.lionkingautismfriendly.co.uk for details, and http://throughacceptinglimits.wordpress.com/ for an account of the very first one in 2013... the most moving blog about theatre the monkey has ever read...


Kimba (sorry), Simba is the lion prince, promoted on the suspicious death of his father. A wicked uncle, aspirant lioness princess, and flatulent warthog get in on the act to round out the tails (sorry) tales of the African plain.

Please be aware that strobe lighting is used in this production.

Pictured:
Left: Leopard, Giraffes, Photographer: Catherine Ashmore. Copyright: Disney 

Right: Photographer: Catherine Ashmore. Copyright: Disney 
NOTE: These photographs MUST NOT be used on other websites without permission of Disney and the photographer. Any breach of this rule will be reported to the copyright owner.

View more video clips about this production.

THE MOST MOVING blog entry ever about the show. Read it here, now!

 


 

Theatremonkey Opinion:

No fan of the movie (derivative and frankly borderline racist in theatremonkey's opinion), the stage version held even less appeal.

On the plus side the anthropomorphism is a step up from 'Cats', with some stunning costume design allowing herds of animals to be portrayed by a single talented dancer. An effective scenic design and awesome lighting plot create a very real environment, better than any cartoon.

So the scene is right. The book just isn't. The same witless story is stretched by adding just serviceable John / Rice numbers to a set this monkey was already sick of from the film release. 

Go see it and make up your own mind. 

 

Your Reviews: Add your own by clicking here.
Important: Some reviews below can contain "spoilers" - please don't read if this bothers you!

The latest are posted below, and for earlier ones, please click here.
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My wife and I went to see 'The Lion King' last night (19th February 2009) after years of people telling us how fantastic it was. I have to say they were right! The way that they have managed to bring a Disney cartoon to the stage is done with such energy and grace that you sometimes forget that you are watching a West End show. You think you are there with them!

We were in the Royal Circle in seats M23 and 24. I took the advice of the Monkey's seating plan and once again it didn't let me down! When we got there it seemed that the overhang might be an issue with regards of what we were able to see but I was wrong! They were perfect. In fact, I think it is better to be sat a little way back then you see less of the actors in the costumes. All you see is the animals!

As for the production itself it was a very good adaptation of the Disney classic. There were only two things that didn't really work for me. The first is Scar's decision that he wants a son and heir and subsequently tries to force himself on Nala. This was completely unnecessary within the context of the story and even made it feel too sinister. Not a good point to have to explain to young children! The other thing was that when the spirit of Mufasa comes back to talk to Simba it looked very robotic which was a bit of a let down. They could have done with both characters on stage facing away from each other and talking!

The acting is polished and slick. The African dialect and singing is magical and something to be cherished. Not even children will be bored of this! The children playing the parts of Young Simba and Nala are obviously loving what they are doing. The boy playing Simba has to carry 99% of the first act on his shoulders. Not an easy job for someone so young. However, he does it with energy and professionalism which is refreshing to see!

If you are anything like me part of the experience is watching the percussionists in the royal boxes who obviously are highly skilled and love what they do. But maybe that's just me!

One last tip: it says on the tickets take your seats five minutes before the start. It's for a good reason and also do the same before the end of the interval. You will not be disappointed!
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My school's Culture Club organised a trip to see 'The Lion King' on Tuesday 9th December 2008. About 20 of us went with a few of the staff. We managed to get a good group booking - we were spread about a bit in groups over 3 different rows but we managed to get great seats in the stalls for only £23 each. Bargain! I was sitting in Q13 and I must say the view was superb. Not too far back and not too close to the stage. The legroom wasn't too bad either (considering I'm 5 foot 10) the only gripe was a large group of annoying young boys sitting behind us - but that was to be expected at a Disney show.

That aside, it was a great show! I'd been before many years ago - I must have been 8 - and the hyenas scared me so much I had to swap from my aisle seat to a safer one! I remembered some parts of the show but I'd forgotten the impact it has on you. This show is amazingly uplifting which I think is not just down to the story, songs and costumes - the cast is particularly exceptional, sung brilliantly and acted well. George Asprey's (Scar) and Shaun Escoffery's (Mufasa) performances stood out for me but I can't fault any of the main cast or ensemble at all to be honest. It really feels like every member has a passion for what they do and give 100% every single show, which unfortunately seems like a rare thing nowadays.

I would recommend this to anyone of any age, especially if they can get cheap seats like we did! I'd also suggest buying the soundtrack because you will need to satisfy your addiction to the songs for several weeks afterwards!
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Took my nearly six year old to see this last night (7th April 2010) – a repeat trip for my wife and I after first seeing it on honeymoon! It certainly seemed much better than I remember it being – especially watching it alongside the wonder, excitement, fear and joy of a small child!

Great cast, great show – though some sections of the evening do seem to drag for an eternity… The staging, costumes and puppets are amazing and, I feel, the show really takes off when the Elton John tracks make way for the sublime music of Lebo M.

Sat in the Royal Circle (D19, 20 and 21) as recommended by the nice Ticketmaster lady when I booked the seats months ago and very well recommended seats too. Plenty of leg room (I’m 5ft11) and bag room round the feet – even enough room for my wife who is expecting our second child in May(!). I would have booked an aisle seat had I known then what I know now!! The rake is steep enough that we missed the mess of the lighting gantry that spoils the Row A view and steep enough that my boy could see everything over the heads of those in front. Thank you very much nice Ticketmaster lady!!!

Overall – a good show with some outstanding moments of music and staging, but to really experience it you must see it through the wide-eyes of a child.

Paul.
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I went to see Lion King on Sunday 1st May 2011.

I had 2 tickets for box C and it was one of the best seats ever. I had booked a box for a surprise for a friend and didn't want him to know until we got to the box, the staff were brilliant and didn't let on until we got to the box.

The box is above the stalls and is really close to the front, it is slightly restricted view but you only miss about a minute of the action the whole show so it is worth the discounted price. As you are able to move the chairs and lean on the side you can move about and see everything else.

SPOILER: We were particularly excited when one of the cast members joined us for the beginning of act 2 and she was very nice - saying 'hi' before the song started. SPOILER ENDS.

I would recommend anyone to go for these seats if you are looking for cheaper seats but want a brilliant view. There are only 2 seats per box though. You could see a little of what was going on offstage right but as myself and my friend work in theatre this added to the excitement.

Fantastic show with beautiful costumes and amazing cast and would definitely go again.

Damian Riverol.
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Wednesday Evening 13th July 2011.

The theatre was jammed / packed and I couldn’t see a single empty seat around me! Unsurprisingly there were many children in the audience, and most seemed entranced by the masks and puppets of the animals - and especially in the way they moved in coordination with the actors playing them.

Spoiler: There’s a very good reason why you’re asked to take your seats five minutes before the scheduled start of the show as many of the animals come down the aisles in the stalls on their way to the stage, brushing past the aisle seats! This happens again after the interval. Spoiler Ends.

I had a left hand block aisle seat in the stalls M29. The view was reasonable, but if I went a second time I would sit in the middle block and a little further forward as, at times, the actors appeared somewhat distant. I must also say that my seat was one of the most uncomfortable I have sat in, in any theatre. I’m only 5’8’’ tall and average build, but I just couldn’t stop fidgeting to find a comfortable position.

Most of the principle cast were performing that night and I particularly liked George Asprey as Scar. He has a very fruity voice which reminded me at times of Leslie Phillips! The two children who played the young Simba and Nala were very good but they only appear in the first act. It was a shame that they weren’t allowed to take their bow at the end of the show, but I suppose that being children with all the regulations governing them, there would be no point in staying back stage doing nothing for another hour.

One final thing is that the programmes seem very expensive, more so than at other theatres, being £4 for the cast programme and £8 for the souvenir brochure.
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Took the kids to see 'The Lion King' yesterday (Sunday Matinee, 9th February 2014 ) as a joint birthday treat. Hideously expensive - but less traumatic than doing two parties!

I thought I would be bored to tears as I really don't like the film. Very dull and one of Disney's worse efforts in my opinion. But the show, wow! I thought it was one of the most beautiful and spectacular things I've ever seen. I was utterly captivated from the start and so were the kids. Absolutely fantastic. We'd only just left the theatre and they were asking if we could see it again!

Seats: We were in the stalls, row S, seats 11, 12, 13 and 14. They're on the aisle in the rear block slightly to the right of centre and we paid about £65 each. Absolutely fine seats and would have no hesitation booking them again. My youngest sat on the aisle and had a clear view and the added bonus of the animals walking by. One of the hyenas tried to take off her shoe but she put up a good fight! I did notice that, if we had been any further back, we wouldn't have been able to see the top of the stage so I think row S is about as far back as I would want to be.

Just a couple of moans: £1 for a booster cushion ! Are they taking the p**s? I would have thought that £65 was enough to pay for a seven year old child to see a show. Yes, it's only a pound but how many more extra charges are these theatres going to impose. They'll be charging extra to put the houselights on as you arrive next.....

AND: Not enough toilets....but that's par for the course in just about every theatre I've ever been to....and, I'm guessing that if they did provide adequate toilet facilities they'd probably charge you an extra pound to use them !!!
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There isn't enough praise you can give to 'The Lion King.' It is quite simply an experience not to be missed! From the moment the music begins until the very end of the show I don't think there is a single person who will not be moved by this awe inspiring musical. The word I would use to describe this show is mesmerising. Everything, from the pageantry of the costumes, the colourful set and breathtaking songs, is faultless.

The tiny negative I would warn people of is that sometimes the sound of the orchestra impairs the sound of the actors speaking, especially the child actors. That might only be a problem at the front of the stalls though.

Five out five stars, no doubt.

Seat review: Sit in the stalls. I cannot stress this enough. Yes, you get a better overall view in the circle and yes, there are parts of the play that take place high up but the stalls cannot be beat for the wonderful experience they offer. I have seen this play four times, twice in London and every time I have been in the stalls. There is nothing like their immersive experience, particularly the front ten rows. The best seat I had was in the stalls row D seat 15. Seats in the central row of the stalls are a must to get the best view and nearer than row C and you might have a conductors head in front of you.

Laurence T.


 

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Performance Schedule:
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30 pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30 pm
Sunday at 2.30pm only.

No 7.30pm performances on 24th and 31st December 2014.
No performance on 25th December 2014.
Extra performances at 2.30pm on 23rd and 30th December 2014 and 1st January 2015.

Runs 2 hours 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

 

Ticket Prices:

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This theatre uses "Dynamic Pricing," meaning that they could increase or decrease seat prices on some seats according to demand. The monkey noticed this particularly on "Premium Seats" in the centre block of the stalls on "Peak" performance dates. Below is the 'basic' guide to pricing, which should allow readers to judge whether they are being asked to pay far more than usual for tickets...


ALL performances except Saturdays and "Peak Date" performances (the box office will confirm these at time of enquiry):

Stalls:
Central block
Rows A (except A 1, 2, 10 to 13, 21, 22) to E and Q to X: £67.50
Rows F to P: £90 (row P 16 to 19 £105 including gift package)
Row A seats 10 to 13, and rows Y to ZA: £57.50

Side blocks
Full view rows A to X: £67.50
Full view rows Y to ZA: £57.50

Restricted view stalls seats
Row H to X 1 and 2; S, T and X 45 and 46, U 46 and 47; V and W 44 and 45: £57.50
Row A 1, 2, 21, 22, row B 1, 2, 3, 25, 26, 27, C and D 1, 2, 28, 29, E and F 1, 2, 31, 32, G 1, 2, 33, 34; Row H and J 34, 35, K 36, 37, L 37, 38, M 39, 40, N 40, 41: £47.50

 

 

Dress Circle
Centre Block:
Row A and rows E to M: £65.50
Rows B, C and D: £85 (£90 Friday and Sunday performances)
Rows N and P: £55.50

Side blocks:
Rows A to M: £67.50
Rows N and P: £57.50
row AA £35
 

Upper Circle
Rows A to H clear view: £47.50
Rows J and K: £42.50
Rows L and M: £35

Restricted View Upper Circle
Row A 1, 2, 46, 47, row B 1, 2, 48, 49, row C 1, 2, 48, 49 all £35
Rows A and D seats 14, 15 and 33, 34; and Rows B and C seats 15, 16 and 33, 34 all £35


Boxes C and D £57.50 per seat (includes entry to hospitality room), G, H, J, K £35 per seat.

Standing (sold at box office discretion on the day of performance): £20


Saturday Afternoons and Evenings ONLY, plus "PEAK DATE" performances (the box office will confirm these at time of enquiry):

Stalls:
Central block
Rows A (except A 1, 2, 10 to 13, 21, 22) and S to ZA: £69.50
Rows E to K: £125
Rows B to D and L to R: £95
Row A seats 10 to 13: £59.50

Side blocks
Full view rows A to ZA: £69.50 except
D 5 to 8 and 22 to 25; E and F 6 to 9 and 24 to 27; G to J 7 to 10; G 25 to 28; H and J 26 to 29; K, L and P 8 to 11; K 27 to 30; L 28 to 31; M and P 20 to 32; M and N 9 to 12; M 29 to 32; N 30 to 33; R 10 to 13 and 32 to 35: £95

Restricted view stalls seats
Row A 1, 2, 21, 22, row B 1, 2, 3, 25, 26, 27, C and D 1, 2, 28, 29, E and F 1, 2, 31, 32, G 1, 2, 33, 34; Row H and J 34, 35, K 36, 37, L 37, 38, M 39, 40, N 40, 41: £59.50

 

 

Dress Circle
Centre Block:
Row A and rows H to P: £69.50
Rows C to E: £125
Rows B, F and G: £95

Side blocks:
Rows A to P: £69.50 except:
Row B 9 to 12 and 27 to 30; C and D 8 to 11; C 27 to 30; D 28 to 31; E and F 7 to 10; E 28 to 31; F29 to 32; G 7 to 10 and 30 to 33: £95
row AA £35
 

Upper Circle
Rows A to H clear view: £49.50
Rows J to M: £37.50

Restricted View Upper Circle
Row A 1, 2, 46, 47, row B 1, 2, 48, 49, row C 1, 2, 48, 49 all £35
Rows A and D seats 14, 15 and 33, 34; and Rows B and C seats 15, 16 and 33, 34 all £35


Boxes C and D £59.50 per seat (includes admission to private hospitality room), G, H, J, K £37.50 per seat.

Standing (sold at box office discretion on the day of performance): £20

 

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Buying Tickets Online:

Other Box Office Information

Tickets offered differ between outlets. Outlets also may offer different seats via their phone and online systems. Offers may be available click here.
Theatre Box Office:
Ambassador Theatre Group, the theatre group's own website provide the service for this theatre. This site allows you to choose your own tickets from those available.

Booking fees per ticket for online bookings:
£2.70 per ticket. This keeps Mickey happy.

No booking fee applies if buying for performances more than 12 weeks in advance.

 

Other Online Choices (with S.T.A.R. genuine ticket agencies):

Another alternative is www.ticketmaster.co.uk who offer all seats (except 'premium' tickets and 'peak date' performance tickets) with a £3.25 per ticket booking fee / (no fee on £90 or £95 premium seats / £6.50 on £69.50 and £49.50 seats during Saturday and  'peak week' performances). A further £2.85 per booking (not per ticket) service charge is also added. This system allows you to choose your own seats from the selection the company has available.

When the theatre does not have the tickets you desire available, it is well worth trying the Theatremonkey Ticketshop agency, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), which offers £67.50 tickets with a £10.75 fee (£13.50 on £90, £8.75 on £57.50, £7.25 on £47.50, £6.50 on £42.50, £5.30 on £35 seats Sunday to Friday / £22.50 on £125, £17.10 on £95, £12.75 on £69.50, £10.75 on £59.50, £9 on £49.50, £6.80 on £37.50 seats Friday and "peak" dates). Moderate by agency standards, though higher than box office fees, worth trying as they often have an alternative choice of seats available! Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.

Another alternative is www.seetickets.com / telephone 0870 830 0200 which offers seats with a 10% per ticket booking fee Sunday to Friday / £18.75 on £125, £14.25 on £95, £10.42 on £69.50, £8.92 on £59.50, £7.42 on £49.50, £5.62 on £37.50 seats Friday and "peak" dates) and £2.75 per booking (not per ticket) postal charge. (FREE call if using BT.com Calling Plan at your chosen times).

Encore Tickets (telephone 0207 400 1253 / 0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offer £67.50 seats with an £18.50 booking fee per ticket (£24 on £90, £15.50 on £57.50, £12.50 on £47.50, £11.50 on £42.50, £6.50 on £42.50, £10 on £35 seats Sunday to Friday "off peak" dates / £32 on £125, £25 on £95, £18.50 on £69.50, £15.50 on £59.50, £13.50 on £49.50 seats Saturday and "peak dates." A postage charge of £2.25 per booking, not per ticket may be applied to bookings made from UK addresses more than 5 days before the performance. The "Flexiticket" Exchange Service, allowing FREE transfer / cancellation (credit note up to 12 months) of your booking up to 3 days before the performance is also available for £2.50 per ticket. "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. Quality and Value hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.

Lastminute.com offer £67.50 seats with a £6.50 booking fee per ticket (£8.50 on £90, £4.50 on £47.50, £4 on £42.50, £3.25 on £35 seats Sunday to Friday "off peak" weeks / £15 on £125, £14.50 on £95, £10.50 on £69.50, £7.50 on £59.50, £6.50 on £49.50, £6 on £35 seats Saturdays and "peak" dates to 4th January 2014 / £67.50 seats with a £6.50 booking fee per ticket (£8.50 on £90, £4.50 on £47.50, £3.50 on £42.50, £3.50 on £35 seats Sunday to Friday "off peak" weeks / £15 on £125, £14.50 on £95, £10.50 on £69.50, £7.50 on £59.50, £6.50 on £49.50, £6 on £35 seats Saturdays and "peak" dates from 6th January 2014. NOTE: Seat numbers are NOT available in advance from this company. All seats booked in the same price group will, of course, be together or at the very least be in front or behind each other in the theatre. In the very unlikely event of this not being possible this company will call you and give you the option of cancelling your booking. However if booking in two or more price bands, you will not be sat together. Please DO NOT purchase if this is unacceptable to you, as all tickets are sold subject to this condition. Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. Quality and Value hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.

Londontheatredirect.com offer £67.50 and £57.50 Sunday to Thursday "off peak" seats with a £12 fee (£10 on £47.50, £7 on £35 seats) / £69.50 Saturday and "peak" week seats with a £15 fee (£12 on £59.50, £10 on £49.50, £8 on £37.50 seats). Collecting tickets from the box office before your performance is free, OR, if required and time allows, there is a postage charge option of of £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket applies to all bookings. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.

ALSO SEE Tickettree.com for great value "hotel and theatre ticket" packages.

Other Independent S.T.A.R. ticket agencies may also offer an alternative choice of seats.


 

Box Office Information:
Tickets offered differ between outlets. Outlets also may offer different seats via their phone and online systems. Offers may be available click here.
Theatre Box Office:
Telephone: 0844 871 3000
Operated by the Ambassador Theatre group's own phoneroom from 9am until 10pm (Sundays 10am until 8pm). Outside these hours the Ticketmaster agency answer calls on their behalf.

Booking fees per ticket for telephone bookings:
£2.70 per ticket. This keeps Mickey happy.

No booking fee applies if buying for performances more than 12 weeks in advance.

 

For personal callers or by post: Wellington Street, London. WC2E 7RQ
No booking fee for personal callers. Open to personal callers from 10am until 8pm Tuesday to Saturday (until 6pm on Mondays and other days when there are no performances) and 12 noon until 3.30pm on Sundays when there are performances.

Special Access Needs Customers:
Wheelchair users and other registered disabled theatregoers can book their seats on 020 7420 8113 and enquire about concessionary prices that may be available to them. The wheelchair users line connects directly to the theatre box office in London. This number is NOT available for general bookings. See Notes.

www.thelionking.co.uk is the official show website. It is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish and Japanese language editions. This site also allows you to see the view from seats in every section of the auditorium - an outstanding and very easy to use feature.

 

 
 
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Theatre Seat Opinions:
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

This theatre uses "Dynamic Pricing," meaning that they could increase or decrease seat prices on some seats according to demand. The monkey noticed this particularly on "Premium Seats" in the centre block of the stalls on "Peak" performance dates. Information below is based on the 'basic' guide to pricing, which should allow readers to judge whether they are being asked to pay far more than usual for tickets...

 

Seating Plan Diagram

Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Notes
STALLS 
Layout:
The stalls are split into a large centre block and two narrow side blocks by aisles.

The Dress Circle overhangs the stalls at row R. The view of the top of the stage is affected from row T.

A gentle rake (sloped floor to help see over rows in front) begins about row C, and is more noticeable from row E back, though children may still prefer an aisle seat as it won't help them much.

Legroom:
Good in rows E to ZA, adequate in rows A to D, and outstanding in row N seats 1 to 5 and 52 to 60 which have aisles in front.

Choosing Seats in General:
Centre Block:
The centre block offers good value in all seats from rows A to P.

The monkey rated the first three rows highly, but recognises negative reader comments as equally valid. While it felt rows A to C worthwhile, this is obviously a case for many to make up their own minds!

Row A seats 10 to 13 are identified as "conductor in view." They are also reduced in price to account for it. Almost all of the rest of row A is top price. For those who are tall enough not to mind having an orchestra rail slightly in view, no problems really, if you like being that close to the stage.

Rows Q to T are fair but far from the stage at top price.

Rows U to W at top price may be tending a little more expensive too.

Row X is second price and much more worthwhile than the more expensive row in front, feels the monkey.  The view is average here, but the ambience is miserable. Still, away from the sound desk, it looks a fairish deal.

It is also worth noting that Dress Circle row P is the same price as X - your call, feels the monkey, who feels the Dress Circle view for the same money is far back but has a better rake over seats in front than the stalls do - worth considering if you have younger monkeys in the group.

Wheelchairs have spaces in the side and centre blocks in row P. The view is acceptable. Transfer is possible to any stalls aisle seat.

Row Y 17 to 22, Z 15 and 16 and ZA 11 and 12 are around the sound control desk and so may have distractions during the production. If you are willing to put up with this, though, the price is fairly attractively reduced by up to £10 savings at all performances in these seats - a welcome move, notes the monkey.


Side Blocks:
The side blocks are narrow and mostly located outside the proscenium arch. The two seats closest to the central aisles in rows A to J are fine, and from row K to P the viewing angle is sufficient to consider these seats over seats farther back in the centre block.

The ends of rows A to M are sold at restricted view prices. The end two seats in rows C to L, and the end 3 in rows A and B all drop to third price - except rows H to N on the "low numbers" side, which are at second.

You have a choice. The "high numbers" side is slightly cheaper because the restriction is a tad greater, BUT for many years both were the same price. The monkey would take "low numbers" side rows G then F first. Then it would look at "high numbers" side rows. There it would then take G to J first, then J, K then L, then M or F. The distance from the stage lessens the restriction slightly.

At that point it feels there is a choice. It could then either pay more for "low numbers" side J, K then L or go cheaper for row E on either side. After that it's personal preference whether to pay more for "low numbers" M and N or less for C to A (in that order) on both sides. The distance from the stage lessens the restriction slightly. Bear in mind the further forward you go, the less you see. Some may even want to take row ZA before rows C, B and A.

Rows R to ZA are little colonies with access ways in front. The view is distant from the stage and the seats feel isolated from the action. Take S to W only if nothing better is offered, and note that from X back they are much cheaper, and perhaps worth a thought if you can't get more central tickets for the money (take Dress Circle rows M and N before these, though).

Side block row W back is cheaper, as are extreme ends of rows S to V. The monkey would take the nearest central aisle seats in W or X first if possible.

General Hazard Notes:
The rear stalls ceiling is low and painted dull purple making a gloomy atmosphere in the back stalls.

Row A seats 10 to 13 are identified as "conductor in view."

The ends of rows A to M have restricted views.

Row Y 17 to 22, Z 15 and 16 and ZA 11 and 12 are around the sound control desk.

A reader has noted that D28 and 29 have a restricted view during a "Signed" performance, due to the signer standing near there. "Signed" performance dates are announced both on www.lionking.co.uk and also this page, when known.

Changes for the current production:
Centre block seats in rows F to P - even B to R on Saturdays and "Peak" performances are sold as "Premium" - at a higher price. One way to guarantee an outstanding view, if you are happy to pay it, thinks the monkey. It would, however avoid rows N to R at that price, though - a long way back for the cash, it feels. On Saturday and "Peak" dates, the four seats closest to the centre aisle in the side blocks from D to R are also premium, while central E to K go up to "super premium" price. Skip the lot, feels the monkey.

For those that are not, monkey advice is that those with smaller monkeys should look at E to A (in that order), and in the side blocks rows G to K centre aisle seats midweek. At weekends, B and C side blocks again. The taller monkey may find row A acceptable, or rows Q and R centre midweek (S weekends).

Second price seats are limited to the back 3 rows or restricted view side front stalls seats Monday to Friday, and just the front restricted view area Saturday and Peak times. The monkey would look at third price F and G 1 and 2 first, then H to N 1 and 2 before going as central as possible in row Y - or opting for the third price front stalls on the other side of the theatre, taking the row furthest back first outside Saturday and Peak times. During peak times, it would only look at "low numbers" side H to M. The rest are over-priced, particularly anything forward of H on the "high numbers" side, it feels.

Reader Comments:
"The 2 or 3 first rows are too close to the stage."

"We sat on the 2nd row. Possibly might have got a better overall view from the dress circle but you certainly felt part of the show being so near" Before the conductor's podium was moved, they also felt, "Theatremonkey seating plan says A9 is not good due to the view of the conductor but seated just one seat to the side of this I could not see this as being a major problem. The head of the conductor is in view for all Row A and B seats in the centre section for some part, but it's not too bad." 

"A13, 14, 15: I felt a little sorry for the lady in A12 who did have the conductor’s head in her way. We sat in the stalls Row A seats 13, 14 and 15... The main issue with being so close is that you miss some of the “low-down” action e.g. when the characters are lying down or crouching. I also saw the stage hands 3 or 4 times which wasn’t good!! If I went again, I would sit in the centre stalls about 6 to 10 rows back."

"B 8 and 9: I feel is too close for this particular production as you get to see all the workings close up and all the fed up tired looking faces of the cast and all the puppets which are falling apart. I'm also glad I wasn't sat further along the row towards the centre because my view would have been obstructed by the rather large head of the conductor, complete with Tina Turner hair do!!"

"D15: (Laurence T). Sit in the stalls. I cannot stress this enough. Yes, you get a better overall view in the circle and yes, there are parts of the play that take place high up but the stalls cannot be beat for the wonderful experience they offer. I have seen this play four times, twice in London and every time I have been in the stalls. There is nothing like their immersive experience, particularly the front ten rows. The best seat I had was in the stalls row D seat 15. Seats in the central row of the stalls are a must to get the best view and nearer than row C and you might have a conductors head in front of you."

"D28 and 29. I fully accepted and was aware that the tickets were restricted view because they were at the end of the row and therefore parts of the show would not be in view. However, I was not made aware that it was a signed performance and that the signer was right in my line of vision blocking off much more of the stage and significantly impacting on my enjoyment of the show. I feel that when a show is signed anyone buying these tickets should be made aware that the signer is right in your line of vision and this includes blocking out the scenes on top of Pride Rock. With that in mind the tickets are not worth anything like £42.50."

"Row E: (Messrs Colin and Asa Mccarthy-Burton). Our tickets were just off the aisle in the stalls centre block on row E, well what a fantastic view we had!! Lots of legroom and a perfect view". 

F31 and 32: (Hoodlum) We got restricted seats F31 and 32 and it really wasn't too bad. You miss a bit of the action that is taking place on the extreme left of the stage but this only happens in two scenes. The opening and closing, because so many people are on stage. it is thrilling to be in the stalls because you are involved in the action. I had a singer come right next to my seat and tap it with his stick! The tickets cost about £32 - considering full price is £47.50 (then), I felt that restricted view in Lion King was not all that bad."

"G17 and 18: "Perfect view. Close enough to see the masks, the make-up and the actors' expressions and far enough to see the whole action. The seats are not very comfortable but the legroom is acceptable."

"Row H: (Andy). recommend getting seats as close to the front as possible to really appreciate this show. We were in Row H of the stalls which was perfect."

"H7 and 8: were fine."

"J11 and 12: Excellent seats. Great legroom, superb view and you are next to the aisle in the centre block which means the animals parade past you at various points in the performance. Once again Theatremonkey's green seat recommendation is spot on. There really is only one place to see this show and that is from the stalls."

"M 29: I had a left hand block aisle seat in the stalls. The view was reasonable, but if I went a second time I would sit in the middle block and a little further forward as, at times, the actors appeared somewhat distant. I must also say that my seat was one of the most uncomfortable I have sat in, in any theatre. I’m only 5’8’’ tall and average build, but I just couldn’t stop fidgeting to find a comfortable position."
"We sat in the middle of Row Q which I would definitely recommend."

"Q13: I must say the view was superb. Not too far back and not too close to the stage. The legroom wasn't too bad either (considering I'm 5 foot 10)."

"Row S 11, 12, 13 and 14: They're on the aisle in the rear block slightly to the right of centre and we paid about £65 each. Absolutely fine seats and would have no hesitation booking them again. My youngest sat on the aisle and had a clear view and the added bonus of the animals walking by. One of the hyenas tried to take off her shoe but she put up a good fight! I did notice that, if we had been any further back, we wouldn't have been able to see the top of the stage so I think row S is about as far back as I would want to be."

 

Stalls Boxes
Layout:
One either side of the stage. These have a side view, which one reader is keen on, preferring them to Dress Circle boxes. They are actually above the stalls, not at the same level.

Legroom:
Unlimited, as the seating is on chairs, which can be moved around. A reader notes that it is actually more cramped now an extra 2 chairs (4 in total) have been squeezed in, and you may have to move them near to the front wall to see properly.

Choosing Seats in General:
Reader comments say it all...

General Hazard Notes:
You miss the side of the stage nearest to you. SPOILER ALERT: Your box may be shared by characters, so you may be "on display"...

Changes for the current production ("The Lion King"):
None.

Reader Comments:
"Box C: (Damian Riverol). I had 2 tickets for box C and it was one of the best seats ever. I had booked a box for a surprise for a friend and didn't want him to know until we got to the box, the staff were brilliant and didn't let on until we got to the box.

The box is above the stalls and is really close to the front, it is slightly restricted view but you only miss about a minute of the action the whole show so it is worth the discounted price. As you are able to move the chairs and lean on the side you can move about and see everything else.

SPOILER: We were particularly excited when one of the cast members joined us for the beginning of act 2 and she was very nice - saying 'hi' before the song started. SPOILER ENDS.

I would recommend anyone to go for these seats if you are looking for cheaper seats but want a brilliant view. There are only 2 seats per box though. You could see a little of what was going on offstage right but as myself and my friend work in theatre this added to the excitement."

"Box C: Just wanted to provide an update as I feel that the current info on the website is a little mis-leading. A lot of the acting happens on the right side of the stage so you miss quite a bit in Box C, certainly far more than the minute indicated in Damian Riverol’s advice. I would definitely recommend Box D over this one for this reason. Boxes also now contain four seats which makes it a little more cramped and the ‘unlimited’ legroom is actually quite limited as you have to sit right by the railing to see much. I would not recommend them for older people as the viewing angle and space make it a bit uncomfortable. One nice touch is that you get to use the Ambassador Lounge which is lovely with free nibbles and a glass of prosecco on arrival. Overall I would still say they’re reasonable value with the lounge use included but I probably would have paid a bit more to sit at a better angle had I known how restricted the view was."

"Box D: I took my grandson (he's a very small 8) - buying the two seats in box D of the Stalls (restricted view). I must say that I consider these ideal if you have a small child with you.

The left hand side of the stage is cut off a little true - but my grandson was able to stand, and his view was very good and the box is very near the stage for a little one - and no 'tutting' off people sitting by you as there are only the two of you in the box. The chairs were a little old-but that was bearable! SPOILER: A member of the cast joins you for 5 minutes at the start of the second half-very exciting for a little one! All in all-100% recommended with a small child."

"Box D: I didn't tell my partner we had box seats so was very exciting being led down a secret corridor to our own room. The left hand side is a bit obscured, but you are pretty close to the front. You can move the chairs around and lean on the edge of the box so you don't really miss anything. Great seats if, like me, you tend to fidget having to sit still for so long, and of course no problems with legroom! You feel a bit like royalty in there, and can talk quietly between yourselves during the production without disturbing anyone. If you don't like crowds or chattering kids its ideal. SPOILER: A minor dancer joins you in the first song of the second act, but in box K (I think) you are joined by a singer in the very first song. I'd really recommend a box for romantic couples or for parents with kids. It felt more like a private performance just for us. Good value!"

 

DRESS CIRCLE 
Called the ROYAL CIRCLE in this theatre.

Layout:
The Upper Circle overhangs this circle at row C. The circle overhang makes the top of the stage invisible from row J back. Row P suffers especially from this. If you are a purist who likes to see the very top of the proscenium arch, avoid.

Aisles split these seats into a central and two side blocks. Row AA is tucked into the corners of the circle outside the main seating section.

Blocks are steeply raked on steps.

The rake is very steep in this circle making the back row seem a long way from the stage. Since the circle itself is towards the rear of the theatre it feels a long way from the stage even in the front row. Theatremonkey prefers the stalls for the same cost, one reader notes that he prefers the view from the front Dress Circle to that in the same priced stalls.

Legroom:
A bit cramped in row A, acceptable for most in other seats, though choose the stalls if over five foot eight tall. Opinions vary on degree - one reader felt that row K was cramped, for example, though another in row L found it comfortable even for someone 6ft 2 tall. 

Choosing Seats in General:
Centre Block:
The central block offers clear views and fair value back to row H.

At second price rows M and N behind are just about fairly priced. Probably for the shorter they represent a better deal than rear stalls at the same price, as views are less affected by the height of folk in front.

Some feel that rows M to P feel a long way from the stage. SPOILER: perhaps choose rear stalls over these for cast interaction reasons alone. SPOILER ENDS.

Side Blocks:
These offer a clear view from all seats. The first and last four seats in each row, should be avoided or considered last for being on the sides of the block - small children in particular could miss parts of the show from the very endmost seats. The same notes as for the centre block apply about the best rows.

Rows J to L in the side blocks are top price. Try for the most central seats available, or consider M behind them at the lower price to save a few pounds for a similar view.

Row AA, tucked between the edge of circle and boxes, gives a box like side view of the action. Seats closest to the circle have the better view, closest to the boxes an inch more leg space. Acceptable for the less fussy at "day seat" prices.

General Hazard Notes:
The overhang causes those in row P to miss action at the top of the stage.

Both centre aisles have metal bars at the end, affecting the view slightly in row A, seats 12, 13, 25 and 26. The steep rake mean these are not so much of a problem in the equivalent seats of row B.

Rails and lighting equipment on the front of the circle affect views from row A, particularly for shorter visitors.

Changes for the current production:
Central rows B to E - even B to G on Saturdays and "Peak" performances - are "premium" priced. A way to guarantee a good view, feels the monkey. Take F and G last, though, as they are a fair way back for the money. Saturdays and "Peak" performances see C to E go "super premium" - a really expensive day out, feels the monkey; plus "premium" seats spread over the centre aisle to the four seats nearest it in the side blocks rows B to G. Skip them, feels the monkey, just not value, it thinks.

It notes that younger children will probably find the stepped view better than the same price stalls if somebody tall is in front of them, but that there is slightly more interaction with the stage in the downstairs seating. If you don't fancy the price, take a look at the 2 aisle seats in each row from D back (avoids the aisle rails in view), just over the aisle from the "premium" stuff. Similar view, less cash Monday to Friday. Saturdays and "Peak" times, go for central H or the two seats beside the premium ones in the side blocks, if you must, otherwise, choose an off-peak date if possible.

Second price seats are confined to the back two rows, and don't exist on Saturdays and "Peak" dates - going up to top price. You won't miss anything, and the monkey would take row N before M for the same view at a lower price, avoiding M back totally when at top price.

Reader Comments:
"Row A: (
Michelle) We paid top price for 4 front row (A) Dress Circle seats in the centre for ourselves and our two children. As you state, there is a bar running along the edge here which does slightly restrict the view if sat right back in your seat, but what we found worse was the light gantry which protrudes from the font centre of the dress circle. This comes out so far that short people (like me) and my two children had to sit forward in our seats all the way through (to constant tutting from people behind!) so that we could see the performance otherwise our view of the entire front part of the stage was totally masked. Very disappointing."

"A 21: (Laurence T). I'm 6' and as long as I sat up straight the light gantry didn't affect my view. My girlfriend (5'2) used a booster cushion so she could also see the entirety of the stage, but very small children should avoid these seats. (Also in seats A 20, 19 and 18 the light gantry sticks out slightly more it seems, just a warning) As the sound is bad in the Lyceum I'd go for seats in the stalls usually. The circle is so far back you feel removed from the action but in terms of appreciating the spectacle the circle is great, but too far away to warrant top price in my opinion. Try checking seats close to the performance dates on ATG and you may notice premium seats going down in the stalls if they're not getting close to selling out. (Around Christmas this won't happen though)."

"B 27 and 28: the view was extremely good and could see everything clearly. The people in the first row of the Dress Circle may have a problem seeing due to something sticking out the front of the circle."

"Row C: (Richard Sellens) my view was great and at one point I also had a cast member singing near me!!!"

"D19, 20 and 21: (Paul) recommended by the nice Ticketmaster lady when I booked the seats months ago, and very well recommended seats too. Plenty of leg room (I’m 5ft11) and bag room round the feet – even enough room for my wife who is expecting our second child in May(!). I would have booked an aisle seat had I known then what I know now!! The rake is steep enough that we missed the mess of the lighting gantry that spoils the Row A view and steep enough that my boy could see everything over the heads of those in front."

"I had a perfect view from the centre of row F. Worth paying top price for". 

"F 17, 18 and 19: (Pam Coombs) Our seats were perfect in the centre."

"H9, 10 and 11: We found them excellent, the view of the stage is totally clear with no obstruction from the Upper Circle overhang. The rake is steep enough to give a generally unobstructed view (although the man in front of me seemed extremely tall) - my wife and daughter had no problems at all. Legroom was very good for my height."

"Row L: The seats in row L are comfortable and there is sufficient leg room for even me at 6' 2" but we were so far from the stage we couldn't see faces or expressions and the public involvement with the action is only for those in the stalls so you feel deprived in the circle. When you are quite close in the stalls you can make yourself look at the characters heads and believe in them. From the back of the circle you are mainly aware of the actor working the character which is not the same."

"Seats M23 and 24. I took the advice of the Monkey's seating plan and once again it didn't let me down! When we got there it seemed that the overhang might be an issue with regards of what we were able to see but I was wrong! They were perfect. In fact, I think it is better to be sat a little way back then you see less of the actors in the costumes. All you see is the animals!"

"Row P: they say it is restricted view as during "Can You Feel..." you miss about a minute of the ariel ballet because of the overhang of the other circle above it. I think they are a bit of a bargain, though, as the main actors etc are on stage during this minute anyway. Children will see the ballet from here - it is just taller people will miss out".

 

Dress Circle Boxes
Layout:
Two either side of the theatre, between stage and circle. They were originally not sold, then just two seats of a possible six were placed on sale at restricted view price.

Legroom:
Unlimited, as the seating is on chairs, which can be moved around.

Choosing Seats in General:
On the plus side, you pay for what you get - a view of about two thirds of the stage, for two thirds of the price.

On the negative side, well, they had a good reason for not selling these seats before, so why are they doing it now? Ask this before buying. The monkey likes the legroom, but is not keen on the view. A reader feels that if you want a box, C and D in the stalls are a better bet.

Boxes G, H, J and K are a possible discount choice over other restricted view seats in the Upper Circle or full view seats in the Grand Circle. For those willing to share the box with actors...and lose a little view, the monkey thinks the seats may build a cult following at the new price.

General Hazard Notes:
You miss the side of the stage nearest to you. SPOILER ALERT: Your box may be shared by characters, so you may be "on display"...

Changes for the current production:
None.

Reader Comments:
None.


 

UPPER CIRCLE
Called the GRAND CIRCLE in this theatre.

Layout:
This circle is very high above the ground and steeply raked enough to induce vertigo in many people. Normally, this is as they make their way down to their seats and most find that, once seated, they become used to the height.

As in the Stalls and Dress Circle, aisles split these seats into a central and two side blocks

Legroom:
Tending to poor in all seats, worst in row A. Those over five foot tall should consider end of row seats on the centre aisle which should provide some respite for one leg anyway.

Standing space is behind a fairly high wall with a bar on top, so is not suitable for children or those under 5ft 6 or so.

Choosing Seats in General:
Centre Block:
This offers clear views and fair value back to row G. With almost all seats a single price in those rows, monkey advice is to take those furthest forward and most central first - remembering that A has less legroom. If taller, then B before A, really tall... aisle seats are the safest bet with space for one leg to stretch at least.

A reader notes that if those in the front row lean forward, you will be forced to do so too in order to see the whole stage.

From row H back the rake angle is noticeably steep and it feels a long way down and also far from the stage. Value for money is still fair - better now row H is cheaper.

Rear rows are very well priced if vertigo isn't a problem.

Side Blocks:
These as usual offer a clear view from all except the first and last four seats in each row, which should be avoided. If paying full price, opt for the centre block as you will get better views for the same cash. The same notes as for the centre block apply about the best rows.

Row A 1, 47, row B 1, 2, 48, 49 and row C 1, 49 are felt by one reader to have a "sideways" view of the stage.

Rear rows again are reasonably priced for those on a budget, but a head for heights is advisable.

General Hazard Notes:
A metal bar runs across the front of this circle affecting the view slightly in row A. 

Double bars at the ends of the aisles affect seats A 14, 15, B 15, 16, C 15, 16, D 14, 15, A 33, 34, B 34, 35, C 25, 34 and D 33, 34 enough to have the price reduced. These seats are average value.

Changes for the current production:
Saturdays and "Peak" dates see rows L and M at fourth price. A LOT to pay to sit that far back. Take the cheaper restricted view seats nearer the front on those dates, the monkey feels.

Reader Comments:
"
Row
A
33 and 34: (Roxanne). These are marked as partially restricted view (lowest price) because they have a rail in front of them. We just leaned on the (dirty) rail , and the view was perfect, though high up. Not worth it to buy any other seats in the same level at a more expensive price because we had the same view as everyone else. From reading the reviews, it seems as though the viewers who sat in the stalls had a better impression of the play than I did at the top. From up there, we could see layers of dirt and dust on all the wall stucco ornaments and the whole thing looked very shabby. The velvet on the rail was torn to pieces."

"Row A: I could see the stage easily but I could see rather too much in that the effects were ruined by the fact that you could see how they were created. Given that I was at the front of the Upper Circle, I thought this was appalling. 

You could see the rollers the buffalos were on more clearly than the buffalos themselves. During the river scene, the fish were not visible but the people holding the cutouts and the lights very definitely were. And  the pad onto which the character jumped obvious for the whole piece.

I would certainly recommend not to go to Upper Circle. Seats may be cheaper but they are still a lot of money and these 'errors' reduced my enjoyment considerably."

"Row L seats 28 and 29: I think the price is very very good for these seats, especially as they're in the middle and you can see everything. Although in the stalls you get the cast walking right by you so you feel more included. But as I'm not the biggest fan, I think these are the best seats as the view hardly changes in the grand circle where ever you sit and they're the cheapest. The leg room is good, but be a bit careful if you're 5ft 7 and above, because it can be a little uncomfortable."

"Row M seats 36 to 39: the view was fine."

"Standing: WHAT A BARGAIN!! I stood in 'position 17' at the back of the Upper Circle and had a marvellous view of the stage. 

After bribing a small boy with a pound to use his binoculars I was able to stand back and watch the fantastic big set pieces that make this show so good unfold before my natural view, and when solo songs and speaky bits happened I could zoom in and look at the faces in detail. The only draw back from the standing tickets are that you are not close to all the stalls action that happens but you still see it all and you have to join in the applause simply for the arrival of the animals. 

One problem is that it is inevitable that when standing you may be next to annoying Japanese girls who don't understand ' no photos' and talk to one another a lot. Be firm with them and, if they don't shut up, make the ushers do some work. Also, due to the cheap (well cheaper) seats being at the back....school groups are inevitable. This cannot be helped so there is nowt you can do."

 

 

Notes
Total 2102 seats approx.

Air-conditioned auditorium.

This theatre takes incredible care to make the show accessible to everybody. All the information a disabled visitor could need is available at: http://www2.disney.co.uk/MusicalTheatre/TheLionKing/access/index.jsp - in much more detail than the monkey can provide. A brief summary, though, is: Infrared headsets available - 99% of the auditorium is covered by the system, as is the box office; signed and audio described performances occasionally. Large print and Braille programmes available. Braille script also available for reading at the theatre (contact the House Manager for details). Guide dogs can be dog sat, bowls of water are offered to them too. Wheelchair access is down a slope from a fire exit, not ideal but at least users get good seats in the auditorium on row P. Two disabled toilets available - gender segregated adapted toilets - ALMOST UNIQUE IN LONDON!!! Other theatres take note. This theatre gets it right.. Overall this is good going for the West End. For fuller details and to arrange facilities contact the Front Of House Manager on 020 7420 8100. To book wheelchair user and other registered disabled theatregoer tickets call 020 7420 8113. These numbers are NOT available for general bookings.

General theatregoing advice for the disabled is available from: www.theatre-access.co.uk, Artsline 020 7388 2227, email artsline@dircon.co.uk. A "venue access guide" from the team who created book "Theatremonkey: A Guide to London's West End," is available to download in PDF format by clicking here.

No food except Ice cream and confectionery.

Four bars; one in the Stalls, Two in the Dress Circle and one on the Upper Circle level.

Two V.I.P. suites - the "White room" and "Red room" are also available for hire.

Toilets at Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle level.


 

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Getting to this Theatre
Find this theatre on a Street Map. The arrow misses the theatre - it is the blue square on the Strand / Wellington Street!
Nearest Underground Station Buses Car Park
Nearest Underground Station:
Covent Garden - Piccadilly Line (dark blue).

An ILLUSTRATED PHOTOGRAPHIC version of this route is available by clicking here.

For mobility impaired audience members, the Society of London Theatre provide a "photo map" - illustrated walking route to this venue from a near landmark and also Waterloo Station (the nearest fully accessible station) on their website www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk, via the theatre's listing page on that site.


On leaving the station, turn right and walk into the large pedestrian plaza that is Covent Garden. If you see a long road with cars in front of you, wrong way.

On entering the plaza space, turn to your left and walk along the collonaded area. If you see Tesco Metro Supermarket or a bank, Wrong way.

Keep walking ahead as far as the collonaded area will allow (it forms the outer part of the market Square). Follow it to the right or cut across it if it isn't raining. At the end of the building is Russell Street.

Walk along Russell Street, to the first crossroads. Take the street to the right, Wellington Street and walk down it. If you reach a street corner with the Drury Lane theatre ahead of you, or see no theatres at all (really!) wrong way. 

Keep walking downhill, crossing Tavistock Street. The Lyceum Theatre is the collonaded building ahead of you on the right side of the road, beyond the "Old Orleans" restaurant.
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Also useful to know is that also close to the theatre is Temple Station - Circle Line (yellow) and District Line (green). This is closed on Sundays and some other times, so check before using. 

Plan your tube journey to this station using the button below:
 

A photographic illustrated version of this route is available by clicking here.

If it is open, then leave the station turning left. If you see the river, wrong way!

Go up the steps and cross the road ahead of you. Keep walking straight on up Arundel Street (the road sloping upwards ahead of you).  Make sure you are on the left hand side pavement.

At the top of Arundel Street is "The Strand" and The Aldwych", a busy road intersection and cluster of buildings. You should not cross the road. Just turn to your left and walk down the Strand. 

Keep going until you come to another busy junction at the end of the buildings. Look to your right and the Lyceum Theatre is on the corner across some busy roads. Use the pedestrian crossings to get to it!

 

Buses:
6, 11, 13, 15, all stop on the Aldwych. Walk towards the Strand Theatre and cross the street next to it, walk on and the Lyceum is ahead of you on the right. If you pass the Duchess Theatre, wrong way. 

 

Taxi:
A rank for Black taxis is at Charing Cross Station - a long distance from the theatre. Best chance of hailing one in the street is to walk down Russell Street on to the Strand.

 

Car Park:
Parker Street, under the New London Theatre. Exit the Car Park and stand with your back to the main foyer of the theatre. Cross the road ahead of you and turn to your right. The street corner is there ahead of you. If not, wrong way. At the corner of the street, Turn left into Drury Lane and walk along it. If you pass the New London Theatre, wrong way.

Walk straight on, crossing Great Queen Street. Continue down Drury Lane. Please cross to the other side of the street and continue, crossing over Broad Court and Martlett Court until you come to a four way crossroads.

Turn to your right at these crossroads. Do not cross any street. Just walk ahead down Russell Street. Cross Crown Court and continue straight on, past the Fortune Theatre. Just past this theatre, change to the other side of the road, to the same side as the Drury Lane Theatre. Cross Catherine Street, the one in front of the Drury Lane Theatre. Do not walk down it. 

Walk on to the next corner and turn to your left to walk down Wellington Street. If you come to Covent Garden Piazza, too far.

Keep walking downhill, crossing Tavistock Street. The Lyceum Theatre is the collonaded building ahead of you on the right side of the road.


 

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