The Lion King on Broadway in New York, NY

Minskoff Theatre 200 W. 45th Street New York, NY 10036
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Overview

Based on the 1994 Disney-animated movie, “The Lion King” is a visually exhilarating musical-theater phenomenon that tells a story of love and redemption as told through the eyes of a young lion prince living in the African Pride Lands. Held at Minskoff Theatre eight times weekly, the captures audiences of all ages with unforgettable songs, eye-popping costuming and stunning choreography.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (1 intermission).
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide.

Description

from The Lion King
The Lion King continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show you'll remember forever. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.

Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, THE LION KING continues to reign as one of the most popular shows on Broadway and around the world. The global phenomenon is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the Tony Award® for Best Musical, and the Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album.

Lion cub prince Simba grows up in the African heartland until tragedy forces him to run away. He ultimately learns to take his rightful place in the animal kingdom, in this musical version of the Disney animated film.

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.”

Disney’s The Lion King showcases the talents of one of the most acclaimed creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor reimagines the popular story using some of the theater’s most extraordinary stagecraft. The Lion King also features the exceptional work of Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and a magnificent score crafted by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Elton John and Tim Rice.

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission. Recommended for ages 6 years and up.



Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Reserve New York City Customer
14 Reviews
"Amazing Show.."
May, 2016
We had great seats. The performance was great. The costumes, the set, and the music were all amazing. This show is great for all ages. The play is very similar to The Lion King cartoon with some adjustments to keep it current.
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Tip: Arrive early to pick up your tickets.

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Megan A.
18 Reviews
"Amazing Performance"
April, 2016
This is highly recommended for all ages. The costumes in the show are so creative and each actors character seems to fit their personality. The Lion King cartoon and this play are very similar, but it's still a tear jerker when Mufasa dies... The theater check-in was really easy with Reserve Direct E-ticket. The ushers are very helpful with getting you to your seats. One person in our group left their phone after the show and the theater had it waiting for us to pick-up the next day.
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Tip: Pick-up your tickets anytime the day of the show to save a few minutes when you arrive for the show.

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Paul Valdez
Othello, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great service, Great play!!!"
November, 2015
The price was great, the theater was awesome.
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Kylie Murphy
AU
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best seat in the house!"
July, 2015
Booked not knowing exactly where we would be sitting. We were in the centre section of the front row!!! My mum was so excited the animals touched us several times. Had a fantastic night and will always remember having front row at a Broadway show.
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Tip: Dress warm the theatre was a little draftee.

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Denise O.
IOWA CITY, IA
1 Review
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"Awesome experience!"
February, 2015
Never saw anything like the Lion King before and it was amazing!
Also, purchasing tickets through ReserveDirect was an easy and painless experience! Thanks for everything!
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Tip: Pick up your tickets sometime earlier in the day if you have the time. This made getting through the doors a lot faster.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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853sat
Cape Town Central, South Africa
"Cheap, lazy, greedy"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2018 NEW
This could be great musical theatre, but it was a near disaster from start to finish. The sets were cheap as chips and a mess of designs and colors. The singing was dire and frequently off key. Merchandise, drinks and donations were pushed so hard one nearly falls over. A disgraceful production- see something else.
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391leisac
"The Lion King is a must see if you go to New York! You will not be disappointed!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018 NEW
From the stage set-up, the costumes and the overall talent of each performer, you will not be disappointed!
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robintully
Dixon, California
"Great family show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2018 NEW
We had a fantastic time. Very well run show with good singing and acting. We enjoyed the costumes, dancing and music. It is a nice theatre also with good seating.
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pinkilicious2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
"Wow must see "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 04, 2018 NEW
This is differently a must see if you are in NY we are only here for a few days but was on my bucket list todo. The ticket prices are high but book before you come if you leave to last minute you might not be able to sit together.
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TomCho88
"WOW!!! MUST SEE!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 03, 2018 NEW
The Lion King must be one of Disney's most popular and I don't know anyone that hasn't seen the movie before so for me it was a must see show and definitely high on my bucket list. The theatre is amazing, well tiered so people like myself who were on the very back row could see the show clearly. I personally felt quite hot in the theatre but my fiancée next to me was comfortable. The show itself is FANTASTIC!!! The costumes they have designed and the props involved is incredible. Hats off to all the people involved with the show. Music and performance again 5/5 and was never let down. 100% recommend to anyone going to a show in New York. You will not be disappointed. 5/5 from me on all aspects.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lion King

Where is the theater located?
The Lion King is performed at the Minskoff Theatre located at 200 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes long with one 15-minute intermission.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?
Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

Is the Minskoff Theatre handicap accessible?
Wheelchair seating locations are available in the orchestra section of the theater. For additional information about theater accessibility, please call customer service at 1-800-590-4410.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Yes. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater. This show is family-friendly and suggested for children ages 5 and up.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?
Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the Minskoff Theatre. No food is allowed into the theater.