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
Verified Traveler
"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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Marissa B
Malden, Massachusetts
"First Broadway show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 NEW
I have seen various plays and musicals in Boston where I live but hubby and I decided to make a routine NY trip Into something more special. The costumes were out of this world. The opening scenes had the audience in awe. The music was amazing and the characters really did an amazing job at making you believe the story. The theatre was very nice and we definitely plan to come back to NY to see more shows. Excellent night and exceeded all Expectations!
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Jack S
"Honeymoon"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 NEW
Saw this on Thursday when in NYC for Honeymoon. Awesome show, great music, fun for all. My wife and I was singing along with it all.
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warrenmcc
Atlanta, Georgia
"Exceptional Performance "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2018 NEW
Saw the Lion King. Exceptional performance by the cast. Every one was on point. Captivating. Loved it immensely. Worth the visit. It truly was life like. It’s a must see if you’re in New York. Bravo.
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Maryellen S
"Stunning"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2018 NEW
Great show, absolutely loved it. We sat third row center balcony which were great seats. For one part of the show I wished I had seats on the lower level but I was very happy with the seats we had. They are nicely tiered so you should be easily able to see past the person in front of you. Lovely views of times square from the theatre.
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Amy M
Paris, France
"The professional staff helped me when my neighbour was too close"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2018 NEW
I popped in solo to see this play on a 24 hour layover after wanting to see it for over 10 years! The costumes, the singing and the attention to detail really brought the show to life and made it magical for me. Brought back my childhood! There was one hiccup. The first half of the show the woman next to me was so big she spilled over into my seat by nearly 3 inches. We were touching the entire time. At intermission I found an usher and explained my situation. She found someone who was able to get me another seat. Although it was farther back it was more centered, so it was ok. I really recommend this show. Great for kids and grownups!
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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.