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

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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 40 minutes long with one intermission. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.



Tripster Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
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Fall River, MA
2 Reviews
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"Unbelievable"
May 2019
I purchased these tickets as a surprise for my amazing mother in celebration Mother’s Day. The show was unbelievable.
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Tripster 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.
20 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
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"Great service, Great play!!!"
November 2015
The price was great, the theater was awesome.
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Kylie Murphy
AU
1 Review
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"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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scottveal
Mitchell, Georgia
"Fantastic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 28, 2020
The highlight of our family trip to New York was The Lion King on Broadway. We bought the cheapest seats and still had a great view. The show held the intrest of everyone in my group. Snacks and drinks are very expensive but of course we purchased them. I promise this show will not disappoint!
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sarahlee0822
"Bucket List item, Exceeded Expectations"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020
I have see the traveling broadway Lion King show when it came to Charlotte, NC many years ago. However, it had been my dream to see it on Broadway in NYC for as long as I can remember. For my husband and I’s anniversary this year we planned a trip to NYC around seeing this show. It was amazing, no wonder it’s such a long running show. The opening gave me chills, the music and performers were amazing. Their quality is impeccable, I smiled, was close to tears with emotion, and laughed multiple times throughout the performance. It’s also great for families, a young girl was seated behind me, loved it, and was very engaged throughout the 2.5 hour show. Definitely recommend to anyone on the fence!!! We sat in Orchestra Row X seats 129-130 for picture reference.
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Ann B
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
"Brilliant"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2020
I was so excited to be seeing a broadway show and it didnt disapoint. The cast were amazing and the production was brilliant. I would highly recommend.
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Aroundtheworld3434
New York City, New York
"Fascinating!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2020
I attended show with my 7 years old son, he was mesmerized and amazed! He was so excited!I was bit worried that he wont be able to sit through 2 hour show, but he loved it and did not want to leave. Highly recommended for children! Dancing, costumes, decorations were exceptional!
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andrewfD1498QN
Birmingham, United Kingdom
"The Lion King"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2020
Amazing experience, we all loved it. Ticket collection from the box office was very straightforward. The performance was incredible.
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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 30 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 8 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.