Find a show or venue


Order by phone


Your independent guide to the best shows in New York

1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Show poster


Now showing, Open Run

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating
Tony Winner

Tony Winner

AWE INSPIRING! A gorgeous, gasp-inducing spectacle.

New York Times

Buy Tickets For The Lion KingBuy Tickets


Disney's Broadway-busting musical brings the African Serengeti to glorious life on stage, bursting with joyous, captivating music and intricate animal puppetry. Adapted from the classic animated movie, this show follows the plucky cub Simba on the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up and accepts his destiny as the King of the Pride Lands in the face of tragedy. The movies' songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice ('Circle of Life', 'Hakuna Matata') are supplemented with original numbers especially created for the show.


Since opening on Broadway in 1997, The Lion King has smashed records left and right, and today stands as the highest grossing show or film in box office history. To date, it's played over 7500 performances on Broadway and has mounted numerous productions worldwide. The success is well deserved as the musical is a visually stunning affair, creating a realistic and thrilling landscape, with the actors fully immersing themselves in their animal roles.

Whether you want to see the spectacle for yourself for the first time, or are a returning visitor, you can be sure that this is a musical that the whole family can enjoy!

What Is The Lion King About?

Described as "Hamlet with fur", we open to the dawn rejoicing of all the animals of the savannah, as a new lion prince is born to the benevolent King Mufasa and his queen Sarabi. The cub, Simba, grows up into a lively and feckless youngster who gets into trouble with his childhood friend Nala, Together the two cubs play and discover their homeland in a series of adventures, until one day King Mufasa is tragically murdered by his brother Scar. Simba is usurped by his evil uncle, and retreats to the jungle to grow up with the sharp-witted meerkat Timon and his big-hearted wildebeest buddy Pumba.

When a grown-up Nala chances upon the carefree trio, she delivers bad news to Simba; Scar has all but destroyed the plentiful Pridelands through his partnership with the hideous hyenas. Despite shrugging this off, Simba realises that can't turn his back on his destiny forever, and now he must act to stop Scar once and for all, and reclaim his rightful place as King!


If you combine all of the productions of the show world wide together, The Lion King has been running for 90 years!

Additional Information


Previews from: 15 October 1997

Opening night: 13 November 1997


All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. We recommend that children be at least six years old to attend.

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with one intermission.

Show times


What You Say

69 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

Ash: “Beautiful!”

Lion King is my favorite Disney movie, and I didn't think it could get any ... more

Alex Karpinski: “The King Is A Lion”

The Lion King, How should I put this? It's more, understandable than the mo... more

Bradley And Mom: “This Is The Best Show That I Have Ever Seen!”

We love this show!it rocks better than the one at Walt Disney World.this ... more

View all reviewsWrite review


Please note: The term Minskoff Theater and/or The Lion King as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Minskoff Theater and/or The Lion King and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Minskoff Theater and/or The Lion King and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.

What's on When

Keep up to date