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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever.

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved animated film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production.

At its heart is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

"There is simply nothing else like it." New York Times

"Awe-inspiring. A gorgeous gasp-inducing spectacle" Time

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 6+
No under threes admitted.


Contains strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Fri & Sat 7.30pm £20 to £79.50
Sat & Sun 2.30pm £20 to £79.50
Tue-Thu 7.30pm £20 to £72.50
Thu & Fri 2.30pm £20 to £72.50

There is a Relaxed Performance of The Lion King on Wed 7 October at 1.30pm. For information and to book, please click here.

Please note that the unlawful resale or attempted resale of these tickets is grounds for cancellation without compensation. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale. 


Discounts do not apply to Fri, Sat or Sun performances. All discounts are strictly limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Membership £6 off top two prices at all performances Tue-Thu 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Groups (10+) £5 off 2nd, 3rd & 4th price tickets Tue-Thu. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Groups (20+) £7.50 off 2nd, 3rd & 4th price tickets Tue-Thu, plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased.
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
School & Young People's Groups (10+) £25 each pupil on 2nd and 3rd price tickets, and £19.50 each pupil on 4th and 5th price tickets, on Tue & Wed 7.30pm and Thu 2.30pm. One free supervisor with every 10.
Not available online - please email
Access Member Discount [What's This?] £5 off on Tue-Wed 7.30pm and Thu & Fri 2.30pm.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described Performance Touch Tour Audio Described: Tue 15 September 2020 at 7.30pm with a Touch Tour at 5.30pm
Captioned Performance Captioned: Tue 22 September 2020 at 7.30pm
Signed Performance Signed: Tue 29 September 2020 at 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance Signed Performance Relaxed Performance, Signed: Wed 7 October 2020 at 1.30pm Read More

Learn about Accessible Performances


Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant


Start your visit in style! Our award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted? See our Menus

Hotel, Dinner & Show Packages


Add that extra sparkle to your evening! Indulge in a three course meal in our fantastic restaurant Ovation, a top price show ticket, and a stay at one of Southampton’s premier hotels. Learn More

VIP Package


Make it an extra special night with a VIP experience!

VIP Packages include a selection of chefs’ canapés and handmade chocolates, plus interval ice-cream. Also included:

1 x bottle of Prosecco for 2 people - £60.00 
1 x bottle of Prosecco for up to 4 people - £90.00
2 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 6 people - £150.00
3 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 10 people including the private hire of executive suite pre show - £295.00

VIP packages are not available to book at the moment. Please check back when we re-open to book ahead of your visit.

Please note that package prices do not include your show ticket.  Bookings are required at least 48 hours before your visit.

VIP Packages are suitable for customers 18+. Soft drink alternatives are available for those under the age of 18 years.


Disney's The Lion King Programme Bundle

Souvenir Brochure and Programme Bundle

Lavish Souvenir Brochure filled with colour photographs & behind the scenes information plus Programme featuring cast & crew information and all show related information. Receive a FREE Southampton Tote Bag when purchased as a bundle with tickets.

Price: £14

Mayflower Theatre Trust are selling, as a disclosed agent, The Lion King Brochure and Souvenir Bundle on behalf of The Walt Disney Company Ltd.

Disney's The Lion King Ultimate Souvenir Bundle

Ultimate Souvenir Bundle

Exclusive Bundle with Tickets. Bundle includes Souvenir Brochure, Latte Mug, Keyring, Southampton Tote Bag & exclusive Lion King Southampton Poster.

Price: £25

Mayflower Theatre Trust are selling, as a disclosed agent, The Lion King Brochure and Souvenir Bundle on behalf of The Walt Disney Company Ltd.

Afternoon Tea

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely post-show pot of tea in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? Enjoy delicious traditional treats prepared by our award-winning chefs in Ovation after the show. Learn more...

Cheese & Wine Platter

Enjoy a range of in-house cheese and wines in our historic Grade II listed theatre, prepared by our Chefs in Ovation restaurant. Learn more