The Lion King

Against a yellow background with blue and pink geometric designs, an illustration of a lion's head in brown. The show title, Disney logo and "The Award-Winning Best Musical" in brown font appear next to the lion head.

Show Details

Performance Schedule


Run Dates

November 13, 1997 - Open Run

Upcoming Scheduled Events

No scheduled performances found.

Running Time

2:30 hrs

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Show Description

Experience the stunning visual 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.”

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, 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 glorious score crafted by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Elton John and Tim Rice.

Audience Advisory

Disney recommends its productions for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.


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Standard Tickets

November 13, 1997 - Open Run

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, loopSystem, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio description are always available.

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(212) 869-0550
Hearing: Assistive Listening Devices

Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge.

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Hearing: Loop Systems

For patrons with a tele coil, this theatre is equipped with an induction loop.

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Closed Captioning

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Audio Description: Pre-recorded

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Theatre Details


Minskoff Theatre
200 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: Take the M7, M20, or M104

By Subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, Q, R, W, A, C or E train to 42nd St/ Times Square

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchair Info: Wheelchair seating available in the rear of the orchestra section or on the mezzanine. These are the only locations that don't involve steps.

Seating: Three levels: Lobby, orchestra, and balcony. Seats 1,710.

Elevator\Escalator: There are both elevators and escalators at this theatre.

Parking: Valet parking garage: In theater, 100' west of entrance. One step followed by garage elevator to theater entrance level.

Curb Ramps: (2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway.

Entrance: Enter through the arcade between 44th & 45th Streets. Double doors (each 36") to lobby. Elevator and escalators in lobby.

Box Office: Lobby. Counter 46.5".

Restroom: Womens and Mens: Orchestra level lobby at far right near elevator. Doors in series: 1st door 27"; 2nd door (26", 1" lip). Stall door 22". Stall 32" x 56" clear space. Commode 15". Urinal 24".

Water Fountain: Orchestra level. Recessed.

Telephone: Orchestra level. Coin slot 63". Cord 29".

Assisted Listening System: Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit. Copper Induction Loop also available.

Visual Assistance: Vision seats for visually impaired available for purchase in person, over the phone, or online. D-Scriptive devices are also available.

Folding Armrests: Accessible seating is a removable chair for purchase online, in person, or over the phone, plus one companion seat.

Translation: Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish Reservations are required. To reserve translations and for more information, visit or call (212) 582-7678 during theatre hours only. iCaption devices are also available.

Reviews (2)

A new generation of cats just took over Broadway. Simply said, Julie Taymor’s staging of Disney’s The Lion King is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity. Leaping far beyond its celluloid inspiration, the stage version improves upon nearly every aspect of the hit 1994 animated film, from visual artistry and storytelling to Lebo M’s score and the newly African-ized pop songs of Elton John and Tim Rice. With this production, the Walt Disney Co. stages itself as a serious and ambitious contender on the legit scene...

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In the opening number of The Lion King, director Julie Taymor created one of the most transporting visions ever seen in a Broadway show. A procession of African beasts of all shapes and sizes—flocks of birds, leaping gazelles, and towering giraffes—moves through the aisles, all interpreted via gorgeous, minutely detailed costumes and puppetry.

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