The Lion King on Broadway in New York City

Minskoff Theatre 200 W. 45th StreetNew York, NY 10036
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Adapted from the 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is a visually exhilarating Broadway musical that tells the timeless story of love and redemption through the eyes of the young lion cub Simba, a prince in the African Pride Lands. This Tony Award-winning show at the Minskoff Theatre wows audiences with its magnificent songs, costumes and choreography.

Good To Know

  • Winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide.
  • Show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 intermission.
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up.
  • Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.


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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lion King

Where is the theatre located?

The Lion King is performed at the Minskoff Theatre located at 200 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.

How long does The Lion King show last?

The Lion King runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Can I bring my camera to the theatre?

Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theatre.

Is the Minskoff Theatre wheelchair accessible?

Wheelchair seating locations are available in the orchestra section of the theater.

When should I arrive for my show?

Theater doors open 45 minutes before show time. Audiences should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show to begin to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?

Yes. This show is family-friendly and recommended for children ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theatre.

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 outside food is allowed into the theatre.