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The Lion King

First Preview: Oct 15, 1997

Opening Date: Nov 13, 1997

Open run

Running Time: 02:30

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Playing @

Minskoff Theatre

200 W 45th St New York, NY 10036

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Feel the joy. Feel the thrill. Feel alive… at THE LION KING.

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.

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Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 6

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

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

Performance Schedule:


TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$88 - $299

Lottery & Rush

Digital Lottery: A limited number of tickets will be sold to winners of the official digital lottery for $30 per ticket. Entries are accepted from 7 PM the night before to 9 AM the morning of the performance. 



Quotation Mark

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..

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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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By trusting "The Lion King" to the great director and designer Julie Taymor it has celebrated a perfect marriage of entertainment and art. In an extraordinary triumph, Taymor has bridged the gap between slick showbiz and great theater. 

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Box Office

Lobby. Counter 46.5".


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.

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, or M104


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".

Directions Subway

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


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


There are both elevators and escalators at this theatre.


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


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

Visual Assistance

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

Water Fountain

Orchestra level. Recessed.

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.

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.


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.

Folding Armrests

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

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