Lyceum Theatre

Theatre, West End Covent Garden
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Lyceum Theatre

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One of London's most storied theatres, though these days it's basically just the home of 'The Lion King'

The huge, sumptuous Lyceum Theatre has one of the liveliest histories of any London building. Originally built in 1765, it functioned as a theatre for a while before drifting off to host other things, including a circus and a waxwork exhibition. After a fire it was rebuilt and reopened in something like is present form in 1834, functioning as a theatre venue until 1951, when it was turned into a ballroom, then finally closed or a decade from 1986.

There's not a lot to note after 1999: it has played continual host to 'The Lion King', the most successful theatre show of all time, and it shows no sign of going anywhere.


Venue name: Lyceum Theatre
Address: 21
Wellington Street
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden/Embankment
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  • West End Until Sunday September 30 2018
  • Ballroom and Latin Wednesday May 9 2018 - Monday May 21 2018

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The Lyceum theatre is one of London's biggest theatre, located in the West End and currently hosting the amazing Lion King production. I went to see this musical with my family, slightly worried about the place being to crowded and the kids not being able to see the show but actually, despite being on the upper circle, we all loved it! Kids booster seats are available for rental and the Lion King musical occupies this huge space absolutely brilliantly!! There is always something happening in various corners or above you heads. This musical is not restricted to the stage and takes you to a magical trip for more than two hours! You can find bars on every level and the queue there is lots better than the queue in the ladies toilets!! To sum up, it's a must see for all ages!

Watched Lion King with my family. All of us loved it, awesome production. Kudos to the cast. Brilliant performance. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy.

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Fitting venue for the awesome production that is 'The Lion King'