FAQ


Ticketing Questions:

How much do tickets cost? What is the performance schedule?

Ticket prices for THE LION KING vary by seating location, city, performance date and time. For performances schedules, pricing and links to official ticketing sites, visit our Tickets page.

How do I find out when the show is coming to my city?

The Tickets page has the most up-to-date information about the THE LION KING tour. You can also register to receive email from Disney Theatrical Productions for advance notice when the show comes to your area.

What is the best way to get tickets?

You may purchase tickets to THE LION KING at the box office, online or by phone. Visit our Tickets page for city-specific details. We urge guests to purchase tickets through an official ticketing source to avoid the risk of invalid tickets or fraud.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Many performances of THE LION KING sell out. We encourage guests to purchase tickets in advance to ensure the best seating locations, however seats remain on sale until performance time, based on availability.

Is it possible to exchange my tickets?

Exchange tickets with ease if you are unable to attend your originally purchased performance. Nominal fee applies. Click here for additional information. Exchange policy valid for New York tickets only.

Is it possible to transfer tickets I’ve bought to friends or family?

Yes, with Ticketmaster’s Ticket Transfer. Click here to find out how it works and read other FAQ’s.

Does my child need a ticket? Is there a minimum age requirement to attend the show?

All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. We recommend that children be at least six years old to attend a performance of THE LION KING.

For younger children, consider one of these exciting Disney touring productions: Disney On Ice or Disney Live.

How do I buy group tickets? Are there special discounts or benefits for groups? What is the minimum amount of seats to qualify for a group?

Discover the benefits of group tickets by visiting Disney Theatrical Sales or calling 800-439-9000 (Toll-free in the USA) or +1-212-703-1040 (Outside of the USA) weekdays from 9AM until 6PM EST. For THE LION KING in New York City, the group minimum is 20 seats; for cities on the tour, group minimums vary by theater. Visit Disney Theatrical Sales for details on New York City, or click here for details on tour.

How do I find out about options for physically disabled guests?

In New York City, patrons who use a wheelchair are permitted to purchase one additional ticket for his or her companion. Wheelchair seating is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the theatre box office, by calling the Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717, or by purchasing through Ticketmaster. To purchase online, select the performance of choice and click the wheelchair button in the center of the page, above the map of the Minskoff Theatre. This dropdown will point out on the map where the wheelchair accessible, semi-ambulatory, deaf/hard of hearing/blind/low vision preferred seats, and companion seats are located in the theatre. This theatre has access to escalators and limited access to an elevator. This theatre has access to escalators and limited access to an elevator. For more information, please click here.

For venues hosting the North American Tour of THE LION KING, contact your local theatre box office for more information.
For information about open caption and sign interpreted performances in New York and across the United States, find out more about TDF Accessibility Programs.

Are Student Rush tickets available for the show?

In New York City, Student Rush tickets are not currently available for THE LION KING.

For touring venues, student discounts vary by city. Contact your local theatre box office for more information.

​Is there a ticket lottery for The Lion King?

​Yes. For more information on how to enter, please click here.

Ticketing Questions:

How much do tickets cost? What is the performance schedule?

Ticket prices for THE LION KING vary by seating location, city, performance date and time. For performances schedules, pricing and links to official ticketing sites, visit our Tickets page.

How do I find out when the show is coming to my city?

The Tickets page has the most up-to-date information about the THE LION KING tour. You can also register to receive email from Disney Theatrical Productions for advance notice when the show comes to your area.

What is the best way to get tickets?

You may purchase tickets to THE LION KING at the box office, online or by phone. Visit our Tickets page for city-specific details. We urge guests to purchase tickets through an official ticketing source to avoid the risk of invalid tickets or fraud.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Many performances of THE LION KING sell out. We encourage guests to purchase tickets in advance to ensure the best seating locations, however seats remain on sale until performance time, based on availability.

Is it possible to exchange my tickets?

Exchange tickets with ease if you are unable to attend your originally purchased performance. Nominal fee applies. Click here for additional information. Exchange policy valid for New York tickets only.

Is it possible to transfer tickets I’ve bought to friends or family?

Yes, with Ticketmaster’s Ticket Transfer. Click here to find out how it works and read other FAQ’s.

Does my child need a ticket? Is there a minimum age requirement to attend the show?

All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. We recommend that children be at least six years old to attend a performance of THE LION KING.

For younger children, consider one of these exciting Disney touring productions: Disney On Ice or Disney Live.

How do I buy group tickets? Are there special discounts or benefits for groups? What is the minimum amount of seats to qualify for a group?

Discover the benefits of group tickets by visiting Disney Theatrical Sales or calling 800-439-9000 (Toll-free in the USA) or +1-212-703-1040 (Outside of the USA) weekdays from 9AM until 6PM EST. For THE LION KING in New York City, the group minimum is 20 seats; for cities on the tour, group minimums vary by theater. Visit Disney Theatrical Sales for details on New York City, or click here for details on tour.

How do I find out about options for physically disabled guests?

In New York City, patrons who use a wheelchair are permitted to purchase one additional ticket for his or her companion. Wheelchair seating is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the theatre box office, by calling the Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717, or by purchasing through Ticketmaster. To purchase online, select the performance of choice and click the wheelchair button in the center of the page, above the map of the Minskoff Theatre. This dropdown will point out on the map where the wheelchair accessible, semi-ambulatory, deaf/hard of hearing/blind/low vision preferred seats, and companion seats are located in the theatre. This theatre has access to escalators and limited access to an elevator. This theatre has access to escalators and limited access to an elevator. For more information, please click here.

For venues hosting the North American Tour of THE LION KING, contact your local theatre box office for more information.
For information about open caption and sign interpreted performances in New York and across the United States, find out more about TDF Accessibility Programs.

Are Student Rush tickets available for the show?

In New York City, Student Rush tickets are not currently available for THE LION KING.

For touring venues, student discounts vary by city. Contact your local theatre box office for more information.

​Is there a ticket lottery for The Lion King?

​Yes. For more information on how to enter, please click here.

Making Plans:

How long is the show?

THE LION KING is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

What should I wear to the show?

There is no dress code at the theatre. For all performances, attire should be comfortable and appropriate for the occasion. The theatre is air conditioned throughout the year.

Is it possible to meet cast members when I’m at the show?

For many guests, part of the fun of going to a Broadway show is meeting members of the cast at the Stage Door. Following the performance, some actors from THE LION KING may be available to sign autographs and sometimes even pose for photos. Ask an usher for directions to the Stage Door.

Where can I get official show merchandise? Where can I find the cast recording?

You can get official THE LION KING merchandise at the theatre or online via Disney Shopping. The live cast recording is available through Amazon, iTunes and other retailers.

Making Plans:

How long is the show?

THE LION KING is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

What should I wear to the show?

There is no dress code at the theatre. For all performances, attire should be comfortable and appropriate for the occasion. The theatre is air conditioned throughout the year.

Is it possible to meet cast members when I’m at the show?

For many guests, part of the fun of going to a Broadway show is meeting members of the cast at the Stage Door. Following the performance, some actors from THE LION KING may be available to sign autographs and sometimes even pose for photos. Ask an usher for directions to the Stage Door.

Where can I get official show merchandise? Where can I find the cast recording?

You can get official THE LION KING merchandise at the theatre or online via Disney Shopping. The live cast recording is available through Amazon, iTunes and other retailers.

Contact Us:

How do I send a letter to a cast member?

Our cast members love to hear from you, but we cannot guarantee that all letters will receive a response. You may send correspondence to:


New York City:
[Castmember Name]
c/o THE LION KING
Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036


North American Tour:
[Castmember Name]
c/o THE LION KING, Gazelle Tour

New Amersterdam Theatre
214 West 42th Street
New York, NY 10036

My theatre group/school drama department would like to perform THE LION KING. How do I acquire rights for the production?

Currently, only accredited schools are able to license THE LION KING, through THE LION KING Experience. Find out more information about that by clicking here. Select additional Disney titles are available to license through Music Theatre International. Please visit Disney Theatrical Licensing for more information.

How do I audition for the show?

Information on open casting calls as well as submission requirements can be found by clicking here.

Contact Us:

How do I send a letter to a cast member?

Our cast members love to hear from you, but we cannot guarantee that all letters will receive a response. You may send correspondence to:


New York City:
[Castmember Name]
c/o THE LION KING
Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036


North American Tour:
[Castmember Name]
c/o THE LION KING, Gazelle Tour

New Amersterdam Theatre
214 West 42th Street
New York, NY 10036

My theatre group/school drama department would like to perform THE LION KING. How do I acquire rights for the production?

Currently, only accredited schools are able to license THE LION KING, through THE LION KING Experience. Find out more information about that by clicking here. Select additional Disney titles are available to license through Music Theatre International. Please visit Disney Theatrical Licensing for more information.

How do I audition for the show?

Information on open casting calls as well as submission requirements can be found by clicking here.

General:

Which awards has THE LION KING won?

THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical, making Taymor the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor. THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

General:

Which awards has THE LION KING won?

THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical, making Taymor the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with the honor. THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.