Musicals

The Lion King

Over 800,000 spectators have already watched the most spectacular music ever to be staged in Madrid.

Set in the stunning fauna of Africa, this story is probably one of the greatest every told. When it was released in 1994, the Disney film became the most successful animation movie to date, and as a result of its eminent musical character it soon inspired a major Broadway production for all ages. A 15-year run and 70 awards (including six Tonys) endorse a show that can only be enjoyed at Madrid's Teatro López de Vega.

The Lion King. Cheetahs and giraffes. Photo Catherine AshmoreThe Lion King has been the most successful musical in the history of the genre on Broadway, achieving sales that have been unbeaten since its first show almost 15 years ago and becoming the top musical in terms of box office takings. With Disney's unmistakable hallmark of quality, the production has gained international fame and artistic recognition amongst both the critics and the public in the countries where it has performed. The musical has appeared in 13 countries and been translated into 7 languages, with Spain being the first Spanish-speaking country to stage the show through Stage Entertainment, the producer of other big hits such as Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables.

The musical's sophistication was born out of the creative genius of Julie Taymor, with songs by Elton John and Tim Rice and musical arrangement by Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer. The fruit of this creative team's collaboration is a musical and visual work of art that has garnered up to 70 international awards and has been seen by more than 60 million spectators worldwide.

The show boasts an international cast of more than 50 actors on stage who, together with live music, evoke the well-known story of Simba, through a subtle and innovative blend of music, dance and African shapes conveyed through spectacular animated sculptures, elaborate costumes and impressive sets.

Teatro Lope de Vega, located on Madrid's Gran Vía, has been the venue for the show since it first opened in the autumn of 2011. Such is the magnitude of this super-production that the theatre required a complete renovation, leading to the rise of the musical genre in Spain to Broadway levels.

Spectator Information

  • The Lion King is a musical suitable for all the family, but we advise parents not to bring children younger than 6 years old.

  • All spectators entering the theatre, whatever their age, must have a ticket. Please note that strobe lighting is used several times during the performance.

  • The current list of dates of tickets for sale does not imply the end of the season.

Website: www.elreyleon.es

USEFUL INFORMATION

Rating: From June 23 to September 15 (both inclusive), the Sunday performance of The Lion King will start at 8:00 pm

The Lion King

  • Where: Teatro Lope de Vega
  • Ticket sales: Box office and www.elreyleon.es/entradas/compra-venta.php
  • Times: Tuesday to Thursday, 8:30 pm; Friday and Saturday, 6 pm and 10 pm; Sunday, 6 pm.
  • Price: Starting at €23
  • Bus: 1, 2, 44, 46, 74, 75, N16, N17, N18, 147, 148, 149, 202
  • Metro: Santo Domingo (L2) / Plaza de España (L10, L3) / Callao (L3,L5)