Season extended for The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Season extended for The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Due to overwhelming demand, Edinburgh Playhouse are pleased to announce a seven week extension for Disney’s The Lion King, the only Scottish venue on the UK & Ireland tour.

Only Scottish dates

General Tickets on sale Thursday 12 September HERE

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Edinburgh Playhouse today have announced a seven week extension for THE LION KING. Surpassing the show’s previous record breaking 15 week season in 2013, tickets will go on sale from tomorrow, Tuesday 10 September for performances Tuesday 11 February – Sunday 29 March 2020.

Pre-sale tickets will be available first to Vodafone customers through the My Vodafone app from 8am, Tuesday 10 September. ATG TheatreCard holders will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets from 10am, Wednesday 11 September. Tickets will go on general sale from 10am, Thursday 12 September.

Colin Marr, Theatre Director at the Edinburgh Playhouse said: “We have seen exceptional demand for Disney’s THE LION KING’s return to the Playhouse. From Edinburgh locals to across Scotland from the borders to Shetland islands.”
“We have seen bookings from across the globe - from the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates to Australia and South Korea. We can’t wait to welcome even more audiences to this phenomenal show and to our incredible city.”


Ticket information

The UK cities of The Lion King tour are exclusively supported by VeryMe Rewards from Vodafone UK and Vodafone customers will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets through the My Vodafone app from 8am, Tuesday 10 September.
ATG TheatreCard holders will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets from 10am, Wednesday 11 September.

Tickets will go on general sale from 10am, Thursday 12 September online, by phone and Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office with strong demand expected as per the first on sale in March.

Relaxed / Accessible performances

The production has also announced today additional audio described, signed and captioned performances as part of the new dates in February and March.

As previously announced, a dedicated relaxed performance will take place on Sunday 26 January. The Lion King is committed to creating a friendly and inclusive audience experience. Having now hosted five Autism-Friendly performances in London, the landmark musical is delighted to be presenting a Relaxed Performance in each city it visits on the tour.

Relaxed performances are specially adapted to be accessible to a wide range of audiences such as those with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs, with extra trained staff on hand and dedicated quiet areas inside the theatre should anyone need to leave their seat. All patrons who feel this performance might suit their specific needs are warmly encouraged to attend.

An internationally celebrated stage adaptation

The Edinburgh season, part of UK and Ireland tour coincides with THE LION KING celebrating 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere on Tuesday 19 October 1999, THE LION KING has entertained more than 16 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production and sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. The UK tour opened in Bristol this weekend Saturday 7 September before moving onto Edinburgh from Thursday 5 December 2019.
The tour also follows the cinema release of Disney’s THE LION KING this summer. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film bought the timeless story to the screen in a whole new way and has now made over $1.5 billion worldwide making it the 7th biggest film of all time.

Casting for the Edinburgh season was announced in June drawing from countries including Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. The roles of Simba, Nala and Rafiki will be played by Dashaun Young, Josslynn Hlenti and Thandazile Soni respectively. The company will also include Steve Beirnaet, Matthew Forbes, Jean-Luc Guizonne, Richard Hurst, Alan McHale, Rebecca Omogbehin, Carl Sanderson and Simon Trinder.



Last Updated: 9 September 2019 10:45

Latest Local News

Tickets for new Elfingrove dates on sale tomorrow at 12noon

Tickets for new Elfingrove dates on sale tomorrow at 12noon

Get set for 12noon tomorrow to bag tickets to the biggest Christmas spectacular in town!
Last Updated: 7th October 2019
The Spree Festival set to bring biggest line up yet to Paisley

The Spree Festival set to bring biggest line up yet to Paisley

Paisley's The Spree festival returns next week (11th - 19th October) with its biggest line-up yet!
Last Updated: 4th October 2019
Renfrewshire set for spectacular season of winter events

Renfrewshire set for spectacular season of winter events

Renfrewshire is gearing up for another bumper season of fantastic winter events with an array of free, fun-filled activities for all!
Last Updated: 4th October 2019
New Elfingrove dates added after 120,000 tickets sold in 24 hours

New Elfingrove dates added after 120,000 tickets sold in 24 hours

Following phenomenal demand, itison has announced it's adding an additional seven nights onto Elfingrove – the Christmas spectacular taking over Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum this December!
Last Updated: 3rd October 2019
Over 100,000 tickets sold for Elfingrove and counting...

Over 100,000 tickets sold for Elfingrove and counting...

Over 100,000 early bird tickets have been snapped up this morning for Elfingrove – itison's brand-new world-class Christmas event which takes over Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum this December!
Last Updated: 2nd October 2019
Elfingrove tickets released tomorrow...

Elfingrove tickets released tomorrow...

Set your alarms for 7.30am and get ready to bag tickets for the biggest Christmas spectacular in town...
Last Updated: 1st October 2019
itison reveal part two of the Elfingrove journey...

itison reveal part two of the Elfingrove journey...

itison have revealed the next part of the Elfingrove journey with a UK first... a winter wonderland complete with Silent Snow Disco!
Last Updated: 25th September 2019
Guide Dogs Appeal 2019

Guide Dogs Appeal 2019

Imagine what a difference an hour of your time could make...
Last Updated: 25th September 2019
BBC Scotland Debate Night wants YOU to be part of the audience.

BBC Scotland Debate Night wants YOU to be part of the audience.

BBC Scotland's Debate Night is looking for members of the public from all walks of life and all backgrounds to be part of the programme, hosted by Stephen Jardine.
Last Updated: 23rd September 2019
itison reveal part one of the Elfingrove journey...

itison reveal part one of the Elfingrove journey...

Described as Night at the Museum meets GlasGLOW at Christmas, Elfingrove invites you to discover one of Glasgow's best loved buildings in a whole new light!
Last Updated: 23rd September 2019
Peebles parents bowled over by new kids club

Peebles parents bowled over by new kids club

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel has launched first ever kids’ club ahead of this year’s October break!
Last Updated: 18th September 2019
New addition to Paisley Halloween Festival set to be a Thriller!

New addition to Paisley Halloween Festival set to be a Thriller!

For the first time, this year's Paisley Halloween Festival will feature a spooky silent disco where party-goers can show off their best Monster Mash and Thriller dance moves.
Last Updated: 11th September 2019
 National Musical Theatre Singing Competition comes to Edinburgh

National Musical Theatre Singing Competition comes to Edinburgh

The talent competition, West End Calling is coming to Edinburgh on Sunday 13th October at Out of the Blue Drill Hall and they want to see YOU!
Last Updated: 9th September 2019
Season extended for The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Season extended for The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Due to overwhelming demand, Edinburgh Playhouse are pleased to announce a seven week extension for Disney’s The Lion King, the only Scottish venue on the UK & Ireland tour.
Last Updated: 9th September 2019
Former Paisley Grammar pupil brings film festival to town

Former Paisley Grammar pupil brings film festival to town

An exciting new film festival is coming to Paisley this year, organised by award winning independent filmmaker and former Paisley Grammar pupil Gary Hewitt!
Last Updated: 3rd September 2019
Showcase Cinemas To Get Luxury Upgrades

Showcase Cinemas To Get Luxury Upgrades

Film lovers will soon be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the ultimate cinema experience when Showcase finishes multi-million-pound upgrades its Glasgow East and Paisley cinemas!
Last Updated: 3rd September 2019
Explore hidden architectural gems and fascinating venues across Renfrewshire at Doors Open Days this weekend

Explore hidden architectural gems and fascinating venues across Renfrewshire at Doors Open Days this weekend

Venues all over Renfrewshire are preparing to throw open their doors and invite people to delve deeper into their history!
Last Updated: 3rd September 2019
Roll up, roll up for the largest fright fest yet!

Roll up, roll up for the largest fright fest yet!

Paisley Halloween Festival returns for its biggest year yet – and for the first time ever the entire town centre will be the stage!
Last Updated: 30th August 2019
First images revealed for Paisley Museum transformation

First images revealed for Paisley Museum transformation

Images showing how Paisley Museum will become a world-class destination telling the town's globally-significant stories and bringing huge volumes of new footfall to the town centre have been revealed.
Last Updated: 29th August 2019
Best home bakers in Scotland set to rise to the challenge

Best home bakers in Scotland set to rise to the challenge

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant in Edinburgh has launched a fresh search for Scotland’s finest home baker in time for the return of hit TV show, The Great British Bake Off.
Last Updated: 29th August 2019
Tynecastle Park confirmed for the 2019 SSE Scottish Womens Cup Final

Tynecastle Park confirmed for the 2019 SSE Scottish Womens Cup Final

It has been announced that the 2019 SSE Scottish Women’s Cup Final will be held at the home of Heart of Midlothian FC. Tynecastle Park on Sunday 24th November.
Last Updated: 28th August 2019
Communities in Renfrewshire will Team Up for a Spotless September

Communities in Renfrewshire will Team Up for a Spotless September

Renfrewshire is set to sparkle as hundreds of volunteers show their support for the latest event in the Team Up to Clean Up campaign.
Last Updated: 27th August 2019
Foraging Fortnight

Foraging Fortnight

Foraging Fortnight is a celebration of Scotland's natural environment and wild food with a series of events taking place across Fife, Moray, Lanarkshire, Orkney and the Forth Valley and Lomond areas.
Last Updated: 21st August 2019
My Guide Volunteers for Guide Dogs Scotland

My Guide Volunteers for Guide Dogs Scotland

Guide Dogs Scotland are looking for volunteers for their My Guide Sighted Guide Service across Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire.
Last Updated: 18th August 2019
Magnum Scotch Cream Liqueur nurtures growth at Dobbies Garden Centres

Magnum Scotch Cream Liqueur nurtures growth at Dobbies Garden Centres

Scotland’s leading Scotch malt whisky cream liqueur, Magnum, has its sights set on further growth after announcing a new listing with Dobbies Garden Centres.
Last Updated: 16th August 2019
The SAY Award announced the highly anticipated 2019 shortlist

The SAY Award announced the highly anticipated 2019 shortlist

The Shortlist for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award has been officially revealed ahead of next month’s final award ceremony at the Assembly Rooms.
Last Updated: 16th August 2019
Crowds feel the heat as Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone

Crowds feel the heat as Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone

Thousands of people turned out in Johnstone on Saturday to see fire engines, past and present, showcased in the town centre!
Last Updated: 13th August 2019
The SAY Award 72 hour public vote for 2019 is now open

The SAY Award 72 hour public vote for 2019 is now open

Have your SAY and win tickets to this year’s ceremony! The SAY Award 72-hour public vote for 2019 is now open and closes at midnight on 14 August.
Last Updated: 12th August 2019
Fun, Families and Fore!

Fun, Families and Fore!

Children get in free to cheer for team Europe and USA at The 2019 Solheim Cup!
Last Updated: 10th August 2019
Renfrewshire history fans get the chance to go underground at Doors Open Days

Renfrewshire history fans get the chance to go underground at Doors Open Days

Intrepid members of the public are being given the chance to experience a piece of medieval archaeology up close in celebration of Renfrewshire's history and heritage.
Last Updated: 8th August 2019

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Paisley Halloween Festival
Roll up, roll up! Immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of Dark Circus at the Paisley Halloween Festival on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October!
Paisley Fireworks Spectacular
Renfrewshire's annual fireworks extravaganza will be back in Paisley town centre for another year on Saturday 2nd November!
Classic Car Show
Join us on the shores of Castle Semple on Sunday 20th October to admire a dazzling array of beautiful cars at the annual Classic Car Show!
The Wee Spree Festival
The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!
The Soundplay Dome
Soundplay Projects are delighted to be bringing the Dome, a magical sensory space for children and adults, to the Spree Festival!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »