The Lion King at Orpheum Theatre San Francisco

Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California



The Lion King at



The Lion King

Orpheum Theatre

Coming to you this winter is the biggest box office and Broadway hit... THE LION KING is moving away from the screen in an exciting run in San Francisco, California! So get yourselves ready for this unparalleled Broadway musical that children and adults alike will enjoy seeing.

Built on the premise of the well-loved Disney movie, The Lion King, the production delivers a unique experience of the crowd-favorite. All your favorite characters will be there, and of course unforgettable songs such as ”Circle of Life” and the ultimate happy-go-lucky song, “Hakuna Matata.” This is your chance to ignite the fire in the spirit of the wild and get to see all your favorite characters be brought to life. Head on to the beautiful Orpheum Theatre for this show! Mark your calendars for Thursday 21st December 2023 because The Lion King will be performed live soon.

Purchase tickets for yourself and your whole family right this instant! Click on ‘get tickets’ to proceed with your purchase. Simba and Nala will see you soon!

The Disney musical epic, The Lion King, is a well-known story where everybody pretty much knows what the outcome would be. So, how did the people behind the musical create a musical that amassed over a million attendees worldwide? Director Julie Taymor reinvented the show by transforming it into something adults would appreciate. First, the contemporary music style was reimagined and given a genuine African music style. Meanwhile, the musical was one of the first to use an innovative approach in puppetry, bringing the characters to life in mind-boggling ways. The immense creativity and ingenuity in portraying wild animals on the stage was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The New York Times wrote about the musical’s brilliance in presenting the world of The Lion King to the stage. “There will be plenty of instances of awe-inspiring moments and creative genius, realized through techniques ranging from shadow puppetry to Bunraku. Certainly, nowhere before on Broadway has a stampede of wildebeests been rendered with such eye-popping conviction. But in many ways, Ms. Taymor's vision, which is largely rooted in ritual forms of theater from Asia and Africa, collides with that of Disney.”

A Playbill article credited Taymor’s innovation, with the help of mask and costume designer Michael Curry, for the show’s longevity. “Her conceptualization for the Pridelands of Africa is what makes the long-running show a tour de force, and that includes her work on wardrobe, puppet, and mask design.”

This 2023, you will get to see these fantastic puppets and enjoy the mind-blowing music of the Lion King when you come and see the show at the Orpheum Theatre! The musical’s exceptional production and Orpheum Theatre’s state-of-the-art facilities ensure that you will have a phenomenal experience! The renowned venue has hosted the most exciting shows to ever come to San Francisco, California. This winter, you’ll get to enjoy the venue’s top-tier accommodations, luxurious seating, and impressive sound and light systems!

Catch the spectacular production of The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre this 2023 by securing your tickets now! The show has amassed over one billion dollars in ticket sales and has been watched by 112 million people worldwide! Yes, that number is still growing, and a testament to how this musical remains one of the highly acclaimed and beloved masterpieces in the history of theater! Get your tickets now by clicking on the Get Tickets link!

About the Venue

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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 94102, US