The Lion King adds even more dates to Manchester theatre run

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 17th June 2022

Smash hit musical The Lion King has just added even more dates to its run in Manchester – and tickets go on sale today.

The award-winning theatre show announced its return to the Palace Theatre, after having to repeatedly postpone previous shows because of coronavirus restrictions.

The stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film had already announced a three-month run this autumn and winter, but now it’s extended it again.

The Lion King has now added a batch of new dates and will stay in Manchester until 19 February 2023.

It gives fans a chance to see this incredible show after the previous dates sold out due to phenomenal demand.


The spellbinding show marries puppetry (there are 232 puppets in every show) and costumes with a huge cast of actors to bring Simba’s tale to life.

The Lion King’s theatre adaptation features all the familiar hits, including The Circle of Life and Can You Feel The Long Tonight, with a soundtrack written by the likes of Elton John, Tim Rice and South African composer Lebo M.


The musical follows young lion Simba’s journey to becoming King of the Pridelands, joined by other characters such as Timon and Pumba, Nala, Scar, and Zazu.

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It was won six Tony awards since launching on Broadway in the late 1990s.


Already seen by more than 110 million people worldwide, The Lion King will now be at the Palace Theatre between 27 October and 19 February.

Tickets for The Lion King go on sale at 10am on Friday 17 June – you can book yours here.

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