The Lion King is returning to the Bristol Hippodrome in 2022

The Lion King is returning to the Bristol Hippodrome in 2022

Posted on: 24 Sep 2021

The adored Disney classic will be roaring back into Bristol's premier theatre venue in February.


The Lion King will be making a triumphant return to the Bristol Hippodrome in 2022, showing at the renowned city centre theatre from Thursday 17 February to Saturday 19 March.




Having dazzled Bristol audiences most recently in 2019, The Lion King returns as one of the biggest and most popular stage productions of all time, using eye-catching masks, puppets, costumes and more to tell the story of Simba's epic adventures.


The Hippodrome team are now back in full swing after well over a year of closure due to the pandemic, ready to host an array of unmissable performances over the coming months.



Since its opening on Broadway in 1997, Julie Taymor's adaptation of The Lion King has been performed in more than 100 cities across 20 countries spanning every continent except for Antarctica.


The show has been seen by more than 16 million theatre-goers in the UK alone, and holds the title of the longest-running West End production of all-time. 


Its iconic and instantly-recognisable artistry is the work of a team of designers who drew on diverse cultural influences to receate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African Savanna.


Adding to the award-winning score of the original animated film, songwriters Elton John and Tim Rice have produced three new songs for the latest iteration of the stage version.

The Lion King. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Following two sell-out runs at the Hippodrome, a cast of over fifty actors, singers and dancers are preparing for a welcome return to the city next year.


The Lion King will be showing from Thursday 17 February to Saturday 19 March 2022, with matinee and evening shows taking place throughout.


Tickets for the full run are on sale now, but are already selling fast - find out more and secure yours here.


Main Image: Johan Persson

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