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This post is about how to get tickets to the Lion King on Broadway.

We include discounted tickets, lotteries, and a 2-for-1 deal. 


Tickets on sale through StubHub will usually run you anywhere from $168 midweek for mezzanine seating to anywhere from $200 to $350 for premium seating.

This photo of The Lion King is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Weekends or Friday night show prices begin at $120 for mezzanine seating to $240 for premium orchestra seating.

However, as you will see in the next section, you can get tickets for just $30. 


As of October 2022, there is only one way to get daily, discounted tickets to The Lion King: through an online lottery.

While some tourist passes will offer deals on Broadway tickets every now and then, there are not currently any services offering such a discount.

There is also usually a special 2-for-1 ticket deal from mid-January to mid-February.

New York Discount Passes

If you are considering purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass, then keep in mind that many New York passes will offer coupon codes for Broadway tickets.

And at times they might even offer free tickets.

As of October 2022, there aren't currently any passes offering discounts or free Broadway tickets.

That said, you might still want to check and see if any of these services have added this type of deal to their pass:

It's worth noting that these passes will also frequently offer tours of Broadway, so if you're looking for more things to do in the area, they've got you covered!

To find out if getting a tourist pass is right for you, our post, New York City Attraction Passes: Which One Is the Best to Buy will help you make that decision.

The Lion King Lottery

An online lottery is a random drawing where the winners receive deep discounts on any number of Broadway shows.

Only a very limited number of tickets are offered through lottery systems. 

To enter The Lion King's lottery, you must go to their website Lion King Ticket Lottery.

There you will see the next available lottery. Click enter now and enter your contact details (expect a Disney newsletter).

The Lion King Broadway Lottery

Only one show is available at a time.

When that show begins, the next show becomes available and will stay available until 9:00 am of the next day.

You will receive an email just minutes later notifying you if you have won or not.

If you win, you will be instructed to pay with a credit card.

You’ll have just 60 minutes from the time of email notification to purchase the tickets, or you will lose them.

You will need to pay $30 per ticket for a maximum of two tickets.

You won't be able to choose your seats.

Seating is at the discretion of the box office and is dependent on ticket availability at the time of the lottery.

Don't expect the best views in the house.

Broadway Week 2 for 1 Tickets

Aside from the lottery, there is only one other regular discounted option for The Lion King.

Every year from mid-January till mid-February, 2-for-1 tickets are made available for some of the best Broadway shows and musicals during Broadway Week.

You will need to pay close attention to when the tickets for The Lion King go on sale because they will sell out quickly. 

And if you are planning to be in NYC during Broadway Week, then check out our post on things to do in January and things to do in February for more fun activities to help plan your time here.

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Because The Lion King is still one of the most popular musicals on Broadway, they do not offer many discounted tickets.

Below we list a couple of additional discount opportunities.

We also list other common options for discounted Broadway tickets for all types of shows, that as of March 8, 2022, are not available for The Lion King.

We update this post every 6 months, so it's possible that one of the options below has now become available.

Check out our page on how to get Discount Broadway Tickets for getting tickets for other Broadway and off-Broadway shows.

And if you would enjoy learning more about Broadway, join our Broadway and the Theater District Tour.

TKTS Booths

A well-known day-of-show discount ticket service run by the Theatre Development Fund.

There are four booths throughout the city where you stand in line to purchase tickets based on availability usually 30 to 50% off box office prices.

Goldstar, Groupon, and Living Social

These discount websites offer regular discounts of up to 50% off of many shows in NYC. 

RUSH & Standing Room Only

Rush tickets are another inexpensive way to see a show, though it can involve a bit of time spent in line.

RUSH tickets were started with the idea that affordable tickets should be made available for every show.

Like TKTS, you can only get these tickets on the day of the show.

There are a few different types of ticket rushes, including standing-room-only tickets.

But, in general, RUSH tickets are available for purchase as soon as the box office opens (usually 10:00 am).

As of October 2022, there are no RUSH or Standing Room Only tickets for The Lion King, but there are other shows.


Nov. 13, 1997 – Open Run 

Running Time: 2:30 hours

Minskoff Theatre (map)
200 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036


Tuesday through Thursday - 7 pm
Friday & Saturday - 8 pm
Wednesday & Saturday - 2 pm   
Sunday - 3 pm


If you're interested in learning about the history behind Disney's musicals on Broadway and getting a look behind-the-scenes, Take Walks offers an exclusive tour on this subject.

In addition to getting special access to the New Amsterdam Theatre, you'll also have the chance to try on some of the costumes and props from productions like The Lion King and Mary Poppins.

Aside from a behind-the-scenes visit to a theatre, you'll also visit notable locations in Times Square and on Broadway.

Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 25 guests in order to ensure that crowds don't get too big.

  • $72/Adults, Students | $55/Children
  • Winter/Spring Availability: Mon, Fri & Sat at 9:30 am
  • Summer/Fall Availability: Mon, Thu-Sat at 9:30 am
  • Includes admission to New Amsterdam Theatre.
  • Includes the opportunity to try on actual costumes and props.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.
  • Not currently available as of October 2022.


About The Author


Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.
Updated: February 13th, 2023
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