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This post is about how to get tickets to the Lion King on Broadway, including 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.
Weekends or Friday night show prices begin at $133 for mezzanine seating to $239 for premium orchestra seating.
However, as you will see in the next section, you can get tickets for just $30.
As of September 1, 2019, there are just 2 ways to get daily, discounted tickets to The Lion King: through the New York Pass, a tourist attraction discount pass and through an online lottery.
There is also a special 2 for 1 ticket deal from mid-January to mid-February.
If you are considering purchasing a tourist attraction discount pass, then keep in mind that the New York Pass entitles you to a 10% discount on Broadway shows, including The Lion King.
Tourist attraction discount passes can save you lots of money.
To find out if getting a tourist past is right for you, our post, New York City Attraction Passes: Which One Is the Best to Buy will help you make that decision.
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).
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.
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 many shows for 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.
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 Feb 1, 2019, 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.
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.
These discount websites offer regular discounts of up to 50% off of many shows in NYC.
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 March, 2020, there are no RUSH or Standing Room Only tickets for The Lion King, but there are other shows.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE LION KING
Nov. 13, 1997 – Open Run Performances suspended until June 2020
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.