Cheap The Lion King - Edinburgh tickets at the Edinburgh Playhouse
Celebrating its 14th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre and now on its first tour of the UK and Ireland, Julie Taymor's reimagining of Disney's beloved animated film The Lion King is a theatrical event you will never forget.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
This acclaimed production has been seen by over 65 million people around the world, and in addition to the two UK productions can currently be seen in New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid and on tours of the US and Japan. The Lion King will also open in Brazil and Australia this year.
The story of Simba the lion cub and the famous Lion King songs are familiar to millions. But if you've managed to miss out 'til now, here’s a quick catch-up for you:
Simba is looking forward to becoming king of the pride but his scheming Uncle Scar has other plans. When tragedy strikes, the lion cub runs away believing himself to be an outcast. With Scar and the hyenas in charge, the once-proud Pride Lands fall into misery and neglect.
Can Simba face down his past with the help of friends Timon and Pumbaa? And will he ever return to his rightful place as King of the Pride Lands and restore the Circle of Life?
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Edinburgh Playhouse Seat Plan
Choose your seats from the plan of the Edinburgh Playhouse above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:
The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.
The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place in Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Waverley rail station. Built in 1929, this 3059 seat venue is said to be haunted by a ghost called Albert. The theatre was designed by architect John Fairweather and opened in the year of its construction.
Originally designed as a theatre, by the time it opened its owners decided to run the Playhouse as a cinema instead. And so it was, for the next four decades. Its first presentation was a film called The Doctor's Secret.
In 1973, a major slump in cinema attendances led to the closure of the Playhouse. It was bought by a property developer who planned to put an office block in its place. Fortunately this didn’t happen, but the building remained under threat for some time.
Two former Playhouse employees campaigned to save the theatre and it was ultimately awarded a class B preservation order by the Secretary of State in 1973. The Edinburgh Playhouse Society was formed two years later and petitioned to re-purpose the venue as a platform for opera and ballet.
After years of campaign pressure, Lothian Regional Council bought and refurbished the Playhouse, which now functions as a combined cinema and theatre. The first theatrical performance it hosted was a Variety Club of Great Britain charity gala in June 1980.
Today, the Edinburgh Playhouse enjoys consistent success and has established a solid reputation for staging a wide variety of musicals, shows and events as well as being home to a youth project which aims to help young people get interested in theatre.
The layout, size and atmosphere of the Edinburgh Playhouse make it the perfect place to see plays, musicals and local shows. Recent successes include Spamalot, Jools Holland, The Phantom Of The Opera, American Idiot, Dirty Dancing, 9-5 The Musical and Starlight Express.
Whatever you decide to see at the Edinburgh Playhouse, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.
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