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Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki © Disney | Photo by Joan Marcus Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki © Disney | Photo by Joan Marcus Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki © Disney | Photo by Joan Marcus

Broadway Series

The Lion King

Aug 16, 2023
Sep 10, 2023

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Arrive early

For the best experience entering the theater, we encourage you to arrive at least one hour before your performance. For those attending the “Feast fit for a King” pre-show dining experience, we encourage you to arrive at least an hour and a half prior to your performance.  


More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when this best-loved musical returns to Philadelphia.  Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.  There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

The VIP Ticket Package includes the best seats in the theater and a Souvenir 

Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Disney on Broadway performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends its productions for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.


Feast fit for a King

Pre-show dining and complimentary intermission goodies!

Just can’t wait to be King? Looking for a worry-free day? Hakuna Matata!  

Join us for a meal before the show that features a menu inspired by Disney’s the Lion King. This all-inclusive offer includes a Jose Garces award-winning pre-theatre meal that’s friendly for the whole family, cocktails for ages 21+, themed non-alcoholic beverages for all ages, treats for the show, and an exclusive lounge with more complimentary offerings during intermission. This royal experience is perfect for the whole family.

Available for purchase when you buy tickets to The Lion King. 

Already have tickets to the show?
Purchase your Feast fit for a King tickets separately.

Select Your Date


Dinner: $55 | Lunch: $50 | Kids under 12: $25 


  • Complimentary cocktails for ages 21+
  • Non-alcoholic themed beverages for all ages
  • Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls
  • Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (coconut curry vegetables) 
  • Scars Red Rice (Nigerian red rice, fresh tomato, fresh peas, bell pepper)
  • King Salmon (lemon basil sauce, roasted cauliflower) 
  • Grubs (sauteed chicken, potato gnocchi, portabella mushrooms, pesto) 
  • Nuggets 
  • Trees of Life (steamed broccoli) 
  • Sweet Grubs (Oreo cookie, gummy worms, vanilla pudding) 
  • Animal Safari Cookie Bar for Intermission (Funfetti icing, Nutella dip, cannoli dip) 
Academy Of Music

240 S Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with intermission



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Co-Presented by:

The Broadway Series is co-presented by The Shubert Organization, owner and operator of the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. Shubert is America’s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner in New York City, with 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues.

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