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Disney’s The Lion King, Sunderland Empire

4-5 High St W, Sunderland, BS1 4UZ. England

Take your pupils on a journey they’ll never forget…

Watch in awe as giraffes strut, gazelles leap and birds swoop…

Disney’s award-winning musical, THE LION KING, explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects, and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful story of Simba as he journeys from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. Visionary director Julie Taymor’s acclaimed reimagining of the beloved film will ignite your class’s imaginations and introduce them to the power of theatre.

Get discounted education rates for groups of over 10. And don’t forget you can still apply for a bursary to help cover your costs.

Venue resources

Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Not eligible for free tickets but still looking for a bursary?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Apply via our bursary form and book in to Disney’s The Lion King in the usual way.

Educational Bookings

Educational Bookings

The Lion King welcomes Group and educational bookings. For more information please visit the theatre websites:

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Sunderland Empire
Bristol Hippodrome
Birmingham Hippodrome
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin


Performance Information

What are the performance times?

Sunderland season performance schedule:
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

How long is the performance?

Approximately 2 and a half hours including one interval.

Venue Details



4-5 High St W, Sunderland
BS1 4UZ. England

Opening Hours

Evening 7:.0pm, Matinee 2.30pm.