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The Lion King

SHN Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St. (at 8th St. and Hyde St.)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Disney's The Lion King has finished playing at SHN Orpheum Theatre. Please check out the Orpheum Theatre website for current performances.

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s "The Lion King," making its triumphant return to the SHN Orpheum Theatre! More than 85 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, "The Lion King" 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 the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and 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."



  • A Broadway Legend 
    "The Lion King" is the third-longest running musical in Broadway history and one of only two shows in theater history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.
  • An Award-Winning Show
    Winner of more than 70 global theatrical awards, including 1998 Tony® Award for Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical for Julie Taymor, the first woman in theatrical history bestowed with that honor.
  • Awe-Inspiring Visual Artistry 
    The most complicated set piece is Pride Rock, which appears five times during each performance. It is a battery powered piece, which is 18’ long at its fullest onstage, and compresses to 8’ when it is offstage.

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