The theater itself was built in 1765 and has 2,100 seats. In the past, the building was used for various needs such as circuses, operas and even exhibitions. It was here that Madame Tussauds held the first exhibition, making it a popular museum in the British capital.
After a fire that caused damage to the building, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1834. During this period there were plays that were adapted according to the novels of playwrights such as Charles Dickens and Shakespeare. In subsequent years, various melodramas were played at the theater. In 1951, the theater was converted into a hall where famous bands appeared.
The theater has been hosting the musical "Lion King" based on the well-known Walt Disney film since 1999. The play is quite an experience - both visually and in musically. The music is the original soundtrack of the film by Tim Reiss and Elton John. Add to this the magnificent setting, the costumes, the makeup and the effects, and you will understand that it is a breathtaking and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is no wonder that this play has been running for many years and is very popular among tourists.