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El Rey León Musical in Madrid

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El Rey León Musical in Madrid

Madrid’s vibrant theatre scene boasts a standout highlight: El Rey León Musical (The Lion King), a show that has captivated millions worldwide.

Now in its 12th season, this spectacular production calls Madrid’s Gran Vía—often referred to as the Spanish ‘Broadway’—its home. In this article, we explore why El Rey León is one of Madrid’s best musicals, how to secure your tickets, and the top accommodation options for your visit.

 

What is El Rey León Musical in Madrid about?

El Rey León musical in Madrid closely follows the plot of Disney’s 1994 animated film, with some additions and extensions to enhance the theatrical experience. The show transports viewers to the African savannah with impressive scenic design by Richard Hudson. Unique to this stage adaptation is the innovative use of puppetry and breathtaking costumes designed by Julie Taymor, who also directed the production.

Through moments of joy, tragedy, and triumph, El Rey León captivates the hearts of audiences of all ages. The musical features beloved songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, including “Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” along with an evocative score by Hans Zimmer and captivating African rhythms by Lebo M.

El Rey León on Madrid’s Gran Vía

El Rey León in Madrid is performed at the renowned Lope de Vega Theatre on the iconic Gran Vía avenue.

Since its inauguration in 1949, this theatre has hosted numerous theatrical and musical productions. With a capacity of around 1,400 spectators, it was renovated specifically to accommodate El Rey León.

The Lope de Vega Theatre has been hosting El Rey León since 2011, making it one of the longest-running and most successful musicals in the city.

 

How to get tickets for El Rey León in Madrid

Securing tickets for El Rey León in Madrid is straightforward, but given its popularity, it’s wise to plan ahead. Tickets can be purchased directly at the Lope de Vega Theatre box office or through the production’s official website. It’s advisable to book early, especially for weekend shows and holidays, as these tend to sell out quickly. Prices vary depending on the seating category, with options ranging from premium seats to more affordable ones.

 

Accommodation to enjoy El Rey León in Madrid

For those looking to stay close to the action, Dear Hotel Madrid is an excellent choice when visiting to see El Rey León Musical. Located right on Gran Via, this stylish boutique hotel in Madrid offers modern amenities and stunning views of the city. Its central location means you’re just a short walk away from Madrid’s ‘Broadway’ and the best musical shows.

Enjoy a day exploring the city, dine at one of the many nearby restaurants, and then stroll to the theatre for a magical evening of El Rey León. We offer cosy rooms and suites, as well as exclusive services that will make your stay unforgettable. Be sure to enjoy the 360º panoramic views from our rooftop terrace, the perfect place to relax and sip a cocktail before or after the show.

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