From the ferry ride over the Elbe river to the standing ovations minutes after the last curtain falls: the König der Löwen (Lion King) musical is a truly spectacular experience. So much so, that the show has been running constantly since 2001. In no less than 6,000 single performances, more than 11 million visitors have found their way into Theater am Hafen. On a global scale, over 80 million people in more than 60 cities have enjoyed the stage version of the immensely popular Disney film (1994). Naturally, the movie’s best feats have all found their way into the stage version: First and foremost, there’s the music. Combining Elton John’s pop songs with African rhythms resulted in all-time classic songs like “Circle of Life”, “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”.
Another key to success is the story’s setting: the natural beauty of Africa is represented perfectly in both the screen and stage version of König der Löwen. In total, 400 artistic costumes let the rich African fauna come to life. Lifesize zebras, elephants and giraffes wander along the aisles of Theater am Hafen. The stage design, too, doesn’t cease to amaze: director Julie Taymor’s wealth of ideas has turned the plot into an award-winning piece of art. With so much to marvel at, the German language dialogues won’t lessen your perfect night at the theatre. Get your ticket, hop on a ferry boat and enjoy a musical in perfection.
Please visit Hamburg Tourism for tickets.
Note: Due to the current health restrictions, all stage musical will suspend performances until the end of 2020.
Tue — Sun (closed 24 December)
Mon — Tue: 6:30 p.m.
Wed — Fri: 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
S1/2/3 and U3 trains to Landungsbrücken, free shuttle service ferries to Theater am Hafen.