Keen-eyed fans ofThe Crown may recognize the theater from the Netflix series. Visit the 2,100-seat Lyceum along with other filming locations, such as Lancaster House and Southwark Cathedral, or opt for a historical tour to learn more about the theater’s unusual past. For a more traditional West End experience, catch a performance ofThe Lion King, which has been playing weekly at the Lyceum since 1999.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Lyceum Theatre is a must-see for musical lovers and theater historians.
The venue is wheelchair-accessible.
Strollers can be checked into the cloakroom for a small fee.
How to Get There
The Lyceum Theatre is about a 10-minute walk from Charing Cross railway station, and a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station (on the Piccadilly line). Several local buses serve the area as well. The nearest Q-Park (car park) is in Chinatown—theater ticket holders get a 50 perfect discount. Avoid driving in central London during the Congestion Charge hours.
When to Get There
The Lyceum stages shows every evening from Tuesday through Saturday, and matinees take place on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you’re looking for a last-minute ticket, a limited number of reduced-cost seats are available directly from the box office every day at opening time.
London’s West End
Located in the heart of London’s Theatreland (aka the West End), the Lyceum is a stone’s throw from other iconic institutions such as the Novello Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. But if musical theater isn’t your thing, don’t worry—the London Transport Museum, the London Film Museum, and Somerset House are also close by, providing plenty for you to do while your party’s musical fans get their fill of fabulousness.
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