Smash-Hit Musical The Lion King Has Postponed Its Run At Manchester’s Palace Theatre

By Georgie Hoole

The Lion King at the Palace Theatre has sadly been postponed due to COVID-19.

Highly-anticipated musical The Lion King was set to run at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from October 2020 until January 2021. The news of the smash-hit show returning to the city generated a huge buzz, and thousands of tickets were sold—but unfortunately producers have been forced to postpone the three-month run until spring 2021.

“Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, it is with sadness that we have taken the decision to suspend all performances of The Lion King until spring 2021.

“This includes performances in London and on the UK tour, which was scheduled to begin its season at the Manchester Palace Theatre in October.

“We appreciate this change will cause disappointment and we very much look forward to seeing The Lion King roar back on to UK stages in the spring.”

The producers have been working closely with Ambassador Theatre Group, and have now decided to begin the Manchester season on Thursday 4 March 2021.


While indoor performances have been given the green light in most parts of England, Greater Manchester is still under stricter restrictions due to higher numbers of COVID-19 cases.

To find out what this means for ticket holders, or for more information, head to the Lion King website.

Featured image: Ambassador Theatre Group