The Lion King, The Musical
25 rue Mogador, 75009 Paris
Capacity : 1600 seats
2 hours and 40 minutes
Recommended for all ages
French with English subtitles
Spend your evening enthralled in Simba’s world, brought together by Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical masterpiece. This will be a gripping spectacle of song and dance and is perfect to share with the whole family. An unmissable event!
"The Lion King" the musical returns to Paris at the Théâtre Mogador 13 years after its first successful run. The majestic backdrop of the Serengeti Plain accompanied by enchanting tones of Africa provide the setting for this spectacle, with a story equally as powerful. This is a tale of Simba’s epic adventure in pursuit of his destiny - being King of the Land of Lions.
“The Lion King” tells a unique tale and has moved over 100 million spectators worldwide. It’s now your turn to embark upon the fantastic adventure of the circle of life.
Inspired by the English music hall style in 1919, it was originally named “Palace Theatre” in hopes to appeal to British soldiers during WWI. A few years later, it was renamed Théâtre Mogador after an old city in western Morocco and inaugurated by the then-future American president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The theatre has been a venue dedicated to musical shows, gaining its fame with performances such as Sergei Diaghilev’s “Ballet Russes”, and operettas such as Mistinguett, one of France's most popular singers throughout the 1920s and 1930s. With its French charm, British playhouse architectural inspiration, and famous international shows, the Théâtre Mogador has been pleasing audiences for over a century.
Théâtre Mogador is right in the middle of the 9th arrondissement, where you can find also many bustling restaurants and bars, or explore the beautiful Parisian Passage des Panoramas.
The Théâtre Mogador is the place to see Broadway-esque renditions, and in the past has welcomed celebrated productions such as Cats, The Lion King, or Mamma Mia! The Théâtre Mogador is now a space that frequently welcomes classic Broadway shows with a French twist, perfect for a Parisian theatre night.
Handicap Accessible? Partially, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? Yes
Where will I be seated and will I see the subtitles properly?
There are four categories available, each one of which provides a comfortable view of the subtitles. The theatre is an English style auditorium, which means that all seats face the stage in a horseshoe shape.
How do I get to the theatre?
The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Trinité d’Estienne d’Orves (Line 12) or Chaussée d’Antin La Fayette (Line 7, 9). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map below.
What do I do when I get to the theatre?
We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
Can I purchase a programme?
Tickets for The Lion King do not include a programme. A programme in French is available for purchase at the theatre.
Is it a show for travellers or French people?
Both! This French production of The Lion King has many new aspects compared to the famous American musical, it’s the perfect choice for a French take on a famous American musical in one of France’s most iconic venues.
Subtitles or “surtitles”?
Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above”. At the Théâtre Mogador, the text is projected on the sides of the auditorium, above the stage. Read more about surtitles here.
Is tipping customary?
Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between 2€ and 5€, which you can give them when they've shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”