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Disneys THE LION KING in Hamburg

When the curtain rises and the mysterious rhythms of Africa sound, the colourful animal world and magic of the Serengeti are as cloase as Hamburg on the Elbe. Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN takes you to the savannah of Africa!

A musical you won't forget.

For many Hamburg visitors, Disney's fascinating musical adventure, Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN, begins with the trip from the Landungsbrücken to the Theater im Hafen on the other side of the Elbe. The mixture of authentic sounds, fantastic costumes and the emotional songs of Elton John and Tim Rice make the atmosphere of the Serengeti tangible as the young lion Simba is finding his way in the savannah and taking his place as king.

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Original African Rhythms

You'll be enchanted by the more than 300 breathtaking masks, puppets and props, over 400 fantastic costumes and of course the unforgettable music - a mixture of pop music by Sir Elton John and original African rhythms.

The most beautiful musical of our time

As the most successful musical worldwide, Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN has already won more than 70 international awards! It relates the story of the eternal cycle of life, of growing up and of happiness, love and responsibility towards others.

In Hamburg for more than 20 years

Millions of visitors, more than 70 international awards as the world's most successful musical currently on stage - and no end in sight: Since 2001, Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN has established itself as a magnet for Hamburg tourists and still captivates young and old alike.

Theatre & Directions

Theater im Hafen

Norderelbestraße 6
20457 Hamburg

Travel options

For the perfect arrival

Even the way to the theatre in the harbour is a special experience: Visitors to the musical Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN are taken by special ferries from the Landungsbrücken across the Elbe to the venue before they can immerse themselves in the magical world of the musical. In addition to the maritime atmosphere and the impressive music and dance performances of the musical troupe, the theatre also offers an art collection with over 50 exhibits by North German and international artists. The theatre also has an exclusively equipped skyline restaurant where musical guests can indulge in culinary delights while enjoying the beautiful view from Hamburg's panorama.

  • By public transport / HVV S1 and S3 to the Landungsbrücken stop. Underground line U3 to the Landungsbrücken stop (not barrier-free).
  • By boat Departure regularly from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken/Brücke 1 from two hours before the performance or for afternoon shows from one hour before the performance. The last ferry will return to the Landungsbrücken 1.5 hours after the performance. Please use only the ships with the illuminated sign "HADAG Musical Shuttle Service", not all ships go to the theatre.
  • By car (A7 from south or north) exit Waltershof/Hafen, turn right into Finkenwerder Straße, turn left onto Köhlbrandbrücke. Follow the road Köhlbrandbrücke, Roßdamm. Behind the Ellerholzbrücke turn left into Reiherdamm. Continue over the Argentina bridge, follow Reiherdamm and then turn right into Nordersand.
  • By car (A1 from the south or west) From the A1 take the A255 towards Hamburg-Centrum. Behind the Elbbrücken follow the signs to the right. Turn right into Baakenwerder Straße. After approx. 30 m turn right into Versmannstraße. Follow Versmannstraße, Freihafen-Elbbrücke, Rampenstraße, Am Saalehafen, Veddeler Damm. After approx. 4 km turn right towards Steinwerder into Reiherdamm. Continue over the Argentina bridge, follow Reiherdamm and then turn right into Nordersand.
  • Parking on site at a charge (flat rate 6.00 € for 6 hours).
  • Entrance 1,5 hours before show starts
  • Important security information Please plan to be at the theatre approximately one hour before the performance in order to avoid longer waiting times at the security checkpoint and to ensure that you can take your seat in peace.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Damit Sie ihren Musicalbesuch bei Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN im Stage Theater an der Elbe rundum genießen können, finden Sie auf dieser Seite Tipps für Ihren Musical-Besuch und Antworten auf die häufigsten Fragen.

How long takes the performance of Disneys THE LION KING?

The musical lasts approx. 3 hours including a 20-minute intermission after Act 1. Enough time for a quick trip to the toilet or a refreshing drink!



Is the musical suited for children?

Young children are allowed to attend the musical from the age of three. However, a minimum age of six years is generally recommended. Booster seats are available at the checkroom, so that even the smaller guests have a good view of the stage.

Is there a good view from all seats?

The theaters are furnished and built in a modern way so that visitors have a good view from all seats.

How do I get there?

Arrival by public transport

  • S-Bahn: take the S1/S3 to the Landungsbrücken stop
  • U-Bahn: with the U3 to Landungsbrücken stop

Arrival by boat

The shuttle service will take you directly to the Stage Theater on the Elbe. Ships depart regularly from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken/Bridge 1 from two hours before the performance (for afternoon shows from one hour before the performance). Please note: the last ferry departs 1.5 hours after the end of the performance.

Arrival by car or coach

Arrival by car or coach is also possible. Entrance to the theatre is only possible via Rohrweg/am Fährkanal. Please note the opening hours of the Old Elbe Tunnel: Mon.-Fri. 5:30-13:00 in the direction of the harbour, 13:00-20:00 in the direction of the city / Sat. and Sun. and public holidays closed to motorised traffic / Open 24 hours a day for pedestrians and cyclists

What should I wear?

The dress code at the musical theater is similar to a regular theater: A visit is a special occasion, therefore suitable clothes are recommended. However, for the best possible experience the most important aspect is that you feel comfortable in your clothes!

Is it possible to gift tickets to a performance?

With our vouchers you can create an individual gift voucher. Simply chose a voucher template of your choice, fill it in and chose to receive it via email to print it at home or chose to receive it by mail.

Is there a bistro or a restaurant at the theater?

From approx. 2 hours before the start of the show, the SKYLINE restaurant opens in the theatre in the harbour, with a direct panoramic view of the Hanseatic city skyline. For €39.50 per person, you can enjoy a 3-course menu to get you in the mood for the musical evening.

You get even more luxury at the Open Bar in a separate lounge area. All drinks are included here for €17.50 per person (except champagne, cocktails and spirits) from 45 minutes before the show and during the interval. You also have the option of reserving an exclusive lounge area - just ask the Stage Entertainment event team. They will then prepare an individual offer for you.

You can book the respective option directly online via Stage Entertainment.

Is there a backstage tour you can book?

A backstage tour of the Theater am Hafen gives you the opportunity to look behind the scenes. Here you will learn, among other things, how the stage sets are created, how often the actors have to change their costumes and who is responsible for ensuring that all the actors always have the right timing on stage. In addition, various parts of the stage, the theater hall and the foyer will be visited.

The tour lasts about 60 minutes and the minimum age to participate in the tour is 6 years. Tickets can be purchased for 26,00 € per person.

You can book the respective option directly online via Stage Entertainment.


Are there offers for school classes?

Yes, there is an offer for school classes. You can get more information directly from Stage Entertainment: 
E-mail address: schulklassen@stage-entertainment.com | Phone: +49 3871 211 5353

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