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Important Note

The performances take place under special protective and hygiene measures. Please inform yourself about the current hygiene guidelines.

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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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König der Löwen Hamburg
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Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN – Das Erfolgsmusical in Hamburg
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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 over 18 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.

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Theatre & Directions

Stage Theater im Hafen

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.

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  • 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?

From the age of three, children may attend the performance. However, a minimum age of 6 years is recommended.

Is there a possibility to get remaining tickets for the show?

A spontaneous visit of the world famous musical in Hamburg is possible. They are easily and quickly bookable on With the Hamburg CARD you get an additional discount of 10% on the ticket price.

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?

Two hours before the start of the show, the SKYLINE restaurant opens in the theatre on the Elbe, with a direct panoramic view of the Hanseatic city skyline! For €42.00 per person, you can enjoy a 3-course menu to get you in the mood for the evening!

You get even more luxury at the Open Bar in a separate lounge area. All drinks are included here for €14.90 per person (except champagne, cocktails and spirits) from 60 minutes before the performance and during the interval. Or you can reserve an exclusive lounge area: finger food and drinks (except champagne, cocktails and spirits) are available from 60 minutes before the respective performance. 

You can book the respective option online via Stage Entertainment or by telephone.

Your musical visit in Hamburg and Corona

Information on the impact of the Corona pandemic on the reopening of Stage Entertainment theaters and shows.

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To what extent are distance regulations reflected in the seating plan?

The organizer follows all currently applicable regulations to ensure that you have a carefree visit to the musical. These include the minimum distance in the foyer and all waiting areas as well as the auditorium.

The regulations permit so-called "checkerboard" seating. In this case, two seats are placed next to each other and two additional seats to the right and left are empty.

A booking for three or more seats is possible. However, even within such a booking, two spaced seats always remain free.

What are the admission requirements?

Due to the current Corona regulation in Hamburg, the official requirement applies that cultural events, such as musicals, may only be carried out under the so-called 2G-Plus regulations from January 10, 2022.

It is necessary that - in addition to the digitally verifiable proof of a complete Covid19 vaccination or a successful recovery - you also have to provide a negative corona test in order to be able to attend the show. Official PCR or antigen rapid tests from test centers, medical practices, pharmacies, etc. are accepted, but no self-tests. A rapid antigen test may have been tested a maximum of 24 hours ago, and a PCR test a maximum of 48 hours.

Please remember to bring your official photo ID (identity card, passport, driver's license, ID card for the severely disabled). In addition, all guests must wear a medical mask throughout the theater.

People who have already received a booster are exempt from the additional test requirement (immediately after the booster). People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons are obliged to present a negative corona test.

Children and adolescents up to and including 15 years of age are currently exempt from presenting proof of vaccination or convalescence and can visit our theaters without a vaccination or test.

Will visitors be required to wear a mask during the show?

Currently, wearing a mask is mandatory. Children up to the age of six are exempt from wearing a mask.


What must be observed to visit the musical theaters?

All regulations follow the currently valid regulations of the authorities. Please inform yourself about the current regulations before your visit to the musical.  



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