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  • Sat  |  Aug 31 1:30 PM
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Playhouse Square is proud to present a sensory-friendly performance of Disney’s The Lion King. This performance is intended for individuals with sensory sensitivities, autism spectrum disorders and other sensory, social and cognitive challenges or issues. We welcome family and friends to experience the show together.

Tickets for the sensory-friendly performance are specially priced at $49, $39 and $19.

This a full-length performance. The total time of the performance is 2 hours 30 minutes, which includes one 20-minute intermission. At this sensory-friendly performance, supportive adaptations will include:

  • Lower sound and light levels, strobe effects removed and fewer startling special effects.
  • House lights and stage lights will remain on at a low level throughout the performance.
  • Audience members are welcome to stand and move throughout the theater as needed during the performance.
  • Audience members are free to talk or make noise throughout the performance.
  • Audience members may bring and use their electronic devices and extra support items during the performance.
  • We provide quiet areas and activities staffed by professionals and trained volunteers.
  • All are welcome in a judgment-free environment.

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to the KeyBank State Theatre!

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.  Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.

Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING

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Additional Ticket Information

To speak with someone about special accommodations for you or a member of your party, please call 216-241-6000.

For groups of 15 or more, please call 216-640-8600