More than 80 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Tampa’s best-loved musical returns to the Straz Center. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event 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 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.
VIP Premium Package Seating
A VIP ticket package includes the best seats in the theater, a commemorative souvenir program and a complimentary VIP show merchandise item!
Carol Morsani Hall
The Straz Center boasts five theaters, a Rehearsal Hall and a beautiful Riverwalk. Each venue has a unique personality and each venue hosts different kinds of events from touring Broadway, grand opera, jazz concerts, performance art and a free movie series on the lawn. Online maps show approximate seat locations and should be used as a general guide only.
The 2,610 seat Carol Morsani Hall (with Ruth Silbiger lobby) has a 60 foot high proscenium with playing depth of 55 feet and a total stage width of 120 feet. Combined with an 11-story backstage, it easily accommodates major Broadway productions, operas, ballets and orchestral concerts. A 42-ton concert wall can be lowered for orchestra and choral performances. The horseshoe-shaped opera house has continental seating on four levels.