Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre (Photo: Dewynters Photography)

An Aladdin and The Lion King pop-up is coming to Covent Garden

By Carly-Ann Clements, Published July 13, 2018

Nothing excites a Londoner more than the phrase “pop-up”. And if you add a pinch of Disney magic, a dab of theatrical class and free entry, you’re on for the hottest pop-up of the summer. For four weeks only, Disney is putting on a unique experience for lovers of Aladdin and The Lion King in Covent Garden. From 31 July to 26 August, you can explore the wondrous and beautiful world of these two sensational musicals at 25 Long Acre. There’ll even be interactive experiences and special events, too.

While at the pop-up, you’ll be able to explore the iconic masks, puppets and costumes from the Tony and Olivier Award-winning The Lion King up-close and learn about the inspiration behind many of the show’s designs. You’ll also have the chance to explore a specially made Cave of Wonders where you can take a photo with the legendary lamp from Aladdin.

Disney's Aladdin at The Prince Edward Film (Photo: Johan Persson)

Around Covent Garden’s Piazza there’ll be a treasure hunt where you can find four magic lamps – each holding Aladdin-themed clues – which will earn you a limited edition poster to take home.

Throughout the pop-up, there will also be a variety of free events including performances from cast members, puppetry demonstrations and stage makeup masterclasses. Plus, you’ll be able to take part in vocal and movement bite-sized workshops.

For the full schedule of events, visit disneyonstage.co.uk. All events are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Before you visit the pop-up this August, why not see the shows first? To get tickets to Aladdin, click here. To get tickets to The Lion King, click here.

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