Shiki Theater Company Disney Musical, “The Lion King” [Canal City Theater]

Nakasu-Kawabata Area

It’s the first performance in 10 years, now a total of 3 times! Disney’s musical, “The Lion King”!! Wrap the entire length of Japan in the joy of lives! The “Circle of Life”, the coming-of-age story of Simba, a young lion.

Shiki Theater Company is currently playing a long-run musical, “The Lion King” at Canal City Theater (Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku).

Setting in African Savanna, the story of “The Lion King” describes the connections of life and bonds of parents and children through the growth of a lion cub named Simba. Under the esoteric theme of the “Circle of Life”, the workings of life, the bonds of parents and children, and the growth of mind are depicted.

Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice give life to the devastating formative design created by theatrical director Julie Taymor. One of the most successful, inconceivable, and emotional performance, the king of musical can be seen in Japan!

With the element of Asian traditional performing arts such as Indonesian shadow play, Kabuki, Bunraku, etc. incorporated into the ways of expression and the African rhythmic musical number, this creative performance is clearly different from conventional ones. The stage has created a great sensation since its opening and there is still no sign of decline. (According to the official website of Shiki Theater Company)

This is the 3rd performance in Fukuoka, and the first performance in about 10 years since 2008 – 2009. However, this long-run performance activity by Shiki Theater Company at this theater which started in Jun, 2017 has been decided to be extended until May, 2022!

[Purchasing Tickets]
◆SHIKI RESERVATION CENTER: 0120-489444 (10:00 – 18:00) *Japanese and English Only
(Please note that you may have to wait due to a limited number of English-speaking operators.)
SHIKI ON-LINE TICKET: available for 24 hours

★Please see the official website of “The Lion King” for more information.


Multilingual subtitles of “The Lion King” Fukuoka Performance
Subtitle glasses for Disney Musical, “The Lion King” are now available for rent!

At Canal City Theater, “rental subtitle glasses” for The Lion King are available for people who are from overseas or have hearing difficulties.

Four languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified Chinese), and English are available.

Rental location: Canal City Theater (North Building 4F, Canal City Hakata)

[How to Reserve]
*Search for “Lionking”
*Reserve for the glasses through this site, and the rental fee will be 500 yen, half the regular price (1,000 yen).
*Combination of S seat and subtitle glasses: 11,300 yen

●SHIKI RESERVATION CENTER: 0120-489444 (10:00 – 18:00) *Japanese and English Only
(Please note that you may have to wait due to a limited number of English-speaking operators.)

-Rental Fee for Subtitle Glasses: 1,000 yen (tax included)/ Cash payment on the day and 3,000 yen deposit required
*If the glasses are damaged, compensation of 3,000 yen will be charged.
*For people with hearing disabilities, the glasses are rented out for free when presenting the disability identification booklet, etc. (Deposit required)
-Age of Eligibility: 7 years old or above
-The number of glasses is limited. Reservation required (First come, first served)
-Please inquire to the staff at least 20 minutes before curtain time.
*Make sure you leave enough time to arrive before curtain time.
-Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

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