Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:30AM & 12:15PM (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11:00AM


127 West 127th Street



Show Time: 10:30AM & 12:15PM. General Admission Seating $15.00 Adult/Seniors, $8.00 Youth (school groups), Two Complimentary Seats for Educators per Booking Group.

Following the huge success of our 2018 winter stage revival of The Wiz, The New York Black Arts Festival presents THE LION KING EXPERIENCE. A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-Winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African pride lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the pride lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged pride lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. The Lion Experience is a 90-minute, family-friendly musical featuring classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” "Circle of Life" as well as additional songs penned for the original Broadway production. Be sure not to miss this excellent production with a first rate cast! Come Join Pride Rock Live on Stage with us!   Book Your Tickets Now!!!


If you are interested in purchasing tickets for any of our productions, or have any questions not answered here on our website, just give the Main Office a call at 646.351.7844 and anyone there will be happy to help you.

There are a few things you should know about booking seats at New York Black Arts.  We do have specific policies that we follow very closely.  That way it is fair for everyone and no one can say we are giving anyone special treatment.  So, basically, what follows is the "fine print."  Knowing these things up front will make things a lot easier and help to head off any misunderstandings before the happen.

THEATRE ETIQUETTE: We do ask that you respect the theater and the other guests.


▪ All seats are "booked" on a first come first serve basis. Seats are fully confirmed and "reserved" when payment is received.
▪ There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges after your seats have been reserved.
▪ Full payment is required at the time your tickets are purchased.
▪ If you fail to arrive for your show date and time, you have forfeited your reservation. Again, no refunds.

Please arrive at least one half hour prior to showtime for seating arrangements. Bus pickup time for the 10am show is 11:20am

Bus pickup time for the 12 noon show is 1:20pm.


In theatre, there is an old saying that we live by, "The show must go on."  However, we are very careful when it comes to bad weather.  If the roads are clear and we have no trouble getting the cast and staff in for the show, then the show will go on!  If the weather is too bad, and we do cancel a performance, we will let everyone know and we will work with everyone to REFUND their tickets or reschedule their tickets.  If a show does go on and someone does not show up for their reservation, then those tickets have been forfeited!