© Disney

© Disney

The Royal West of England Academy will host EXPLORING THE LION KING – a unique exhibition which reveals the inspiration and evolution behind Disney’s groundbreaking production of THE LION KING, which begins its much anticipated season at The Bristol Hippodrome on 31st August 2012. Incorporating many of the now iconic costumes, masks and puppets, this interactive exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to discover how acclaimed director and designer Julie Taymor, along with the rest of the show’s creative team, conceived and created the award-winning musical.

Using video touch screens it will reveal the craftsmanship behind THE LION KING and will include complete costumes from the production, original set models, sketches and maquettes (miniature models), behind-the-scenes interviews and films and photography, allowing the visitor to see the show’s intricate design and detail up-close.The exhibition will be on display in our newly renovated gallery for a ten-week summer season.

Entrance to EXPLORING THE LION KING is free of charge. Disney’s THE LION KING begins performances at The Bristol Hippodrome on Friday 31st August. For more information visit www.thelionking.co.uk

11 July - 16 September 2012

Admission prices


Opening times

Monday to Saturday - 9.30am - 5.30pm Sunday - 11 - 5pm Last admission half an hour before closing