I have been blessed enough to see Lion King live twice in Times Square. All I paid for this out of my pocket was $30 for both times. The first time I saw The Lion King, it was by pure luck. The NYPL (New York Public Library) and Lion King were working together at the time to provide New Yorkers the chance to see and celebrate The Lion King’s 20th Anniversary.
Finding out about the event was very last minute. The only library in my borough that was open when I found out was two long bus rides away. Thanks to an Uber, I managed to get there with enough time to spare. After entering for myself, I asked the staff if I can sign my friend up as well, and they let me. When it came time for the winners to get the email, my friend and I both won two tickets to see the show for free!
If you try purchasing tickets through websites like Ticketmaster, StubHub, etc. you may end up paying over $100 for one ticket alone. Take the time to enter the lottery, and save some money. Use the rest of the money you were going to spend, treat yourself and your plus one to some good food.
The New York Public Library’s participation in The Lion King’s 20th