Sensory Friendly Resource Page

JANUARY 28, 2023 AT 1:00 PM

Performing Arts Fort Worth is proud to offer a sensory friendly performance of Disney's THE LION KING. On this page you will find tools and resources to help you prepare to make the most of your theatergoing experience.  Click below to find out what steps Disney takes to create a sensory friendly performance. 

what makes this performance sensory friendly

Support provided by:
Robert D and Alma Moreton Foundation
Fort Worth Youth Soccer Association (FWYSA)


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.

When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pridelands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when the 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.

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

  • At the beginning of the show and at the beginning of the second act there is a large procession through the orchestra in the aisles. Please note this when choosing seat locations.
  • There are potentially scary moments in the first act with an onstage stampede and Mufasa falling from a cliff.
  • There are stairs at the edge of the stage that only the actors are meant to use. Please note this when choosing seat locations.
  • Act 1 is approximately 70 minutes, followed by a 20-minute intermission. Act 2 is approximately 60 minutes.  

Audience Recommendation:  Disney’s THE LION KING is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends this production for ages 6 and up. This is only to be used as a suggestion for you and your child; the decision to attend this show should be made by the parent or guardian. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Social Narrative Video

The Social Narrative video will help you know what to expect when you arrive at the theater for your performance of THE LION KING