Jan 10, 2019

Know Before You Go - The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King is one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. If you are attending one of the nearly sold-out performances in Spokane, here are a few reminders and helpful hints to keep in mind. 


Arrive early! Doors open one hour before the performance begins, allowing you time to get through security and find your seat location. Latecomers will be held outside of the auditorium during the first number and seated at the next available opportunity.



It means no worries when passing through security! Everyone is required to pass through security before entering the theatre. All handbags and purses will be checked, so we suggest only bringing what is necessary.



Live theatre is a special occasion - dress as you would for a special night out. But please avoid wearing large hats (or birds) on your head that may obstruct your neighbor's view. 



Parents, remember to take your children to the restroom before the show and during intermission. The performance lasts two hours and thirty minutes, including intermission - please plan accordingly.



We know you'll love the music, but try to refrain from talking, whispering, humming, or singing along during the performance.



General reminders:

  • Reconfirm the day and time of the performance printed on your tickets.
  • Turn off or silence all cell phones.
  • No cameras or video recorders. For the safety of the actors on stage, no photography of any kind is allowed during the show.

Where to dine before the show:

  • Steelhead Bar and Grille: Favorites such as the smoked steelhead, fish and chips, and roasted portobello are the highlights of Steelhead's menu. Located approximated two blocks away from the First Interstate Center for the Arts, Steelhead remains one of our top choices for casual dining with a northwest flair.
  • The Barrel Steak and Seafood House: If you're headed downtown from the northside of Spokane, we have a great suggestion for you. Located at the intersection of Francis Ave. and Wall St., The Barrel is an excellent stop on the way to the theatre. Menu highlights include prime rib, sea scallops, and top sirloin.
  • The Davenport Grand Restaurant & Lounge: Davenport Grand's restaurant and lounge is recognized as the home of the power breakfast and lunch, but they have some excellent late night options! We suggest crossing the street after the show to enjoy some house-made after-show desserts or late night cocktails.
  • Wiley's Bistro: Located three blocks away from the First Interstate Center for the Arts, this locally owned restaurant has become an institution for our ticket holders. Wiley's Bistro has limited seating, so we recommend reserving your spot in advance. Menu favorites include top sirloin and expertly crafted cocktails.
  • Twigs: With four different locations, Twigs is a great place to eat for families traveling into downtown Spokane from all directions. Locations in Spokane include the South Hill, River Park Square, Spokane Valley Mall, and Wandermere. Twigs' menu also features a kid's menu, specifically designed for younger children. Check out their website for each location's kid's menu.
  • Spencer's Steakhouse: This elegant yet easygoing restaurant features locally sourced beef, aged 21-28 days, hand-cut, and broiled for the perfect sear. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available as well.