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Matilda the Musical

What’s On at Cambridge Theatre

The Cambridge Theatre is currently home to the Royal Shakespeare Company's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book Matilda. With whimsical, catchy songs from Australian comic Tim Minchin, this classic story of a plucky young girl who finds her voice has been inspiring the next generation of theatregoers for over a decade and has even been made into an acclaimed film! Nothing beats the breathtaking live experience, however, and tickets for Matilda the Musical are one of the most popular options for families who want to introduce their children to the magic of an all-singing, all-dancing West End show.

About the Cambridge Theatre

The Cambridge Theatre opened in 1930, a particularly busy year for West End theatre openings with the nearby Prince Edward Theatre, Phoenix Theatre and Leicester Square Theatre all opening their doors to the public. Situated in the heart of Seven Dials, the Grade II listed Cambridge Theatre was designed by architects Wimperis, Simpson and Guthrie. The architects were praised for taking inspiration from the modern, expressionist style that was particularly prominent in Germany at the time consisting of simple, clean, and sophisticated design techniques.

Notable productions at the Cambridge Theatre include the Madness musical Our House, Jerry Springer: The Opera, and a popular revival of Grease. The theatre also hosted the UK premiere of the hit Broadway musical Chicago in 1979. The show would later return to the theatre in 2006 as part of a hugely successful West End revival that commenced performances at the Adelphi Theatre in 1997.

Map and Address

Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU

The Cambridge Theatre is located in Seven Dials, near Covent Garden and Leicester Square. In the heart of the West End, there are many great shopping opportunities and places for pre and post-theatre dinner and drinks. Soho and Chinatown are also within walking distance, as is Covent Garden’s shopping, opera house and London Transport Museum. Centrally located with many travel options, check for full travel information before your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Cambridge Theatre box office open and how do I collect tickets?

The theatre box office is open between 12pm-7pm (Monday-Saturday) and 12pm-3pm (Sunday) and ticket collection is available from 90 minutes before the performance starts. We recommend patrons arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure to bring your confirmation email and your ID.

What time does the Cambridge Theatre open for a show?

The theatre opens around one hour before the show starts.

What food and drink are available at the Cambridge Theatre?

There are three bars in the theatre – the Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle Bars. They serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, alongside snacks such as crisps, nuts and ice cream.

Does the Cambridge Theatre have a cloakroom?

There is a cloakroom at the theatre with a cost of £1 per item.

Is the Cambridge Theatre air-conditioned?

Yes, the theatre is air-conditioned.

Are booster seats available at the Cambridge Theatre?

Booster seats are available for children aged 3-12 at the theatre. Please ask an usher to assist you if you require one.

Where should I eat near the Cambridge Theatre?

The theatre is situated in the heart of the Seven Dials/Covent Garden area, giving you a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs within a very short walk. Rosa's Thai is a popular choice and just a couple of minutes walk away from the theatre. Alternatively, the Two Brewers pub is also a short walk away and serves a wide range of dishes.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Cambridge Theatre?

The Radisson Blu Edwardian is located just across the road from the theatre and is the well connected to the London underground and nearby attractions in Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The Travelodge Covent Garden is a five minute walk away and well suited to those who wish to stay centrally whilst on a budget.

How do I contact the box office?

The theatre box office can be contacted by emailing
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