Matilda the Musical at Cambridge Theatre tickets
Matilda the Musical at Cambridge Theatre tickets

Matilda the Musical tickets from £24.00

Tickets from £24.00

About the show

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel of the same name, the story of Matilda has been transformed into a widely praised stage musical filled with all the imagination one would expect from the story’s title character, becoming one of the hottest tickets in town.

Following a highly successful run at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon between December 2010 and January 2011, the Royal Shakespeare Company transferred their band new production of Matilda to the Cambridge Theatre. The show has remained at the venue since it began previews in October 2011 and, having won a record breaking number of Laurence Olivier Awards, remains one of the hottest tickets in the West End.

Like the book, the stage version of Matilda focuses on the title character, her creative mind and her special abilities. Unfortunately for Matilda, she is somewhat of an outsider in her family, who are self-obsessed con artists. Failing to get the parental love, support and attention she needs, Matilda lives a somewhat lonely early life. That is until she starts school and meets her friendly and understanding teacher, Miss Honey, who sees Matilda for the gifted child she truly is.

Unfortunately, school isn’t even the safe haven that Matilda thought it might be due to her dictator like headmistress, Miss Trunchball, who believes “children are worms” and should be punished should they fall out of line. Can Matilda and her friends overthrow the matriarch and make school the happy place it should be?

One of the most striking elements to the show is Rob Howell’s set design, that spills into the audience and manages to captures ones imagination throughout the entire performance.

Matilda features an inspiring original score by comedian and performer, Tim Minchin. Songs such as “When I Grow Up,” “Naughty” and “Revolting Children” are particularly stand out, as is the shows accompanying choreography, imaginatively created by Peter Darling.

Recommended for

Matilda the Musical is widely praised as one of the best shows currently running in the West End and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Fans of productions such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King and Hetty Feather will love this show for its thrilling music and inventive storytelling.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 6+. Children must occupy their own seats. Please be advised that children under the age of 16 may be refused entry if they are not sitting next to an accompanying adult.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Opened: 25 Oct 2011
Press night: 24 Nov 2011
Booking from: 02 Feb 2021
Booking until: 09 Jan 2022

Next available performances

Tuesday 02 Feb 2021--7:00pm
Wednesday 03 Feb 20212:00pm7:00pm
Thursday 04 Feb 2021--7:00pm
Friday 05 Feb 2021--7:00pm
Saturday 06 Feb 20212:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 07 Feb 20213:00pm--
Tuesday 09 Feb 2021--7:00pm

Location and map

Cambridge Theatre
Seven Dials
London, WC2H 9HU

1312 Reviews Add review

This was my third time seeing Matilda. It's a brilliant show and the young cast, in particular, are all so talented but it was Bruce... More

cabarach 5ft5, 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I shamefully waited far too long to watch Matilda! It's an absolutely enchanting show which combines the spirited humour and heart... More

alicep6 5"3, 18 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show is quality entertainment. My friends and I had grown up with the book and film as a shared favourite and it was so great... More

zoebinden 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

All the principles were excellent. The standout for me was Rob Compton who played Mr Wormwood. Outstandingly good. Love with a... More

gerrardkane 5ft7in, 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I absolutely love this show! It’s my third visit and I sometimes forget just how musically clever it is. Tim Minchin is a brilliant... More

MusicalFiend 5”6, 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely incredible show. The set was so clever, the actors & actresses fabulous. The little girl who played Matilda was outstanding.... More

ninad 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This show is a very feel good and upbeat show that makes you leave in a great mood. The cast are fantastically energetic and the songs... More

rhiannaw 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fabulous show. We were back for a second time and loved it just as much if not a little bit more. In my top 3 West End musicals. Love... More

victorial7 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant as a stage show, but not as close to the book as I would hope - Matilda only uses her telepathy twice. Songs are catchy and... More

edwoz 5'10", 48 reviews, 0 helpful votes