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Tim Minchin's mischievous musical adaptation is a hilarious, heart-warming modern classic for the whole family. Best for age 6+.

A perfectly mischievous family favourite

Matilda is the perfect example of children's theatre in London that adults will love too, boasting mischief, mayhem and a huge heart. Get your little miracles engrossed in the magic of theatre with tickets to this modern family favourite at the Cambridge Theatre.

The musical delights audiences with the story of a young girl and her remarkable, magical gifts. Despite having awful parents who belittle and ignore her, Matilda’s determination leads her to the lovely Miss Honey... all while avoiding headmistress Miss Trunchbull’s terrifying temper!

Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s book is given a boisterous musical makeover, with comedian Tim Minchin’s songs - including “When I Grow Up” and “Revolting Children” - injecting a witty breath of fresh air into the tale.

Since bursting into London in 2011 with a technicolour set and incredible cast of young actors, Matilda has caught the imaginations of audiences worldwide, earning 7 Olivier Awards and a celebrated Broadway season.

What is Matilda the Musical about?

Matilda the Musical is the story of a young girl who learns to use her remarkable, supernatural talents to find the loving family she deserves. Matilda's parents dislike their daughter, who'd much rather read a book than watch television all day, and at school the child-hating Miss Trunchbull keeps students and teachers in line with terrifying threats. When Matilda meets the gentle Miss Honey, who encourages her love of reading and keen curiosity, she decides that being a little bit naughty is worth it to get back at the bullies.

Where can I watch Matilda the Musical?

The Cambridge Theatre is the home of Matilda the Musical in London. The theatre is in Seven Dials, which is close to Covent Garden Underground station, and a short walk away from Leicester Square.

How long is Matilda the Musical and when does it finish?

The running time is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

What age is Matilda the Musical suitable for?

The age rating is 6+. The show includes some loud and scary elements. For this reason, children aged 4 and below are not allowed into the auditorium.

Who wrote Matilda the Musical?

Playwright Dennis Kelly and comedian and musician Tim Minchin collaborated to write the show, which is adapted from Roald Dahl's popular children's book. Kelly wrote the book, with Minchin creating original music and lyrics for the show.

What songs are in Matilda the Musical?

The songs in the show include "When I Grow Up", "Naughty", "The Chokey Chant" and "Miracle". They are written by comedian and musician Tim Minchin, and combine his witty lyricism with original author Roald Dahl's mischievous storytelling to great effect.

Who is in the West End cast of Matilda?

The current London cast includes Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull, Lauren Byrne as Miss Honey, Rakesh Boury as Mr Wormwood, and Amy Ellen Richardson as Mrs Wormwood. The cast also includes more than 25 talented young performers, including four actresses who alternate the leading role of Matilda Wormwood.

Tuesday to Friday evening performances start at 7pm and end at 9.35pm. Wednesday matinees start at 2pm and end at 4.35pm. Saturday performances are at 2.30pm, ending at 5.05pm, and 7.30pm, ending at 10.05pm. Matinees on Sundays start at 3pm and end at 5.35pm.

Snatch up Matilda tickets and you’ll be utterly enchanted, whether you’re 6 or 60. Borrowing the best parts of Dahl’s dark humour and adding some hilarious new twists, this musical adventure is a truly irresistible treat.

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Rated Excellent
Performance dates:
02 Oct 2023 - 15 Dec 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 35 minutes including an interval.
Cambridge Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Best for age 6+. Babes in arms not permitted. Booster seats are available for children aged 3 - 12.
Audience Notes:
Matilda features some moments which may be quite loud or scary for younger children.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: Sit in the Dress Circle for the perfect view of this musical's fun set design; you can even spend time before the show spotting hidden words in the proscenium arch! The front half of the Stalls, especially middle aisle seats, are also a great choice. Here, you'll enjoy the full effect of the breathtaking choreography in "When I Grow Up", and a few surprises might drop right in front of you…

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    The set and stage decoration are absolutely stunning. This is a great show to introduce children... More

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    Ashe 15 Sep 2023

    I was extremely reluctant to see Matilda (I was with a French colony so I couldn’t choose another... More

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    PuyAntonin 01 Oct 2023

    Matilda is a wonderful show that is equally joyous and thought provoking throughout. The songs we... More

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    ionas 06 Aug 2023

    This show is the most out there musical ive ever seen! From children getting thrown by their hair... More

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    calumtaylor 04 Aug 2023

    Very good production; clever use of the stage and props. Children are impressive. Some songs a li... More

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    EvedySays 17 Sep 2023

    The show was staged wonderfully, and the musical numbers were beautifully performed. The choreogr... More

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    TheatreFan24601 09 Sep 2023

    Show Times

    Monday - -
    Tuesday - 7.00pm
    Wednesday 2.00pm 7.00pm
    Thursday 2.00pm 7.00pm
    Friday - 7.00pm
    Saturday 2.30pm 7.30pm
    Sunday 3.00pm -
    How Long is Matilda the Musical?
    Matilda the Musical running time is 2 hours and 35 minutes including an interval.
    Matinee Shows
    Matilda the Musical matinee performances start at 2.00pm and finish at 4.35pm or start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.05pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 5.35pm.
    Evening Shows
    Matilda the Musical evening performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.35pm or start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.05pm.

    Tickets FAQ

    Tickets typically start at £24 and can go up to £170, depending on date and availability.
    The most expensive tickets can be priced up to £170 and are located in the central stalls from Row F to Row K and in the middle of the front two rows of the Dress Circle.

    The best seats in the house are next to aisle in the middle of the stalls, such as H16 or K15 because offer an incredible view that is close but still able to take in the whole stage and set. As an additional bonus, you will feel part of the action as performers make use of the central aisle during the show.
    Matilda tickets are up to 10% cheaper on weekdays compared to weekends, but to secure the best value for your money it is worth checking availability up to 6 weeks before your chosen date, and comparing seat views across a few different price bands when you book.

    The Stalls are popular at Matilda the Musical because of some immersive moments in the central aisle. To experience this for less than premium prices, you can book seats close to the back of the Stalls such as O18 , which do not feel distant. The back rows of the Dress Circle - such as seat H4 - and middle rows of the Upper Circle - such as F18 - are also rated well as cheaper options which have a clear view of the stage.

    SeatPlan sometimes has discount tickets for Matilda. If you'd like to know when these are next available, sign up for an Alert.
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