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

Matilda the Musical tickets from £23.50

Tickets from £23.50


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+. No under 5s.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Opened: 25 Oct 2011
Press night: 24 Nov 2011
Booking from: 25 Apr 2019
Booking until: 24 May 2020

Next available performances

Thursday 25 Apr 2019--7:00pm
Friday 26 Apr 2019--7:00pm
Saturday 27 Apr 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 28 Apr 20193:00pm--
Tuesday 30 Apr 2019--7:00pm
Wednesday 01 May 20192:00pm7:00pm
Thursday 02 May 2019--7:00pm

Location and map

Cambridge Theatre
Seven Dials
London, WC2H 9HU

981 Reviews Add review

The reviews for this show have been amazing, and I had wanted to see it since it opened in Stratford. My sister and I brought our tickets... More

jameshawkins 5 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I had wanted to see Matilda for many years, and wasn't remotely disappointed after finally doing so. This is a family friendly Musical... More

ianwarde 5"6, 37 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of everyone’s favourite bookworm burst into the West End in 2011 and continues to wow audiences both in... More

laurenbyrne-fraser 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What else can I say about the show? Simply impressive! The colourful magical set attracted my eyes the first time I entered the theatre... More

seatplan1234567 165cm, 2 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The set was incredible, and I was deeply in awe of how versatile they made it. The children all gave a passionate performance and the... More

gracemitchell 27 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Ms Trunchball and that is all. Absolutely phenomenal casting and production as a whole. The actress playing Miss Honey was also fantastic... More

zschmik 5"8, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show is fantastic. It was the final performance of Sara Munday in the lead role of Matilda and she was spectacular. The set is... More

teganevans 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Excellent show. It was the third time I have seen it over the years and would highly recommend it with any cast as the story itself... More

suzannes1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Matilda has always been a book, movie and now a musical that has held such a special piece of my heart. Growing up, Miss Honey was... More

jennagrimwade 1 review, 0 helpful votes