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32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Tickets

4.7/5 - based on 819 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 20 December 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
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About Matilda The Musical

Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 6 and over.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 20 December 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Mon - -
Tue - 19:00
Wed 14:00 19:00
Thu - 19:00
Fri - 19:00
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 15:00 -
Matilda The Musical description

Enjoy fabulous on-stage fun and games with Matilda The Musical

Roald Dahl stories have been delighting children for decades with their irreverent tone, taking the side of youngsters as they battle against unreasonable, wicked and thoroughly nasty grown ups. Matilda the Musical is based on one of Dahl’s best loved books. Presented by the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, this show is a huge hit with kids everywhere.

Matilda The Musical – The story

In this enduringly popular and wonderfully dark 1988 children’s story, Roald Dahl unfurls the classic tale of Matilda, a gifted child with terrible parents. Matilda’s mother is fascinated by ballroom dancing and ignores her daughter in the pursuit of her obsession. Her father is convinced that the books Matilda loves so much will cause Verrucas to grow on her soul. And the headmistress of Matilda’s horrid school is determined imprison as many children as she can. When Matilda finds she is the lucky owner of a very special ability, will there be a happy ending?

Matilda the Musical – Fantastic entertainment from the Royal Shakespeare Company

The combination of Dahl’s brave little heroine, a script by the Bafta nominated writer Dennis Kelly and hilarious words and music by off-the-wall Australian comedian Tim Minchin make this a treat your children will remember forever. The set is absolutely stunning and the show’s director Matthew Warchus, who also directed Ghost and The Lord of the Rings, has created a musical rich in stage magic with an appeal that touches every age. In fact adults enjoy the show’s clever humour and word play just as much as the kids they accompany.

The production is designed by Rob Howell and choreographed by Peter Darling. Hugh Vanstone created the show’s extraordinarily atmospheric lighting. Christopher Nightingale supervised and orchestrated the music and Simon Bake the sound. Best of all, the stage magic has been created by the same consultant illusionist who put together the effects for Ghost the Musical, Paul Kieve, delivering a truly magical experience to delighted audiences.

Matilda the Musical song list

Tim Minchin’s quirky tunes and marvellously silly lyrics will have you singing in your seats, kicking off with Miracle, Naughty, School Song and Pathetic and moving the story forward with cracking tunes The Hammer, The Chokey Chant, Loud, This Little Girl and Bruce. Act Two features hit singalong songs When I Grow Up, I'm Here, The Smell of Rebellion, Quiet, My House and the rousing Revolting Children.

Matilda the Musical theatre tickets

We offer really good seat and ticket availability with a wide choice of seat options, premium and full price tickets as well as discount Matilda the Musical tickets, covering the full range of ticket prices to suit everyone’s budget.

Suitable for ages 6+

No performances on Mondays.

Captioned performances: Thursday 12 April 7.30pm, Wednesday 13 June 7.30pm, Saturday 18 August 2.30pm, Sunday 21 October  2.30pm

Audio-described performances: Wednesday 21 March 2.30pm, Sunday 10 June 3pm, Thursday 30 August 7.30pm, Thursday 11 October 7.30pm

Next Performances for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
tomorrow24th Oct 2019 2:00pm

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical Cast
tomorrow24th Oct 2019 7:00pm

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical Cast
Friday25th Oct 2019 7:00pm

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical Cast
Saturday26th Oct 2019 2:30pm

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical Cast
Saturday26th Oct 2019 7:30pm

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical Cast
Sunday27th Oct 2019 3:00pm

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical Cast

Matilda The Musical reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 819 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (74%)
Families (97%)
Teenagers (78%)
Couples (77%)
Theatregoers (80%)
Latest customer reviews
Brilliant show

Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by , Banchory, United Kingdom

Excellent, Amazing and Wonderful

The adaptation of Roald Dahl's story to a musical is pure genius. It's funny, instructive and warm hearted not to mention excellently staged. There's not a flaw in this production. The music and dance add depth to the drama of the story. It's a WOW!

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by , Portland, United States Of America

Humorous and heartwarming. A must-see for all!

My family thoroughly enjoyed the show. The brilliantly written storyline was brought to life by the talented cast and innovative set. Perhaps one improvement point could be to provide a sheet of lyrics for the songs- for non-native UK English speakers like ourselves, it was slightly difficult at times to clearly distinguish the words for certain portions.

Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by , Singapore, Singapore

All action, very creative

A little loud making some lyrics difficult to make out.

Reviewed on 04 October 2019 by , Werrington, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Alcobendas, Spain


I think the sound could be turned down a little as it is too noisy at times.The Show was excellent.

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Mellieha, Malta


Excellent show well worth seeing

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Preston, United Kingdom


Original story, great acting, dynamic scenography - these are just some of the reasons to spend a couple of hours following the story of Matilda.

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , Krakow, Poland


Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by , Aesch/zh, Switzerland

Engaging, dynamic!

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Isleworth, United Kingdom

Wonderfully captivating

Reviewed on 21 August 2019 by , South Croydon, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 15 August 2019 by , Nazareth Illit, Israel

One of the Best

Absolutely loved this show. Saw it home in Perth, WA and was looking forward to seeing it in London - as you can’t go to London and not see a show!

Reviewed on 13 August 2019 by , South Lake, Australia

Excellent performance

This is the second time I saw this show, and I thoroughly enjoyed it as did my daughters aged 16 and 12. The acting, the singing and the dancing are superb. Even the ‘evil’ principal appeals to the audience through interactions with them. We were seated in the upper circle, we were able to see the full stage from there

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Athboy, Ireland

Best performance in a stunning setting!

Loved every bit of it! Not suited for younger children, I'd think 6+ and everyone will enjoy it ;-)

Reviewed on 09 August 2019 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

A must see. My daughter loved the songs.

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Sheer joy

Matilda is a fantastic display is musical theatre. A truly uplifting night out for all ages.

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , Dublin 9, Ireland

Exciting & entertaining

It was really exciting and kept you on the edge of your seat wondering what was going to happen next.

Reviewed on 18 July 2019 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

A must see! Absolutely brilliant!

We went along to see the show with our two daughters ages 17 &8. We all absolutely loved the show and was just in awe of how well put together the show was and the talent of the cast! We would all highly recommend going to see it.

Reviewed on 16 July 2019 by , New Malden, United Kingdom

It's Matilda

It's a great show, some fantastic special effects. Little too many stage school performances for me, but hell there's a lot of lines and dances and cues and songs to remember especially for the lead, however I still prefer the character parts - Mr and Mrs Wormwood are outstanding and so is, of course, Trunchbull. A pleasant evening, a good cast, it's Matilda what more is there to say?

Reviewed on 15 July 2019 by , Bradford, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by , Allambie Heights, Australia

Great show!

Reviewed on 05 July 2019 by , Wetteren, Belgium

Must see

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , Co.limerick, Ireland

Great fun!

Reviewed on 28 June 2019 by , Alstonville, Australia

Very Feel Good family show

Thoroughly enjoyed it...special mention for the young red haired boy..was superb

Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by , Mumbai, India


Great show ! Perfect acting !! You feel like being in a bubble of champagne !!!

Reviewed on 17 June 2019 by , Paris, United Kingdom

very good

An excellent show for families, The only problem was certain audience members coming in late …

Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by , Rotherham, United Kingdom

Powerful ending

The show has a slow start with a build up that makes the audience, cry, laugh and want more.

Reviewed on 13 June 2019 by , El Paso, United States Of America


Reviewed on 09 June 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom


Stunning kids and perfect stage decoration!

Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by , Bellach, Switzerland


Took my family and we were all blown away!!! Exceptional show! Received a standing ovation and truly deserved it!! It was lively, funny and it really is a must see if ur into a good nt out in London!

Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by , Newry, United Kingdom

Treat for the family

Fun packed musical predominantly with child actors who are absolutely magnificent. Enjoyable music, costumes, and scenery. Treat for the family. If you are taking children some areas of seating may not be suitable but booster cushions are available.

Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by , Battle, United Kingdom


Fantastic seats. Cast was amazing. Would recommend.?

Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by , Swansea, United Kingdom

A masterpiece... not only for children

I didn't want to watch the show during the last few years as I thought this is for children mainly. It isn't. It is entertainment for everyone.

Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by , Ditzingen, Germany

One of the best musical !

Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by , Le Perreux Sur Marne, France


Loved the show it was brilliant and the kids are amazing! Not sure if it was the same for our teenage daughters boyfriend, it was his first ever musical. I think he found it a bit slow in parts with the solo songs but me my husband and our 8 year old son and 20 year old daughter loved it!!!!!

Reviewed on 29 April 2019 by , Bridgend, United Kingdom

We had three generations watch this show...with each person throughly enjoying themselves.

The show was outstanding. The quality of acting from the kids was sensational and the adults too. The stage was stunning and had us hooked from the start. The movement on the stage and off the stage was brilliant. We can not praise everyone involved enough.

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by , Christchurch, United Kingdom


Fantastic show, amazing energy and fun. Main leads were really talented and entertaining. Would highly recommend this show to families.

Reviewed on 25 April 2019 by , Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Must See

Great show, although the seats were not the most comfortable, fab acting and singing, took my 6 year grandson and he really enjoyed the show

Reviewed on 19 April 2019 by , Spalding, United Kingdom

Marvellous Matilda

The entire show was awesome....from start to finish. Loved every minute. Highly recommend to everyone and anyone.

Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by , Bath, United Kingdom


Fantastic show, my nearly 8 year old beamed from start to finish! The young actors were amazing!

Reviewed on 15 April 2019 by , Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Fantástico show

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Oeiras, Portugal


Disappointed with the story, expected it to be more like the film. Took my niece for a birthday treat ( traveled along way too) and wouldn’t return with my two younger children as I feel they would be disappointed too. Actors was fantastic and couldn’t fault them .

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Essex, United Kingdom

great show!

Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by , Porth, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 23 March 2019 by , Brentford, United Kingdom

Mariann Nikoline
Beautiful magically and touching!

Borg laughter and tears. Beautiful! ♥️

Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by , Grålum, Norway

Easily to follow, fun and exciting

Amazing worth the money family really enjoyed it!!

Reviewed on 16 March 2019 by , Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

Fabulous play!!!!

Interesting, butiful music excellent players. But I think I have robbed during the show- my wallet has disappeared just after the show

Reviewed on 14 March 2019 by , Gedera, Israel

Very colorful!!

Reviewed on 10 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Fabulous show, must see.

Fantastic show, highly recommend. Great performances. I plan to see the show again. Only negative is seating, not too comfortable and difficult to see as the audience in front of us kept leaning forwards. Also, massive queue to ladies toilet.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by , Croydon, United Kingdom


Did not know what to expect and could not quite grasp how this could be made into a musical but was quirky, eccentric, humourous as well as superbly presented and performed. Matilda was unbelievable.

Reviewed on 07 March 2019 by , Southsea, United Kingdom

Worth every single penny

Me and my girlfriend enjoyed every single second of the show! It made us laugh and definitely made our day!

Reviewed on 01 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Loved it was a surprise for my daughter she is 26 now and loved it as a child brought back such good memories loved it the actors were just brilliant 1😍😍😍😍😍

Reviewed on 01 March 2019 by , Tonbridge, United Kingdom

Great show tainted by poor seats

Reviewed on 25 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Just as amazing the second time!

Reviewed on 24 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Absolutely magical and amazing

Absolutely amazing show, a must see for everyone, all the actors were just amazing, it was beautiful!! I loved it that much I cried at the end! First show that my daughter also been to, so it was just perfect! She loved it!

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by , Derby, United Kingdom

Must see - an fantastic experience

Acting and singing great but scenery movement absolutely fantastic!!!

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , Comber, United Kingdom

Very Entertaining Viewing

Very entertaining, well performed musical.

Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by , Worcester, United Kingdom

BEAUTIFUL, must see

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by , Farnborough, United Kingdom

Great energy !

Edge of the seat stuff !

Reviewed on 08 February 2019 by , Oldham, United Kingdom


Absolutely amazing! The actors were brilliant and the set was exceptional. Cannot recommend enough!

Reviewed on 08 February 2019 by , Crieff, United Kingdom

A feel good family show

What an energetic performance. Such fantastic fun acting by some of these youngsters. Wonderfully fun dance moves and music to go with it. Bravo.

Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by , Nir Zvi, Israel

Brilliant show !

Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by , St Leonard’s On Sea, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 13 January 2019 by , Helsingborg, Sweden

Must See

Very Good Show Definitely A Must See

Reviewed on 12 January 2019 by , Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Great show

Reviewed on 11 January 2019 by , Wigan, Uk, United Kingdom

A thoroughly enjoyable performance!

Reviewed on 09 January 2019 by , Secret Harbour, Australia

Beautifully acted and really funny

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Montrose Township, United States Of America

Marvellous Matilda

Marvellous show. The story is wonderful. The production was very well staged with some clever work on the sets. The cast was great. Olivia Wells was the Matilda lead on the night we attended. What a talent! Unbelievable in a child so small, absolutely commanded the stage and the audience. The show has great humour and energy and its really difficult to not walk out with a smile on your face. At times the sound wasn't very clear and it was difficult to male out the words of every song, but the sheer energy of the production carried the show.

Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by , Herzliya, Israel

A must see :)

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Floriana, Malta

Entertaining to the max!!

Reviewed on 18 December 2018 by , Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Funny, touching, great for everyone

Reviewed on 17 December 2018 by , Tel Aviv, United Kingdom

Moving story

Matilda child actors very captivating. Amazing stage presence! Empowering story for girls!

Reviewed on 17 December 2018 by , Aldrans, Austria

great show for children

Very good acting and good fun.

Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Very Entertaining

What a great show. All the acting Was superb and especially from the children. There was nothing about this musical that I could criticise I highly recommend it.

Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by , Harrogate, United Kingdom

Child Star is Born

Real talent on show from all of the Leading Characters. Tim Minchin’s music is signature Minchin - genius. All over great entertainment.

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , Brisbane, Australia

A must see!

Reviewed on 06 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Simply amazing

Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

A definitely must see

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Athens, Greece

Fantastic production!

Amazing show with an amazing cast. Very true to the book- fantastic!

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Aberdeen, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 30 November 2018 by , Walnut Creek, United States Of America

A fun, heartwarming show

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Energetic, boisterous and colourful

A very slick and action packed show that is perhaps more suited to a more 'youthful' audience. Not a lot of memorable tunes to take away.

Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by , Sydney, Australia

Loved the show!

Funny, high energy, well acted show! So much better than I expected! Ten stars!!

Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by , Canyon, United States Of America

Great show to see ; great memory for people at all age you

Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by , Istanbul, Turkey


Warms your heart in the cold of winter and filled with many "awwwww" moments. Also, many scenes which will make your heart skip a beat !

Reviewed on 20 November 2018 by , Singapore, Singapore


Fantastic show, everything was just amazing. Loved every second of it.

Reviewed on 18 November 2018 by , Sunbury On Thames, United Kingdom

Captivating for children

Reviewed on 17 November 2018 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

Worth Seeing.

Fantastic show. All the young people in the show were amazing especially the young lady who played Matilda.

Reviewed on 15 November 2018 by , Troon, United Kingdom

Clear recommendation

It was one of the best musicals i've ever seen. Really good actors, vivid characters, a great show.

Reviewed on 14 November 2018 by , Hamburg, United Kingdom

Must See!

Fantastic show!

Reviewed on 12 November 2018 by , Worthing, United Kingdom

Excellent and creative throughout

Reviewed on 05 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

We loved it! We've seen it 4 times already and every time has been fantastic.

Reviewed on 01 November 2018 by , Geneva, Switzerland


Reviewed on 28 October 2018 by , Utrecht, Netherlands

Simply Marvellous

Magnificent display of talent , choreography and witty writing !

Reviewed on 25 October 2018 by , Mozac, France

Very cute

Too LOUD! For adults and kids

Reviewed on 25 October 2018 by , San Jose, United States Of America

Absolutely loved it!

Definitely watch this musical if you can. They don't follow the matilda story strictly but the songs are great, dances are fun to watch and it's an all around amazing show.

Reviewed on 22 October 2018 by , Singapore, Singapore

Must see!

Awesome actors and musicians

Reviewed on 21 October 2018 by , San Sebastian De Los Reyes, Spain

Excellent entertainmant

Reviewed on 20 October 2018 by , Poole, United Kingdom

12 Sep
Isabella James

Second Look: MATILDA at Cambridge Theatre, London

by Isabella James | Thursday, September 12 2019, 20:16

Matilda The Musical Now in its eighth year in London’s West End, Matilda the Musical has brought in some new cast members to tell the story of Roald Dahl’s popular child genius and does so in a rather ingenious way. Adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics from the Australian comedian Tim Minchin, this musical has been a massive success since it opened at the RSC in 2010.

Second Look: MATILDA at Cambridge Theatre, London
06 Jun
Nicola Wright

Review: A new MATILDA takes the stage at the Cambridge Theatre

by Nicola Wright | Tuesday, June 6 2017, 07:10

Matilda The Musical - London When a little girl you have known since she was five is cast as Matilda you go along to one of her first performances with an open mind and ready to be entertained. I was not disappointed!

The new cast of children (one of four teams alternating performances) are superb and deserve the standing ovation they received. Emma Moore is one of four children cast as Matilda and her confidence and stage presence is extraordinary from one so young. Emma captivates the audience, just as Matilda enthrals the character of Mrs Phelps, the librarian, who she entertains with stories.

Review: A new MATILDA takes the stage at the Cambridge Theatre
18 May
Phil Willmott

Fall in Love with Matilda

by Phil Willmott | Thursday, May 18 2017, 07:06

Matilda The Musical - London Everybody loves the musical Matilda. When it opened at the Royal Shakespeare's home theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon even the most pompous critics were besotted calling it the greatest new musical of recent years. Actually it isn't, the musical numbers are fun but beyond the infectious kids song - When I Grow Up - there's nothing anyone will still be singing in ten years time but watching the show is a glorious experience and if you haven't seen it before you'll fall in love with it too. I paid a second visit the other night and fell for its charms all over again.

Fall in Love with Matilda
28 Nov
Phil Willmott

Discover more about the children's author with two current hit West End musicals

by Phil Willmott | Saturday, November 28 2015, 12:35

Roald Dahl When we think of writers who have multiple shows running in the West End at the same time we tend to think of Shakespeare, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Aykbourn and Noel Coward but a much loved children's author is currently catching them up.

The books of Roald Dahl are enjoying a whole new lease of theatrical life thanks to the efforts of agent Mel Kenyon who looks after the deceased writers legacy.

Discover more about the children's author with two current hit West End musicals
27 Jul
Oliver Mitford

Cast change for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre

by Oliver Mitford | Monday, July 27 2015, 11:34

Matilda Brand new leading cast members have been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's smash-hit stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre.

Cast change for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre