Cambridge Theatre

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

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Tickets

4.7/5 - based on 836 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
today14th Dec 2019 2:30pm

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

Matilda The Musical Cast
today14th Dec 2019 7:30pm

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

Matilda The Musical Cast
tomorrow15th Dec 2019 3:00pm

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

Matilda The Musical Cast
Tuesday17th Dec 2019 7:00pm

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

Matilda The Musical Cast
Wednesday18th Dec 2019 2:00pm

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

Matilda The Musical Cast
Wednesday18th Dec 2019 7:00pm

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

Matilda The Musical Cast

Matilda The Musical reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 836 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

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

Reviewed on 05 December 2019 by , Eastbourne, United Kingdom

David
Extremely good show

Reviewed on 25 November 2019 by , Chorley, United Kingdom

Karin
Disneyland on stage

Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by , Na, Israel

Zahrah
It's OK

Doesn't follow the film exactly and is a bit slow in places. Kids will love it but for those of us who remember the book and film,don't go in thinking it will be the same. Some of the elements are there but not well executed.

Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by , Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Claire
Fantastic family show

Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by , Solihull, United Kingdom

Talya
I generally don't love musicals but in this I was completely charmed. Amazing

Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by , Yakir, Israel

Joanne
A..maz...ing!

Such a delight to see, the expressions on my grandson’s face shared the pure enjoyment given from start to finish.

Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by , St Peter, Jersey

Ayesha
Avoid if you have epilepsy, this show came with no warnings about flashing lights!! Not a great show.

The show was okay, not brilliant, Ms Trenchbull was good the rest of the acting was passable. The music was too loud to hear the singing for group numbers, therefore a complete waste of money as we could not hear the singing, except for the individual numbers. The language was inappropriate for young kids and therefore, a third of the audience. The seating was not great either tbh, I paid full price for an unrestricted view, however the view was actually restricted, the layout of the seating meant that everyone was sat forward in their seats, so the show was a really uncomfortable experience. Also the theatre was far too cold with many of us shivering throughout the show. There were flashing lights at the audience, of you have epilepsy avoid the show at all costs.

Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by , Barking, United Kingdom

Najla
Creative!

The kids were too talented at a very young age, they’re too smart! Loved this show and I’d revisit it again with friends or family

Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by , Kuwait, Kuwait

Aislinn
Brilliant show

Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by , Banchory, United Kingdom

Janet
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

Gladys
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

John
All action, very creative

A little loud making some lyrics difficult to make out.

Reviewed on 04 October 2019 by , Werrington, United Kingdom

Begoña
Amazing!

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Alcobendas, Spain

Sabrina

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

Lynn
Excellent

Excellent show well worth seeing

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Preston, United Kingdom

Joanna
Uplifting

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

Therese
Fantastic!!!

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

Robyn
Engaging, dynamic!

Reviewed on 29 August 2019 by , Isleworth, United Kingdom

Rahana
Wonderfully captivating

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

Shirin
Amusing

Reviewed on 15 August 2019 by , Nazareth Illit, Israel

Julia
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

Deirdre
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

Sanne
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

zoe
A must see. My daughter loved the songs.

Reviewed on 31 July 2019 by , Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Bernie
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

Margaret
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

Tina
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

Nicole
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

Agnieszka
Spectacular!

Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by , Allambie Heights, Australia

Yoeri
Great show!

Reviewed on 05 July 2019 by , Wetteren, Belgium

Anita
Must see

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

David
Great fun!

Reviewed on 28 June 2019 by , Alstonville, Australia

Rustom
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

Roxane
Awesome

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

Reviewed on 17 June 2019 by , Paris, United Kingdom

Alastair
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

Teri
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

Tracy
Fantastic

Reviewed on 09 June 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Ursula
Stunning

Stunning kids and perfect stage decoration!

Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by , Bellach, Switzerland

Mary
Awesome

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

NIGEL
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

Victoria
Excellent

Fantastic seats. Cast was amazing. Would recommend.?

Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by , Swansea, United Kingdom

Marc
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

Julien
One of the best musical !

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

Adrian
Fab!

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

Edward
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

Catriona

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

Assumpta
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

Ros
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

julie
Fantastic

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

Rui
Fantástico show

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Oeiras, Portugal

Amber

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

Matthew
great show!

Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by , Porth, United Kingdom

Peter
Brill

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

Christina
Easily to follow, fun and exciting

Amazing worth the money family really enjoyed it!!

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

Yallena
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

roxana
Very colorful!!

Reviewed on 10 March 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Barbora
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

Neil
Impressive

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

Vikenty
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

deborah

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

Lucy
Great show tainted by poor seats

Reviewed on 25 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Holly
Just as amazing the second time!

Reviewed on 24 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Charlotte
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

Pamela
Must see - an fantastic experience

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

Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by , Comber, United Kingdom

yvette
Very Entertaining Viewing

Very entertaining, well performed musical.

Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by , Worcester, United Kingdom

Smithi
BEAUTIFUL, must see

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by , Farnborough, United Kingdom

Paul
Great energy !

Edge of the seat stuff !

Reviewed on 08 February 2019 by , Oldham, United Kingdom

Soraya

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

Reviewed on 08 February 2019 by , Crieff, United Kingdom

Rachel
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

Roy
Average

Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by , Nir Zvi, Israel

Sarah
Brilliant show !

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

Ebba
Amazing

Reviewed on 13 January 2019 by , Helsingborg, Sweden

Shelby
Must See

Very Good Show Definitely A Must See

Reviewed on 12 January 2019 by , Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Tarek
Great show

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

Joanne
A thoroughly enjoyable performance!

Reviewed on 09 January 2019 by , Secret Harbour, Australia

Thelma
Beautifully acted and really funny

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

MICHAEL
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

Elisa
A must see :)

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Floriana, Malta

SAZILAH
Entertaining to the max!!

Reviewed on 18 December 2018 by , Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Dan
Funny, touching, great for everyone

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

Max
Moving story

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

Reviewed on 17 December 2018 by , Aldrans, Austria

Nalini
great show for children

Very good acting and good fun.

Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Dennis
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

Richard
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

Ian
A must see!

Reviewed on 06 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Lucia
Simply amazing

Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Theodota
A definitely must see

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Athens, Greece

Olivia
Fantastic production!

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

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Aberdeen, United Kingdom

KERIM K
EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE !!!

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

Jacqui
A fun, heartwarming show

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Kenneth
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

Leta
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

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

Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by , Istanbul, Turkey

Wanxuan
Awesome

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

Debbie
Fantastic

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

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

Manish
Captivating for children

Reviewed on 17 November 2018 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

Marion
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

Sahra
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

12 Sep
2019
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
2017
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
2017
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
2015
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
2015
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