A musical for big kids

Matilda

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What's Matilda about?

Matilda is a musical composed by Tim Minchin based on the eponymous novel by Roald Dahl.

The show tells the story of a young girl who is particularly precocious for her age. At school, Matilda is valued by her classmates and by her young and shy teacher Miss Honey who tries to do all she can to help this little girl reach her potential. But the terrible headteacher Miss Trunchbull, who likes to torture those around her, doesn't see it that way. Matilda, helped by her classmates, will devise a scheme to scare away Miss Trunchbull while Miss Honey will learn to overcome her shyness and adopt Matilda.

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Why should you see Matilda?

Matilda has been one of the biggest successes of recent years: the show has been performed in London continuously since 2011. It was even exported to Broadway from April 2013 to January 2017.

The musical won seven Olivier Awards in 2012, including Best Musical and best sets.

On stage, children play leading roles, and you might as well be warned that they are amazing! The role of Matilda is so demanding that it is played by four little girls who take turns. Even if the story seems childish, the themes addressed (the difficulties of childhood and the power of the imagination) are universal. As for the staging and the sets, let's not give anything away, but they greatly contribute to the success of the musical.

Matilda is an excellent family show, which will appeal to kids and grown-ups!

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Exceptional performances, musicians. Stage management. So well cast and each and every performer gave their all. It felt so fresh and energetic, very hard to believe it wasn't an opening night. I brought my daughter over from Ireland especially to see the show and we had the best evening. One of the best shows I've ever seen. And I've seen them all!!!! Bravo!!!!!
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Orla, 24/03/2024

Amazing from start to finish!
Very well put together and a brilliant spin on an already awesome story.
Theatre was clean and well presented.
We sat in the upper circle and still had a very good view of the whole stage area.
All the performers matched their characters personalities and had a true likeness in costume.
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Kimberley, 11/02/2024

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We had an amazing time watching Matilda, it was all fantastic the music, actors -especially the youngsters, comedy, the set in fact I can't fault it at all.

My granddaughters will always remember going to see Matilda, the whole family will remember it too.

Thank you for a spectacular performance.
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Judy, 05/02/2024

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Excellent show. Good pace throughout. The set was great, clever and interesting. The acting was fantastic, the children were great. Singing and dancing were fabulous, especially Miss. Honey’s singing. Definitely recommend. Was even better than the new film. My 8 year old enjoyed every minute and would definitely go again.
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Laura, 25/05/2023

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Extraordinary! I loved the film, and I loved the musical. A show with a lot of freshness and creativity, performed by a team of talented actors and especially moving and impressive child actors. I highly recommend going to see Matilda for a wonderful time as a couple or family!
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Owen, 01/03/2023

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This show is definitely one of my favourites. I have always loved the story of Matilda (I first encountered the film inspired by the book); this child fascinates me. So to see her in a musical was a dream come true! Especially with an adaptation of this quality: stylistically (the sets are sublime!), musically (the main character's songs all ended up on my playlist) and theatrically (the story is cleverly adapted while working within the constraints of live performance). And these children are incredibly talented and powerful, it's amazing! The result is better than my wildest dreams!
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Rachel, 16/02/2023

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Terrific show. Incredible and very original staging. The different sets are remarkable. Great professionalism from all the actors, especially the children. Not a single misstep or mistake. We came as a family: parents and young adults aged 25 and 19. We all loved it.
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Claire, 03/02/2023

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A rhythmic, sparkling musical full of laughter and colour! We came out of it with stars in our eyes... Superb sets and child and adult actors with crazy energy! This is the first musical I have seen, and it won't be the last! I'd watch it again and again! (And it’s for everyone!)
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— June, 21/01/2023

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What an amazing performance, the talent that the young actors have is truly outstanding. During the interval, two main actors interacted with the audience which was hilarious and something I hadn’t before experienced. Highly recommend watching this musical, it’s even better than the movie! An overall great experience.
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Ashleigh, 11/01/2023

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We highly recommend this magnificent and very funny show! The sets are very well thought out, the actors are very good, and the songs are moving and catchy. Roald Dahl's stories are always very rich and full of imagination, so they lend themselves very well to musicals. Young and old will be delighted!
👍 I recommend this show
👍 I recommend London Musicals

— Dixie, 04/01/2023

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Frequently asked questions

Tickets for Matilda start at £25 per seat, depending on the performance date and seats chosen.

Matilda is playing at Cambridge Theatre. The address is: Earlham Street, WC2H 9HU London.

Matilda is around 2:40 long, including the intermission.

Based on the information we have at the moment, Matilda will run until 25/05/2025. There's always a possibility that the production will extend their run.

Lots of musicals are family shows designed to appeal to children! However, please be aware that the venue have set a minimum age of 4 to see Matilda.

To get cheap tickets for Matilda in London, you can visit the TKTS London last-minute box office for on the day tickets. However, as Matilda is one of the most popular shows, it's very likely that TKTS may not have any seats available for this show.

If you want to see a specific show or if you have limited flexiblity in terms of dates, or want to secure a good seat, we recommend booking your tickets online ahead of time. By booking in advance, you'll end up with much better seats and see your favourite shows on a date that suits you.

Depending on the venue, you'll be offered several ways to get your tickets during payment:

  • Collect my tickets at the venue. Please come to the box office counters at the venue 30 minutes before the performance begins with the booking confirmation email. You'll be asked to show ID or the bank card of the person who booked the tickets.
  • Send me my tickets by email. Go directly to the entrance 20 minutes before the start of the performance with your PDF tickets (printed or displayed on mobile).

Every venue has been renovated recently with evey seat giving you a good view of the stage. However, the further you are from the stage, the further you are from the magic. The seats marked by a half-coloured circle indicate less good visibility (these seats are often at the back and so you can't see the whole set). We recommend avoiding them when selecting your seats.

We accept most bank cards via our secure payment system (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Ticket prices are set by venues and productions. Even though the majority of musicals are suitable for children, there is no preferential child ticket.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless in the event of force majeure (the performance is cancelled or interrupted). If this is the case, the venue or event organiser will contact you to begin the refund process.

An advertised actor can be replaced by another actor without any prior warning. Unfortunately, this is not a valid reason for requesting a refund.

Taking photos and videos is generally prohibited in venues.

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