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Matilda the Musical is a magical offering from the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl!

Hailed as a musical triumph and recipient of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, this fantastic piece of theatre continues to delight audiences in London, and began its first UK & Ireland Tour in March 2018.

What Is Matilda About? 

Matilda the Musical tells the story of a young girl of incredible intelligence who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty...
A funny and sharp book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by celebrated Australian comedian Tim Minchin add a new dimension to this children’s favourite.
Rather than being derivative of the original tale, Matilda the Musical adds new depth to the story.
There’s all the nastiness of Dahl’s novel, with a little girl whizzed across stage by her pigtails and a boy made to eat a giant chocolate cake, but this production also revels in the consolation offered by books and the transformative power of the imagination.

Matthew Warchus’ production is witty and intelligent as well as exuberant and big-hearted.
Matilda the Musical is a fantastic depiction of the disorder of childhood and the importance of making one’s own way in the world.
Backed by sensationally creative sets and props and an extraordinary cast of child and adult actors, this musical truly sets Dahl’s story alight.

Critic Reviews

3 reviews
Easily the stand-out musical of the decade!
13 Nov 2013
Gleefully Nasty, an evening of unadulterated bliss!
13 Nov 2013
Matilda is a fabulous family fizzer. It has strong tunes, witty lyrics and enough ‘eew!’ moments to satisfy the most revolting urchin.
13 Nov 2013

Customer Reviews

924 reviews
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5 Dec 2019

Couldn't fault the production, it was excellent. It was rather more 'pantomime' than I had expected and very much aimed at primary age kids. The number of school kids in the audience (a matinee) obviously created a certain level of disturbance (especially the 50 or so who arrived about 15 mins into the show and blocked our view for a good 5-10 minutes!).

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2 Dec 2019

Outstanding show I took my daughter and two grandchildren age 10 and 3 as early Christmas gift. We all enjoyed the show. Outstanding performance costumes music everything. Wonderful highly recommended

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1 Dec 2019

Phenomenal show! My favourite childhood book was brought to life in the most incredible way! The cast was amazing, especially the children. I will definitely be seeing this again!! Thank you!

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1 Dec 2019

The show was fantastic! Booked this for daughters birthday surprise and as this was her first London show we couldn't have asked for better! She is now hooked and wants to see it again. The whole show was wonderful, cast, stage, effects etc. Looking forward to our next visit to see it 😁

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30 Nov 2019

Such a great show pity the people at the front door were so rude



Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


2 hours 40 minutes including one interval

Good To Know

Thursday 21 November @ 7:00pm – Signed Performance

Saturday 23 November @ 2:30pm – Captioned Performance

Sunday 24 November @ 3:00pm – Audio Described

Saturday 28 March @ 2:30pm – Audio Described

Sunday 29 March @ 3:00pm – Captioned Performance

Saturday 25 April @ 2.30pm – Signed Performance

Suitable For Children


Matilda The Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.

When Can I Go



Wednesday and Saturday-2.30pm


Where Do I Go

Seven Dials

32-34 Earlham Street



By Tube-Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road

By Bus -14, 19, 24, 38, 176