Matilda The Musical (London) tickets

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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

896 reviews
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6 Oct 2019

Seen lots of london shows . Matilda is without a doubt one of the best .

Gary McBride
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4 Oct 2019

Brilliant show! would highly recommend.....

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30 Sep 2019

Having a book worm for a daughter, this has been on our MUST SEE list for a while, and when the day finally arrived, it did not disappoint. The music was phenomenal and the choreography was brilliant, and the actress who played Matilda, Olivia Juno Cleverley was an absolute diamond! From the first note she sang she was a shining star, right to the very last! Absolutely awe inspiring! The best bit was witnessing the reaction of my 8YO, every gasp, every chuckle and the moment she grabbed my hand when chokey was revealed - it really is a fantastic experience!

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26 Sep 2019

Matilda was spectacular from start to finish.... The children were all incredible especially Matilda but in reality all of them and everyone looked like they were having a throughly good time .... the staging and special effects were slick and seamless.... We loved every minute of it and we really want to see it again absolutely Thank you

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26 Sep 2019

loved it! would 100% recommend. the stage is amazing!



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