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
Critic reviews 5.0
3 reviews
Easily the stand-out musical of the decade!
The Sunday Times
13 Nov 2013
Gleefully Nasty, an evening of unadulterated bliss!
The Guardian
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.
Daily Mail
13 Nov 2013
Customer Reviews
Customer reviews 4.6
808 reviews
Ann Taylor
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17 May 2019

What a wonderful show five star all the way and the best I have ever seen. So many great characters who played their part with so much enthusiasm. The young lady that plays Matilda is fabulous and so professional and her father so funny, in fact just loved every minute 😊😊😊

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16 May 2019

Absolutely loved this show, fast paced and really funny too!

Ian Porter
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16 May 2019

I know i shouldnt compare the Stage Musical with the film but i found the Musical strayed in its story line.The young girl however whom played Matilda was very good..Just like to add that my better half (Mrs) loved it.

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14 May 2019

Amazing show - great set, great acting, great singing. Would thoroughly recommend for all ages!

Penny Yates
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12 May 2019

My granddaughter aged 9 loved it and was transfixed and described it as an amazing experience I thought the production was excellent especially the performance of the children Matilda in particular

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When is it showing
Today - 24 May 2020

Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


2 hours 40 minutes including one interval

Good To Know

Saturday 25th Nov 3pm will be an Audio Described 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