Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Matilda The Musical tickets make a magical treat for any fan of enthralling West End theatre. Matilda tickets disappear in a flash! Perhaps you’re a revolting Roald Dahl fan looking for the best Matilda theatre tickets to get up close to the magic of this Olivier Award winning musical? Or maybe you’d rather keep the deliciously disgusting Miss Trunchbull – a rottweiler in a dress - at a safe distance! Either way, you’ll find your perfect tickets for Matilda in London on sale now. We’ve got great seats at all prices and you can check out the best seat reviews on our interactive seat map. Matilda’s a riot for revolting kids and gruesome grown-ups alike!
What’s Matilda about?
Matilda the Musical is the tale of a young girl with an extraordinary gift. Not only is Matilda clever, she’s also extremely funny and just a little bit naughty. Stuck with neglectful parents who barely know she exists, Matilda begins to realise that nothing will change unless she changes it herself. Unfortunately, school isn’t much of an escape. Headmistress-from-hell Miss Trunchbull isn’t too keen on children. In fact, she loathes them. Particularly children like greedy Bruce Bogtrotter…who’s off to the chokey. Which is as nasty as it sounds.
With a sharp, witty script by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by comedy genius Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical gives new depth to Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story. Matilda the Musical is irreverent, deliciously dark and fabulously entertaining. We defy anyone not to find a new level of joy at the sight of Miss Trunchbull propelling little girls into the audience by their pigtails!
Matthew Warchus’ production cleverly combines the nastiness of Dahl’s story with the warmth of musical comedy, extracting every delicious drop of humour along the way. Tim Minchin’s songs are bright and brilliant. But what makes this show sing are the central performances by the young actors who alternate the role of Matilda. Their warmth and wit combines to ensure that you’ll be rooting for our hero every step of the way. This little girl has a very big heart.
The stage set for Matilda is magical in every sense of the word. Some scenes will take your breath away and you’ll leave wondering how on earth they did that! An extraordinary cast of both child and adult actors add to the fantastical feel of the entire production. This gorgeous, cheeky, uplifting show is wonderful for families, but is equally entertaining for adults. You never grow out of Roald Dahl!
Matilda the Musical songs
The sound of scraping violins and slightly-out-of-tune recorders is every parent’s worst nightmare. Fortunately they’re only the openers to the brilliantly comic Miracle. Soon, you’ll be laughing along to Tim Minchin classics like Naughty and The Hammer. Every song is a classic with instant hum-ability…but more than that, Tim Minchin’s lyrics are as deliciously dark as Dahl’s writing. When I Grow Up and Revolting Children have already entered the vocabulary of every little stage school horror the length and breadth of the country!
Matilda the Musical awards
Matilda has won a staggering 99 international awards, including twenty-four for Best Musical alone! These include 7 Olivier awards (the most ever won by a musical), 5 Whatsonstage Awards (including Best New Musical and Best West End Show), 6 Broadway World Awards (including Best Musical) and 2 Mousetrap Awards (including Best Family Show).
Matilda the Musical’s Magic Moments
We won’t give away any plot spoilers here, but look out for these five moments of jaw-dropping genius when you watch the show:
1. Miss Trunchbull’s entrance – if you think parents evening at your school was scary, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
2. Miss Trunchbull’s party trick of swinging kids round by their hair. Well, she was an Olympic hammer thrower before she turned to teaching.
3. Bruce Bogtrotter managing to scoff down an entire chocolate cake in front of the whole school
4. Magical powers –Uri Geller might be able to bend a spoon, but he’s got nothing on what Matilda can do!
5. Crunchem Hall – this twistedly torturous school makes Hogwarts look like a kindergarten!
What critics said about Matilda the Musical
“Easily the standout musical of the decade.” The Sunday Times
“An evening of unadulterated bliss.” The Guardian
“Utterly exhilarating. Matthew Warchus’s colourful riot of a production achieves an even dizzier balance between gleeful, grotesque, fun and heart-tugging poignancy, brilliantly drilled dynamism and warm, unforced charm.” The Independent
“Smart, quirky and sublimely good fun.” Time Out
“An absolute cracker of a show, bursting with dynamism, fizzing with verve.” Daily Express
Roald Dahl 100: Dahl on Stage (Part 2). 12 Sept 2016
The West End’s Scariest Leading Ladies. 6 April 2015
2 hours 35 minutes, including an interval
- Good To Know
Audio Described & Captioned Performances
Wednesday 6th March 2pm - BSL. Saturday 23rd March – 2.30pm – Captioned. Sunday 24th March – 1.00pm – 1.25pm – Touch Tour 3.00pm – Audio Described. Thursday 18th April – 7.00pm – BSL. Saturday 11th May – 12.30 – 12.55pm – Touch Tour 2.30pm – Audio Described. Sunday 12th May – 3.00pm – Captioned
Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU
Additional Details & FAQ
- Cancellation Policy
No refund or exchanges are available after purchase.
- Suitable For Children
AGE RECOMMENDATION 6+
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.
- Where Do I Go
Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU
- By Tube-Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road
- By Bus -14, 19, 24, 38, 176
The Sunday Times
Nov 13, 2013
Easily the stand-out musical of the decade!
Nov 13, 2013
Gleefully Nasty, an evening of unadulterated bliss!
Nov 13, 2013
Matilda is a fabulous family fizzer. It has strong tunes, witty lyrics and enough ‘eew!’ moments to satisfy the most revolting urchin.
Jun 2, 2023
We brought our 8 year old granddaughter to this performance yesterday, and she sang her little head off all the way through it. It was a brilliant performance, beautifully choreographed. Well worth the experience. Many thanks to all involved in this production, keep up the good work.
Apr 29, 2023
First time watching a show with my mum and daughters and it was one to remember. A fantastic experience with incredible performers. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Apr 24, 2023
Super entertaining show even though you know the story. The child actors are so talented. Unbelievable!
Apr 15, 2023
Fantastic!! We all loved it 😊
Apr 7, 2023
I took my two grandkids to see the show. The stage set up, the sound and lighting effects, the professionalism of the performers, the choreography and everything about the show was amazing! For the first time my 5 and 8 year old grand kids stayed awake through out the show and loved it ( and they’d been to many live shows)!! Well done! It was a fantastic and enjoyable show. Thank you.
Mar 26, 2023
Absolutely amazing. It was my first west end musical and it exceeded every expectation. A joy for both eyes and heart. Just perfect!
Mar 26, 2023
Came to see this show with my grandaughter who had never been to London before. We all thoroughly enjoyed the show and had great seats in the dress circle. Really lovely theatre. The whole cast were really great. Would recommend thus show.
Mar 19, 2023
We took our daughters age 8 and 10 they loved it as did we
Feb 27, 2023
The show was amazing! I didn't want it to end! There is nothing like live theatre and so far Matilda is the very best I have seen at the West End.
Feb 17, 2023
It was a great show and the actors were brilliant
Feb 16, 2023
The production was incredible, the actor in the lead as Matilda was quite simply amazing! Would recommend anyone to go and see the show
Jan 28, 2023
To be honest, I was afraid of the musicals before. That performance really changed my mind! A must see show!
Jan 4, 2023
Great performance amazing atmosphere fantastic songs and very well organised
Nov 20, 2022
Trunchabull was amazing as was miss honey but it lacked magic really
Nov 17, 2022
What a fantastic performance from all the cast but the children amazing I would highly recommend going to see it
Nov 14, 2022
Absolutely fantastic. My family enjoyed every minute of the show. Loved the humour. Voices were breathtaking and the story has been executed with perfection. Thank you to everyone involved in such amazing production.
Nov 6, 2022
An experience shared with friends and family we will remember always
Oct 31, 2022
This was a really good choice of show! The cast were brilliant especially Matilda she’ll go far
Oct 28, 2022
It was good. Not great but I think seats and view let us down massively. Left feel a little flat rather than wow!
Oct 27, 2022
Thank you for the lovely and most enjoyable performance which was full of surprises and kept our interest throughout. Dynamic, funny and just great
Oct 13, 2022
The whole production was fabulous from start to finish. Highly recommend
Sep 26, 2022
Brilliant show, my daughter and I loved it!!! just brilliant. The cast were absolutely amazing! We're already talking about coming back to watch it again.
Aug 19, 2022
The kids were excellent and the whole show- nothing to falter. Throughly enjoyed with my daughters. A drama innocence… innocence winning the Hearts
Jul 17, 2022
It was a great show.
Luca & Niky + Eddy
May 16, 2022
My first time to a musical with my family (wife and son 10 years old). It's always nice to look how are professional the young actors/actresses who partecipate to an english musical. The actress who interprets Matilda, simply amazing. For not native speaker, not so easy to understand. Better to know already the story to a better comprehension. Luca - Nicoletta - Edoardo
Apr 15, 2022
The show was excellent, the acting was spot on, the storyline was very good.
Mar 11, 2020
Brilliant I saw the show before at a different location but the actual performance at the Cambridge Theatre and the cast was fantastic, as I’ve mentioned it was my second time seeing it with my grandchildren and to be honest I was not really looking forward to it... however the cast were brilliant and I now keep saying to the kids how good it was do well done !!!
Mar 8, 2020
Kids were very good.
Mar 8, 2020
The settings were fantastic, the child actor was incredible. We found the story slow, and the actress playing the mother inaudible. She screeched most of the time and it was very difficult to hear her dialogue. In all we found it too long
Feb 23, 2020
One of the best musicals I've seen. Such a talented cast....loved it from start to finish.
Feb 21, 2020
A birthday treat for my 9 year old granddaughter. She has read the book many times and was thrilled to see it performed on stage.
Feb 19, 2020
The audience ranged from children who needed booster seats to grandparents, all seemed to enjoy the production, which was amazing, from the set to the acting and singing, was a wonderful nights entertainment. Well worth seeing
Feb 19, 2020
Feb 16, 2020
Was reet good
Feb 15, 2020
Feb 15, 2020
Really enjoyed it. Started off a bit slow and not really connected to the story but then picked up well. Possible a touch too long but overall the acting, coreography and musical numbers were great
Feb 13, 2020
great fun for any ages . seen it twice and happily go again.
Feb 9, 2020
Loved every minute . Tim Minchin is a genius !! Funny , exciting , clever - a terrific musical .
Feb 2, 2020
My wife and I took our daughter and granddaughters to watch Matilda and were amazed by the talent and professionalism displayed by the cast especially the children who we all thought were brilliant. It really was a fantastic show and one which, I’m sure, will stay in our memories for years to come.
Feb 2, 2020
Show overall was good. Children excellent.
Jan 30, 2020
Amazing, great cast, fun for all the family. To have my 15 teen year old love it. to me that speaks for itself....
Jan 27, 2020
Brilliant musical! Great performance. Me and my daughter both enjoyed.
Jan 19, 2020
Very enjoyable performance, found the first half, just a little bit long. Singers voices were amazing.
Jan 13, 2020
Three generations, aged eight to seventy-one, all enjoyed this magical show. Can't recommend it enough - the kids were amazing and the show runs at a very slick pace.
Kerstie Richards Maugham
Jan 13, 2020
The most amazing production, outstanding.. The child all performed excellent, the cast we on point. The story line strays off from the original film slightly but overall an outstanding theatrical production. Well worth the watch
Jan 11, 2020
Very good performance - would of expected more props in comparison to other theatre Ive seen, but a very good show. I liked how there was comedy infused aswell! Would recommend
Jan 9, 2020
Jan 1, 2020
Dec 30, 2019
It was very good, I clapped and cheered lots. I loved it when Matilda sang on her own. (Ellie aged 7)
Dec 27, 2019
I went with my family and we loved it , the music and the actors are so good , Matilda voice is incredible, I really recommend going to this musical with your kids , you’ll have great time