Matilda the Musical

Want miracle prices for Matilda the Musical? Check out my top tips to see these revolting children!


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Key information

TheatreCambridge Theatre
Running time2 hours 35 minutes including interval
Age6+ recommended, no children under 4
Booking until17 December 2023
PerformancesTue-Fri 7pm
Wed 2pm
Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 3pm
Matinees: 21, 27, 28, 30 Dec & 2 Jan
No evening performances: 24, 31 Dec
Tickets from£20

Why should I see it?

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Selling points

  • Winner of seven Olivier awards including Best New Musical
  • Has music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
  • Currently stars Lauren Byrne as Miss Honey

Rochelle’s opinion

“Roald Dahl’s classic story is brilliantly brought to life by Tim Minchin in this musical. The lyrics are clever and funny, and the music is stunning to match. On top of that you get a wonderful set and a cast packed with incredible young talent. This is the kind of show that’s enjoyed by kids and adults alike.”

How do I get cheap tickets?

Check out the tips below to discover the best deal for your trip, whether it’s a spontaneous visit or a day out planned months in advance. If you want more detail, check out my dedicated blog post.

Best last-minute deal

Matilda runs a brilliant weekly lottery that allows winners to buy tickets for just £25. They’re band A seats too, usually worth around £70 or more! Just enter your details into the site, tick the dates you want and cross your fingers! Winners are drawn every Thursday.

Under 25? There’s also a brilliant offer for 16-25 year olds that gives you access to £10 tickets! The RSC’s TikTok £10 ticket scheme is available at all performances. Just queue at the box office for 10am to purchase tickets for that day’s performances. ID must be shown and you can only book one ticket to use yourself – they cannot be transferred. Tickets are allocated at the discretion of the box office so they could be anywhere in the theatre.

Best for booking ahead

Tickets for Matilda start at £20, however there’s only a handful of these seats and they offer a restricted view with an rail in the sightline. The next price band up is from £27.50 – these cover the back few rows of the circle. The view is still slightly restricted (due to missing action that doesn’t take place on the stage) but offer good value for money generally. If you can stretch to the next price band starting at £37.50, you will start to see a much better view. At this price I’d go for rows E and F in the upper circle. Note that prices can increase by at least £10 at weekends, so pick weeknight performances for the best value for money.

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