Everything you need to know about Matilda the Musical in London's West End

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How long is Matilda the Musical in London? Where is the show playing? We answer all of your questions about Matilda the Musical in London's West End!

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When did Matilda the Musical open in the West End?

Matilda the Musical premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on 9th December 2010. The show transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End in 2011, where it remains to this day.

What is the running time of Matilda the Musical in London?

Matilda the Musical has a running time of 2 hours & 35 minutes including a 20-minute interval.

Where is Matilda the Musical playing in London?

Matilda the Musical is currently playing at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End. Matilda the Musical has been playing at the Cambridge Theatre since 2011 after it debuted at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010.

What is Matilda the Musical in London about?

Matilda the Musical is based on Roald Dahl's 1988 children's novel of the same name. The show follows the story of Matilda Wormwood - a gifted young girl who realizes she has certain magical powers. Raised by cruel parents, Matilda finds solace in library books where she creates her own vivid stories. When she finally starts going to school, the beastly headmistress Miss Trunchbull thinks that all children are maggots, but Matilda finds companionship in her kind & gentle teacher Miss Honey.

What age group is Matilda the Musical in London suitable for?

The recommended viewing age for Matilda the Musical is 6 and above, but children aged 4 and older will be admitted into the auditorium.

Is there a dress code for Matilda the Musical in the West End?

There is no dress code for Matilda the Musica, or any other West End show - wear anything you feel comfortable wearing to the theatre! Jeans and trainers are perfectly acceptable, though many theatregoers opt for a smart casual dress code, particularly for evening performances. Want to know more about London theatre etiquette? Check out our blog that answers 10 FAQs about going to a London theatre show!

What do audiences think of Matilda the Musical in the West End?

Theatre critics and audiences have very positive things to say about Matilda the Musical. The Guardian's Lynn Gardner stated, Writer Dennis Kelly and composer and lyricist Tim Minchin go to the top of the class with this anarchically joyous, gleefully nasty and ingenious musical adaptation".

Check out what some real audience members thought about their trip to Matilda the Musical below!

horns.yee gave Matilda The Musical (West End) a 90

90
Enchanting, Fluffy, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining
December 14th, 2022

See it if You like clever word-play/lyricism and talented child actors.

Don't see it if You dislike family shows or being around younger audiences.


evilmat360 gave Matilda The Musical (West End) a 88

88
Great writing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
December 9th, 2022

See it if you love Tim Minchins comedy and a great adaptation of a Roald Dahl classic.

Don't see it if you're expecting something like the 1996 movie.


NickOfTime gave Matilda The Musical (West End) a 75

75
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining
December 17th, 2022

See it if a good movie to musical adaptation. go for a fun, light show.

Don't see it if bit slow in some parts, only a few memorable songs.


Luan 2216 gave Matilda The Musical (West End) a 79

79
Fun, Lively, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever
August 4th, 2022

See it if You like the film, although it’s a slightly different storyline. The kids are fabulous & stole the show. Not one I would rush to see again

Don't see it if You are too young. My 7 year old got a bit bored during the long talking parts.