The Cambridge Theatre opened in 1930, and has since hosted some brilliant musicals. Currently, the theatre is showing Matilda, based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name. Our guide below will get you information about Matilda West End, and will show you how to get discounted tickets.
About the Show
Matilda, written by the inimitable Roald Dahl is the much-loved tale of an extraordinary child proving to the adults her worth, and is also a globally renowned stage show from Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The longest running production to play at the Cambridge Theatre in history, it is the winner of over 86 major international awards. Matilda The Musical has been seen by millions of people worldwide. Matilda London first played at Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010, and won a record-breaking (at the time) seven Olivier Awards when it opened in London’s West End in 2011. The story revolves around the precocious Matilda and her horrible parents, and weaves a tale of pure comedy and innocence as Matilda fights for the love she deserves. Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for Matilda West End on Headout.
Matilda is an extraordinary child who is light years ahead of her time. The same cannot be said for those around her - Matilda’s parents think she is a nuisance (Matilda thinks, quite rightly, they are only interested in watching the TV) and her teacher, the monstrous Miss Trunchbull makes school a living hell by terrifying students and teachers alike. Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power, and decides it's time these grown-ups were taught a lesson.
Will she be able to help the kind Miss Jennifer Honey, also Miss Trunchbull’s niece? Will her powers aid her in standing up for her friends, and finding a better life for herself?
West End Performance
Matilda West End has received widespread critical acclaim and box-office popularity, winning seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. It has also garnered awards like Best West End Show at the Whatsonstage awards, 2014 and was nominated for Audience Award for Most Popular Show at the Laurence Olivier Awards, 2013.
“...it's an irresistible and ingenious mix of fun, fizz, cruelty, incredible choreography and above all warmth which means we root for the kids from the start.”
– Daily Express
“It’s the best new British musical since Billy Elliot”
– The Telegraph
Know Before You Go
2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.
Suitable for ages 6 and up.
The Cambridge Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,237.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Matilda West End Tickets
Looking out for discount on Matilda West End tickets !
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Matilda on West End. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
Cambridge Theatre - Matilda West End Ticket Prices
Dress Circle: £79.80-£112
Upper Circle: £29.50-£56
Cambridge Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for Matilda on West End.
Matilda London Lottery, TKTS and Day Seats
In this guide, we help you find the best way to obtain tickets at discounted rates, by giving you details about each, specifically for Matilda West End at Cambridge Theatre. Apart from getting tickets for Matilda online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
Matilda London on TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Based on how popular Matilda is, TKTS tickets for the show are sometimes available.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Matilda London Lottery
Cambridge Theatre offers you the chance to try your luck and win tickets for Matilda West End via its digital lottery.
By clicking on this link, you can apply for all performances over a two week period. The winners will be picked out 3-5 days before the day of the performance, and will be informed by e-mail. They will then be able to purchase a maximum of two tickets per person, for £25 each, within 24 hours.
Day TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Matilda London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Cambridge Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at the Cambridge Theatre are available for purchase ONLY for those aged 16-25 as soon as the Box Office opens at 10 AM throughout the week. With 16 tickets up for grabs, each person is only allowed to buy a maximum of one ticket for £5.
As Matilda is an extremely popular show, the earlier you join the line, the better your chances of securing tickets - most people recommend that you reach up to three hours in advance.
TIP: Payment can be done by cash or card, but you need to have an ID proof to show your age. Please note that ticket needs to be booked by the person who will actually use the ticket.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Matilda West End TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: Is there an age limit for the show?
A: No, the show is suitable for those of age 6 and up.
Q: What time should I arrive at Cambridge theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discount tickets for Matilda West End?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.