Roald Dahl’s Matilda, The Musical, arrives in London’s West End courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The winner of 7 Olivier Awards, this production at the Cambridge Theatre has been thrilling audiences and critics alike since 24 November, 2011.
About Matilda the Musical
The musical is an adaptation of the book with the same name written by Roald Dahl in 1988. Matilda, The Musical, narrates the story of a little girl who despite not being loved by her parents and being oppressed by her school’s headmistress, develops extraordinary mental capacities. For her entire life, everyone around Matilda has ignored her, but that will all change when she meets her new teacher, the only person who will truly realize the girl’s full potential.
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Recommended age: 6 and above. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.
Matilda the Musical is now booking to 24 May, 2020. These are the show times:
Evening performances: From Tuesday to Friday at 7pm and Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Matinees: Wednesdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm.
STALLS (498 seats available): Without a doubt this is the area in which you will have the most immersive experience. Prices in the Stalls range between £122.50 in the central area of rows E-K, £67.50 in seats with incredible visibility, and the last row, which costs £57.50.
DRESS CIRCLE (295 seats available): With a panoramic view of the stage from any of its seats, the Dress Circle is one of the best areas from which to enjoy the show. Prices in this area run from £95 in the middle seats of the first three rows, to £67.50 in the other seats.
UPPER CIRCLE (444 seats available): The best value for money. This area is not as far from the stage as it can be in other theatres, so you’ll enjoy great visibility from rows A to F. The price of these tickets is £47.50, whereas tickets with less visibility have prices that start from £20.
How much do tickets for Matilda cost?
Ticket prices range from £20 for seats designated as having reduced visibility, to £122.50 for premium seats. Tickets with good value for money and good visibility cost around £50, both in the Stalls and in the Dress Circle. Bear in mind that all clients, irrespective of their age, must present a valid ticket to access the theatre.
Ticket prices changes depending on how soon you book and what day of the week you want to see the show on. Saturday and Sunday tickets may cost up to 10% more.
How can I get cheap tickets to see Matilda?
If you want to get the cheapest possible tickets, you can book seats in the Central Upper Circle. These tickets are very limited and may offer partial visibility of the stage.
Lottery: Take part in the on-line raffle for the next 4 shows and get your tickets for just £25.
Owned by LW Theatres, even though the Cambridge Theatre is one of the company’s youngest venues, it actually opened its doors in 1930. On its stage, audiences have thrilled to such legendary musicals as Grease, Fame, Jerry Springer - The Opera, or the acclaimed revival of Chicago. Currently, and since 2011, the Cambridge Theatre is home to Matilda, The Musical, which has become the theatre’s longest running production.
The venue can seat 1237 people, distributed over three floors: 498 in the Stalls, 295 in the Dress Circle and 444 in the Upper Circle. As far as many people are concerned, this is one of the most comfortable theatres anywhere in the West End, and there are no architectural elements that might hamper the visibility of the stage in any of its areas.
How can I get to the Cambridge Theatre?
Located in the West End, the address of the Cambridge Theatre is: Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9HU. The venue is just next to Cambridge Circus, and it is perfectly connected with almost the entire city of London by public transport. Just a few minutes away, on foot, you’ll find Covent Garden and Leicester Square stations. Charing Cross train station is also just a 10-minute walk away. The closest bus stop to the theatre is on Charing Cross Road; routes 14, 19, 24, 38 and 176 stop here.
If you prefer to come by car, the Cambridge Theatre is in the London Congestion Charge Zone. Access to this area costs £11.50 per day, although it is free from 6pm every day and on weekends. Another option would be to leave your car at Q Park Chinatown, because just by showing your ticket, which has to be validated at the theatre, you can save up to 50% off the price of parking thanks to the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme.
Recommended age: This is a musical for all audiences, although it is recommended for children from the age of 6. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted. All children entering the theatre must be able to sit on their own seat, and all members of the audience, regardless of their age, must have a valid ticket.
Accessibility: The main entrance to the theatre is completely accessible and there are no architectural barriers that might hinder the access of a person on a wheelchair. Seats are available for people with reduced mobility in the Stalls area, specifically seats N1 and N34. 6 seats are also available for patrons who can transfer from their wheelchair to a seat. If you need special assistance, an access host will guide you to your seats and if you wish them to do so, they will be able to store your wheelchair or scooter during the show. These tickets have a 50% discount both for the client and for their companions, but they must be booked in advance.
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