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Matilda the Musical Tickets

Last revised: November 2023

1. Matilda Ticket Prices
2. When to Book Tickets for Matilda
3. Last Minute Matilda Musical Tickets
4. What Are the Best Matilda Seats? | Top Matilda tickets under £60
5. Cheap Matilda Matinee Tickets
6. Group Discounts for Matilda the Musical
7. About the Matilda West End Venue
8. Useful Links | Price Alerts

1. Matilda Ticket Prices

Matilda is one of the most charming and fun family shows in the West End, and you’re never too old to strike her famous power pose outside the Cambridge Theatre! As an all-singing, all-dancing musical with a bright and bold set, tickets can be expensive. Face value price range from cheap Matilda tickets at £20 in the Upper Circle, to over £130 for premium Stalls seats. 

Matilda has dedicated schemes to help young people and groups (including families of 6 or more) attend the show for less. If you know where to look and don’t mind a bit of advance planning, you can also grab a bargain with discounts and offers available throughout the year.

Below, we've put together a complete guide to cheap Matilda tickets, with all the inside tips you need to get the most out of your budget for this uplifting, cheeky musical. 

2. When to Book Tickets for Matilda

You will always have more choice across every price band at Matilda if you book a month or two in advance. If your party is 6 or more people you can also take advantage of the Matilda Accelerator Groups Rate (more info below). 

Tickets during peak periods are more expensive than off-peak so if you can, see the show on a weekday. Peak periods include weekends (Friday - Sunday) and school holidays. During peak periods, weekday prices can rise to match weekend prices. 

Matilda the musical is often included in some of the West End's biggest seasonal promotions, so mark these in your calendar ahead of time - Kids Week is in August for free children's tickets, London Theatre Week runs twice a year for exclusive prices from £15 (it was last live from 21 August - 17 September this year), and the London theatre New Year Sale, with tickets from just £10, opens in December.

3. Last Minute Matilda Musical Tickets

£10 Matilda TikTok Tickets for 16 - 25 year olds are released at 10am each morning, and must be booked at the Cambridge Theatre box office. You will need proof of age to buy a ticket. 

Standby group rates are available at the box office for Tuesday and Wednesday performances. Wednesday matinee tickets are £30 and Tuesday and Wednesday evening tickets are £35. These are for concession groups, but may be offered to non-concession groups at the box office’s discretion. 

Same-day discounts for Matilda are often listed on TKTS. You can also find these discounts at the TKTS Booth in Leicester Square. 

The £25 Matilda ticket lottery is open each week. Winners can book tickets for the following week's performances, and you can choose which dates you would like to attend when entering. Lottery seats are usually in the Stalls or front rows of the Circle.

Insider Tip: Any unsold tickets - including Returns and Day Seats - can be discounted at box office discretion, so you might be able to grab a fantastic bargain if you drop by the theatre a few hours before a scheduled performance.

4. What Are the Best Matilda Seats? 

Matilda is performed at the Cambridge Theatre just off Covent Garden. This venue is of about average size for a West End theatre. For full immersion (and a few surprises), the aisles in the Stalls are some of the best seats to buy tickets for. Prices in the Stalls currently start from around £50 on weekdays and £60 on weekends, and can cost in excess of £125 during peak periods. 

The cheapest advance tickets for Matilda during peak periods, without group rates, are £42.50 at the back of the Upper Circle. During off-peak weekday performances, this drops to as low as £20 for restricted view seats like Upper Circle K16:

There are lots of great seats for every budget, and if you are attending as a family of 6 or more it is definitely worth checking group rates to see which seats are available. Always check SeatPlan when you book - they have a useful interactive seating plan for the Cambridge Theatre, with seat view photos from real theatregoers.

Top 5 Matilda tickets under £70: Many tickets costing £70 or less at Matilda are in the Upper Circle, but don’t be put off by this. The Cambridge Theatre is quite intimate so you won’t feel like you’re missing lots of details, and you can enjoy the full scale of Matilda’s fun set from here. Five of the top rated £70 or less seats, according to SeatPlan users, are:

1. Upper Circle C30 (from £59.50). This seat has a great full view of the stage, and you can enjoy the impressive set design spilling out into the auditorium.

2. Dress Circle H35 (from £62.50). This seat has a slight overhang from the section above but the stage is still fully visible.

3. Upper Circle H16 (from £37.50). You might miss a couple of downstage parts here but the seat is very central.

4. Upper Circle K13 (from £20). This seat is marked restricted view and is sometimes half the price of the non-restricted view seat next to it.

5. Upper Circle E7 (from 47.50). You're almost as far back as you can go here, but the theatre isn't huge, and the view is decent.

Insider Tip: Some very cheap Matilda tickets are restricted view, and are often right next to more expensive clear view seats. A great way to save is to book one restricted view and one clear view ticket, then swap places at the interval.

5. Cheap Matilda Matinee Tickets

There are three matinee performances a week at Matilda, on Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Evening performances start at 7pm and there is no Monday performance.

Weekday matinees are cheaper than weekend matinees and evening shows during off-peak periods, but they are not usually cheaper than weekday evening performances. If you can book a midweek matinee instead of a weekend matinee, each price band is a few pounds cheaper.

6. Group Discounts for Matilda the Musical

There are various group discounts for Matilda tickets. Prices and availability are:

  • Groups of 6+ ticket rates are from £47.50 for Tuesday - Friday performances. You can book these online at the official website
  • Groups of 10+ ticket rates are from £39.50 for Tuesday - Thursday performances. You can book these online at the official website

These group rates are not valid on half term, Easter or Christmas school holiday dates.

Accelerator Groups Rate tickets are for bookings at least 4 weeks in advance:

  • Groups of 6+ ticket rates are from £42.50 for Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances
  • Groups of 10+ ticket rates are from £35 for Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances
  • Groups of 20+ ticket rates are from £32.50 for Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances 
  • School groups of 10+ can book tickets from £25, with one free teacher ticket supplied for every 10 students. This rate is valid on Tuesday - Thursday performances

Advance booking group rates are not valid on school holiday dates. Visit the official website or full details and exclusions on Matilda group discounts.

Matilda Access Discounts

Matilda offers concession prices for access patrons and companions. You can book these directly with the theatre at access@lwtheatres.co.uk or 020 3925 2998.

Other Discounted Matilda Tickets

You can often find discounts and offers for Matilda that aren’t available at the box office on sites like Love Theatre and lastminute.com. To get alerts on the latest and best discounts straight to your inbox, sign up to our mailing list.

There are no specific student concessions advertised for Matilda in London, but 16 - 25 year olds can book £10 TikTok Tickets. Tickets are limited to one per person, with proof of age required. These were previously Matilda £5 tickets as part of the RSC Key. The cost is a little higher now, but still well worth heading into central London for if you have the time.

2 for 1 Matilda Tickets

There is no official 2-for-1 ticket deal on Matilda the musical in London, but you can still find a huge range of cheap Matilda West End tickets, discounts and offers. 

7. About the Matilda West End Venue 

Matilda the musical has been performed at the Cambridge Theatre since 2011. The Cambridge Theatre is just off Covent Garden, in a great location for grabbing cheap lunch or dinner before the show. Child-friendly museums nearby include London Transport Museum, where under 18s go free, and Covent Garden itself has lots of child-friendly entertainment including street performers, a Moomin shop and the indoor market stalls.

There is one 20 minute interval during Matilda, and during this time staff will be selling refreshments, programmes and merchandise. If you’re attending with children, bring a bottle of water in your bag to save money and time queuing, and some small snacks like unwrapped sweets. 

Prices for Matilda merchandise are available to view online before your visit.

Insider Tip: If you’re sitting further back in the Upper Circle, consider renting binoculars for £1. Children can also use these for a close-up look at the hidden words across Matilda’s set design, which is a fun way to pass the time before the show starts and during the interval!

Where to eat near Matilda the MusicalWahaca (£-££)
Frankie & Benny's (££)
Shake Shack (£-££)
Group BookingsSpecial rates available for groups of 6+ and 10+, including Advance Saver rates and school groups. For information and to book, email groups@reallyuseful.co.uk or groups@reallyuseful.co.uk, or call 020 7087 7763.

Groups of 6+ can be booked online with promo code Matilda6, or 10+ with code Matilda10 at the box office.
ConcessionsTickets for young people aged 16 - 25 for £10 available in person at the box office from 10am daily. Bring proof of age when booking.

Access discounts and rates for carers or companions are available. Email access@lwtheatres.co.uk or call 020 3925 2998 to book.
PackagesTheatre Tickets Direct - Matilda tickets with dinner

Wowcher - Matilda ticket and hotel stay
Other OffersOfficial London Theatre New Year Sale

Kids Week - Free Theatre Tickets for Under 17s

London Theatre Week - Exclusive Prices
Travel TipsThe Cambridge Theatre is part of the Q-Park Theatreland Scheme for money off parking in London

Please note that all offers, discounts and prices are subject to change and may expire or be discontinued. All prices listed were correct at the time of writing. Sign up to our mailing list for future Matilda musical offers.

Last revised: November 2023

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Playing at

Cambridge Theatre
Seven Dials
Seating Plan

Cambridge Theatre seating plan

Booking period

25th Oct 2011

30th Nov 2023

15th Dec 2024

Running time

Will be confirmed when show opens


Best for age 6+. Babes in arms not permitted. Booster seats are available for children aged 3 - 12.