Matilda Theatre breaks

Aged 12 and under

About the show

Adapted from the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has been a hit since opening night. 

The show follows the story of downtrodden Matilda, a gifted and intelligent young girl who goes utterly unappreciated by her belligerent parents. When Matilda is finally old enough to go to school, her only ally against the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull, is her mild-mannered teacher known as Miss Honey. This classic Dahl story of the innocent, meek and talented, versus the grotesque, ultramodern and abrasive is brought to life through superb use of sound and staging. A Matilda theatre break will recreate Dahl’s deft, black wit and uncover the prickly yet heart-warming tale to the delight of the whole family.

What to expect from Matilda

Matilda theatre breaks are perfect for adults and children alike. Tim Minchin’s playful music and lyrics brings out the bawdy yet incisive tale of a precocious child up against the infuriating absurdity of adulthood. Miss Trunchbull, the headmistress, is a role that won multiple awards at the show’s inception and her evil cartoonish actions won’t fail to entertain. The show has since stormed Broadway, where its cheeky mix of British humour and an unvarnished portrayal of children, warts and all, have made it a winner.

Matilda theatre breaks is among our top-sellers, with over 700 tickets for the show sold in 2013 alone. This particular London show gets booked up fast so make sure you don't miss out on this wonderful theatre adaptation - book your Matilda theatre break now!

Reviews of Matilda

“Smart, quirky and sublimely good fun – I can’t wait to see it again” - Time Out

 “Hilarious, moving, glorious” - The Daily Telegraph

“Gleefully nasty. An evening of unadulterated bliss” - The Guardian

“An absolute cracker, bursting with dynamism, fizzling with verve – fantastic” - Daily Express

Interesting facts about Matilda

  • Matilda was nominated in every category it was eligible for at the 2012 Oliviers, winning 7 of 10 – more than any other show in the history of the awards
  • Fans of the Broadway version of Matilda the Musical have taken to calling themselves “Revolting Children” - West End fans were briefly referred to as "Dahlings"
  • As if Miss Trunchbull wasn’t terrifying enough, Roald Dahl actually created the character of The Childcatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang during his brief time as a screenwriter
  • Matilda continues to be one of our best-selling theatre breaks, with over 700 tickets sold in 2013


Maltida theatre breaks are suitable for children ages 6+

Tips for booking a cheap Matilda Break

Though it doesn’t happen very often, and with heavy exclusion periods around school holidays, it is in fact possible to get discounted Gold tickets for Matilda for the best possible cheap theatre breaks. Outside of these offers, booking ahead of time to snag clear-view budget seats in the rear Grand Circle is the best way to go, as many cheap seats carry viewing restrictions.



Running time - 2 hours 40 minutes

Booking until - 15/12/2024

Cambridge Theatre

Earlham Street
Covent GardenLondon

Nearest tube - Covent Garden

Seating information - The theatre is split into 3 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Dress Circle on the 1st floor and the Upper Circle at the top.

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If you are booking a break more than six weeks in advance you can choose to pay just 50% of your package price at the time of purchase and settle the remaining balance a month before you travel.

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