Educational Information

Matilda The Musical is the perfect treat for students of all ages and is a fantastic introduction to theatre. It is particularly suitable for students of English, Drama & Theatre Studies and has strong curriculum links to Literacy, PSHE and SEAL.

For teachers and students the Royal Shakespeare Company have created a new online resource to give schools insights into the process of staging this award-winning musical.

Education Workshops and School rates are also available for Matilda The Musical.

Winner of 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences both in London and on Broadway, and will open in Sydney in July 2015.

Suitable for the following key stages:

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Covers elements of the following subjects:

  • Art & Design
  • Citizenship
  • Dance
  • Design/Tech
  • Drama
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Key Skills
  • Media Studies
  • PSHE
  • SEAL
  • Theatre Studies

School groups rates

10 + Schools Group Rate

  • Best Available seats £25 (usually up to £65)
  • Valid for Tue – Thu evenings and Wed matinees
  • Excluding school holidays
  • Subject to availability




  • 02 Hours
  • :
  • 35 Mins

Including interval



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Event Times

  • Tue 7pm
  • Wed – Sat 7.30pm
  • Wed & Sat 2.30pm
  • Sun 3pm




Cambridge Theatre
Seven Dials
32-34 Earlham Street



020 7206 1174

  • Venue Access Details

    No steps to the foyer through 2 sets of double swing doors. Box office counter on right. Staircases between levels have 2 handrails and steps are highlighted. 5 steps down from the main foyer to the Stalls, 31 up to the back of the Royal Circle (2 steps between rows). Over 60 steps up to the Upper Circle. Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance.

    Please contact the Theatre Manager on arrival.

    Entrance to the foyer through 2 sets of double swing doors. Entrance into the Stalls corridor through the third double EXIT door on Earlham Street. From here there is a slight slope down into the stalls, to 2 spaces for wheelchair users at N1 and N34. Transfer seats for up to 4 wheelchair users and 2 scooter users. The wheelchairs and scooters can be stored and will be retrieved by an usher.

    Adapted toilet in the Stalls corridor.

    Women’s and men’s at the back of the Stalls. At the Royal Circle, the men’s is level from the bar and the women’s is up 3 steps.

    Aisle seats, seats J1 and J8 and Box A (3 steps up) have the most leg room.

    Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar down 22 steps. Royal Circle bar 31 steps from the foyer, another bar in Upper Circle.

    Infra-red system with 8 headsets. Induction loop at the Box Office. Headsets available from the Box Office.

    NCP Shelton Street. Meters in Earlham Street (11 spaces) and Mercer Street (2 spaces).

    Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit for four dogs per performance in the Manager’s office.



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Travel Information

  • Nearest Train Station Charing Cross (0.5 miles) Find on map
  • Nearest Tube Stop Covent Garden (0.5 miles) Find on map
  • TFL offers free off peak tube travel for school parties, Mon - Fri. Find out more
  • Nearest Coach Stop Piccadilly Circus (0.3 miles) Find on map
  • Nearest Bus Routes  1, 14, 19, 22, 29, 34, 55 and 176 Plan bus journey



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Education Pack

Matilda School Resources

Inspired by Matilda The Musical, this online resource gives schools insights into the process of staging this award-winning musical. As well as teacher notes full of ideas for how to prepare your students for seeing the production, it also offers a programme of work which aims to give young people the inspiration, confidence and skills to develop their own writing.

To find out more visit


Workshops offer a great way of enhancing pupil understanding and experience when visiting the theatre. A selection of workshops are outlined below, however your preferred ticket agent or tour provider will be able to advise you on the workshops they offer which can be booked in correlation with your theatre tickets.

Official Workshops

The Royal Shakespeare Company offers pre-show midweek matinee education workshops for primary and secondary schools during term time. The workshops are designed to introduce your students to the story of Matilda The Musical, the key characters and the creative process of bringing it to life on stage. Led by RSC practitioners these active 90 minute sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of students of all ages from 6 years old and upwards.

Education workshops are available on Wednesday mornings during term time from 10.30am – 12pm only and take place at the Cambridge Theatre.

Workshops cost £225 per session*. To book your workshop, email the Education Box Office at or call 01789 403434. This line is answered by a specialist Education team available from 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Please note that emails and voicemail messages are only checked periodically during the school holidays.

*Discounts are available for RSC Education members – to find out more about becoming an RSC Education Member here.

Subject to availability. Minimum group size of 20 pupils and a maximum of 30 pupils per session.

General Workshops

A range of non-show specific workshops are available which can complement a class visit to the theatre. Focusing on a wide range of techniques, including playwriting, acting, dance and producing, workshops can be tailored towards the individual requirements of your class to enhance their theatre trip experience. For example, see:

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    I took a KS 2 class to see Matilda last term. They LOVED it!! It was a leavers trip and an opportunity for the children to see high quality West End theatre at its BEST. The cast of children are amazing performers! The choreography is outstanding and inspirational!!! The class loved the When I Grow Up song and the choreography on the swings was a highlight of the show!!! We thoroughly recommend the show for KS 2 upwards!
    Posted: 11/09/2013
     By: Vera