When are the auditions for Matilda and her classmates?

We will be auditioning regularly and will always post details of forthcoming auditions on the website but to be sure you hear of them register your details for an email update.

Where will the auditions be?

As well as in London we will sometimes visit other cities to look for Matildas. Keep checking the auditions page on the website!

How old do I have to be to audition?

We will audition children for Matilda who are aged 8 to 12 and under 4ft 3. Her classmates need to be aged 8 to 13 and under 5ft with brilliant dancing and singing skills!

What will I have to do in the audition?

You will be asked to bring a short poem or monologue to perform, to sing something and you will be taught a dance from the show.

What if I live outside of London?

We need to cast all the roles, apart from Matilda, from within travelling distance of the theatre. You need to live within one hour of the theatre so we say within the M25. Matildas can be from anywhere.

What if I have more questions?

You’ll find most questions are answered during the audition process but you can also email Jessica at

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Matilda The Musical premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, playing to sold-out audiences before transferring to London’s West End. It opened at the Cambridge Theatre in October 2011 and is currently booking until May 2016.

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