Matilda School Resources


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.

Discounts and group rates are available for schools and students at all venues on selected performances.

Terms and conditions apply. Please contact individual venue Box Offices for details.



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Change My Story is a new RSC education programme devised in collaboration with our regional theatre partners across the country to support the UK Tour of Matilda The Musical. Theatre partners include Leicester Curve, Dublin Board Gais Energy Theatre, Sunderland Empire , Milton Keynes Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Manchester Palace, Cardiff Millennium Centre. Each theatre will create a bespoke programme in collaboration with RSC consisting of some or all of the following:

Become a Change My Story Champion School:

Change My Story has been devised on a region-by-region basis and includes a national search for up to 50 Change My Story Champion Schools who will work with the RSC and their regional theatre to stage a special 45-minute edit of Matilda The Musical as their school play. Any state-maintained school in the touring regions will be able to apply for one of the 50 places which involves committing to a two-year programme of creative work, including professional development and training opportunities for teachers and working with five other local schools to share skills and knowledge from the programme.

Take part in our specially devised INSET programme:

Primary teachers will be able to book onto a new professional development programme using approaches direct from our rehearsal rooms. These specialist courses will explore how you can bring Matilda The Musical into your classroom and use it as a springboard for creative writing. Our approaches have a proven impact on reluctant and lower ability writers, developing their imagination and use of descriptive language, inspiring them to write with confidence and enjoyment.

Book one of our specially devised workshops:

Mrs Phelps’ Library – Workshop Programme

Inspired by the musical’s librarian Mrs Phelps, students will work with professional artists from the RSC or local theatre to guide them through a journey of storytelling in Matilda’s world. Workshops are developed in response to the needs of your students and can incorporate musical, written or performance outcomes. Schools can book a two hour or full day workshop in their school.  


How to be involved

Each venue will have a bespoke programme, involving all or some of the above work. To register interest please email



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