Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Matilda faces incredible odds with neglectful parents and a cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. The only person who sees her and her gifted personality is her lovable teacher, Miss Honey. Using her extraordinary imagination and psychokinetic powers, Matilda overcomes every obstacle and teaches classmates and grown-ups alike to stand up for themselves and find their magic within. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is a delight for all ages.

Please join us in the West Lobby 30 minutes prior to each curtain for a pre-show talk presented by Playhouse staff.

Our safety guide has been updated and reflects these main changes: The Playhouse no longer requires masks to attend a performance. However, masks are welcomed! If it makes you more comfortable, please feel free to wear a mask. We understand that individual healthcare is a matter of personal practices and choices.

We do ask that:

  • if you are feeling sick, or
  • have a positive test, or
  • have had exposure to someone who has COVID

please call the ticket office and reschedule your performance. Our refund and exchange policy remains in effect: You have up to 7 days following your performance date to request an exchange or refund.

Please note: The Playhouse remains committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for volunteers and guests. Should circumstances change once again, mask mandates return, or the CDC alters their recommendations, we will follow the most stringent guidelines. Click here to read our changes as of Mar. 2, 2022.


Note: Streaming and video-on-demand rights are not available for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. This show will be in-person only.

Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays & 2:00 PM Sundays
John Viars Theatre
Run Time:
Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.

Show Credits

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Matilda was first commissioned and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England on 9 November 2010. It transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End of London on 25 October 2011 and received its US premiere at the Shubert Theatre, Broadway, USA on 4 March 2013.
Orchestrations and Additional Music – Chris Nightingale

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684,

Sponsored by

  • EMC