RSC presents a relaxed performance of Matilda

Date Posted: 25/03/2014

On 15th June the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a ‘relaxed performance’ of Matilda The Musical at London’s Cambridge Theatre in association with the National Autistic Society.

This first relaxed performance of Matilda builds on the programme of ‘relaxed’ performances that the RSC has been running in Stratford-upon-Avon since last year, when it was amongst the first to adopt and promote the concept.

Matilda: adjusted to suit an autistic school group

The performance will provide a relaxed environment for autistic children, with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress.

Lighting and sound levels will be adjusted to soften their impact and designated ‘chill-out’ areas will be provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities for school groups to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.

School trip organisers can book the performance for a reduced rate of £20. Teachers will be sent a visual story to help them familiarise themselves with the plot, characters and the setting before they arrive at the theatre.

Detailed event and transport information will also be available from the dedicated ‘relaxed’ performance section of the website.

For further school trip information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide