The mission of Matchbox Children’s Theatre is to spark imaginations by presenting professional quality children’s theatre on a consistent basis.

2018-2019: Our 44th Season!
Thank you Cooperative Response Center, Mayo Clinic Health Systems and Austin Area Foundation for Sponsoring our 44th Season!

The Matchbox office

211 First St SE, Austin, MN 

Mailing address:
PO Box 576
Austin, MN  55912
Office hours:
Beginning Sept. 18th
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30pm - 6:30pm. 
May 15th - Sept. 18th Summer Hours 
by appointment only.  Call 437-9078 and leave message. 
Stop by and see what we have available.  Complete costumes rent for $15.  (Deposit also required and returned when costumes are returned)

Matchbox Children's Theatre  presents

A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Charles M. Schulz

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson

Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer

By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson 

Presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

Dec. 7 & 8 at 7:00 pm

Dec. 9 at 2:00 pm

Theatre Camp 2019

"Yankee Doodle, A Musical Review"    

July 8-12, 2019
August 16, 17 & 18, 2019

JC Hormel Nature Center and MCT present "Halloween Warm Up".  Warm Up Tickets available exclusively at Super Fresh Produce & Bakery
October 12 & 13, 2018


2018-2019 Matchbox Children's Theatre 44th Season 

A Charlie Brown Christmas”

by Charles M. Schulz

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson

“Snow White: the Queen’s Fair Daughter”

Adapted by Max Bush

Based on the Olenberg manuscript and early versions of the Brothers Grimm Tale.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY  of Woodstock, Illinois

“The House at Pooh Corner”  

By A.A. Milne Adapted by Bettye Knapp

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

“Yankee Doodle A Musical Review”

Book by Aurand Harris.  Music by Mort Stine. Introduction by Coleman Jennings

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY  of Woodstock, Illinois

December 7, 8 & 9 2018

February 15, 16 & 17, 2019

April 5, 6 & 7, 2019

August 16, 17 & 18, 2019


2019 Theatre Camp

To receive information about upcoming auditions, contact the Matchbox office:

(507) 437-9078
Fast Facts...
Our plays last about an hour with no intermission
MCT performs four regular productions a year plus the Halloween Warm-Up
Each production costs between $5,000 and $6,000
MCT is an Independent, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization

With your support, building imaginations of the future!

    Calling all Directors!!             
    Interested in Directing?
  Contact us at info@matchboxchildrenstheatre.org  
or calling us at 507-437-9078 and will send you more information!         

  Online ticket sales

Tickets may be purchased online at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/11298

                Adults $10.00                  Youth 14 & under $6.00
                                   Performance times:
                       Fridays and Saturdays     7:00 pm
                       Sundays                               2:00 pm

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Thank you MCT Patrons!!!! 
You may send donations to: 
 Matchbox Children's Theatre
PO Box 576
Austin, MN  55912 
or go to 

 Special Supporters
               Austin Area Foundation                     Austin Noon Kiwanis           
 Freeborn/Mower Electric Co-op                SEMAC                    
                   Mayo Clinic Health Systems                  CRC                                        
                       43rd Season Patrons                         
             Sweet Reads                                         In Memory of Derek McAlister        
  In Memory of David Gilderhus                Mayo Health Care System 
Austin Noon Kiwanis                           Jim & Milly Burroughs         
Darwin Sellers                                      Lora Lee Bauer                    
 David & Susan Ruzek                           Belita Schindler                    
    Dick & Ann Waldman                           Maryann & Charles Craig        
    Janet Thomas                                      Tim & Teresa Donovan             
               Garth Hataye O.D.                                Alaina Softing-Hataye O.D.                                                                                        
                Scott & Erin Felten                             Penny Kinney                                                                                             Mary Kidwiler Moritz

  Building Fund
                    Sarah Lynn Robertson Zavoral      Ashley Kasper
                    Larry & Cindy Bellrichard               Anonymous
                    Chelsea Anderson                         Susan Hanson
                    T & G Plumbing                             LaVonne Gilderhus
to Knights of Columbus, Berg's Nursery, Midtown Towing, T 'n G  Plumbing and Heating, Super Fresh Produce and Bakery, and Marie Fryer!