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

Thank you 
 Mayo Clinic Health System &
Cooperative Response Center 
        for Sponsoring our 42nd Season!
2016-2017 Our 42nd Season!

The Matchbox office
PO Box 576
Austin, MN  55912

 (911 West Oakland Avenue, Austin, MN Please note our NEW LOCATION!)         
Office hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30pm - 6:30pm. 
May 15th - Sept. 18th Summer Hours - by appointment only.  Call 437-9078 and leave message. 
Need a costume?  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

In Memory of Derek McAlister

"No One will marry a Princess with a Tree Growing Out of Her Head!" 

Friday, Aug. 18 7:00 pm

Saturday, Aug. 19 2:00 pm

Sunday, Aug. 20 2:00 pm  

Historic Paramount Theatre

Adults $10.00

Youth 14 & under $6.00

Tickets available at Austin ArtWorks Center, Downtown Austin, MN  Online, or at the door.

Theatre Camp 2017

 "No One will marry a Princess with a Tree Growing Out of Her Head!"  

July 10-14, 2017

August 18,19 & 20, 2017

"A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"  December 8, 9, & 10, 2017
"The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" 

February 16, 17, & 18, 2018
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"  
April 13, 14, & 15, 2018

"Stuart Little"  August 17, 18 & 19, 2018


2016 Theatre Camp

July 10-14, 2017  Select the link on the left column

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 three regular productions a year plus the Halloween Warm-Up
Each production costs between $4,000 and $6,000
MCT is an Independent, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization

With your support, building imaginations of the future!

                  Thank you MCT Patrons!!!! 
You may send donations to: 
 Matchbox Children's Theatre
PO Box 576
Austin, MN  55912 
or go to https://www.givemn.org/organization/Matchbox-Childrens-Theatre

  42nd Season Patrons                         
    Lora Lee Bauer                                  Albert Lea Seed House
    Belita Shindler                                    Dave & Sue Ruzek
    Jeanne Poppe                                    Mary & Tim Barinka
    Maryann & Charles Craig                   Rod Nordeng
    Jim & Milly Burroughs                        Dick & Ann Waldman
    The Schnable Family                         Penny Kinney
    Tim & Teresa Donovan                      Alice Holst
    Gareth Hataye

  2017 Scholarship Donors
  Tehran McDaniel-Aberg                                                                                            In Memory of Derek McAlister                                                                                        Wright-Henneping Electric Cooperative                                                         anonymous
 SPECIAL THANK YOU to Discovery Learning Center and Marie Fryer of Bells and Beaus!

    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/historic-paramount-theatre

Adults $10.00                  Youth 14 & under $6.00