Welcome!

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

Thank you 
Cooperative Response Center and Austin Area Foundation
        for Sponsoring our 43rd Season!
2017-2018 Our 43rd Season!
 *new this season...
     Saturday performances are at 7:00 pm


The Matchbox office
PO Box 576
Austin, MN  55912

 (911 West Oakland Avenue, Austin, MN Please note our NEW LOCATION!)         
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. 
 
We rent Costumes! 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 Theare presents

"A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"

Based on Charles Dickens classic story  Dramatized by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus  Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado

Friday, Dec. 8  7:00 pm

* NEW!  Saturday, Dec. 9 7:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 10 2:00 pm

Historic Paramount Theatre

Downtown, Austin, MN

Adults $10.00

Youth 14 & under $6.00

Tickets available at ArtWorks Center 

Downtown Austin, MN


Theatre Camp 2018


TBA
"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

 

2018 Theatre Camp

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

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

info@matchboxchildrenstheatre.org
(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

  43rd Season Patrons                         
    Sweet Reads                                In Memory of Derek McAlister
    In Memory of David Gilderhus      Mayo Health Care System
    In Memory of Derek McAlister      In Memory of Derek McAlister
    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

  Building Fund
    Sarah Lynn Robertson Zavoral      Ashley Kasper
    Larry & Cindy Bellrichard               Anonymous
    Chelsea Anderson                         Susan Hanson
    T & G Plumbing

  2017 Scholarship Donors
    Tehran McDaniel-Aberg    
    In Memory of Derek McAlister     
    Wright-Henneping Electric Cooperative    
    anonymous
                                              
 
 SPECIAL THANK YOU to Discovery Learning Center,
 T n' G Plumbing and Heating, Super Fresh Produce and Bakery 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
austinareaarts.org                  

Adults $10.00                  Youth 14 & under $6.00

Performance times:
   Fridays and Saturdays     7:00 pm
   Sundays                               2:00 pm