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 40th Season!
2014-2015 Our 40th Season!
The MCT 40th Season is dedicated in memory
of Joel Nelson.

40th Season Reception
Sunday, August 23, 2015
5:00-7:00 pm
Austin ArtWorks Center, Main Street, Austin, MN
Come share your memories!

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. 
Beginning May 15th 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

"The Wizard of Oz"


Friday, August 21       7:00 pm

Saturday, August 22  2:00 pm

Sunday, August 23    2:00 pm

Historic Paramount Theatre

Austin, MN

Theatre Camp 2015

 "The Wizard of Oz"

NEW!!  TEEN SCENES!Click on the link on the left for more information!

July 6-10, 2015

Tuesday, July 21st 5:30 pm
Riverland Community College Choir Room (AE-E102)  FREE EVENT!  Recommend for ages 10 and above.

"T'was the Night before Christmas"  by Jennifer Kirkeby. It will get everyone in the mood for the Christmas season.   November 7, 8 & 9, 2014
"The Pale Pink Dragon"  by Phyllis McCallum  Get ready for lots of magic, colorful characters and good vs. evil.  February 6, 7 & 8, 2015
"Three Fairy Godmothers"  by Jerry L. Twedt. This encore comedy mixes in elements of suspense as the devious bad fairy takes on three good hearted, but sometimes ineffective, fairy godmothers as the plot unravels.  March 27, 28 & 29, 2015



2015 Theatre Camp

July6-10, 2015  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
  40th Season Patrons                         2015 Summer Camp 
  Belita Schindler                                        & Play Patrons
   Mary Barinka                           Noon Kiwanis
  US Bank                                  Gary Groh Construction                 
  Charles & Maryann Craig           Albert Lea Seed Co.
  Kathy & Peter Green                 Charles & Maryann Craig
  Jerry Girton                                         Kyra Bellrichard
  Lora Lee Bauer                                   N. Finney
  I B Data
  Tim & Teresa Donovan
  Kathy & Craig Byram
  The Waldman's
  The Miller Family
  The Kleis Family
  ViDeyo Arts
  Penny Kinney
  Kristen & Eric Olson
 SPECIAL THANK YOU to: T'N G Plumbing and to Subway (West Oakland Ave) for your special support!

    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: 
austinareaart.org or