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

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Friday, Feb. 16 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 7:00 pm

Sunday Feb. 18 @ 2:00 pm

Historic Paramount Theatre

Downtown, Austin, MN

Tickets available at the ArtWorks Center, Downtown Austin MN on line at Paramounttheatre.org or at the door beginning 1 hour prior to performance time.

Theatre Camp 2018

"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:

(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 

  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
    Garth Hataye O.D. & Alaina Softing-Hataye O.D.
    Scott & Erin Felten

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

  2017 Scholarship Donors
    Tehran McDaniel-Aberg    
    In Memory of Derek McAlister     
    Wright-Henneping Electric Cooperative    
 SPECIAL THANK YOU to Berg's Nursery, 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

Adults $10.00                  Youth 14 & under $6.00

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