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!
Dedicated in memory of 
Frank Bridges and Steven Kinney
 *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

Matchbox Theatre Summer Camp

"Stuart Little"

July 9-13, 2018

5:30-8:00 pm

Annual Meeting Notice:

The Matchbox Children's Theatre Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 3rd 6:30 pm at the Matchbox Office, 911 West Oakland Ave, Austin, MN  55912.   

The meeting is open to the public.

Theatre Camp 2018

"Stuart Little"


July 9-13, 2018
 
August 17, 18 & 19, 2018
JC Hormel Nature Center and MCT present "Halloween Warm Up".  Warm Up Tickets available exclusively at Super Fresh Produce & Bakery

October 12 & 13, 2018

ANNOUNCING

2018-2019 Matchbox Children's Theatre 44th Season

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas”

  December 7, 8 & 9, 2018

“Snow White: the Queen’s Fair Daughter”

February 15, 16 & 17, 2019

“The House at Pooh Corner”  

April 5, 6 & 7, 2019

“Yankee Doodle”

August 16, 17 & 18, 2019


 

 

2018 Theatre Camp


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

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 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
    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                       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

  2017 Scholarship Donors
    Tehran McDaniel-Aberg    
    In Memory of Derek McAlister     
    Wright-Henneping Electric Cooperative    
    anonymous
                                              
 
 SPECIAL THANK YOU to Berg's Nursery, Midtown Towing, T n' G   Plumbing and Heating, Super Fresh Produce and   Bakery, and Marie Fryer!


    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:
austinareaarts.org                  

Adults $10.00                  Youth 14 & under $6.00

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