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 41st Season!
2015-2016 Our 41st Season!
The 41st Season is dedicated in memory of 
our dear friend, David Dahlquist.

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


Matchbox Summer Theatre Camp

“Fairy Free For-All”  and “Pyramus & Thisbe"  

July 11-15, 2016

Ages 8-18

Cost:  $75.00

Select our link on the left for your application!

Theatre Camp 2016

 “Fairy Free For-All”  and “Pyramus & Thisbe"

July 11-15, 2016

"The Far-Fetched Fable of the Frog Prince: How a Prince Became A Frog and Starred in the School Play" A comedy by Jennifer Kirkeby.   November 6, 7, & 8, 2015
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" Book & lyrics by Judith Viorst.  Music by Shelly Markham    February 5, 6, & 7, 2016
"Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue"  by Stacey Lane

“Fairy Free For-All”  and “Pyramus & Thisbe"   

Matchbox will present two light-hearted comedies based on William Shakespeare plays in honor of the 400th Anniversary of his death.  MCT is joining theatres around the world celebrating “the Bard” in 2016. We will pair two short scripts that will be an ideal match for young audiences and a delightful way for MCT Theatre Camp participants to experience Shakespeare.

We are doing our own original, adaptation of the Pyramus & Thisbe play within a play from “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream”.   The second comedy will be “Faery Free-For-All” by Patrick Rainville Dorn by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.  This wonderful fantasy features magical faery folk, both friendly and fearsome, as they gather in a moonlit meadow to learn from each other how to be naughty and nice.  

April 8, 9, & 10, 2016

August 26, 27 & 28, 2016



2016 Theatre Camp

July 11-15, 2016  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
  41st Season Patrons                         2015 Summer Camp 
  Belita Schindler                                        & Play Patrons
   Kathy & Peter Green                                 Noon Kiwanis
  Dan & Kelli Miller                               Gary Groh Construction  
  Mary Barinka                                       Albert Lea Seed Co.
  Charles & Maryann Craig                   Charles & Maryann Craig
   Teresa Donovan                                                 Kyra Bellrichard
    Dick & Ann Waldman                                              N. Finney
    Lora Lee Bauer                                                
   The Kleis Family
    Frank Bridges
    Larry & Cindy Bellrichard
   Alice Holst
   David & LaVonne Gilderhus
   Joanne Fox
   The Schnable Family
 SPECIAL THANK YOU to: T 'N G Plumbing & Heating 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: 

Adults $8.00 Youth 14 & under $5.00