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

2018-2019: Our 44th Season!
Thank you Cooperative Response Center, Mayo Clinic Health Systems and Austin Area Foundation for Sponsoring our 44th Season!

The Matchbox office

211 First St SE, Austin, MN 

Mailing address:
PO Box 576
Austin, MN  55912
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. 
Stop by and see what we have available.  Complete costumes rent for $15.  (Deposit also required and returned when costumes are returned)


Sunday, July 14th 2019


Suggested age 8-Adult

Historical Paramount Theatre

Performance date: August 16,17,18, 2019

(Including Student Performances)

Directed by Angela Donovan

Questions? Call Office at 507-437-9078

or email us at


Matchbox Children's Theatre  presents:

Summer Theatre Camp

"Yankee Doodle:  A Musical Review"

July 8 - 12, 2019

5:30- 8:00 pm

ages 8-18

Cost:  $75 (Scholarships available)

Held at our NEW Matchbox Office  

 211 First St SE  Austin, MN

Select the link on the left to download your application form

JC Hormel Nature Center and MCT present "Halloween Warm Up".  Warm Up Tickets available exclusively at Super Fresh Produce & Bakery
October 11 & 12, 2019

.Austin Area Foundation Logo

2019-2020 Matchbox Children's Theatre 45th Season 

It's Sure to be a fantastic Encore Season!

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 

by Barbara Robinson

Produced by special arrangement with Samual French

 “Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang”

by Tim Kelly

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service

“The Magician’s Nephew”  

By C.S. Lewis Dramatized by Aurand Harris

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

 “The Rainbow Fish”

         by Austin Zumbro

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY  of Woodstock, Illinois

December 20, 21 & 22, 2019

February 7, 8 & 9, 2020

April 3, 4 & 5, 2020

August 21, 22 & 23, 2020



2019 Theatre Camp

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 four regular productions a year plus the Halloween Warm-Up
Each production costs between $5,000 and $7,000
MCT is an Independent, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization

With your support, building imaginations of the future!

    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

                Adults $10.00                  Youth 14 & under $6.00
                                   Performance times:
                       Fridays and Saturdays     7:00 pm
                       Sundays                               2:00 pm

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Thank you MCT Patrons!!!! 
You may send donations to: 
 Matchbox Children's Theatre
PO Box 576
Austin, MN  55912 
or go to 

 Special Supporters
              Austin Area Foundation                     Austin Noon Kiwanis           
                  Freeborn/Mower Electric Co-op        SEMAC                    
                  Mayo Clinic Health Systems             CRC                                        
                       44th Season Patrons                         
                  The Snee Family                              Belita Schindler
                  Jim & Millie Burroughs                      Mary Barinka
                  Austin Eagles                                    Charles & MarryAnn Craig
                  Curtis & Dana Southard                    Anne & Dick Waldman
                  Sue & Bob Peterson                         Lora Lee Bauer
                  Jeanne Poppe                                  David & Susan Ruzek
                  Barb Duenes                                    Tim & Teresa Donovan
                  Karla Sellers                                     Coni & Paul Nelson
                  In Memory of Eileen Goodnature     Penny Kinney
                  Alice Holst                                        Jan Thomas

  Building Fund
                    Sarah Lynn Robertson Zavoral      Ashley Kasper
                    Larry & Cindy Bellrichard               Anonymous
                    Chelsea Anderson                         Susan Hanson
                    T & G Plumbing                             LaVonne Gilderhus
                    G & G Heating
to Knights of Columbus, T 'n G  Plumbing and Heating, Super Fresh Produce and Bakery, and Marie Fryer!