At only 1.5″ x 2″ wide and less than 1 oz in weight, it’s easy to slide a few Matchbox Theaters into a purse or pocket for a long car trip or plane ride. Put on a show whenever there’s a break in the action. Get into character. Do an accent or two. Find your inner Shakespeare!

What Can I Do With It?

  • Take Matchbox Theater everywhere you go!
  • They’re easy to pack and are great for family travel situations, like long car trips and airplane rides.
  • Use the included script or practice your improv skills using just the characters as prompts.
  • Theater fans will love the attentional to detail and imaginative casts of characters.

What’s In The Box?

  • Each Matchbox Theater includes a stage, fourteen (14) colorful puppet characters, and an original script.
  • Phosphorous-free matches means no surprise pyrotechnics.
  • One-time assembly is super-easy. You can start the first show in minutes!
  • Script content was created with adults in mind, but is okay for ages 6 and up.
  • Arrives packaged in bio-degradable cellophane.

Matchbox Theater

The Show You Can Take Anywhere!

Delight friends and family with spontaneous theatrical performances! Each edition of Matchbox Theater includes everything you need to produce a miniature play on a moment’s notice. Whether you stick to the script or make up your own storyline, Matchbox Theater delivers hours of thoughtful and creative entertainment for kids aged 6 to 96.

$7.25  $5.00 ON SALE!

SELECT EDITIONS BELOW

  • Issa’s Insects
  • The Poetic Cell
  • Pablo Neruda’s Questions
  • Old-Fashioned Medicine Show
  • Thoreau’s Walden
  • Fortune Teller
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Create Your Own
  • Full Set: All Eight Editions

Issa's Insects

$5.00

Haiku poems about insects by Kobayashi Issa.

Script Excerpts:

  • “Climb Mount Fuji, / O snail, / but slowly, slowly.”
  • “Under my house / an inchworm / measuring the joists.”

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The Poetic Cell

$5.00

A poetic tour through the inside of a cell.

Script Excerpts:

  • “Chromosomes unravel / like a sweater. / A whole meter of DNA in just one cell!”
  • “Mighty mitochondria. / Chemical energy busts from its biceps / like the strongman at the circus.”

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Pablo Neruda's Questions

$5.00

Excerpts from Pablo Neruda’s “The Book of Questions.”

Script Excerpts:

  • “Which yellow bird fills its nest with lemons?”
  • “How did the abandoned bicycle win its freedom?

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Old-Fashioned Medicine Show

$5.00

A rollicking good time.

Script Excerpts:

  • “Banjo Man loves the infamous “Wa-hoo” Vegetable Compound. Containing sarsaparilla, prickly ash, rhubarb, and “wa-hoo!,” it will restore snap and vigor to your being.”
  • 2) “Please watch closely as our fearless snake handler wraps this six foot poisonous creature…

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Thoreau's Walden

$5.00

Excerpts from “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau.

Script Excerpts:

  • “I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree.”
  • “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

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Fortune Teller

$5.00

Three fortune tellers and all the props.

Script Excerpts:

  • “Do come in and have a seat. No no…you don’t need to explain. I already know…”
  • “When I look deep within my crystal ball I see _____________ in your future.”

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Emily Dickinson

$5.00

Excerpts from Emily Dickinson’s poems.

Script Excerpts:

  • “Adrift! A little boat adrift! / And night is coming down! / Will no one guide a little boat / Unto the nearest town?”
  • “A drop fell on the apple tree / Another on the roof; / A half dozen kissed the eaves, / And made the gables laugh.”

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Create Your Own

$5.00

Create your own characters and write your own script.

This one comes with blank puppets and a blank script. Make a show about your family, friends, or co-workers. Or perhaps animals or aliens!


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Set of Eight (8)

$34.00

One of each original edition of Matchbox Theater.

This is a full set that includes: Issa’s Insects, The Poetic Cell, Pablo Neruda’s Questions, Old-Fashioned Medicine Show, Thoreau’s Walden, Fortune Teller, Emily Dickinson, and Create Your Own!


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