1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 20th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

Kids First Series
2018-19 Season

It’s A Play Date With Your Kids. . . And Not Just For Them!

The Kid’s First series presents the very best in puppetry, theatre, storytelling and the circus arts for family audiences.  Our intimate 109-seat venue ensures that you have a front row experience every time.  After the show you’re invited to the playroom for milk & cookies, a chance to meet the performers and a fun show inspired art activity.

“Cannot say enough about The Millibo!!! Live, local, and everyone welcomes you as if they have known you all your life-priceless!!”

“Great family environment, fun for all ages!”

“Every time I go to the Millibo, I am filled with joy. These are terrific people doing fun and innovative theatre. My kids love it. Worthy and worthwhile.” 


We keep ticket prices low so you never have to feel the performing arts are out of reach and with subscriptions, family four packs and flex passes on offer, you can save even more!

$12.50    Single Ticket

$44          Family Four Pack – four tickets to a single show

$50          Kids First 6 show Subscription

  • One ticket to all 6 shows in the Kids First Season – SAVE 30% 
  • Free popcorn at every show
  • Unlimited ticket exchanges
  • Best seats in the house guaranteed
  • 10% off for guest tickets

$106    ~ FLEX Pass – ten punches to use in any configuration for any series show 

Kids First 2018-19 Season Schedule

October 26 – 27 – 28

You’re invited to put on your favorite costume and join our silly ghosts, ghouls, and goblins in their fantastic Millibo haunted house. This not so scary Halloween fun features an enchanted dollhouse,  steaming cauldron and some very silly witches. (7:30pm Friday Oct 26 Performance)


December 8 – 23

Snowflakey’s perfect Holiday party plans go topsy-turvy when two Winter Trolls try to lend a hand – big laughs and beautiful singing in this heartwarming tale for the Holidays.



December 31st

Ring in the New Year before it is bed-time for the little ones! Mr. Guffaw brings a giant box of new tricks, gags, silly stuff and of course giant soap bubbles that will have you “rolling in the aisles.” Performances @ 11am, 2pm & 4pm!


February 2 – 3

Join us for some outrageous feline fun as the Mesner Puppet Theatre create the hilarious tale of the cat that just won’t go away!



March 1 – 10

A high-energy, adventure full of physical comedy, song and inventive story-telling that brings to life the timeless tales of Mr. Aesop.
(7:30pm Friday Performances on March 1 and 8)



May 4 – 19

You’ll “ooh” and “ahh” as performers go flipping, whirling, tumbling, unicycling, stilt dancing and flying under the best little big top in town!




If you want to see a little bit of everything  or  your schedule is just to crazy for you to  to commit too a season subscription, we recommend the Flex pass. It let’s you pick and choose the shows you see and can be used for any show in the season.  The pass is valid for one year and can save you as much as 30% off the single ticket price.

$106     FLEX Pass

  • 10 punches to use in any configuration for any series show
  • 1 punch = Kids First Ticket  
  • 2 punches = Premiere ticket (save $3.80 off the single ticket price)
  • Valid for one full year from date of purchase
  • Unlimited exchanges (must call 2 hours prior to show time)

RESERVING FLEX Pass TICKETS: Making reservations is so easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Decide which fabulous MAT show you want to see.
  2. Call the MAT box-office and identify yourself as a Flexer.
  3. Tell us when you want to come and how many tickets you’d like us to hold.
  4. Hang up the phone and get on with your day.

We keep track of your punches, so you never have to worry about misplacing your punch card. THAT’s IT! Didn’t we say it was easy!

CHANGING YOUR FLEX RESERVATION: Flexers may call and change their reservation without any penalty up to two hours before the start of the show.


Fridays @ 7pm ~ Saturdays 11am & 2pm  ~  Sundays 1pm & 3pm ~

All Kids First shows last between 50 to 60 minutes

All shows are followed by Milk & Cookies with the performer, a Silly Hat Giveaway and a show related Craft Activity.

Children two and under do not need a ticket if they are seated on a parent’s lap.


REFUNDS: All Ticket sales are final and there are no refunds on ticket purchases, however we do realize life can be un-predictable and are happy to exchange your ticket purchase for another performance of the same show.  Just give us a call before the start of your show and we’ll make the exchange.

EXCHANGES: Ticket purchasers may exchange their tickets for another performance of the SAME show if the exchange is made at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled performance.  No exchanges will be made after a performance has passed.  All exchanges are based upon availability.

To exchange your tickets please call  the MAT Box Office at 719 465 6321 or visit us in person during our box office hours.

Exchanges into a more expensive performance require payment of the upgrade amount at the time of the exchange. Refunds are not given for exchanges into less expensive performances.


MAT Seating chart

The MAT seats 109 patrons in a proscenium theatre with stadium style seating.  Every seat at the MAT has excellent sight lines and acoustics.

All seating is assigned. If you have any special seating needs, or would like to request a specific seat, please call the MAT Box Office at 719 465-6321. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Wheelchair seats are A1 & A15.


All parking for the Millibo Art Theatre and the Ivywild School is shared.  Parking is available in the lot  immediately adjacent to the theatre, in front or behind the Ivywild school and on the street.  In addition, the MAT blocks off 30 spaces in the lot before the show for theatre patrons, when you arrive you may see an orange bucket reserving a parking space.  Just notify the attendant you are a ticket holder and they will open that space for you or just move the bucket toward the front of the space.

Author: Jim Jackson