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

2019-2020 Kids First Series

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.

“ 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

$55          Kids First 6 show Subscription

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

$110    ~ FLEX Pass – ten punches to use in any configuration for any series show 

2019-20 Kids First Shows


Dress-up in your favorite costume and head on over for a Halloween celebration!  We’ve got world class magical illusions, kooky and not too spooky stories, silly songs and Mr. Guffaw’s very special ghost bubbles.

Dec 7 – 22 – DANCES with TROLLS!

Holiday mirth abounds when Princess Snowflakey and the naughty Trolls embark on a winter adventure.  The snow won’t fall, the trolls flunk out of charm school and there’s a mystery on blizzard bluffs.


Time for the whole family to welcome in the new year with a gaggle of laughs, a stampede of chuckles and some extra enormous bubbles.  Shows at 11am, 2pm & 4pm.


Gather ‘round the Tree of Life as Mesner Puppets retells delightful Mexican folktales. You’ll meet Medio Pollito, the little one-eyed chicken and laugh as Rabbit outsmarts the hungry Coyote again and again… and again.

April 4 – 12 – TALL, TALL TALES

Slue Foot Sue, Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan join forces to save the planet, but they need your help to make it happen!  So, pull up your bootstraps and join us for inventive storytelling, physical comedy and a great big “YES WE CAN!”


Grab your popcorn, take a ring side seat and be amazed by a magical display of aerial acrobatics, unicycling, stilt dancing, tumbling, balancing and clown comedy in this joyous one-of-a-kind CIRCUS!


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.

$110     FLEX Pass

  • 10 punches to use in any configuration for any series show
  • 1 punch = 1 KIDS FIRST Ticket  ~ SAVE $1.50 on each Kids First Ticket
  • 2 punches = 1 PREMIERE ticket ~ SAVE $3 on each Premiere Ticket
  • 1 punch = 1 IMPROV Ticket ~ SAVE $4 on each Improv Ticket
  • 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.  There is a $1.00 exchange fee per ticket.  Subscribers and Flexers have unlimited FREE exchanges.  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