Welcome to the Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company (Inc) website…..
The Albany Light Opera Company was established in 1962. The name was changed to the Albany Light Opera and Theatre Company in the 1990’s to minimise the emphasis on opera and to create a wider appeal to prospective audiences. The aims of the Company remain the same, that is, to provide an opportunity for those people who wish to display their performing talents and provide entertainment for the population of Albany and surrounding districts.
Until 1993, the Company rehearsed in a number of venues, but had to use other facilities, such as the Albany Town Hall, to actually put on performances.
When the Company was offered the use of one half of the former transit shed owned by the Albany Port Authority, little time was lost in turning the empty shell of the building into the facility that now bears the title of Albany Port Theatre. There has been an ongoing programme to improve the theatre to provide more comfort for audiences and performers and to upgrade the technical and public facilities
We at ALOTCO are very proud of the Port Theatre and its history and our tradition of providing high quality entertainment. We continue to provide an artistic outlet for many fine and enthusiastic performers and musicians from the Albany district and several of our former members have gone on to careers in the arts in Australia and internationally.