Upcoming Events & Productions

Get ready to enter a world of “Pure Imagination”

Join ALOTCO as we present a mesmerising production of this much loved story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. An amazing chance for theatre goers of ALL AGES to join this incredible production, an experience not to be missed!
Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the motion picture including "Candy Man", "I've Got a Golden Ticket", "Oompa Loompa Song" and "Pure Imagination".
The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory... but only to a lucky few. Charlie Bucket, an imaginative boy with a knack for making something out of nothing, dreams of acquiring a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka's over-the-top chocolate factory and can't believe his luck when it actually happens. Fellow contest winners: the gluttonous German, Augustus Gloop; Daddy's spoiled rotten princess, Veruca Salt; chewing gum celebrity, Violet Beauregarde; and over-amped computer hacker, Mike Teevee, have no idea what they're getting themselves into as they each learn lessons about selfishness and greed from Wonka who is not only out of his mind but potentially dangerous. With Wonka's world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa Loompas. You'll devour this family friendly adventure that's full of mouth-watering visuals that "Must be Believed to be Seen".
Director – Lachy McLean
Assistant Director – Fiona Kuiper
Musical Director – Neville Talbot
Co-Assistant Musical Directors – Matthew Clarke & Will Elms
Choreographers – Kelly Seaton & Lachy McLean

What people said about our previous performance: We Will Rock You

As per usual- what a show!! Never cease to amaze the audience- the local talent in Albany put on a fantastic show every time! Thankyou once again for 10/10 entertainment.

Karen Hounsfield

I went to see We Will Rock You with my family. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I had no idea Albany had so many talented people. Amazing singing, dancing and music. Beautiful costumes. Great story with some very funny comedy. My 11-year-old enjoyed it so much she asked if she could come back tomorrow to watch it again. Thank you, I had a great time.

Rhia Pitt

Thank you for such an amazing night last night. I came with my 16yo daughter and she had a huge smile on her face during the show, (I did too).What a great introduction to live musical theatre.We would go as far as to say we would come see the show again.

Sarah Joswiak

Saw it today. Was absolutely brilliant! Amazing performances, singing, dancing and fantastic costumes. We loved it!

Rita Mckenzie

Well done to all the cast and crew. It was brilliant. 

Jo MacInnes

We had a great night loved it soo much!

Christine Farrelly

The ALOTCO Committee








Additional Committee Members: Linda Leighton, Matt Clarke, Jen Graham-Taylor, Richard Habal, Jodie James, Peter Cook
The Committee is elected by the membership every year at our AGM in March/April. If you would like to join or learn more about what we do, please contact us or simply complete a nomination form and send it to us.

What people have said about Previous Performances:


I was fortunate to see the show twice. Definitely my favourite show yet, guys! Albany has SO much talent!

Sheree Williamson


Last night’s Mamma Mia was incredible. I sat transfixed to the stage for the whole show. The talent of the performers/ musicians and production team was beyond my expectations of a country town show. You all deserve the applause you received. Thank you for a wonderful night 😊😊😊😊

Lindsey Heymans


Very clever taking off the styles of various musical composers, great performances and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Well done ALOTCO for another great production.

Claire Hard


Go and see our local talent in Urinetown, they will blow your mind! So very professional, and wow Albany we are lucky to have this great Theatre, full of enthusiastic & talented people!
Have enjoyed every show! They just keep getting better.

Karen Hounsfield

Beauty and the Beast

Absolutely superb performance of Beauty and the Beast. Well done to all the cast, musicians, and crew. It was fabulous!

Lisa Bryan

Little Shop of Horrors

I've been to a couple of performances by these guys now and they never disappoint! Their latest production of Little Shop of Horrors was fantastic. The talent Albany has is superb and the amount of work that goes into every performance is amazing!

Kym-Renee Gardiner

The Sound of Music

We just watched The Sound of Music and can say it was exceptional. We loved the singing, the crowd interaction and professionalism of all performance. We were excited to see so many young rising stars. Albany region truly has a pool of talented people.

Jackie Bock

Mary Poppins

We went to Mary Poppins on the weekend and was absolutely amazed at the performance put on by all! Enjoyed every second of it from start to finish so I guess you could say it was practically perfect in every way! 😃

Cody Hulkes

The Sound of Music

To me it was "World Class" an amazing production. The singing amazing! Beautiful harmonies, the voices of angels! You can all be very proud of your production, loved, loved, loved "The Sound of Music" didn't want it to end! Thank you for taking us all to a special place! Looking forward to further productions.

Elizabeth French

Contact ALOTCO



The Albany Light Opera Company was established in 1962. The aims of the Company 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.

We at ALOTCO are very proud of the Albany 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.
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