2018 Annual Meeting

Our 2018 OCT Annual board meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30pm at the Hollamby Nationwide Insurance Agency, on Main St. in Portville. This meeting is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Our Mission

Founded in 1979, Olean Community Theatre, Inc. (OCT) strives to stimulate and encourage interest in the dramatic arts and enrich the community by providing opportunities for theatrical involvement.  

Season 39

once upon a mattress

directed by William Steffen
October 12 - 14, 2018

west side story

directed by Jennifer Simpson
January 25 - 28, 2018

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

directed by Kenneth Roberts
April 26 - 29, 2018

About Once Upon A Mattress...


If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.


About West Side Story...


The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s. West Side Story explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The dark theme, sophisticated music, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre.


About The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time...


The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition. The play-within-a-play explores his relationships with his parents and school mentor and details a journey that will change his life forever.