Founded in 1979, Olean Community Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization that provides quality on-stage and behind-the-scenes theater experiences to individuals of all ages and backgrounds with the goal of stimulating and encouraging broad public participation in the dramatic arts.
What Sets Us Apart...
OCT is the only community theater in the region to operate continuously since 1979 with well over 100 shows to its credit, reaching an audience of more than 100,000 people.
OCT is proud to be awarded funding from the Cattaraugus County portion of the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program.
OCT has been recognized by the Theatre Association of New York State with many, many TANYS Merit Awards. In addition to being invited to perform at the state festival, OCT has taken top honors not once, but twice in both overall show and individual performance categories!
Our most recent awards, including our Eastern States Theatre Association top prize and our Theatre Association of New York State Festival honors are listed on our AWARDS page.
OCT has an equipment and costume rental program that assists productions in area high schools and at other community theaters.