For over twenty years, HLOC looked for a place where people of all ages could have opportunities to explore their creativity, learn skills, and build confidence.  A place where all of our endeavors could be housed to help promote and support the development of the performing artist in Humboldt County.

In March, 2015, HLOC opened the doors of the S.P.A.C.E. (Sunny Brae Performing Arts Enter for Education) at 92 Sunny Brae Center. After our dedicated crew of volunteers constructed the walls and dance floors, we now have two large classrooms/rehearsal halls, a lobby and office, as well as storage space for sets and costumes, and a sewing area.

With this new space we are able to increase our HLO KidCo offerings. In addition, we are able to design a unique array of classes to benefit adults and older members of the community.

The Humboldt Light Opera Company has always been a volunteer, self-sustaining non-profit organization dedicated to increasing participation in the performing arts for the individual well-being and improving quality of life for our rural community. We believe that HLOC’s SPACE will be an educational gathering place that will enrich all of our lives.

Upcoming Classes and Events

Musical Theatre Summer Camps with HLO KidCo

Three 2 week sessions run MondayFriday 10:30am1pm

Each camper will participate in a condensed version of a famous, family friendly musicals!

Session 1 // June 20—July 1

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Be part of a band of fairytale misfits and a green ogre on their quest to rescue a princess who might just rescue them! Don’t miss out on this adventure with a singing donkey, manic royal lord, and soulful dragon.


Session 2 // July 11—July 22

Step in Time

Go fly a kite, swig a spoonful of sugar, and take a romp across the rooftops with everyone’s favorite nanny and her charges.


Session 3 // August 1—August 12

Chocolate Paradise

Get your golden ticket to a silly candy factory of chocolate rivers, everlasting gobstoppers, and fizzy lifting drinks! With its maze of mysteries and busy oompa-loompas, there is never a dull moment.


Interested in New Classes or Renting the SPACE?

HLOC is always developing classes at the SPACE.  If you are interested in teaching or perhaps have a particular class you would like us to offer, email us at

If you are interested in renting the SPACE for a rehearsal, a class in the performing arts or wellness, or a meeting, please contact HLOC at for information.

Whether it is building a dragon, sewing a blue gingham dress for Dorothy, singing and dancing on stage, or ushering for KidCo performances, the success of HLOC is based on the unending support and dedication of our countless volunteers. Our volunteers vary by age, ability, availability and backgrounds which makes for a wonderful mix of talent and enthusiasm for everything they do. We are always looking for folks who want to make a difference and be part of our community. Interested in volunteering? Please fill out our volunteer interest form.

If you don’t have time, perhaps you would like to help HLOC continue to thrive with a donation to help us bring musical theatre productions and education to our community.

Humboldt Light Opera Company

92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata, CA 95521
707.630.5013 |