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.

Tiny Twinklers Fall 2023

This class runs 9 weeks
Weeks of September 14- November 9

Classes will be Thursdays 3:00-3:40

Ages 3–5
Students in Tiny Twinklers will explore musical theater acting and dance techniques in a nurturing environment through age-appropriate games and activities.  All classes are held at The SPACE, 92 Sunnybrae Center in Arcata.

$70.00

Shining Stars Fall 2023

This class runs 9 weeks
Weeks of September 11-November 6
Monday 3:30–4:25 

Ages 5–7
This is an entry level class for children ages 5–7. Students get an introduction to musical theater, acting, and dancing as well as stage etiquette and gain skills in how to be a confident performer on stage. This class in perfect for any child interested in the performing

All Classes are held at The SPACE 92 Sunnybrae center in Arcata.

$95.00

Shining Stars Two Fall 2023

This class runs 9 weeks
Weeks of September 14-November9
Thursday 3:45–4:40 

Ages 5–7 *requires approval from a teacher
This for children ages 5–7 with prior experience. Students get to continue improving skills with musical theater, acting, and dancing as well as stage etiquette and gain skills in how to be a confident performer on stage. This class is for children interested in continuing and improving skills they have learned in previous classes.


* The audition for Shining Stars Two is August 30th From 5 – 6 at the SPACE.   For audition time write info@hloc.org

All Classes are held at The SPACE 92 Sunnybrae center in Arcata.

$95.00

Broadway Brilliance Fall 2023

This class runs 9 weeks
Weeks of September 12-November 8 
Choose between
Monday 4:30–5:25 or
Tues 4:00-4:55

Ages 8–11
This class is great for the beginner or intermediate musical theater student. We cover basic theater lingo, practices, and improvisation technique through fun games and groups activities. We also focus on encouraging healthy theater techniques while giving students the opportunity to build confidence on stage. 

All Classes are held at The SPACE 92 Sunnybrae center in Arcata.

$95.00

Broadway Bound Fall 2023

This class runs 9 weeks
Weeks of Sept 13-Nov 8

Classes will be Wednesdays 3:30-5:00

Ages 8-11 * Teacher approval needed
Broadway Bound is an advanced class for students ready for a more intense look at musical theater and those who are ready to take on more challenging performance pieces. While this class still builds on basic skill such as healthy vocal production and building confidence on stage, students will also receive in-depth instruction on solo/small group performance, singing in harmony, and increased dance vocabulary.

All classes are held at The SPACE, 92 Sunnybrae Center in Arcata. 

* The audition for Broadway Bound and Production Workshop is August 30 From 5 – 6 at the SPACE.  For audition time write info@hloc.org

$140.00

Production Workshop Fall 2023

This class runs 9 weeks
Weeks of September 13-November 8

Classes will be on Wednesdays 5:00–6:30pm

Ages 12+ *Teacher approval needed

Production Workshop is an audition based class for students 11+ who are ready to take the next step in their performance. PW offers a deeper look into the motivations and story telling behind the music as well as offering a faster paced curriculum.

* The audition for Broadway Bound and Production Workshop is August 30th From 5 - 6 at the SPACE.   For audition time write info@hloc.org

$140.00

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 info@hloc.org.

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 info@hloc.org 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 | info@hloc.org