About Us

Lock One Community Arts (LOCA), is a non-profit organization. We were formed in 2001 by three couples with the intent of bringing live professional stage performances to the West Central Ohio region. This group exists through the support of faithful sponsors, season pass holders, ticket sales, and generous contributions from businesses and friends. All activity is governed by an all-volunteer board composed of a dedicated group of local individuals who generously give their time and talents. This support of LOCA is vital to ensure that high quality artistry continues to be provided in our local area.

All performances of LOCA are presented in the intimate theater setting of the James F. Dicke Auditorium located inside the New Bremen High School. This 474 seat theater is handicap accessible with easy, free parking near the doors. The theater is equipped with a digital sound system and all new digital lighting throughout. LOCA works closely with the New Bremen School Administration to maintain the high quality of this theater. The LOCA Board also works diligently each year to provide a variety of family friendly performing arts productions to this area.

LOCA is particularly proud of its education branch called Pinwheels Productions. Through this venture, specially selected live performances are provided at no cost to approximately 1,400 K-8th grade students in ten area schools. This is achieved through the generosity of local sponsors. Each year groups of K-2, 3-5, & 6-8 are invited to the James F. Dicke Auditorium to experience a live, curriculum appropriate, educational show. On occasion, a special music, theatrical, or educational performance is offered for students in 9-12 grades. All performances are offered in close cooperation with the invited schools’ administration.

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