Gemco is a community theatre group, which began over 30 years ago in Emerald. Over that time Gemco has performed to over 45,000 people using some 3,600 people on or offstage.
The name Gemco stands for the townships in the Ranges: Gembrook, Emerald, Monbulk, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, and Cockatoo Community Theatre. The aims and objectives of Gemco Players are:
* To encourage community involvement in the performing arts
* To develop skills in all aspects of theatre
* To provide live entertainment to the people of Emerald and the surrounding district
* To provide a vehicle for locally written productions
To manage and maintain The Gem Community Arts Centre as a community oriented venue for arts related activities, public and private meeting and occasional classes and events as may be requested by various community groups.
Gemco Players also run an active youth theatre programme which engages over 100 members. Gemco was the driving force behind the development of The Gem Community Arts Centre which was opened in 2009.