Theaters & Music

We don’t just sell Instruments. We make Musicians.

Rehearsals begin September 11th: Register today!

Join Children’s Chorus Conductor Becky Narofsky in our upcoming ’17-’18 season.
Participating in EMC Children’s Chorus will help your child grow as a musician and as a person, teaching work ethic and confidence alongside musical techniques.
With our motto Sing. Perform. Friends really helps to envision what your child will get out of joining the chorus. Keep everything after rehearsals are mondays.
We’re so excited to announce that the beloved and renowned Elgin Children’s Chorus is going to become the Elgin Master Chorale Children’s Chorus!
The Elgin Children’s Chorus has long been a staple of the arts in Elgin, and we’re proud to honor that tradition and start a new chapter.
Introducing our new Conductor, Rebecca Narofsky – an Elgin Children’s Chorus alum!
Participating in EMC Children’s Chorus will help your child grow as a musician and as a person, teaching work ethic and confidence alongside musical techniques
Fall and Spring concerts at Blizzard Theatre

Rehearsals are Mondays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Elgin Community College

All children ages 7-15 are welcome to register.

Elgin Community College Arts Center

Experience amazing artists, delicious pre-show dinners, and easy accommodations (parking is plentiful and free) at the Elgin Community College (ECC) Arts Center! The ECC Arts Center features two intimate theatres (the largest seats 662) and presents a range of exhilarating music, theatre, and comedy performances. Past performers include Ben Folds, Mavis Staples, Lewis Black, Rosanne Cash, Tommy Emmanuel, and John Hiatt. By partnering with ECC’s award-winning Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs, the ECC Arts Center offers pre-show dinners in conjunction with many events. The ECC Arts Center is also home to six college ensembles (ECC Concert Band, ECC Concert Choir, ECC Jazz Combo, ECC Steel Bands, ECC Musical Theatre, and ECC Theatre) and five community in-residence ensembles (BFH, Children’s Theatre of Elgin & Fox Valley Theatre Company, Elgin Master Chorale, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Hamilton Wings’ SCORE!).

The Elgin Theatre Company has a rich theatrical history.  A list of every ETC production, as well as other historical tidbits can be found here.

For over fifty nine years Elgin has enjoyed a vibrant and active community theatre group. Over the past several years, the word is out – there is quality theatre northwest of Chicago.

Many of our patrons are amazed at just how much talent we have here in Elgin and how lucky we are to be able to enjoy productions that rival those “downtown” (and at a fraction of the cost).

The goal of the Elgin Theatre Company is to provide quality entertainment and education to all residents of Elgin, and beyond. It is also a place for those wishing to explore and exercise their talents in a friendly, open, and warm atmosphere.

The Elgin Theatre Company exists for our community and we strive to be community theatre at its best. We welcome your involvement, your patronage, and your support!

Every summer the Grand Victoria Casino puts together a summer line-up that has visitors coming from near and far. Here is the 2017 schedule of concerts and events. More information will be released as it is made available.

July 1st – Gretchen Wilson with The Loving Mary Band and Charlie Daniels Band with Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

July 22nd – 3 Doors Down plus Filter plus 7th Heaven

August 19th – Yestival-A Full Festival Experience

September 3rd – Belinda Carlisle and Smash Mouth and The Motels with Martha Davis and Bow Wow Wow

All concert and ticket information can be found here. 

Check out the Elgin Area CVB’s blog post about preparing to attend the Summer Concert Series. Here is the link.

Hemmens Cultural Center

The Hemmens Cultural Center offers Chicagoland a 1,200 seat acoustical gem that Harry Belafonte described as a “jewel”. With seats no further than 87 feet from the stage and ample leg room, The Hemmens is the ideal venue to enjoy entertainment ranging from local favorites such as The Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Children’s Theatre of Elgin to performing legends such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Bob Newhart and BB King. The Hemmens Cultural Center not only boasts a beautiful proscenium theatre, it also has an 11,340 square foot Exhibition Hall, fully equipped banquet kitchen and art gallery. With convenient, ample parking, and easy access from major routes, The Hemmens Cultural Center is ideal for trade shows, performances, conventions and meetings.

Whether it’s a ballroom, café, loft, pub, or storefront, you will find us there, staging new plays, short plays, and classic plays in a variety of found spaces.