Featured Companies

Featured_ESO_transparent.gif Opens in new windowThe Hemmens is proud to be the home of Illinois’ premier regional orchestra, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Under the leadership of Musical Director Andrew Grams, the Orchestra’s season includes concerts (Classics, Pops, Education Programming and Holiday Performances) here at The Hemmens in Elgin, as well as venues in Schaumburg and Batavia.

Featured_EST_transparent.gifElgin Summer Theatre is a showcase for local talent in all age ranges and is funded through a grant from the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and the City of Elgin.

2018 GreenRoom logo Opens in new windowGreenRoom Improv is an ensemble-based theatre company that specializes in clean, high-energy improvisation. They currently reside here at The Hemmens in Elgin where they perform monthly at our First Fridays Improv

Featured_CTE.jpg Opens in new windowChildren’s Theatre of Elgin produces two large-scale shows each year at The Hemmens using scripts based on fairy tales, literature and historical stories.

2022 Elgin Short Film Festival Multicolored Logo In A Vertical Film StripThe Hemmens has been home to the Elgin Short Film Festival since 2009. This festival features short films (20 minutes or less) and draws high-quality film entries from professional and semi-professional filmmakers from around the country.