children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company


Our two troupes present four fabulous large-scale musical theatre productions annually. We specialize in great family-oriented entertainment!

Children’s Theatre of Elgin (CTE) performs at the Hemmens Cultural Center with cast members in Grades 2 – 9. CTE shows are primarily based on fairy tales, children’s literature, or shortened Broadway favorites.

Fox Valley Theatre Company (FVTC) is more advanced with cast members in Grade 9 – 20 years old performing full-length Broadway-type musicals at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.


Enjoy CTE/FVTC’s 2019-20 Season!

Children’s Theatre of Elgin Presents:

Children’s Theatre of Elgin Presents:

Fox Valley Theatre Comany & Children’s Theatre of Elgin Present:

The Legend of Hercules
  • Friday, November 15th at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 16th at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 pm

Tickets $12 Adults/$10 Students & Seniors

Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Matilda the Musical will be performed in November 2020 and not April, as previously planned. Tickets go on sale August 2020. Mark your calendars!

November 13-15, 2020
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 pm

Thank you and stay safe!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Wolverton

This summer, CTE/FVTC brings Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to the Blizzard stage. The Broadway play combines favorite tunes from the animated classic with additional, newer works, to bring even more magic this “tale as old as time.” Featuring larger-than-life scenes like “Be Our Guest,” memorable characters, and a beloved story, this show is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to experience all that musical theatre has to offer.

  • Friday, June 19th & 26th at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 20th & 27th at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 21st & 28th at 2:00 pm

Tickets $12 Adults/$10 Students & Seniors

Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Dr
Elgin, IL 60123

Tickets and Venues

Our shows are presented at two venues:

The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120

Buy tickets to these shows on our website. Choose your seats, pay online, print tickets, and you’re all set. No hidden charges. Your credit card bill will list the transaction as “TicketPeak.” Questions? Call us at 847-214-7550.

Detailed seating chart of The Hemmens Cultural Center, including exits

For group tickets to weekday matinees, visit the “Field Trips” page of our website.

Elgin Community College Arts Center Blizzard Theatre
1700 Spartan Drive Building H
Elgin, IL 60123    Directions

Purchase tickets through the Arts Center Box Office at 847-622-0300 or onlineBox office hours are Mon-Thu 12-6 pm; Sat 12-5 pm.

Please note: The Arts Center adds a facility fee of a $2 per ticket to all ticket sales, and for phone and online orders, an additional $5 fee per order.