children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

Donate before August 15th!

Did you know…

…that if you donate $150, you’ll get $96 worth of show tickets; donate $250 and you’ll get $192 in show tickets?

We love making this offer because we not only appreciate your kind gift, but love having you come and see the results of your investment!

At CTE, we work hard to tailor our programs to fit the young people we serve and the family, friends, and community members who cheer them on.

Won’t you donate today? Lots of sponsor and advertiser options, or just choose an amount and send in! Deadline is August 15th to be recognized in all four season show programs.

Thank you for your support!

Weekday Matinees 2018-19

Calling all teachers and program directors: Reservations to our weekday matinees are now available!

Students love taking field trips to these shows, and tickets are just $5 each (groups of 10+ only, please). We provide a free resource guide to connect your trip to curriculum and make it a great learning and exciting experience. Just click on the button below to find out more and book your trip!

Catch the Theater Bug at CTE!

Mashup: When Songs Collide
June 22-July 1, 2018
Elgin Community College Arts Center

Disney High School Musical
September 7-16, 2018
Elgin Community College Arts Center

A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens
November 15-18, 2018
The Hemmens Cultural Center

Big Bad Wolf?
April 11-14, 2019
The Hemmens Cultural Center

“Words cannot express how much my daughter took away from this experience! She made some great friends, learned, and her passion for musical theater has grown.”

Cast parent

“My students loved it. For many, it was the first play/musical they have ever seen on stage.Since they had no frame of reference, they kept thinking we were going to see a movie.They loved the play and could not stop talking about it! “


“CTE does an incredible job! They set the bar high and the kids rise to it. I love that so many kids are included in the productions and each child feels like a star.”

Audience member