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 performing full-length Broadway-type musicals at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.


Current Season

The Little Shop of Horrors

September 9 – 15, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive Building H, Elgin, IL 60123
$12 adults/$10 students & seniors

Don’t miss this wacky mixture of sci-fi, comedy, and 60s-style rock music brought to you by a talented cast of young people 14-20 years old. But beware of the man-eating plant from outer space!

Thanks for coming to see the show!

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Willy Wonka Jr.

November 18 – 20, 2016
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2 pm
The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120
$12 adults/$10 students & seniors

Come and satisfy your sweet tooth with the delicious adventures of Charlie Bucket on his visit to Wonka’s mysterious candy factory. Our cast of 2nd-9th graders brings you this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book with songs from the 1971 film plus new ones!

Thanks for coming to see the show!

Disney’s The Lion King Jr.

April 20 – 23, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, Illinois 60123
$12 adults/$10 students & seniors

Just released for performance by young actors,  this shortened version of the Broadway musical will delight the whole family!

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 Susan 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

Purchase tickets through the Arts Center Box Office at 847-622-0300 or onlineBox office hours are Mon-Thu 12:00-7:00 pm; Fri-Sat 12:00-5:00 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.