Welcome and thank you for your interest in the performing arts!
Our venue is an intimate one, with a 1,200 seat main stage theatre and a one of a kind theatre in the round that seats just shy of 300. The stellar views, great acoustics, cushy seats and wide aisles in the main stage theatre help to make the performances just that much more enjoyable and memorable. The proximity to the artists and the unique atmosphere in the theatre in the round makes you feel like you are part of the performance; up close and personal.
Over the years we have been lucky enough to have amazing acts and artists such as Victor Borge, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Peter, Paul and Mary, Kansas, Kathy Matthea and more grace our stage. This year, our presentation of performances is being presented in a smaller capacity due to budget cuts, but the quality of entertainment continues to be top notch.
More than ever before, we will be adding performances and events to our schedule throughout the year. There are a number of ways to find out about our upcoming events, including: our web calendar, facebook, twitter and our email list. If you are interested in specials, pre-sales and more, please join our mailing list and “Like” us on facebook.
The acclaimed Elgin Symphony Orchestra hosts many performances at The Hemmens. For tickets, or information for any ESO performance please call 847.888.4000 or visit http://www.elginsymphony.org/
We are a staff of 3 in the Box Office, and we are happy to assist you with any questions or specific seating needs that you may have. We also have a good sense of Elgin, and can help direct you to delectable dining and other exciting events and locations in and around town.
If you would like to purchase tickets, you can speak with us directly over the phone at 847.931.5900, in person at The Hemmens Cultural Center Box Office (located in the center of the lobby on the East side of the building, between the revolving doors and by the E. Max von Isser mobile), by fax at 847.931.6007 or by way of usps mail to 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120.
The Box Office has normal business hours of 10a-1:30p and 2:30p-4p Monday-Thursday; closed Friday through Sunday. On show days, the Box Office typically opens 1-2 hours prior to show time for any event we are selling tickets for.
We hope you enjoy your time with us, and thank you for supporting the arts!
Amanda, Mary Ann and Ashley