Featured Companies
   ESO Logo The 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.
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Elgin 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. 

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GreenRoom 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.

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Children's Theatre of Elgin produces two large-scale shows each year at The Hemmens using scripts based on fairy tales, literature and historical stories.
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The 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. 
 Cat's Pajamas Logo Cat's Pajamas Productions holds two vintage clothing, jewelry and textile shows each year here at The Hemmens. There is something for everyone at the vintage show, where you can find  fun and funky wearables to Victorian museum pieces and designer evening gowns.