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.
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.
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.
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.
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.