The Hemmens Cultural Center is Elgin’s premier arts and entertainment venue. Nestled on the banks of the Fox River in Elgin’s Civic Center, The Hemmens is at the heart of Elgin’s growing arts community. Since its opening in 1969 with a concert by renowned pianists Ferrante and Teischer, The Hemmens has continued to provide the community with a stellar line-up of events. This intimate 1,200 seat theatre is a favorite venue for seeing stars up close. With an expansive Exhibition Hall and ample Lobby space The Hemmens offers a unique style for almost any occasion; including weddings on the stage.
So whether you’ve come to enjoy the downtown nightlife while taking in a live show, are dining on delectable cuisine at one of numerous and unique downtown eateries or you are starring in your own event, The Hemmens and the City of Elgin are your destination for discovery!