Elgin Theatre Company: Live theatre locally, it’s just the ticket!

Welcome to the Elgin Theatre Company

The goal of the Elgin Theatre Company is to bring quality entertainment to Elgin and the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The Elgin Theatre Company produces four plays during its season plus special events from time to time. For our next production visit the Next Production page. For information about our current season visit the Current Season page.


“BITS” from the “BARD”

September 4, 2020, to October 4, 2020.

This video presentation is part of the 2020 Elgin Fringe Festival.


Latest News

ETC Nominees for Lou Awards Named

August 28, 2020

The Lou Awards, named in memory of Lou Czarny who was an active member in the theatre community in Woodstock for over thirty years with multiple other local community theatre companies. The Lou Awards celebrate community theatre and college theatre in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago. The awards committee has announced the following 2019-2020 nominees from Elgin Theatre Company productions:

  • Best Performer in a Leading Female Role – Play Tania Joy Gibson as Claudia McFadden in Suite Surrender and Jennifer McHugh as Athena Sinclair in Suite Surrender
  • Best Performer in a Supporting Female Role – Play – Dianne Wawrzyniak as Mrs. Osgood in Suite Surrender
  • Best Director – Play – Julie Price – Suite Surrender
  • Best Production – Play – Suite Surrender

A virtual awards ceremony is planned to be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at 6:00 pm CST. This event will be held via a Zoom webinar. The awards committee hopes to also broadcast it live via one or more social media sites. Contact the award committee directly at louawards@gmail.com for details.

ETC to present “BITS” from the “BARD” at 2020 Elgin Fringe Festival

July26, 2020

The Elgin Theatre Company will present selected ‘bits’ of the works of William Shakespeare at the 2020 Elgin Fringe Festival. For details click on ‘Next Production’ on the menu bar above.

ETC Receives Illinois Arts Council Agency Grant

June 22, 2020

The Elgin Theatre Company has received a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency Emergency Relief Fund under the CARES Act. The grant will be used to fund communication between ETC and artists, technicians, patrons, and supporters of theater in Elgin.

2019 – 2020 Season

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The best way to enjoy all of the shows is to order a season ticket. Season ticket subscribers enjoy all of the following benefits:

Guaranteed seats – With your ticket in hand you always have a guaranteed seat at any ETC production you wish to attend.

Outstanding discounts – Subscribers receive exclusive discounts on regular box office prices. Adult subscribers save about 37% on every show.

Exchange privileges – ETC subscribers can use their tickets to any performance of any show. There are no exchange problems at ETC.

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Elgin Professional Building Eighth Floor
164 Division Street
Elgin, IL 60120
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First United Methodist Church of Elgin

216 E. Highland Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
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