Cheering crowd at concert.


At ECC Arts Center, we specialize in the languages everyone understands — laughter, applause, tears, cheers, a song, and a grin. And here, not far from home, we bring you the performances and experiences you may have thought could only be found at the end of a long drive into Chicago or beyond.

Experience amazing performances, delicious pre-show dinners, and easy accommodations (parking is plentiful and free) at ECC Arts Center! In its 29th season, ECC Arts Center features two intimate theatres (the largest seats 670) and presents a range of exhilarating music, theatre, and comedy performances.

ECC Arts Center is home to seven college ensembles: ECC Concert Band, ECC Concert Choir, ECC Jazz Combo, ECC Steel Bands, ECC Musical Theatre, ECC Hip Hop Ensemble, and ECC Theatre; and five community in-residence ensembles: BFH (formerly known as Ballet Folklórico Huehucoyotl), Children’s Theatre of Elgin & Fox Valley Theatre Company, Elgin Master Chorale, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Hamilton Wings’ SCORE!.

Ticket Sales

Prices vary for each event. Senior and student rates apply where applicable. *Additional fees apply per ticket.


Theatre doors open approximately (30) minutes before performances. Latecomers are seated at the discretion of management.


Children over 5 are welcome to attend some performances. See the phone number and contact box for more information.


Free parking is available in front of Building H, ECC Arts Center, using parking lots G, H, I, J, and K.