Venues

Thank you to our donated 2021 Elgin Fringe Festival Venues!

While we continue to work towards greater accessibility for all, not all of our venues are accessible. The text in red below, helps to outline the audience experience in getting to and into the venues. If we are missing anything, do not hesitate to email us here with any helpful in. Thank you!

Follow these areas for accessibility information for each venue

Blue Box Cafe

176 E. Chicago St.

 

Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/deli featuring premium coffees, meats and cheeses. 
We have partnered with Metopolis Coffee Company and Boar's Head Meats to provide downtown Elgin with some of the freshest and best products on the market.
We are also huge fans of Dr. Who and similiar genres as well. We have a nice collection of memorabilia!!!!
Stop in and say hi!!!

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Blue Box Cafe is located near FREE on-street, lot, and garage parking. Accessible Parking is available in all these locations. The cafe is on the first floor, with Accessible Restrooms on the same floor. 

Elgin Art Showcase

164 Division St.

8th Floor

The Elgin Art Showcase is a theater that boasts a spectacular view of the city, a grand limestone fireplace, and the fringe's largest seat capacity.

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Elgin Art Showcase is located within a block of FREE on-street, lot, and garage parking. Accessible Parking is available in all these locations. The Showcase is on the 8th floor of the Professional Building, with one elevator to transport all individuals.

Accessible Restrooms are located on multiple floors of the Professional Building, including the 8th floor.

THEATER at Side Street Studio Arts

15 1/2 Ziegler Ct.

Above the GALLERY at Side Street Studio Arts

The Theater at Side Street Studio Arts is an intimate performance space, perfect for event rentals, additional gallery space, and so much more.  Distinct venues in downtown Elgin!

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The THEATER at Side Street Studio Arts are located near FREE on-street, lot and garage parking. Accessible Parking is available in all these locations. The THEATER at SSSA is not accessible; there is one steep flight of steep stairs required to get to the space. There are two restrooms located on the floor of the venue, which are not accessible. 

Martini Room

161 E. Chicago St.

Martini Room is the premier lounge, nightclub and entertainment venue in the northwest suburbs. We offer a unique Chicago-style lounge atmosphere with a friendly staff, great martinis and fabulous customers! 

Of course, Martini Room is known for great martinis and an intimate atmosphere. Our menu features more than 50 martinis, which combine to create the best top-to-bottom martini menu in all of Chicagoland. 

Our atmosphere is defined by comfortable couches, brick walls and ever-changing art that is always for sale. On weekends, we feature DJ entertainment spinning the best dance music from the 70s through today. 

Martini Room is located near FREE on-street and garage parking. Accessible Parking is available in all these locations. The Martini Room is on the first floor, with Accessible Restrooms on the same floor. 

Hemmens Cultural Center Exhibition Hall

45 Symphony Way, Lower Level

The 11,340 square foot exhibition hall has a fully-equipped professional banquet kitchen and open catering policy. Ideal for trade shows, conventions, receptions and banquets, the 84' x 135' room can be divided into two smaller rooms. Multiple 110v outlets, portable staging, and in-house audio/visual equipment allow our professional technical staff the flexibility needed to create just the right set up and atmosphere for your event.

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Information on accessibility to the Exhibition Hall coming soon! We appreciate you being patient as we ensure we inform you up to date information on such.