Venues

Thank you to our donated 2019 Elgin Fringe Festival Venues!

Accessible 

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!

Blue Box Cafe

Coffee Bar and Deli

 

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!!!

176 E. Chicago St.

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

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.

164 Division St.

8th floor

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.

Elgin Public House

public house n: Primarily known as a pub, a local establishment that offers refreshments and food to the weary traveler. A place where family, friends, and loved ones gather together and unwind over light fare and beverages.

219 E. Chicago St.

Elgin Public House is located near FREE on-street, lot, and garage parking. Accessible Parking is available in all these locations. The performance space at EPH is not accessible; there are multiple flights of stairs required to get to the space. There are accessible restrooms located on the first floor of the venue, which also houses the accessible dining area.

Exhibition Hall at Hemmens Cultural Center

45 Symphony Way, lower level

Exhibition Hall is located near FREE on-street and garage parking. Accessible on-street parking is available. The performance space is on the lower level with elevator and ramp availability. Accessible Restrooms on the same floor as performances.

The Loft of Elements Preserved

Located in a century old building in downtown Elgin, IL, the Loft is a natural light venue, thoughtfully decorated with vintage pieces from our inventory.

51 S. Spring St., Loft 125A

The Loft is located near FREE on-street parking. Accessible on-street parking is available. The performance space is on the main level.

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THEATER 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!

15 1/2 Ziegler Ct.

above the GALLERY at

Side Street Studio Arts

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

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. 

161 E. Chicago St.

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. 

Elgin Fringe Festival is a proud member of the United States Association of Fringe Festivals.

Elgin Fringe Festival is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals.

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