ABOUT USCTE's song, dance, and drama

Children’s Theatre of Elgin and its affiliate Fox Valley Theatre Company are not-for-profit 501(c)(3) companies based in Elgin, Illinois.

Who are we? One of the oldest, largest, and most exciting children’s theatre companies in the state! We develop programs that offer a maximum number of children, youth, and young adults an affordable opportunity to experience performing arts productions, either as participants or audience members.


The mission of our children’s theatre company is

  • To provide high-quality theatrical experiences for children & young adults…by children & young adults
  • To encourage family support and participation in theatre
  • To make live theatre affordable and accessible and
  • To instill a standard of performance excellence

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF ELGIN (CTE) is for children and youth in 2nd through 9th grades. 

FOX VALLEY THEATRE COMPANY (FVTC) is for youth and young adults in 9th grade  through 20 years.