Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago

4.8
#15 of 160 in Nightlife in Chicago
Founded in 1988, Lookingglass is home to a multi-disciplined ensemble of artists who create story-centered theatrical work that is physical, aurally rich and visually metaphoric. Lookingglass has staged more than 50 world premieres at 23 venues across Chicago, and garnered 39 Joseph Jefferson Awards and Citations. Lookingglass Originals have toured to New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, Philadelphia, Princeton, Hartford and St. Louis. The Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago's landmark Water Tower Water Works on Michigan Avenue opened in June 2003. In addition to developing and presenting ensemble work, Lookingglass Education and Community programs encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence by working with thousands of students each year.
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  • Looking Glass Theatre Small in capacity. Very intimate atmosphere. The repertoire is diverse. I watched in January 2019 of the year "resistant tin Solatatik"-Loved the show! Tickets before the show are cheaper. You can also find cheap tickets on the internet. Inside the theater is very cozy. There is a buffet, photoozone, on the second floor there is a beautiful grand piano. Recommend!
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  • Fine little theater. bit hard to find but turns out to be right in the real old water tower, not mall.we would go back in a heart beat. hope they keep coming up with good productions.  more »
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  • I love this theater! They consistently have amazing set designs and a good mix of inventive adaptations and original plays. Acting is top notch with some great company members. Favorite play so far has been The Little Prince with 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas a close second. It's not a big theater and they sometimes change the seating layout to accommodate sets, but you're guaranteed to feel close to what you're watching. They make sure it's always accessible. Bar serves drinks and snacks (including hot coffee/tea). Location can't be beat either, as it's literally in the old water tower on the Mag Mile.
  • Great historic location to see a play. I've been a subscriber for several years now and have mostly enjoyed the shows. I especially like when some form of puppetry is included in the show. They also are experimental in the use of some of their plays, such as Act(s) of God. But I think their audience looking for something a little more traditional. Don't miss the big show of the year such as Treasure Island, Moby Dick or Frankenstein.

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