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Lookingglass Theatre Company

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lookingglass Theater

We saw The Steadfast Tin Soldier over the Christmas holidays and we had a smashing time! The... read more

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Reviewed 13 January 2019
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It's not everyday you become a part of the theatre experience. I've been attending their... read more

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Reviewed 12 January 2019
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The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.Through theatre, which invites, even demands, interaction with its audience, the company's...more
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

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.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

We saw The Steadfast Tin Soldier over the Christmas holidays and we had a smashing time! The production was superb. The theater is easy to get to, in a very interesting building, part of the water pumping station for the city, and everyone was friendly...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2019

It's not everyday you become a part of the theatre experience. I've been attending their productions for years now and have always loved each one. Money well spent -always- !

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

I saw the Steadfast Tin Soldier with my daughter and loved it so much I wanted to take everyone I know. Unfortunately, all of the seats were booked- justly so. Perhaps again next year?.......

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

Whenever I am in Chicago I try to take in a performance at Lookingglass Theatre. This week I saw Mary Zimmerman's production of The Steadfast Tin Soldier. It was pure delight. The staging and the acting (which depended solely on mime) were simply wonderful. I...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

My husband and my first experience at the Lookingglass theatre! Very Quaint and the Steadfast Soldier was extraordinary! The Puppetry was extraordinary! Would come to the theatre again!

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Colleen A
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favorite theaters in Chicago. They make a good use of physical theater - acrobatics, fabrics, lifting stages, flight - to create unusual and powerful effects. I liked every production I saw there. They are located in a beautiful area of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A really lyrically beautiful and moving piece. Such creativity should always be applauded. Great timing, set, costumes, puppetry, music, acting, in no specific order. All were great! Thank you.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hungryone6
Reviewed 22 December 2018

This is the third production we have seen at Lookingglass. We were always impressed with the theatricality, the story telling, and the acting.The Steadfast Tin Soldier is the best production we've seen at Lookingglass by far. Alex Stein as the Soldier and the rest of...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

The Steadfast Tin Soldier was full of imaginative and clever puppetry as well as moving human performances. And afterward you can explore the inside of the Water Tower.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Ronjill | Reviewed this property |
Almost any seat is good in this small theater.
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The Lookingglass Theater is near North Avenue Beach... but it is a theater.
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