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Lookingglass Theatre Company

821 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
312-337-0665
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Ranked #13 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible... more » Owner description: 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 goal is to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up where we first fell --- changed, charged and empowered. « less
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Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very convenient location for us from Hotel Felix. We chose it because the play sounded interesting. We thought it would be a comedy, but it was more about how we handle relationships and truth. Saw David Schwimmer there.

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Naples, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This theatre is walking distance from our Chicago apartment. Located inside the former pumping house of the old Chicago Water Tower (one of few buildings to survive the Chicago Fire of 1871), this intimate theatre hosts very interesting plays. I can't remember titles but we have seen a play about the life of Charles Darwin and his wife, another about... More

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Colorado Springs
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went to see Rick Bayless's show. It was very expensive. The first problem was that I went to the Lookingglass Theatre only to find that the show had been changed to another venue. This required getting the car out of the parking garage and fighting traffic to get to the new location in time. It also cost $10 for the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have never experienced disappointment with the Lookingglass performances! My favorite were Peter Pan and Brothers Karamazov. Great stage, so close to the theater goers. Awesome experience!

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Barrington, Illinois
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37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a novel concept for dinner theatre. Food, wine, Cirque-like showtime, bathing beauties, acrobats, flamenco dancing, more food, more wine and Rick Bayless cooking and falling in love! What's not to like? It was fun, engaging, delicious, and a great evening out! Performance is at the Goodman Theatre. Don't be late!

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I teach theatre at Beloit College and we routinely attend plays at Lookingglass. The plays are consistently artistically and thematically engaging. Our groups leave the experience appreciating how theatre can entertain while provoking questions and conversation.

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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Though I live several hours north of Chicago, I love going to the city, especially for the theatre. Lookingglass has become my first choice, due to their interesting choices of plays, and their outstanding productions. 'Metamorphosis', "Still Alice', and 'In the Garden' were all absolutely top-drawer. I'll certainly check the Lookingglass calendar when I'm in need of another dose of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a most attractive and interesting venue. One gets a chance to stroll around the water plant before going to theater. Theater is comfortable and sight lines good from all seats. We saw In The Garden, and it was a wonderful production and extremely well acted.

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On a recent visit to Chicago, I was looking for something to do in the evening. Because I was alone, a visit to the theater sounded like a great idea. I chanced upon the Lookingglass Theater and their production of "In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story." Being intrugued by the subject, I bought a ticket, and I was absolutely... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

During our most recent visit to Chicago, we attended a Lookingglass production in their beautiful theater space on north Michigan Avenue. The theater is intimate, with not a bad seat in the house. The production we saw (In the Garden) was excellent, beautifully-staged, and well executed. A friend had recommended we visit the theater, and we're glad we did.

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