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Lookingglass Theatre Company

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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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821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2102
Magnificent Mile
+1 312-337-0665
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 30, 2015

One of the most simple and stirring productions from Lookingglass in recent memory. I've been seeing shows there for more than 10 years, and this one is one of the finest. Will Eno's play takes you to familiar places allows reflection in the most unique...More

4  Thank chicagomelinda
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We left at intermission. Three out of four of us were bored out of our minds. I really wanted to enjoy this but didn't. Some performers were better than others but all in all it just didn't hold our attention.

2  Thank Marleneyi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This performance lasted an hour and was without words. With that information you would think it was not worth bothering with but if so you’d be wrong. Inventive, clever, amazing mime and acting, glorious costumes, fantastic sets....all this and...oh yes...wonderful music! GO!!

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

I recently visited Chicago and saw 20,000 leagues under the seas at looking glass theatre. The show was amazing. The set, the costumes, and the acting were very well done. I will definitely try to watch another show if I visit Chicago again.

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Reviewed September 15, 2018

After a bit of a hiatus from Lookingglass my husband and I recently attended 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I was reminded of how creative this company is with every play they do. The choice of plays is great and the actors are excellent but...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We loved every minute of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." This was the second time we've included the Lookingglass Theatre in a Chicago visit. Both productions provided an original, well performed experience. Previously, we saw "Treasure Island." My wife and I are long-time, frequent...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

We saw Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It was a very fun experience. My Son who is 13 very much enjoyed the performance. I liked the intimate aspect of the theater. It was quite well staged. I was especially impressed with the use of...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I can always count on The Lookingglass Theater Company to deliver the most inventive and entertaining theater experience, I never miss a chance to check out this talented ensemble whenever I'm in Chicago.

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1  Thank Rezy R
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The plays at the Looking Glass are always fun. The theater is small and they are able to surprise you each time you attend.

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Saw the production 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at a matinee production and found it to be excellent. This intimate theater is an enjoyable venue to see where there really is not a bod seat in the house. Acting was excellent. Would like to live...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

What a great theater and we all really enjoyed seeing 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Funny, the reviews I read before purchasing our tickets said you were so close you could see the actor’s spit- this is actually true. Where it’s a small theater I...More

Thank Scharlee P
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Lookingglass is to be highly commended for its choice of productions, quality of performance and imaginative and creative staging. The theater is flexible in its design with all good seats. We feel drawn in by being in so close in a small venue. High marks...More

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Response from chicagoflygirls | Reviewed this property |
The Lookingglass Theater is near North Avenue Beach... but it is a theater.