This is theater without a net. Literally, and figuratively. Actors may fly across the stage, fight in intricate battle scenes, or perform acrobatic stunts right at your feet. 

David Schwimmer, a Lookingglass Theatre co-founder, remains active in current productions. Joining him in the Lookingglass Ensemble is Tony Award® and MacArthur Genius Grant winner, Mary Zimmerman, who is known for her inspirational interpretations of timeless Greek classics.

Note: Lookingglass is located in one of the only buildings in the downtown area to survive the Great Chicago Fire -- a Gothic Revival water pumping station on the Magnificent Mile.

Lookingglass Theatre
821 N Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-0665  


2017-2018 SEASON

  • Hard Times
    Through January 14, 2018
    Artistic Director Heidi Stillman adapts and directs this timeless tale of haves and have nots, toil and greed, beauty and hope.
  • Plantation!
    February 21 - April 22, 2018
    Ensemble Member David Schwimmer directs this World Premiere black (and white) comedy by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas.
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
    May 23 - August 19, 2018
    Ensemble Member David Kersnar directs Jules Verne’s epic adventure in this World Premiere.


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