We’re excited to bring Chicago’s newest holiday tradition, The Steadfast Tin Soldier into your home this holiday season! Tickets for Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman’s gorgeous spectacle of music and movement will go on sale in early November for this virtual run, and a special VIP Opening Night experience will be announced at that time. Check back in a few weeks for more details.

Although our theatre is dark, our imaginations are alive and our desire to share art with you is as strong as ever. If you are able, please consider making a gift to support Lookingglass today. Your donation will have an immediate impact on our ability to produce the new Chicago Stories series, foster a virtual creative home for our artists, continue offering youth and adult classes, and so much more. Thank you for your generosity!

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THE SECRET PASSAGE DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP

Turn up at the (virtual) Lookingglass house, flash your pass at the front, and enter…The Secret Passage. TSP is a digital series that reveals a corridor of hidden doors. And behind each door lives an exclusive peek into our process. From mind-expanding artist conversations to first-ever play workshops to archival audio recordings of our former glories to discounts on public Lookingglass events, the perks of the pass will cast you as a true “insider” and a key player in preserving our future.

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CHICAGO STORIES

Diverse. Vibrant. Teeming with stories. This is Chicago. Okay?

Lookingglass Theatre has called Big Shoulders home for over three decades. And as life is a process of perpetual self-discovery, we’re making this moment in the company’s life to find out who we are now. The Chicago Stories initiative will feature COVID-considerate events/expressions that plumb the depth of Chicago’s history and people, while inventing new Chicago traditions to carry us forward…together. 

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THE LOOKING FORWARD CAMPAIGN: JOIN US IN SUSTAINING ART NOW AND FOR THE FUTURE

You are the key to sustaining our Company.

The arts are critical at a time like this, and will be even more so when we emerge from this crisis. As a non-profit theatre, Lookingglass relies on your donations –now more than ever– to support our staff and artists, prepare for future seasons, and serve virtual audiences, students, teachers, and the entire community.

We’re still committed to doing our part. But we cannot do it alone.

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KEEP CURIOUS WITH US WHILE AT HOME

We’ll be releasing some digital delights via email and social media which we hope will keep Lookingglass close to your heart, until we can gather again in our story castle. Join us as we journey down the digital rabbit hole together…

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We at Lookingglass believe that Black Lives Matter and stand with Black, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized communities exploited by hatred, police brutality, and injustice.

We grieve with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the countless others mourning the loss of loved ones due to systemic racism and inequality.

White silence is violence. White silence is not an option. As we rebuild, we will not be complicit by remaining silent or passive.

We want our work on stage and in our community to play a role in the necessary dialogue and change that need to occur in order to build a more just society.

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Past Events

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EASTLAND: AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL WATCH PARTY
As our next offering in the Chicago Stories initiative, Lookingglass invites audiences to revisit a largely unknown piece of history that unfolded in the heart of the city. On the evening of Thursday, August 20 at 5PM CT, you’re invited to a free online public fundraiser of our acclaimed production of Eastland: An Original Musical in support of Lookingglass Theatre Company. After the show, join creative team members Andrew White, Ben Sussman, and Andre Pluess for a post-show conversation. Since Eastland premiered on our stage in 2012, our audiences have consistently expressed their desire to see this cathartic show again. We are honored to revive, for 24 hours only, this original musical about Chicagoans facing an historic challenge with tenacity, bravery, and hope.
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SUNSET 1919
A spoken word piece performed and penned by Ensemble Member and Mellon Playwright in Residence J. Nicole Brooks. A musical selection from composer and cornetist Ben LaMar Gay. A choreographed movement piece featuring artist Adeoye. Directed by Artistic Associate Wendy Mateo and Lorena Diaz.
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LOOKINGGLASS BRINGS STORIES TO LIFE... AND LIFE TO STORIES.

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