Accessibility

Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Accessible Seating

    Lookingglass Theatre ground floor and balcony seats are accessible for all patrons who use a wheelchair or a scooter, or patrons who cannot walk stairs.

  • Assistive Listening Devices

    Lightweight assistive listening devices are available for every mainstage performance at the box office free of charge. A form of ID is required as a deposit.

  • Large Print Programs

    Large print programs are available in electronic form or hard copy at the box office. If you would like a copy in advance of your visit to the theatre, please call the box office.

  • Accessible Group Sales

    Group Sale purchases are available for accessible performances, including special rates for educational institutions and no per ticket handling fees. Contact groupsales@lookingglasstheatre.org or call 312.337.0665.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION AND TOUCH TOUR

Each main stage production features one performance with audio description. This service allows patrons with vision loss to hear a verbal description of the design elements, actor movements, and other elements not conveyed through sound. For upcoming productions, audio described performances will take place on:

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:30PM – Hard Times
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:30PM – Plantation! 
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:30PM – 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas

Available at 6PM before the audio described performances, Touch Tours are tactile explorations of scenic, costume, and property design, led by our audience services staff. Please RSVP for the touch tour when you purchase your tickets by calling the box office. Access discounts are available.

OPEN CAPTIONING

Each main stage production features one performance with open captioning. At captioned performances, text is displayed in line-of-sight on an electronic LED board showing what the actors are saying and other sound effects on stage. For upcoming productions, open captioned performances will take place on:

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:30PM – Hard Times
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30PM – Plantation!
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:30PM – 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas

To buy tickets , please call the box office at 312-337-0665 to reserve the line-of-sight seats. 

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