Plan Your Visit



Lookingglass Theatre Company is located in the historic Water Tower Water Works at 821 N Michigan Ave at Pearson St on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Enter through the wooden double doors from the elevated terrace across Pearson St from Water Tower Place.


Three convenient parking options are located less than a block from our theatre.
Discounted parking is available the day of the performance at 875 N Michigan (formerly the John Hancock Center), The Olympia Centre Self Park and Water Tower Place. Bring your parking ticket to the box office, and our staff will validate it. We cannot provide validation without a proof of parking ticket.

  • Park at 875 N Michigan for up to six (6) hours for only $10 (cars must enter the garage after 12PM to receive discount).
  • Park at The Olympia Centre Self Park for up to six (6) hours for only $11.
  • Park at Water Tower Place for up to four (4) hours for only $14 or between four (4) and seven (7) hours for $17.

The Olympia Centre Self Park offers the option to pre-purchase your parking.

Pre-pay your parking now.

Pre-purchased parking at The Olympia Centre Self Park is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and may only be used for the date purchased. Must enter garage after 5PM on performance nights, and after 1PM for matinees.

These special rates for Lookingglass patrons and are valid only on performance days for paying ticket holders. Parking spaces are subject to availability.


  • 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 or call 312.337.0665.

Learn more about Audio Description, Touch Tour, and Open Captioned performances.


Our restaurant partners will make sure you have a superb pre or post-show meal. Please contact the restaurants listed below for special offers for Lookingglass patrons. Proof of ticket is required. Gratuity and applicable taxes are not included in prix-fixe menu options. Menus and prices may be subject to change.

Many of our restaurant partners are temporarily closed or fulfilling takeout orders, due to the current public health crisis. Please visit their website, or call directly, before planning a visit.

20% off food purchase
15% off meal
20% off food purchase

15% off food purchase

10% off with Lookingglass same day performance ticket and cannot be combined with any other promotion/special.

Receive a complimentary truffle with the purchase of any drink.


Lookingglass Theatre is a proud member of The Water Tower Arts District

The Water Tower Arts District (WTAD) is a coalition of cultural organizations, within walking distance of the historic Chicago Water Tower, that brings synergy to the group’s creative efforts, strengthens the cultural vigor of the community, and encourages citizens and visitors to enjoy and explore the multitude of diverse cultural opportunities in the District.

Inspired by the resilience of the Chicago Water Tower—built in 1869 and one of the only buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871—the Water Tower Arts District extends the legacy of the area which thrived in the early twentieth century as Towertown, an epicenter of the arts. For a full list of partners, or to learn more about the Water Tower Arts District, visit:

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