COVID-19 Update for our Patrons
Due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19 and government mandates, there are no firm dates determined for Lookingglass’ upcoming season. Dates will be communicated as they are confirmed and are subject to change as we continue to navigate the challenges presented by current events.
The health and safety of you, our valued patrons, and our employees and artists is of utmost importance. Take care of yourselves, and thank you for your continued support and understanding during this challenging time.
—Lookingglass Theatre Company
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-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.
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.
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: watertowerarts.org