Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Lookingglass Theatre Announces Accessible Show Dates for Holiday Classic THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER

Lookingglass Theatre Announces Accessible Show Dates for Holiday Classic THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER

Lookingglass also offers accessible seating, assistive listening guides, and large print programs. 

Lookingglass Theatre Company announced dates for accessible performances for The Steadfast Tin Soldier, including a Sensory Friendly/ Relaxed performance on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 1:30PM! Theatre is for everyone. The mission of Lookingglass is to interact with its audience, to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up changed, charged and empowered. Throughout the run of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Lookingglass will offer a number of shows and services to accommodate their audience, including the sensory friendly/ relaxed performance, as well as touch tours, audio-described, and masked performances. Lookingglass also offers accessible seating, assistive listening guides, and large print programs.

Chicago's beloved holiday tradition returns to the stage this holiday season, a classic the whole family will treasure! Based on Hans Christian Andersen's story about a little tin soldier who never gives up, Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman's production is an entirely wordless, gorgeous spectacle of music and movement.

Get tickets

Online: lookingglasstheatre.org/event/steadfast-tin-soldier-2022

Phone: (312) 337-0665

In Person: 165 E Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611

The box office is open (phone and in-person) Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-6PM.

Now playing through January 8, 2023

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Accessible Show Dates

Audio-Described Performance Dates:

  • December 11, 1:00 PM

  • January 6, 7:00 PM

Sensory-Friendly/ Relaxed Performance Dates:

  • January 5, 1:30 PM

Mask Required Performance Dates:

  • December 13, 7:00 PM

  • December 20, 1:30 PM

  • December 20, 7:00 PM

  • December 27, 1:30 PM

  • December 27, 7:00 PM

Please see the performance calendar on the website for a full calendar and details.

About Accessibility

Lookingglass Theatre Company's mission is to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all. Throughout the run of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, they will be offering a number of shows and services to accommodate their audience.

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. Lightweight assistive listening devices are available for every performance at the box office free of charge. 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.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Audio-Described Performances

Performance Dates: December 11 at 1PM and January 6 at 7PM

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. Please RSVP for the touch tour when you purchase your tickets by calling the box office or emailing HouseManager@Lookingglasstheate.org.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Touch Tours

Performance Dates: December 11 at 1PM and January 6 at 7PM

Available an hour 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 or emailing them at HouseManager@Lookingglasstheate.org.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Sensory-Friendly/ Relaxed Performances

Performance Date: January 5 at 1:30PM

Sensory-Friendly/ Relaxed performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming experience for guests who may include (but are not limited to) individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as people with sensory sensitivities. Family members and companions are welcome, as is anyone who might enjoy this relaxed environment.

The production will feature a sound level capped at 90 decibels, reduced light focused at the audience, house lights will remain on during the show, and any unpredictable lights or sounds will be reduced as well as conveyed to the audience.

They will also offer a designated quiet space in the theatre for patrons to relax in during the show. Patrons will be free to exit and enter the theatre as they please. Tablets and smartphones will be permitted to help non-verbal audience members communicate. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own sensory toys.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier Masked Performances

Performance Dates: Tuesday Matinee and Evening Performances
At every Tuesday performance (matinee and evening) of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Lookingglass will require patrons to wear masks.

Accessible Seating

Lookingglass Theatre Company's 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.

Available an hour before the audio-described performances, Touch Tours are tactile explorations of scenic, costume, and property design, led by their audience services staff. Please RSVP for the touch tour when you purchase your tickets by calling the box office or emailing us at HouseManager@Lookingglasstheate.org.

Audio-Described Performance Dates:

  • December 11, 1:00 PM

  • January 6, 7:00 PM

Sensory-Friendly/ Relaxed Performance Dates:

  • January 5, 1:30 PM

Mask Required Performance Dates:

  • December 13, 7:00 PM

  • December 20, 1:30 PM

  • December 20, 7:00 PM

  • December 27, 1:30 PM

  • December 27, 7:00 PM

Mary Zimmerman

(she/her/hers) (Creator and Director; Lookingglass Ensemble Member) is an Ensemble Member of Lookingglass Theater, an Artistic Associate of The Goodman Theatre, and a professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Her work with Lookingglass includes Metamorphoses (for which she won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Direction),



Nominations for 2023 Jeff Awards for Non-Equity Theater Announced; See the Full List! Photo
Kicking off the new year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announced its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater. See the full list!

AstonRep Theatre Announces 14th Annual WRITERS SERIES Photo
AstonRep Theatre Company has announced its 14th annual Writer's Series, featuring two free staged readings of new works by emerging writers on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm at The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.

Trap Door Theatre Presents the US Premiere of JOAN AND THE FIRE in March Photo
Trap Door Theatre will continue its 29th season with the US premiere of Joan and the Fire, Matei Vişniec's playful and timely piece about revisionist history's effect on the iconic figure of Joan of Arc. Directed by Nicole Wiesner, Joan and the Fire will play March 9 – April 15, 2023 at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W Cortland St. in Chicago.

Student Blog: Integrity in the World of Comedy Photo
I’ve always been an extremely moral person academically. I’ve never cheated on a test, plagiarized a paper, or broken a rule of academic integrity. However, now that I’m a major in comedic writing, the line between original works and stealing an idea gets unexpectedly thin.


More Hot Stories For You


AstonRep Theatre Announces 14th Annual WRITER'S SERIESAstonRep Theatre Announces 14th Annual WRITER'S SERIES
January 31, 2023

AstonRep Theatre Company has announced its 14th annual Writer's Series, featuring two free staged readings of new works by emerging writers on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm at The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.

Trap Door Theatre Presents the US Premiere of JOAN AND THE FIRE in MarchTrap Door Theatre Presents the US Premiere of JOAN AND THE FIRE in March
January 31, 2023

Trap Door Theatre will continue its 29th season with the US premiere of Joan and the Fire, Matei Vişniec's playful and timely piece about revisionist history's effect on the iconic figure of Joan of Arc. Directed by Nicole Wiesner, Joan and the Fire will play March 9 – April 15, 2023 at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W Cortland St. in Chicago.

ONCE to be Presented at Writers Theatre in FebruaryONCE to be Presented at Writers Theatre in February
January 30, 2023

Writers Theatre will continue its 2022/23 Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Once, based on the 2007 film written and directed by John Carney. 

World Premiere of HOW BLOOD GO to Open at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater in MarchWorld Premiere of HOW BLOOD GO to Open at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater in March
January 30, 2023

Congo Square Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of How Blood Go by Cleveland-based playwright Lisa Langford, a provocative – and wholly topical – story of two family members who are subject to medical experiments without their consent, 50 years apart.

Two Shows Added to Comedian Ashley Gavin's Sold-Out Engagement at The Den TheatreTwo Shows Added to Comedian Ashley Gavin's Sold-Out Engagement at The Den Theatre
January 30, 2023

After selling out six performances, The Den Theatre has announced comedian Ashley Gavin has added two additional performances on Sunday, February 26 at 6 pm & 8:15 pm on The Heath Mainstage.