• A "Stimulating, personal and artful piece of theater"
    - Chicago Tribune

    Jan 18 - Feb 23 in the Albert Theatre

  • love. power.

    Feb 7 - Mar 8 in the Owen Theatre

  • "Ferociously Entertaining"
    - The Hollywood Reporter

    Mar 7 - Apr 12 in the Albert Theatre


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Audiences React to Roe 

Now - Feb 23 in the Albert Theatre

"I thought it was incredibly thoughtful, it was illuminating, it was historically rich and it was extremely entertaining. It was a beautiful combination of all these things!"


Arts As Education

Did you know that the Goodman impacts thousands of Chicago youth and lifelong learners each year through a host of Education and Engagement programs?

Our Alice Rapoport Center is home to it all. Join us! Explore all Education & Engagement programming >>

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  • Good Night, Oscar

    Sean Hayes joins the Goodman's 20/21 Season in Good Night, Oscar

    January 2021 in Goodman's Albert Theatre
    Good Night, Oscar by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright, directed by Leigh Silverman explores the nexus of humor and heartbreak, the ever-dwindling distinction between exploitation and entertainment, and the high cost of baring one's soul for public consumption, all through the eyes of one of America's most memorable and subversive wits, Oscar Levant (Sean Hayes).


  • Casting News

    Goodman Theatre Announces Full Cast of Three 19/20 Season Shows

    February 2020
    We are thrilled to announce the full casting details of the upcoming productions of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, American Mariachi and Molly Sweeney. Learn more about the productions and read full cast and creative team bios on the play detail pages.

  • A Paris Love Story

    Hershey Felder Makes His Goodman Debut This Spring

    June 11 - July 5, 2020 in the Owen Theatre
    Virtuoso Hershey Felder takes us on a personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. Tickets are available now for Groups of 10+ or as part of a Choice and Whenever Memberships.


  • Chicago Theatre Week 2020

    The Goodman is Participating in Chicago Theatre Week 2020

    From February 13 - 23, 2020, choose from over 120 productions citywide including Roe and graveyard shift as part of Chicago Theatre Week.


  • Stream 2666 for Free

    Epic Stage Adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's 2666 Now Available for Streaming!

    Co-directed and co-adapted by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley, played to sold-out houses at the Goodman. Now, viewers anywhere can stream all five parts of the monumental production that features a cast of 15 in 80 roles and a story spanning nearly 100 years across Spain, Mexico, Germany and beyond.



Today's Goodman Theatre traces its roots back to the dream of multifaceted artist, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who worked to open Chicago's first major theater and training program from drama students at the Chicago Art Institute.

Goodman's parents took up his cause after his death and in the fall of 1925, the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre opened its doors. Our Full History >

Visitor Info

Getting to the Goodman is easy.

Our central location is in close proximity to I-55, I-90/94, I-290 and Lake Shore Drive, as well as all major CTA rail lines and many bus routes. Multiple parking lots are located near the theater, and Goodman patrons have options for discounted parking rates. More help getting here.

A few links to answer all your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: We get these all the time; yours is probably here.

Food & Drinks Nearby: Where to go before and after the show.

Where to Stay: Traveling? Here are our recommended accommodations.

Theater Services: Coat check, lost and found, emergency info.

Accessibility: We strive to make performances and facilities accessible to all patrons.