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  • "A BIG-HEARTED MUSICAL PLAY"

    -Denver Post

    September 18 - October 24, 2021

  • AN ELECTRIC CALL TO ACTION

    October 15 - November 14, 2021

CHICAGO’S THEATER SINCE 1925

A Not-For-Profit Arts and Civic Organization in the Heart of the Loop

Break Boundaries With Henry Godinez

September 18 - October 24, 2021

Director Henry Godinez explores how American Mariachi challenges tradición and all the rules.

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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 >>

Homecoming

The 2021/2022 Season

"The audience is the other character in every play" - Maria Wynne, Board of Trustees President

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In The News

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  • Chicago Tribune

    Exclusive: Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls is Stepping Down

    After a 35-year run leading Chicago’s most prestigious theater company, Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls is to resign, effective at the end of the current season in August 2022.

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  • 21/22 Playwrights Unit

    Announcing Goodman's 2021/2022 Playwrights

    Goodman Theatre’s commitment to new work and commissioning emerging artists continues as four Chicago-based writers are announced as the 2021/2022 Playwrights Unit Cohort—Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom, Susan H. Pak, Andrew Rosendorf and Omer Abbas Salem.

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CELEBRATING 96 YEARS

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.