• Chicago's Favorite Holiday Tradition

    Nov 16 - Dec 29 in the Albert Theatre

  • "Funny, Foul-Mouthed and Festive"
    - Chicago Reader

    Nov 29 - Dec 29 in the Owen Theatre

  • "Rousing entertainment. A big play with big ideas."
    - Mail Tribune

    Jan 18 - Feb 23 in the Albert Theatre


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

Exclusive Video

"It was just magnificent!"

See what audiences are saying about our 42nd annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol! Now playing through December 29.


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 >>


THE 2019/2020 Season—Theater That Moves

Join us for a season of visionary work featuring fresh and energetic voices—eight plays with the power to entertain, challenge and fearlessly reflect our world.

Fall 2019 - Summer 2020


What's New

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  • Paris Strickland as Tiny Tim

    Rethinking Tiny Tim: Should a Disabled Actor Play The Role?

    "The Broadway production of A Christmas Carol, following the lead from London, answers a strong yes...In Illinois, Paris Strickland, an 11-year-old girl whose spine was compressed by cancer during childhood, will play Tiny Tim for the third year in a row at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre."


  • 2019: Year of Chicago Theatre

    2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre

    The Year of Chicago Theatre is a citywide celebration of Chicago's vibrant theatre scene, featuring performances, free events and special exhibits throughout 2019. This year-long intiative will welcome visitors and locals to experience the city's dynamic theatre community at hundreds of cultural venues, parks and neighborhoods.


  • 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.