• ★★★★ (out of 4)


    Mar 9 - Apr 14 in Albert Theatre

  • Not everyone will go home a winner

    Mar 29 - Apr 28 in Owen Theatre

  • Shakespeare's wildly theatrical tale

    May 4 - Jun 9 in Albert Theatre


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


Hear What Our Audiences Are Saying!

After a performance of Sweat, we asked our patrons to give us feedback. See what they had to say about Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play!



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 >>

What's New

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  • Explore the New GoodmanTheatre.org

    Welcome to the New GoodmanTheatre.org!

    We've refreshed our website to optimize the user experience for you—our patrons.

    With a new, streamlined look, it's easier than ever to explore play details, purchase tickets and learn about everything the Goodman has to offer. Whether you're browsing on a mobile device or on a desktop computer, your next Goodman Theatre experience is at your fingertips!

  • Ike Holter's "Rightlynd Saga" Concludes

    Ike Holter's Seven-Play "Rightlynd Saga" Culminates in Lottery Day

    Acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter's seven-play "Rightlynd Saga" concludes in the Owen Theatre with Lottery Day. Learn more about this ambitious project and the world premiere production of Lottery Day


  • Stream 2666 for Free

    Epic Stage Adaptation of Roberto Bolano'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.