• NOTICE

    All Goodman performances are suspended until further notice.

     

  • This epic stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s internationally acclaimed novel is now available online for free, unlimited streaming.

     

  • Jun 26 - Aug 9 in the Albert Theatre

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  • Production Manager, Scott Conn

    Goodman Theatre Leads Other Chicago Theaters in Donating Masks & Safety Equipment

    Doing our part to support medical professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.  

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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).

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  • 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.

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CELEBRATING 95 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.


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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.