• "Musical Comedy at Its Feel-Good Best"
    – The New York Times

    Jun 29 - Aug 11 in Albert Theatre

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Sneak Preview

Director Mary Zimmerman on The Music Man

We're only 3 weeks away from The Music Man! Get tickets for this "theatrical slice of cherry pie" (Variety)—performances start June 29. Director Mary Zimmerman shares some of her inspiration for approaching Meredith Willson's classic musical.

June 29 - August 4 in the Albert Theatre

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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 >>

JUST ANNOUNCED

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

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  • "The Music Man" Extended Through August 11

    The Music Man Extended Through August 11

    There are now more chances to see "one of the sunniest musicals ever" (The New York Times)—Meredith Willson's The Music Man is extended through August 11! Catch this "theatrical slice of cherry pie" featuring an "infectious choo-choo train of a score" (Variety) through August 11 in the Albert Theatre. Performances begin June 29.

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  • Kimberly Senior Joins Artistic Collective

    Kimberly Senior Joins Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective

    Nationally acclaimed director Kimberly Senior joins Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective. The Broadway director's Chicago career spans two decades, multiple artistic associate, education and engagement affiliations and dozens of credits at venues of all sizes. The Goodman's Artistic Collective is a group of American theater artists whose work has cemented the theater's international reputation for excellence over three decades.

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  • 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.

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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 94 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.