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Nathan Lane & Robert Falls

Tony, Olivier & Emmy Award-winning star Nathan Lane joins Artistic Director Robert Falls for an exclusive conversation about The Iceman Cometh and more.

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 >>

Goodman Greats

Remembering Brian Dennehy

Extraordinary actor. Artistic Collective member. Beloved friend. The Goodman celebrates the life of a legend with a special edition of Intermission.

CELEBRATE BRIAN DENNEHY

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  • School Girls

    Worth a Second Viewing

    The New York Times declares “[School Girls] is well worth watching if you haven’t seen this brilliant, biting comedy onstage. Or if you just want to spend time with its characters again in 1980s Ghana.”

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  • School Girls

    Home Theater

    One of the Most Anticipated Plays of the Chicago Theatrical Season Premieres Online

    As they say in the theater, the show must go on. What was a disappointment to Chicago theatergoers is now a boon for theater-lovers worldwide, as the play is currently available via streaming through May 31.

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  • Jocelyn Bioh, TheatreMania

    Jocelyn Bioh: A Girl Can Stream

    The dramatist reflects on seeing her play School Girls onscreen rather than onstage.

    "The realities of Covid-19 being what they were, I was now going to experience my play from the comfort of my living room. Both the Berkeley Rep and the Goodman productions were available to be streamed and I watched both within days of each other..."

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  • Deirdre O'Connell as Dana H.

    Dana H. Takes Home Two Lucille Lortel Awards

    We’re thrilled that our production of Dana H. received two Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Solo Show and Outstanding Sound Design by Mikhail Fiksel. See all of this year’s winners on Playbill.

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  • Vulture, Brian Dennehy

    There Was One Great Role Brian Dennehy Never Got to Play

    In this moving Vulture piece, Robert Falls discusses his long and fruitful artistic partnership with Brian Dennehy and the one great role Brian never got to play.

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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.


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.