CHICAGO’S THEATER SINCE 1925

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

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

EXPLORE SEASON

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!

  • "Sweat" Extended Through April 21

    Lynn Nottage's Sweat Extended Through April 21

    Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat is extended due to popular demand through April 21. Chicago Tribune calls the Goodman's Sweat "better than Broadway's" and "potent and powerful."

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  • I AM...Fest

    I AM...Fest: A Celebration of Women of Color in Arts, Activism and Leadership

    April 27 - 29 at the Goodman. Three days of innovative events and artistic and educational programming showcase the voices and talents of women of color. All screenings, panels and discussions are FREE events but require a RSVP—the 10-Minute Play Showcase is a paid event with a separate ticket.

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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.