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    November 19 - December 31

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    Sept 2022 - Aug 2023

CHICAGO’S THEATER SINCE 1925

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

Since our return to stage:

140,000 Chicagoans have come through our doors. 411 performances have played on our stages. 43 shows have sold out. And we’re just getting started.

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 >>

In The News

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  • the Cast of Clyde's

    Announcing the Cast of Lynn Nottage's Clyde's

    The cast of the Chicago premiere features Tony Award-nominated actress De’Adre Aziza as the hot-tempered Clyde, whose eponymous truck stop café’s kitchen staff of formerly incarcerated people—Kevin Kenerly (Montrellous), Reza Salazar (Rafael), Nedra Snipes (Letitia) and Garrett Young (Jason)—dreams of creating the perfect sandwich.

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  • Susan V. Booth, Goodman Theatre Artistic Director

    Susan Booth returns to Goodman Theatre as its new artistic director: ‘This is a time of seismic change’.

    Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

    Chicago’s Goodman Theatre announced Monday that Susan Booth, a former Goodman literary manager and currently the artistic director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, will be the new artistic director of Chicago’s most prestigious theater company.

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  • Southern Gothic, Windy City Playhouse

    Smash off-Loop sensation, Southern Gothic, makes its downtown debut at the Playhouse at Petterino's

    Step into a cocktail party in 1960s Georgia in Southern Gothic, a unique immersive theater experience presented by Windy City Playhouse, in association with Goodman Theatre.

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  • Chicago Tribune

    Robert Falls announces his last Goodman Theatre season, including a revival of Tommy

    Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

    "One highlight is a 30th anniversary revival of The Who’s Tommy, helmed by its original director Des McAnuff, along with the rest of the original creative team, and likely headed to Broadway..."

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  • August Wilson Legacy Project

    Announcing the “August Wilson Legacy Project” National Partnership

    The classic work of seminal American playwright August Wilson endures as a new partnership—the “August Wilson Legacy Project”—between the August Wilson Estate, Goodman Theatre and Derrick Sanders. This reimagination of the famed August Wilson Monologue Competition will establish Chicago as a Wilson Hub and invigorate the Pulitzer Prize Winner's work for a new generation. Now welcoming student applications!

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CELEBRATING 97 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.

Patron Health & Safety: Stay up to date on our latest COVID-19 safety protocols.

Frequently Asked Questions: We get these all the time; yours is probably here.

Food & Drinks Nearby: Where to go before and after the show.

Theater Services: Coat check, lost and found, emergency info.

Accessibility: We strive to make performances and facilities accessible to all patrons.