• "Rousing entertainment. A big play with big ideas."
    - Mail Tribune

    Jan 18 - Feb 23 in the Albert Theatre

  • love. power.
    legacy.

    Feb 7 - Mar 8 in the Owen Theatre

  • "Ferociously Entertaining"
    - The Hollywood Reporter

    Mar 7 - Apr 12 in the Albert Theatre

CHICAGO’S THEATER SINCE 1925

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

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Audiences React to Roe 

Now - Feb 23 in the Albert Theatre

"I thought it was incredibly thoughtful, it was illuminating, it was historically rich and it was extremely entertaining. It was a beautiful combination of all these things!"

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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 >>

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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

What's New

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  • A Paris Love Story

    Hershey Felder Makes His Goodman Debut This Spring

    June 11 - July 5, 2020 in the Owen Theatre

    Virtuoso Hershey Felder takes us on a personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. Tickets are available now for Groups of 10+ or as part of a Choice and Whenever Memberships.

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  • Chicago Theatre Week 2020

    The Goodman is Participating in Chicago Theatre Week 2020

    From February 13 - 23, 2020, choose from over 120 productions citywide including Roe and graveyard shift as part of Chicago Theatre Week.

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  • Best Of 2019 Chicago Theater

    Goodman Theatre Appeared on Multiple Lists Rounding Up The Best Theater of 2019

    Ike Holter's Lottery Day and Lucas Hnath's Dana H. both made the Top 10 list of best Chicago theater in 2019.

    In addition to the best of Chicago theater list, three Goodman artists were honored with the best performances of 2019 inluding Brendan Coyle (St. Nicholas), Deirdre O'Connell (Dana H.) and Heather Chrisler (Twilight Bowl).

    BEST SHOWS BEST PERFORMANCES

  • Education & Engagement Luncheon Featuring Sean Hayes

    Sean Hayes at The Goodman

    Goodman Theatre's 5th Annual Education & Engagement Luncheon Featuring Emmy Award-Winning Actor Sean Hayes.
    “Legacy & Promise”—a great story lives forever! For decades, the Goodman has used the art of theater to develop generations of storytellers. At the 5
    th annual Education and Engagement Luncheon, the Goodman looks towards the future and how, through FREE programs for youth, schools and lifelong learners, the theater continues the narrative.

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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.


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.