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August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

Resident Director Chuck Smith dives into August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean as he shares his story of being Dramaturg for our 2003 production and how the show’s characters, although living in Pittsburgh in 1904, face struggles and injustices not unlike the ones right outside our front door.

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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  • Ken-Matt Martin

    Rooting For Everybody Black

    “We learn our first lessons about empathy and our first lessons about morality from performative things that people do.” Associate Producer Ken-Matt Martin talks about his Southern roots, using theater for social change and “rooting for everybody Black” in this American Theatre profile.

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  • Sojourn Summer Institute

    Teaching Artistry Summer Institute 

    July 27 - July 29, 2020

    By popular demand, our partners at Sojourn Theatre are now offering a second Teaching Artistry Summer Institute for experienced teaching artists.

    Join Sojourn Theatre Artistic Director Michael Rohd and Goodman Theatre's Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa Taylor for three days of strategies, frameworks and dialogue focused on the work of teaching artistry, facilitation and process design in theatre-based practice.

    This Institute is pay-what-you-can and capacity is limited, so register today!

    REGISTER NOW

  • 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.