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the perfect present is here 

Give an experience this holiday season. For a limited time, purchase a $100 gift certificate and get a bonus $20 certificate. Shop now!

See Dana delany in Highway Patrol 

The Emmy Award-Winning actress (China Beach, Desperate Housewives) stars in this new thriller—part love story, part ghost story—crafted from hundreds of tweets and DMs. Tickets on sale now.

2023/2024 Season – Remix Reality

You’ll find familiar and new voices in Artistic Director Susan V. Booth’s first Goodman season. Learn more.

A Christmas Carol 2023

Get a glimpse of Chicago’s “quintessential Christmas experience” – Splash Magazine. On stage now through December 31!



Art in service of a wider vision of social change. Explore our programs and partnerships that aim to activate authentic collaboration with Chicago’s citizens, schools and organizations—and better our city.

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Dot-Marie Jones, Dana Delany, More Will Star in Highway Patrol World Premiere

Margaret Hall 

Part love story and part ghost story, the show was collated from hundreds of tweets and DMs from Emmy winner Delany’s own digital archives.


Holiday favorite “A Christmas Carol” returns for 46th year to Goodman Theatre


Acclaimed Chicago artist Jessica Thebus returns for her fourth season directing a cast that stars Larry Yando in his 16th year as Ebenezer Scrooge.


Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour

Daytime Chicago

Chicago’s magic man is a third-generation Magician and Mentalist who is building on 15 years of success with a new Magic Parlour show.



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.


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