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Announcing Our 2023/2024 Season

Explore Artistic Director Susan V. Booth’s first Goodman season—plays that celebrate the mess and magic of us all. Learn more.


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The Who’s Tommy

The Who’s Tommy is the quintessential rock opera.” Lorin Lattaro and Ali Louis Bourzgui (TOMMY) explore why this musical is so unique.

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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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The Sweetest Season: A Gathering of Indigenous Creativity Returns July 14 – 16

The weekend of events includes two performance showcases—A Celebration of Indigenous Spoken Word and Song, two workshops, a staged reading, and an exclusive Native community gathering with food from Native vendors.


The Goodman is Great for Date Night

Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, offers a diverse collection of shows great for couples of all ages to enjoy during a night out.


Alison Luff, Ali Louis Bourzgui, Adam Jacobs Will Lead New Production of The Who’s Tommy at Chicago’s Goodman

Full casting has been revealed for the reimagined revival, to be staged by the piece’s Tony-winning original director, Des McAnuff.


Goodman Theatre hosts national competition in the name of playwright August Wilson

Students from across the country displayed his work in a national competition.


Susan Booth ushers in a new day with a new season at the Goodman Theatre

The roster reveals an eclectic mix of topics, from wrestling to opera, and includes work by artists ranging from African American playwrights Pearl Cleage and August Wilson to novelist Margaret Atwood, actress Dana Delany, Goodman resident director Mary Zimmerman and Iranian American playwright Sanaz Toossi.


Announcing our 2023/2024 Season

From a hilarious new musical to a major revival, you’ll find familiar and new voices in Artistic Director Susan V. Booth’s first Goodman season—plays that celebrate the mess and magic of us all.

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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

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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.

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

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


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