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Pride Night Out! 

Tuesday, June 25 at 6pm: Come as your most authentic self and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more.

TJ & Dave

July 18 – July 20: For three nights only, join us in the Goodman’s Owen Theatre for an evening with TJ & Dave. Learn more.

Play on Words: avery r. young

Thursday, July 18: Delve into a conversation about the creative process with esteemed Play on Words artist avery r. young. Learn more.

The Sweetest Season

July 26 – July 27: Now in its third year, The Sweetest Season returns to the Goodman, in partnership with The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Learn more.

Lizard y el Sol 

July 24 – August 11: Audiences of all ages will enjoy this enchanting retelling of a beloved Mexican folktale. Learn more.

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

“You really get to escape into this world.” The cast of Midnight describe what excites them about this exciting world premiere musical. On stage starting June 25.

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ENGAGE AND LEARN

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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Goodman Theatre Unveils 2024/25 Season Updates

BROADWAYWORLD
Namir Smallwood will star in the Chicago-premiere production of the 2024 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Primary Trust by Eboni Booth.

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Goodman Theatre Adds Jordan Harrison’s The Antiquities to Upcoming Season

PLAYBILL
The world premiere of Jordan Harrison’s futuristic play The Antiquities, a co-production between Playwrights Horizons and Vineyard Theatre, will run May 3-June 1, 2025.

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Helen Hunt, ‘The Color Purple’ Heading to Goodman Theatre for 2024-2025 Season

SUN-TIMES
Four world or Chicago premiere productions are among the lineup for the theater’s 99th season.

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Ghee, Hewitt & Boggess to Star in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”

BROADWAYWORLD
The world-premiere production appears June 25 – August 4.

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CELEBRATING 98 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.

THE OWEN THEATRE

Goodman’s Flexible 350 Seat Courtyard Theatre

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THE Albert THEATRE

Goodman’s 856 Seat
Proscenium Main Stage

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