Special Events

To support the work on our stages, we proudly host three special benefit events each season—the Education and Engagement Luncheon, the annual Goodman Auction and the black-tie spring Gala.

Benefits and special events are critical in helping us meet our productions’ financial needs each season. In addition to our three main benefits, we host a variety of artistic and educational events for our patrons throughout each season.


2019-2020 Benefit Events

  • Season Opening Celebration

    Season Opening Celebration

    Monday, September 23, 2019 at Goodman Theatre. Details to come.

  • Education & Engagement Luncheon

    Education & Engagement Luncheon

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Details to come.

  • Goodman Theatre Gala

    Goodman Theatre Gala

    Saturday, May 16, 2020. Details to come.


2018-2019 Benefit Events


Past Events

  • Ruby Night

    Goodman Gala: Ruby Night

    Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Fairmont Chicago. Proceeds from the Gala benefitted Goodman Theatre's Education & Engagement programs.

  • Estate Planning Seminar

    Having Your Say: Estate Planning Seminar

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Goodman Theatre, in the Alice Center. Hosted by the Goodman Spotlight Society Advisory.

  • Education & Engagement Luncheon

    Education & Engagement Luncheon: Changing Narratives, Valuing Voices

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at The Standard Club. Proceeds from this event benefitted the Goodman's Education & Engagement programs, raising nearly $220,000.