Ways to Give

Every dollar makes a difference! We aim to be a theater for all—a place where diverse audiences experience extraordinary productions and programs. Won’t you join us?

  • Intermission Campaign

    Intermission Campaign

    Productions at the Goodman will eventually resume with the quality and variety that you have come to expect—but we do need your help. We estimate that the suspension of performances will lead to a minimum of $3.5 million in lost sales revenue. To help off-set this gap, we are launching the Goodman’s Intermission Campaign, with a goal of $1 million in new support of the artists, artisans, crew and staff who now find themselves waiting to resume their work for you. We are asking you, if you are able, to make a gift to this campaign. Each gift will be matched 1:1 by Goodman Theatre’s board members.

  • General Operating Support

    General Operating Support

    The Goodman is one of Chicago's premier cultural institutions. As the oldest and largest not-for-profit theater company in Chicago, Goodman Theatre offers unsurpassed quality, range and diversity in productions and programs, and is committed to improving the quality of life in our community.

  • Accessibility

    Accessibility

    Goodman Theatre strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all. Accessibility programs include blind & low-vision services, ASL-interpreted performances, services for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, mobility access and sensory-friendly/relaxed performances for those with autism and other sensory sensitivities. 

  • Education & Engagement Programs

    Education & Engagement Programs

    Innovative community engagement programs at Goodman Theatre improve the quality of life in Chicago. Nationally recognized as a leader in arts education, the Goodman serves nearly 3,000 students and 5,000 adults each year through outreach initiatives.

  • Memorial & Honorary Giving

    Memorial & Honorary Giving

    Honor a friend or loved one with a donation to Goodman Theatre. A memorial gift perpetuates the values and ideals that guided your loved one’s life; celebrate someone important in your life, or mark a significant event.

  • New Work

    New Work

    New plays are the lifeblood of the American theater. The Goodman's program of new play development—including our annual New Stages Festival, commissioned works, the Playwrights Unit and world premieres—rejuvenates the American theater. In the past 10 years alone, the Goodman has produced more than 30 new plays, many of which have moved on to successful productions at other national and international stages.

  • Planned Giving

    Planned Giving

    Play a role in the future of the American theater by becoming a member of Goodman Theatre's Spotlight Society. With a planned gift, you ensure that the Goodman is vibrant for generations to come.

  • Production Support

    Production Support

    It’s all about the art. Goodman Theatre has been locally, nationally and internationally recognized for the quality of its productions, and is a creative home for artists from a wide range of backgrounds. From lights to set pieces, your dollars make the work you see on our stages possible.