Groups

Bring a group and save up to 50 percent on select productions!

Experience world-class theater as it’s meant to be seen—with a group! Whether you’re organizing a client appreciation night, fundraiser or a night on the town with friends, bringing a group to the Goodman offers access to great theater—at big savings.

Make a group reservation by calling 312.443.3820 or emailing Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Groups receive the best seats at the best prices, available for purchase before the general public. Bring a group of at least 10 and save from 10 to 20 percent off regular ticket prices to many productions, except for A Christmas Carol in which the minimum purchase is 15.

Additional group perks include:

  • One complimentary ticket per 50 purchased
  • Handling fees waived
  • Recommendations on area restaurants and hotels
  • Post-show discussions after select performances, please inquire at the time of order!
  • Prompt service
  • Easy payment plans

In the Albert Theatre

  • We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time

    By David Cale
    Directed by Robert Falls

    Weaving together lushly arranged songs and an intimately detailed portrait of his mother, a charismatic woman trapped by her circumstances, writer and performer David Cale embodies this vivid musical story of connecting to life when adversity is everywhere with his “singular fusion of theater and performance art” (Chicago Tribune).

  • How to Catch Creation

    By Christina Anderson
    Directed by Niegel Smith

    Four artists and intellectuals in San Francisco struggle to nurture creative impulse and establish legacy—in both their professional and personal lives. When one discovers the works of a black queer feminist writer from a bygone era, their lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways.

  • Sweat

    By Lynn Nottage
    Directed by Ron OJ Parson

    Direct from Broadway comes a Pulitzer Prize-winning collision of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. A group of friends in a Rust Belt town has spent their lives sharing secrets and laughs on the factory floor. But when layoffs begin to chip away at their trust, they’re pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight.

  • The Winter's Tale

    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Robert Falls

    Following his celebrated productions of King Lear and Measure for Measure, Robert Falls reimagines one of Shakespeare's most wildly theatrical tales. A paranoid king accuses his queen of infidelity, setting off a calamitous series of events spanning 16 years.

  • The Music Man

    Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
    Based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman

    He’s charming and charismatic—no wonder con man Harold Hill assumes he can easily fleece the citizens of staid River City, Iowa with the grand promise of a marching band. But the smooth-talking swindler can’t tell a trombone from a treble clef—and Marian, the local librarian, knows it.

In the Owen Theatre

  • Lady in Denmark

    By Dael Orlandersmith
    Directed by Chay Yew

    After the death of her husband, a Danish American woman living in Chicago finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of the couple’s favorite singer, Billie Holiday.

  • Twilight Bowl

    By Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Erica Weiss

    After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam heads to college on scholarship—but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking as bright. As the young women and their friends face adulthood, their local bowling alley becomes a place to celebrate triumphs, confront challenges and perhaps even forge new identities. 

  • Lottery Day

    By Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Erica Weiss

    Long the matriarch of a quickly gentrifying neighborhood, Mallory invites the lonely residents, hardcore activists and starving artists of her block to what she hopes will go down as a legendary barbeque—thanks to a special surprise. Her mysterious plan to revitalize her community, however, may just be the very thing that tears it apart.

Special Event Productions

  • A Christmas Carol

    By Charles Dickens
    Adapted by Tom Creamer
    Directed by Henry Wishcamper
    In the Albert Theatre

    "There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit” (Chicago Sun-Times) than experiencing the magic of Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption comes to life in our enchanting production filled with the electrifying arrival of ghosts, jubilant musical numbers, plenty of “Bah Humbugs” and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of love.

  • David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries

    By David Sedaris
    Adapted by Joe Mantello
    Directed by Steve Scott
    In the Owen Theatre

    Strapped for cash, a struggling actor takes a job as “Crumpet,” a Christmas elf at Macy’s. Enduring a daily gauntlet of screaming children, rude parents and suspect Santas, it’s going to take more than a glass of eggnog to get him through the holiday season. Adapted from the beloved essay by best-selling author David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day), The Santaland Diaries is “a theatrical stocking stuffer” (Chicago Reader) brimming “with Sedaris’ deft combination of wicked humor and scalpel-sharp observation” (Chicago magazine).