Public Health Update for COVID-19

Goodman Theatre performances, events and operations are suspended until further notice in effort to help mitigate community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

April 8, 2020 

Dear Friends,

Our hearts and thoughts go out to those around the world who have been directly affected by the tragedy of COVID-19 along with those facing enormous daily struggles under the present conditions in our society. 

Goodman Theatre is committed to do all that we can to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community. To that end, we have paused operations: as Chicago shelters in place, we’ve suspended performances and rehearsals for the immediate future, as well as closed our offices and production facilities through April 30. 

As of today, it remains our intention to resume performances of Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown in the Albert Theatre, as well as proceed with Robert Falls’ major revival of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel in the Owen Theatre, at such time as it is deemed appropriate to do so. 

If you have tickets for production(s) this season, we respectfully request that you await further word on potential new performance dates and ticket options. At the same time, should you wish to obtain a ticket credit, donation or refund, please use this online form, and we will respond as soon as we’re able.  

We will also be in touch with Goodman digital content and programs to help stay connected. Most immediately, you’re invited to experience one of the most epic productions of our history: Robert Falls’ and Seth Bockley’s adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s masterwork novel, 2666which is currently available on our website.

These are certainly challenging and difficult times, but we have confidence in the power of art and the resilience of the human spirit. We will keep a light on for our art form that celebrates our shared experiences—waiting for the moment when we can be together again.

Thank you for your support and belief in the work of Goodman Theatre. Be well.