Things to Do

Goodman Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, within walking distance of world-class museums, beautiful public parks and unforgettable sightseeing opportunities. Nearby attractions include:


Art Institute of Chicago

Just steps from Goodman Theatre, the Art Institute of Chicago houses a world-renowned collection of fine art and plays host to a rotating schedule of extraordinary exhibitions. 

Grant Park

This vast public park is situated between Goodman Theatre and Lake Michigan, and houses the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, lush Beaux Arts gardens and serene walking paths.

Millennium Park

This beautiful public park is home to state-of-the-art architectural structures, cutting-edge art instillations and stunning landscape design. Free public programs, including concerts, tours and exhibitions, are available for the whole family year round.

Skydeck Chicago

Venture 103 floors into the sky and experience Chicago like you’ve never seen it before. Skydeck Chicago, located at the top of Willis Tower, offers panoramic views of downtown Chicago and beyond, and now features four glass balconies that allow visitors to virtually step into the sky and see the city—literally—beneath their feet. 

Field Museum   

One of the world’s foremost museums of natural history, the Field Museum is home to a collection of more than 21 million specimen, including a large collection of dinosaur skeletons and fascinating exhibits that explore the worlds of anthropology, botany, geology, zoology and more.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Learn about the structures that comprise Chicago’s striking skyline, or take a boat or walking tour to explore the city’s fascinating architectural history from street (or river) level.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s preeminent classical music organizations, and plays more than 150 concerts with world-renowned artists and conductors throughout the year.

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Experience grand opera at the world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago located just steps from the Metra in the stunning and historic Civic Opera House building. Each year features eight operatic productions and a spring musical, as well as a variety of concerts, recitals, family programming, and community performances.


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