• "Musical Comedy at Its Feel-Good Best"
    – The New York Times

    Jun 29 - Aug 18 in Albert Theatre

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    Nov 16 - Dec 29 in the Albert Theatre

  • Goodman Theatre's 2019/2020 Season

    Explore the Upcoming Season


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Audiences Respond

Audiences Say The Music Man is a "Must-See" and "Just Pure Joy"

The Music Man is now playing! Get tickets for this "theatrical slice of cherry pie" (Variety)—extended by popular demand through August 18. Director Mary Zimmerman shares some of her inspiration for approaching Meredith Willson's classic musical.

June 29 - August 18 in the Albert Theatre


Arts As Education

Did you know that the Goodman impacts thousands of Chicago youth and lifelong learners each year through a host of Education and Engagement programs?

Our Alice Rapoport Center is home to it all. Join us! Explore all Education & Engagement programming >>


THE 2019/2020 Season—Theater That Moves

Join us for a season of visionary work featuring fresh and energetic voices—eight plays with the power to entertain, challenge and fearlessly reflect our world.

Fall 2019 - Summer 2020


What's New

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  • Destinos Festival Logo

    Announcing Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, Part of the Destinos Festival

    Goodman Theatre will present Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary October 8 - 13 as part of Destinos, the Third Chicago International Latino Festival. In this one-woman tour de force performance, Los Angeles-based artist Marissa Chibas tells an astonishing tale centered on three towering figures in her life: her father, Raul, her uncle Eddy and her mother Dalia. Tickets will go on sale in August.


  • Kimberly Senior Joins Artistic Collective

    Kimberly Senior Joins Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective

    Nationally acclaimed director Kimberly Senior joins Goodman Theatre's Artistic Collective. The Broadway director's Chicago career spans two decades, multiple artistic associate, education and engagement affiliations and dozens of credits at venues of all sizes. The Goodman's Artistic Collective is a group of American theater artists whose work has cemented the theater's international reputation for excellence over three decades.


  • 2019: Year of Chicago Theatre

    2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre

    The Year of Chicago Theatre is a citywide celebration of Chicago's vibrant theatre scene, featuring performances, free events and special exhibits throughout 2019. This year-long intiative will welcome visitors and locals to experience the city's dynamic theatre community at hundreds of cultural venues, parks and neighborhoods.


  • Stream 2666 for Free

    Epic Stage Adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's 2666 Now Available for Streaming!

    Co-directed and co-adapted by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley, played to sold-out houses at the Goodman. Now, viewers anywhere can stream all five parts of the monumental production that features a cast of 15 in 80 roles and a story spanning nearly 100 years across Spain, Mexico, Germany and beyond.



Today's Goodman Theatre traces its roots back to the dream of multifaceted artist, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who worked to open Chicago's first major theater and training program from drama students at the Chicago Art Institute.

Goodman's parents took up his cause after his death and in the fall of 1925, the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre opened its doors. Our Full History >

Visitor Info

Getting to the Goodman is easy.

Our central location is in close proximity to I-55, I-90/94, I-290 and Lake Shore Drive, as well as all major CTA rail lines and many bus routes. Multiple parking lots are located near the theater, and Goodman patrons have options for discounted parking rates. More help getting here.

A few links to answer all your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: We get these all the time; yours is probably here.

Food & Drinks Nearby: Where to go before and after the show.

Where to Stay: Traveling? Here are our recommended accommodations.

Theater Services: Coat check, lost and found, emergency info.

Accessibility: We strive to make performances and facilities accessible to all patrons.