Goodman Theatre

170 North Dearborn Street
312-443-3800

Mission :


Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. Central to that mission is the Goodman Artistic Collective, a diverse group of outstanding theater artists whose distinctive visions have given the Goodman an artistic identity of uncommon richness and variety. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity, and community—Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

About Us:

Goodman Theatre, recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, is internationally recognized for its artists, productions and educational programs. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, the Goodman is committed to producing classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions.

Goodman Theatre was established in July 1922, by a gift of $250,000 from William and Erna Goodman to the Art Institute of Chicago for the purpose of building a theater to memorialize their son, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman. Before his death at the age of 35 in the influenza epidemic of 1918, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman had written, published and produced a number of plays in non-commercial productions in Chicago, and had expressed his vision of an ideal theater, one that would combine professional training with the highest possible performance standards.


Reviews

Aaron Melamed

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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

Lots of great productions here. Located in the northern part of downtown its a great spot for tourists and locals. They have a very nice space and have done many different plays here. They continually bring in new shows and performances so keep checking back if you don't see something you like right away.

Lon West

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

I saw a great performance of Uncle Vanya here last month, but I am taking off a star and posting this review because they never stop calling me! I have never answered and now have them on my block list, but it continues. Don't ever give the Goodman Theatre your real phone number.

Andrew Perabeau

Rating:
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

The Goodman Theatre is always a good time. Though sometimes hard to stomach, Gloria was no exception. It truly has a bit of everything: witty office humor, thought provoking social commentary, and even... well I can't tell that part!

Shruti Saxena

Rating:
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

The Goodman always has pretty fantastic shows going on. The theater seating is nice and no matter where you are seated, you have a decent view of the stage. The seating is a little tight (aka not built for laptop bags in front of you). Staff is friendly and they have wine in cups!

Glen Parisian

Rating:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

We had seats in the rear of the balcony, second from the last row. We could see and hear very well! The bathroom was weird, it was small and the sinks were right where the line was, then after washing my hands had to double back to get a paper towel. The bar had only one bartender during intermission, I waited until I couldn't wait any longer because the show was starting. I never did get a bottle of water!


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Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:00pm
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Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:00pm
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