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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

Chrystal Caruthers

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Took my mom to see "Having Our Say" a wonderful play about two sisters who live to be 104 years old. Cozy theater with no bad seats. We were in row F seats 12 & 13, center. I was impressed with the sound quality because my mom has hearing loss but she said she was able to hear everything clearly. Lovely place to spend an afternoon. I plan to catch more performances here in the near future.

Clinton Allen

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A wonderful theater. They have some of the best and most professional performances in the city. They're always offering discounts making it affordable for anyone to come witness the greatness they display. The only drawback is that the side balcony seating doesn't offer the best views it could.

Ada Elmore

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I enjoyed my time at the Goodman. Having Our Say was an amazing production. Those assisting folks with questions were pleasant. Seating wasn't hard to navigate, and online choosing for such functioned really well.

Ms. Inspiration

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Love the Goodman Theatre. Excellent plays with outstanding actors/actresses. Theaters are clean & of great size. Classy & Elegant Theatre. Love the sound & acoustics!

Stefan Krkalovic

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
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

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