No other theatre in the world is quite like Chicago theatre. It’s real, elevated to an intensity you cannot turn away from. Even on your first visit, you can feel it. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. Rising from a city of innovators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From the jaw-dropping productions of Broadway In Chicago to the intimate and honest storefront plays and improv, the spirit of the city can be found in our 200+ theatres. To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must experience our theatre. This is where the city bares its fearless soul. Book your next show today! Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com or find half-price deals at HotTix.org.
Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater and the only Tony Award-winning theater in the loop, 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.
The Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions.
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.
Goodman Theatre’s dedication to inclusion pioneered inclusive casting in Chicago—a notion that was ground breaking three decades ago when it was first executed in the theatre's iconic A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
The Goodman also believes in arts as education—using the tools of theater to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.
In partnership with schools, a focus on professional development with teachers hones their abilities to activate student learning. With both adults and youth, exploration of authentic voice leads to conversations about identity and commonalities in shared experience.
Did you know that 2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre? Home to a community of creators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. This spirit of Chicago theatre is found in all of our neighborhoods, from downtown theatres to behind the storefronts, in a diverse collection of over 200 dynamic theatres. Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com.