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Goodman Theatre

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Address: 170 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: +1 312-443-3800

Established in 1922, Goodman Theatre has been a part of life in Chicago for...

Established in 1922, Goodman Theatre has been a part of life in Chicago for 90 years. Every season, the Goodman presents the work of an extraordinary group of local, national and international artists.

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Intimate, charming theatre - wonderful experience!

I had a wonderful experience at the Goodman Theatre in Oct 2016, seeing Wonderful Town on its last night. The theatre was very clean, with a comfortable ambience. I had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had a wonderful experience at the Goodman Theatre in Oct 2016, seeing Wonderful Town on its last night. The theatre was very clean, with a comfortable ambience. I had excellent seats near the stage, but as other reviewers have mentioned this is a relatively small, well-designed venue so all of the seats appear to have good views. The event... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Just saw another great show at this lovely theatre. Ordering tickets on line was easy and there was a link to prepaid parking directly across the street. Picking up the tix at will call was also easy and there is plenty of staff to direct you to your seats. No bad seat in the theatre, seats are roomy and comfortable.... More 

Thank Linda R
Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The G is a smaller theater and it is well designed. We bought last minute tickets on the today tix app. We were assigned mezzanine HH side seats 1 and 2. We were impressed by how our view was good considering the extreme side and back location. The performance was Wonderful Town, a Tony award winner from the 50s. It... More 

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Palos Heights, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I recently saw two shows in the Albert Theater at the Goodman Theater. War Paint and Wonderful Town were two great musical plays. Great casts and wonderful staging. The theater isn't too large and there is a lot of leg room. Since I have trouble with my left leg, I appreciate that I can stretch the leg out before me.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went to see Wonderful Town last night. I was really looking forward to it. When we arrived we ordered a drink at one bar and they said they didn't have that kind of spirit so would have to go to another bar. So I waited in line again. When I ordered my drinks I noticed the lady putting ice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

For any theatre makers/actors/writers, the Goodman is a must see. A Chicago staple. Was glad I was able to catch a show again this time.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I'll share that we saw Wonderful Town and really enjoyed it. However, my intent in writing this review is to share some information about the theater in general as the shows obviously change by season but the theater remains. Easy to find. Clean, modern and spacious patron areas in the lobby on both first and second levels. Staff is friendly... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You've gotta make time to see this! Still in previews, we attended the second performance. It was like the cast had been performing the play for months; they were rewarded with a very well-deserved a standing ovation. The BEST performance (IMHO) was Bri Sudia playing Ruth Sherwood, and there we so may great performancess. But Ms. Sudia is a wonderful... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Before leaving Australia I tried to book on line for a show at the Goodman Theatre . Sadly their system would was not conducive to that application. I managed to find a website and wrote asking how I could obtain a ticket to " Warpaint ". I was most impressed to get a reply from Bridget who said she would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I just saw 'War Paint' at the Goodman. While I loved the show as many others I have seen there, the focus of this review is on the theater itself. The acoustics are great and you really cannot have a bad seat. Unless you really want close up seats, I personally like the balcony. A classy facility. You can bring... More 

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