Goodman Theater Chicago’s favorite theater

The Goodman Theater is a popular theater in Chicago for ensemble plays and productions.  The theater was founded in 1925 and is located in the Chicago Loop.  The theater has received numerous awards and accolades over the years, says Gaurav Mohindra.

Goodman Theater

One of the theaters most popular yearly productions is A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.  The theater has been running A Christmas Carol every December since the 1970’s.  The production attracts visitors from the city and from around the country and is widely lauded for its strong production value and acting, says Gaurav Mohindra.

The current production running at the Goodman’s Albert Theater is The Winter’s Tale.  The Winter’s Tale was written by William Shakespeare and is directed by Robert Falls.  It will run through June 9, 2019.  Many critics have applauded Robert Falls direction and the entire production for providing a modern twist on a classic tale.  From the Goodman’s website, The Winter’s Tale is described as:

A jealous king accuses his wife of infidelity, setting off a calamitous series of events. But what begins as tragedy evolves, unexpectedly, into a fantastical journey—from wrath to redemption to reconciliation. Following his celebrated productions of King Lear and Measure for Measure, Robert Falls reimagines one of Shakespeare’s most wildly theatrical tales.

Tickets are available at the Goodman’s website and vary in price based on availability, date, and time.

With the Goodman theater being centrally located in Chicago’s Loop, there are numerous dining options within walking distance to grab a meal before or after the performance.  The following are some of the popular establishments nearby:

The Dearborn – Classic American fare with a large bar for cocktails.

Petterinos – Classic Italian fare, it’s often a good idea to inform your server if you are rushing to attend a show.

Pueblo – modern Mexican and latincusine.

Catch 35 – popular seafood options

With of all of the dining options in the area, one can plan for a memorable experience while attending a show. 

For out of town visitors, there are numerous hotels located within walking distance of the Theater.  One of the most popular is the Renaissance Hotel.

Gaurav Mohindra: Be sure to check out the Goodman’s website to check ticket availability and upcoming shows.  They typically list their upcoming shows on their calendar as far as 6 months to one year in advance, so visitors have ample time to plan their visit.