Giving back to the community
The Goodman is Chicago’s oldest and largest non-profit theatre and is nationally recognized for its high-quality artistic productions and Education and Engagement programs. By leveraging its unique position in the North Loop Theater District, the Goodman serves as a place where diverse audiences can come together to develop an appreciation for the complexity of the world in which we live and think together about our collective possibility.
Corporate partnerships support world-class theater that encourages a cultural dialogue. In addition to supporting the future of art and arts education in our city, support for the Goodman may include:
Our organizational partners help to support outstanding theater experiences for Chicago's diverse audiences. The generosity of Chicago's philanthropic community ensures that the Goodman remains a fixture of Chicago's world-class cultural landscape.
Sponsorships, bringing Visibility and Recognition
Goodman Theatre is a major Chicago cultural institution with an audience of nearly 250,000.
Whether the Goodman is producing world premieres, established plays, or musical theater, we aim to speak to audiences in a contemporary way about the challenges and possibilities of the world in which we live. Companies can be a part of this endeavor with strategic partnerships or our productions and programs.
Sponsorship opportunities at the Goodman offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Prestigious association with Chicago's premier theater
- Outstanding logo visibility and recognition in the Goodman's comprehensive marketing and advertising campaigns
- Category exclusivity for your company when sponsoring the works on stage
- Unique entertainment opportunities for business development and employee engagement
- Exclusive access to the Goodman's artists, including directors, playwrights, designers and actors
- Complimentary tickets to the Goodman season and special ticket offers
Corporate sponsorships at the Goodman are typically customized to complement a company's marketing and giving objectives, provide unique entertainment opportunities and demonstrate civic support of the arts in Chicago. We look forward to talking through what a meaningful partnership would look like with you.
Corporate Partnerships and Institutional Giving
Education & Engagement Programs
The Goodman is nationally recognized as a leader in arts education, serving thousands of students and lifelong learners completely free of charge.
Our education and engagement programs spark creativity, provide and outlet for self-expression, and teach essential life skills in underserved communities throughout the Chicagoland area.
Through programs like the School Matinee Series, we’re able to provide arts education curricula to CPS teachers and students who may not otherwise be able to attend productions and learn about theatre. GeNarrations provides community and connection for lifelong learners aged 55+ through learning how to tell their own stories through the lens of productions on stage at the Goodman. Summer Youth Programs not only allow teenagers to practice theatre, but also gain transferable skills such as interpersonal skills and time management to use in their daily lives. These types of programs to foster community and connection are a vital part of our mission to be an important contributor to a high-quality of life in our city.
Looking to the workforce, Goodman is committed to professional and workforce development for the next generation of theatre artists, artisans, technicians and administrators. Through internships and apprenticeships in production, artistic, and administrative departments, early career professionals learn on the job in a theatrical environment that teaches valuable, transferrable skills like project management, teamwork, and communication to help them succeed in whatever career path they choose.
Benefits of these sponsorships include logo recognition, prestigious association with Chicago's premier theatre, exclusive access to Goodman artists, and complimentary tickets.
Client Development and Employee Engagement
Special events at the Goodman are a great way to pursue client development and employee engagement while helping our organization meet its financial needs. Through dinners and receptions, major benefit events, and private events designed in partnership with sponsors, the Goodman offers a range of ways to grow and engage with your network.
We look forward to hosting our 2023 Goodman Theatre Gala in May featuring a yet to be named performer. Past performers at our annual gala have included Heather, Headley, Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Hilty and Adrienne Warren.
Proceeds from the Gala support Goodman Theatre’s Education and Engagement Programs
View information about past events here.
Corporate Night Sponsorships are a great way for organizations to support the Goodman while introducing clients and/or employees, including sales teams, regional offices, and ERGs, to come together at the theater. These sponsorships include benefits such as playbill recognition, access to Goodman artists, and complimentary tickets.