Make A Donation

As our stages remain dark, imagination lights the way. Goodman artists, artisans and staff are committed to keeping you connected through unique productions and new programming until we can be together again.

As a not-for-profit arts and community organization, charitable contributions are vital to our mission of producing world-class theater while serving Chicago with our nationally-recognized education and engagement programs.

The Goodman is a “producing theater,” which means that we build the majority of our plays under our own roof, in the heart of the Loop. We annually employ nearly 600 of the best artists, artisans and arts administrators of our community. And 90% of the talent you see on our stages is local.  

But none of it is possible without you. And we need you now more than ever.

We have heard from many audience members asking how to help in these uncertain times. Your gift right now will help us raise the curtain when we return—and until then, it will provide the resources to support Goodman artists and staff, along with virtual education programs, continued work on our productions and our ability to communicate news with our patrons, students, teachers and storytellers.

Thank you for supporting the Goodman, the arts and those who create art. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


Please consider adding a tax-deductible gift.

Your support is crucial to the success of our productions and programming.



Gift Designation

  • Meets the greatest needs of the organization

  • Provides arts education to thousands of Chicagoland students, teachers and lifelong learners each year in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement and elsewhere across the city

  • Impacts a play’s journey from commission to world premiere

  • Helps the Goodman remove barriers for patrons with disabilities, and ensures that the joys of live theater can be experienced by all.

Gift Options

Please enter "Anonymous" if no recognition is preferred.

Per your instruction, we can send a letter about your thoughtful gift:

Matching Gift

Please let us know if you plan to utilize your company’s matching gift program. 

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Donate by Mail

Goodman Theatre
c/o Development Office
PO Box 641100
Chicago, IL 60664-1061

Donor Benefits

Cast Member $90+
  • An invitation for you and a guest to one Noon Salon lecture and luncheon
  • Coupon to the Goodman gift shop, redeemable for Goodman merchandise
Ensemble $150+
  • An invitation for you and a guest to the Annual Season Kickoff event for donors
  • A Goodman Theatre pocket calendar
  • plus the benefits listed above
Player $250+
  • Advance access to purchase tickets for our high-profile productions
  • An invitation for you and a guest to an additional Noon Salon event
  • plus the benefits listed above
Star $500+
  • Listing in the performance program for one year 
  • Exclusive access to purchase house seats for A Christmas Carol
  • 15% off single tickets throughout the season (restriction apply)
  • plus the benefits listed above
Celebrity $1,000+
  • The opportunity to join more intimate events such as Play Club or The Designer’s Eye: in-depth discussions led by Goodman artistic staff and visiting artists
  • One-time guest pass for two to the exclusive Goodman Lounge, including complimentary drinks.
  • plus the benefits listed above
  • benefits valued at $85

Premiere Society

Guarantor $2,500+
  • Yearlong membership to the Goodman Lounge, which includes a private coat check, restrooms and bar
  • Premiere Concierge services, including House Seats access, pre-show dining reservations, complimentary ticket changes and priority subscription seating.
  • Recognition for one year on the Premiere Society donor wall
  • An invitation for you and a guest to Opening Night festivities for one play
  • A private backstage tour and reception in the Goodman Lounge for you and five guests
  • plus the benefits listed above
  • benefits valued at $395
Distinguished Guarantor $5,000+
  • Complimentary valet parking and priority dinner reservations at Petterino’s
  • Free parking at the Government Center Parking Garage when attending a performance at the Goodman
  • plus the benefits listed above
  • benefits valued at $525
Dress Circle $10,000+
  • A flexible subscription for two people to all five plays in the Albert season
  • Invitations to Opening Night festivities for three plays
  • Additional invitations to intimate events with artistic staff and visiting artists throughout the season
  • plus the benefits listed above
  • benefits valued at $1,085
  • Opportunity to become a Director's Society production sponsor
Premiere Circle $15,000+
  • Special recognition and customized benefits are offered to members of $15,000 and above
  • plus the benefits listed above


Development Inquiries
Delaney Sterling - 312.443.3811 ext. 566 or email us.