The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Street.
The Goodman Theatre offers the first eight rows of remaining mezzanine seats the day of a performance for 50% off. Go to “Special discounts”. I’ve sat in these seats and they are fine. Both theaters aren’t too large so it’s a great deal.
At 10am each performance day, remaining mezzanine seats in both the Albert and Owen Theatres are available for half price per ticket at GoodmanTheatre.org; just enter the promo code MEZZTIX during the purchase process.
Half price mezzanine tickets may also be purchased in person starting at 12noon at the box office. All Mezztix purchases are subject to availability; not available by phone; handling fees still apply.
About the Goodman Theater (redacted)
Goodman Theatre was established in July 1922, by a gift of $250,000 from William and Erna Goodman to the Art Institute of Chicago for the purpose of building a theater to memorialize their son, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman who died in the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Four months after the gift was received, the Art Institute began construction of the new theater on the northeast corner of its property, at Monroe and Columbus Drive. The new theater, encompassing a drama school and a professional acting company, opened its doors on October 20, 1925.
In 1976, the Goodman separated itself from the Art Institute, incorporating as the Chicago Theatre Group, Inc. In 1978, the theater divested itself of the Goodman School, which was acquired by DePaul University.
In the mid-1980s, concerned about the adequacy of its aging theater behind the Art Institute, the Goodman began to explore the possibility of a new facility. The City of Chicago, in the process of revitalizing the Loop, urged the Goodman to consider the site of two old commercial theaters, the Selwyn and the Harris theaters.
In the early 1990s, the Goodman committed to building on the new site. The new theatre opened in December, 2000. The Goodman Theatre continues its mission to enrich the American theater by producing bold and varied seasons and providing an essential cultural contribution to a diverse and vibrant city.