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The Second City

The world's premier comedy club/theatre and school of improvisation

The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years. We have resident companies in Chicago and Toronto as well as National Touring Companies and casts on NCL cruises. We have comedy shows seven nights a week on our stages; the shows consist of short scenes, songs, and improvised comedy sketches. Cocktails and food are available throughout the show. We also invite you to visit our latest project at which features our talent in original and hysterical short form comedy videos online. We look forward to hearing you laugh soon!

Second City Chicago Show Calendar
Box Office Phone: (312) 337-3992

Second City Toronto Show Calendar
Box Office Phone: (416) 343-0011

Our comedy training centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood have launched the careers of countless stars of stage and screen.

The Second City Training Center
The Second City

Training Center

Training From the Source

The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world! Learn what our programs can do for you.

Second City On Tour
Second City

On Tour

Learn how to bring The Second City to your theatre

Improv(e) Your Business
Improv(e) Your


Learn how we support marketing assignments, corporate training programs & live events.

The Gift of Laughter

Gift Certificates

Second City Gift Certificates are now available!

Second City

Talent Scoop

The latest news and updates on your favorite Second City alumni.

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Contact Us

Contact information, directions to our shows, and more.