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General Information

The Second City Training Centre is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world.

We offer classes for beginners looking to try something new to advanced players looking to hone their craft. Our camps and intensives for grades 2-12 run over winter, March, and summer breaks, with Youth and Teen classes throughout the year.

But more than anything, at The Second City Training Centre, you’ll make friends for life, get out of your comfort zone, and laugh more than you ever have!

Want to give us a try before committing? We get that. Try out our adult improv drop-in class on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm OR Fridays 6-8pm.

Come in person or call – Our phone number is 416-340-7270. We’re open Sunday through Thursday 9:30am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30am to 9:30pm.

Training Centre Programs

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Drawing upon the groundbreaking work of The Second City and the many legendary performers who have played on its stages, we have become the largest…

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Any Youth or Teen student can take a class with The Second City! We welcome all experience levels. Kids Comedy Classes are led by performers/instructors…

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The Second City offers a variety of special workshops from educational to in-class to question-and-answer panels with special visiting artists. Each year we bring our…

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Additional Info

Important Dates 2016

Adult Program Dates

  • Term 1

    Jan 02

    Feb 25

  • Term 2

    Feb 26

    Apr 21

  • Term 3

    Apr 22

    Jun 16

  • Term 4

    Jun 17

    Aug 18

  • Term 5

    Aug 19

    Oct 17

  • Term 6

    Oct 21

    Dec 15

Youth & Teen Program Dates

  • Winter Term

    Jan 08

    Apr 24

  • Winter Mini Term

    Feb 26

    Feb 24

  • Spring Term

    May 06

    Jun 26

  • Summer Comedy Camps

    Jul 04

    Sep 02

  • Fall Term

    Sep 09

    Dec 18

  • Fall Mini Term

    Nov 04

    Dec 18

Closed Dates

  • Family Day

    Feb 15

  • Easter

    Mar 25

    Mar 27

  • Victoria Day

    May 21

    May 23

  • Canada Day

    Jul 01

    Jul 03

  • Civic Holiday

    Jul 30

    Aug 01

  • Labour Day

    Sep 03

    Sep 05

  • Thanksgiving

    Oct 08

    Oct 10

  • Christmas

    Dec 25

Being A Student

Being a Student

SECOND CITY MAINSTAGE 1 Free rush ticket 30 minutes prior to curtain (based on availability); 2 for 1 tickets purchased in advance. *Sunday - Friday Only

* For Second City Mainstage and Tour Co Performances only.

ROXY BAR (19 Charlotte Street) Save 15% off all food orders, save 20% if your bill is paid in cash

STUDIO RENTALS – based on availability; Student and Grad Rates available

You will receive a Student Information Card in your first class. This card is your passkey for these great perks, so make sure you’ve got it and your photo ID on you to take advantage of them.

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