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Thank you for choosing The Second City Training Centre in Toronto! Here’s how you can register for a class:
Online – see our options for classes below
In Person – We’re open Monday to Thursday 10am-10pm, Fridays 10am-9pm, Saturdays 10am-7pm
70 Peter Street (Lower Level)
For registration policies and fees, and other class info, scroll down and click on FAQ’S
Try our DROP IN IMPROV class! Want to see what a Second City Class is like before you sign up? Or just want to get some extra play time? Try the Drop-In Improv class EVERY Monday from 6-8pm. Only $15. No preregistration required. It is recommended to show up at least 15 minutes early as this is a popular class.
Training Centre Programs
Being a Student
At the beginning of each term we host a NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION. Come meet some of The Second City Team that can help guide you in your journey to laughter! Orientation is always the first Saturday of the new term.
Miss a class? Find out how to do a make up!
In your first class you’ll get a New Student Card. This card is your passkey to see great shows and get great discounts! See below for more info.
To receive a discount you must show your card and photo ID.
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.
BOSTON PIZZA (Front and John location only) Save 15% off all food orders (dine-in only)
STUDIO RENTALS – based on availability $11/hour rental rate
ZIP CAR Head to www.zipcar.com and use coupon code secondcity2013 to get your first year at $35 (normally $65) plus a one-time $30 application fee. Oh, and to get you zipping we’ll throw in $50 in driving credit. That’s a total savings of $80! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
It depends what you’d like to do. The Improvisation Program is a great jumping off point. We also have Improv for Anxiety, Public Speaking and Stagecraft as great first options. Or if you’re looking to go the writing route, we have The Writing or Stand Up Programs. If you have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or you are ACTRA/EQUITY, then you may enroll in our Improvisation for Actors Program; you have to be approved to take the IFA Program so you will need to submit a copy of your theatre resume for review to email@example.com. If you have completed 100 hours of improv training (equivalent to our Improv Program) from another training centre and you have completed a post secondary acting course, then you are eligible to submit for our Improv of Longform Conservatory Programs. If you need any help deciding which classes to take, just give us a call. We will always be happy to chat with you about your interests and goals and figure out the best place for you to begin.
Only some advanced programs like The Improv or Longform Conservatory Programs require auditions, though some specialized classes and workshops may have prerequisites.
Words on a page. In the Stagecraft Program you will work with scripted material such as monologues and scenes from plays. The Improv Program focuses on unscripted games, exercises and scenes.
We have this amazing program called Comedy Studies which is an accredited college program that we run in CHICAGO in partnership with Columbia College. This is a semester-long study in comedy for which students do receive college credit.
We offer classes in our Youth and Teen Program for students ages 7-18. Students must be at least 18 to attend classes in our Adult Programs, but there is no upper age limit.
Yes! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form
Sometimes a student may wish or need to take time off from The Training Centre due to personal reasons. Should this occur, please contact The Training Centre staff immediately. Please be informed that when you return, the Training Centre will place you at its discretion. Students who leave during the Conservatory Program may be asked to re-audition. Returning students must pay the tuition rate that is applicable to the time of rejoining The Training Centre. Any student returning after more than one (1) year of absence is required to rejoin the program at a level determined by The Training Centre.
We require full payment at the time of registration in order to hold your spot in the class. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Amex, cash, cheque, or Debit. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE! Pay for your class in instalments. Register online and set up your own payment plan, or inquire with the office.
It takes a great deal of training and experience to become a member of our professional company. Most of the resident actors have trained and performed for a number of years before being hired by The Second City. Graduates of the Improv Conservatory are eligible to audition for The Second City Company each spring at General Auditions. Although many of the resident company actors are graduates of The Training Centre, completion of any program does not guarantee employment with the company.