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Due to the tremendous number of donation requests received we ask that you submit your written request at least 8 weeks prior to your event, and allow us 4 weeks to review and respond to your inquiry.

Requests are processed in the order they are received and will be issued one┬ámonth prior to your event. The donation will come in the form of a gift certificate for two with an expiry of one year from date of issue. They are valid for a Sunday – Thursday performance.

Donation requests will be accepted by standard mail only (details below). No phone calls or emails please.

All donation letters must be on official letterhead of company or charity and include the following:

  • Date of the event
  • Contact name and contact information
  • Address

The Second City recognizes various efforts that happen all year round and we will try to donate to all of them. Please understand that there is a limit to the monthly donations issued. We receive hundreds of donations each month, so we must limit the requests to organizations which are accredited non-profit 501 c-3 organizations and within the city limits of Chicago, Toronto or Los Angeles. If you do not receive a donation this time please do not hesitate to send a request for your next event.

Why not consider The Second City as the venue for your next fundraiser or special event? Not only do we offer reasonable rates, including an additional discount for not-for-profit organizations, but we also provide the best comedic entertainment. Plus, we have been hosting successful fundraisers for the past 40 years. Let us put our years of experience to work for you!

For more information on hosting a fundraising event at The Second City, please contact our Group Sales department by phone at:

  • (312) 664.4032 (Chicago requests)
  • (416) 343.0033 (Toronto requests)
  • (323) 464.8542 (Hollywood requests)

Wishing you success,
The Second City Donations Department

Chicago Requests
1616 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60614
fax: (312) 664.9837
Toronto Requests
99 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON. M5V 9G9
fax: (416) 343.0034
Hollywood Requests
6560 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
fax: (323) 464.1861