Facility Rentals

For information about facility rental of the Chicago Mainstage or e.t.c. Stage, contact Tiffany Smith at 312-475-3560. For rental of the Donny’s Skybox Theater or de Maat Studio Theater, contact Rob Holmes at 312-475-3556.

The Second City is available for private parties, corporate meetings, and special events of all kinds. We offer a number of theatre spaces and classrooms, food and beverage service, customized entertainment and workshops – all under one roof with attached parking, just minutes from the heart of downtown Chicago.

The Second City Mainstage Theatre seats up to 320 and is available for both daytime and evening use. Directly next to the Mainstage is The Second City e.t.c. Theatre which seats up to 190 and is also available daily and nightly. Each theatre comes equipped with a piano, sound and lighting systems, and stage. Beverage and food service is available in both theatres.

Donny’s Skybox is a cabaret theater equipped with a baby grand piano, lighting and sound systems. The de Maat Studio Theater is a more intimate space with an electronic piano. Tables and chairs in the fourth floor lobby that can be used for breakout groups, meetings and receptions.

Classroom spaces in the Training Center may also be available for smaller uses such as rehearsals, auditions or meetings. For more information about rates and availability, call The Training Center office at 312-664-3959.


Sq. Ft.: N/A
Capacity (Seated): 290
Capacity (Moving): N/A

Sq. Ft.: N/A
Capacity (Seated): 180
Capacity (Moving): N/A

UP Comedy Club
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Capacity (Seated): 285
Capacity (Moving): N/A

Skybox Theater
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Capacity (Seated): 90
Capacity (Moving): N/A

de Maat Theatre
Sq. Ft.: 915
Capacity (Seated): 49
Capacity (Moving): N/A


Dance Studio
Sq. Ft.: 880
Capacity (Seated): 80
Capacity (Moving): 30

Theater Contacts

Tiffany Smith



The Second City is a short cab ride from downtown and is two blocks east of the Brown Line Sedgwick stop on the El. There are always plenty of cabs available outside the theater when the shows let out.

Driving Directions:
From 90/94, take the North Ave exit east a few miles to Wells St (200 Block) and make a left on Wells.

From Lake Shore Drive, take the North Ave/LaSalle exit. Follow LaSalle around until you hit North Ave. Make a right on North, then make a right on Wells.


Parking is available in the Piper’s Alley Self Park garage. Piper’s Alley charges an hourly rate, so the cost depends on when you parked; it typically runs $15-20. We do validate for $1.00 off the Piper’s Alley lot — bring your parking ticket to the box office to have it validated.

Piper’s Alley Self Park

230 W North Ave (Between North Park Ave & Wells St)
Chicago, IL 60610


1st hr: $11
1hr-2hr: $13
2hr-3hr: $18
3hr-4hr: $20
4hr-12hr: $24
12hr-24hr: $32

*The Second City Box Office will validate ticket for a $1.00 off.

Bus/Motorcoach Parking:

View the Choose Chicago website for more information about Mortorcoach parking in Chicago.