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Welcome to the Hollywood Training Center!

The world's largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy.

Click the picture to see a quick video on how Second City changed the lives of a few now-famous comedians!

We have a variety of classes that require no previous experience or training. Look for the No Experience Necessary icon for classes that are open to everyone. We have entry-level classes in Improv, Writing, Acting, Music, Physical Theater and more!

Want to see what an improv class is like? Come to one of our improv drop-in classes! They are held every Wednesday afternoon from 12pm to 2pm and are only $20. You must have previous improvisation training and experience to attend the Drop-In. Call the office at 323.464.8542 to see if you are eligible before you attend.

How to register
Online through any of the registration links on our website or directly at, by phone at 323-464-8542 or in person at the Training Center office. To see the list of classes we offer, please click here.

New Student Orientation
Orientation is a great opportunity to meet our Artistic Director, ask questions, hear about benefits available to you as a student, etc. Orientation is held at 5:30pm in the Second City Training Center and lasts no more than an hour. Attendance is not mandatory but is encouraged. Anyone who is planning to sign up for class but hasn't done so is also welcome to attend.


Hollywood map Where are classes held?
The Training Center is located at 6560 Hollywood Boulevard, upstairs. The Training Center occupies the entire second floor. When you arrive on the first day of your class, you will check in at the top of the stairs and we will let you know which classroom your class will take place in.

Parking at our Training Center can be tricky. Please allow yourself extra time to find street parking. We do NOT have a dedicated parking lot for our Training Center but there are several pay lots in the area to choose from. Otherwise, street parking can usually be found with a lot of patience and luck!

For more questions, call the Training Center at 323-464-8542 or send us a message.

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It really gave me the tools on how to roll with the punches not only in scene work but with your career path or your personal life and just your life – just be flexible and open to change.  -Jack McBrayer