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The Second City Training Center

Student Perks

Take advantage of these unique offerings available only to students of The Second City Training Center. All you need is your student card given to you on the first day of class! To receive a discount you must show your card.


Training Center students can get FREE tickets for Second City Mainstage or e.t.c. shows for Sunday-Thursday performances if the show is not sold out.  Monday tickets can only be picked up 10 minutes before show time; all others can be reserved in person within one hour of show time.

Students can get FREE walk-up tickets for HouseCo shows on Saturday nights in the de Maat Studio Theatre. Come see Next at 7:30pm (testing sketch material as they go through the process of writing an original revue), Twisty at 9pm (all improv), and Moxie at 10:30pm (long form in a different style each week).

Students also receive half-price admission to shows in Donny's Skybox and the de Maat Studio Theater. Free tickets are available for all class performances, including the Conservatory Level 6 shows on Mondays at 8pm in the e.t.c. Theater.

UP Comedy Club Training Center Ticket Specials

Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything
Tuesdays at 8pm
January 27 and February 3

Sunday at 4pm
February 8

Second City's Game Night
Wednesdays at 8pm
January 28 and February 4

Chris Gethard (Stand-Up)
Thursday, Jan 29 at 8pm
Friday, Jan 30 at 1030pm

 *All shows subject to availability. Visit or call the Box Office at 312-662-4562

Students may reserve their tickets by calling the UP Box Office at 312-662-4562. Students will be asked to present their Student IDs when picking up their tickets at the Box Office. Limited numbers of tickets are available per show. Reservations are recommended.

XSPORT Fitness
$35 Monthly fees and waived initiation fees
25% off all Spa Packages

Kingston Mines
Free admission Sunday through Thursday

Nookies Restaurant
10% off entire bill
Good at Old Town Location Only. 1746 N Wells

Corcorans Grill and Pub
15% off entire bill

Twisted Bakery
10% off entire order

SCTC students join for $25/year (over 50% off.)

10% off entire bill

Direction Photoworks
Direction Photoworks is a full service print boutique for Talent Industry Professionals. Now offering digital headshot prints 25 for $25

The Book Cellar
20% off any book purchase

The Music Box Theatre
$1 off general admission tickets

Delightful Pastries
Free coffee with pastry purchase

Old Town Pour House
10% off your bill (1 table/1 visit)

Green Heart Shop
15% off purchase (offer applies to in store purchases)
1714 N. Wells St.

Blockhead Fitness
15% off 12 or more personal training packages
557 W North Ave

Sally Blood Headshots
Sally Blood is a stylist and photographer that has been working closely with The Second City and the Training Center for many years. Second City Training Center students receive a $50 discount off Sally Blood's $450 full shoot at her studio. See for details.

If your business would like to engage with our students by providing discounts or special offers, contact Andrew Thorp.