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Second City Hollywood Training Center

Hollywood Training Center


Because life doesn’t come with a script!

Los Angeles is the world capital of the Entertainment Industry and The Second City is in the heart of it on Hollywood Boulevard. For over fifty years The Second City has created a wealth of comedic material from a legendary group of performers. The Training Center follows the traditions developed by these groundbreaking and innovative men and women while encouraging the continued growth and development of the art forms of comedy and improvisation. Today, The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world.

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

We offer a variety of classes in the performance arts for students at any level of experience. Whether a seasoned performer or someone who's never been onstage, you are encouraged to take classes with us. Our students come from a diverse array of backgrounds, each with a unique accomplishment they wish to achieve with our courses. Whatever your reasons for taking classes with us, we are here to support you and help you grow your skills. Please do not hesitate to contact our offices with any questions or concerns you might have.

Download a printable version of the Training Center Course Catalog (PDF)

Seeking Teachers!

The Second City Training Center in Hollywood is seeking qualified teachers for Entertainment Industry related classes. The Second City Hollywood is located in the heart of Hollywood and as such, we offer a variety of Industry related learning opportunities to our students. If you have a specialty in any aspect of the Entertainment Industry and an idea for a specific class you might teach to the next generation of writers, actors, directors, voice over artists, or producers, we want to work with you! Please contact us at pitch us your class idea!


If you are wondering if you'd like to take an improv class, try the Taste of Second City! This 2-hour intro workshop will give you a little taste of what our program is all about and help you decide if you’d like to take a full class. We cap the class at 16 so please call the Training Center at 323-464-8542 to reserve your spot.

Tuition: $25, 2 hours
IMPROV (1-3pm)

Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 13

If you're looking for corporate training, visit our business services division, Second City Communications.


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