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The Conservatory Program is an exciting journey of study through the Improvisational methods developed at the Second City over the last 50 years. It is a 12 month program that explores Improvisational performance and its use to create content. Conservatory students move through 6 levels of study (once a week, 3 hours per class for 7 weeks). Students will learn to re-improvise and to write on their feet. Upon graduation, Conservatory students will have created an original Second City style revue with original sketches, songs and monologues.
Tuition per term is $290 +HST; $260.00 +HST Early Registered.
*Early registration not applicable to Conservatory 1*
To Apply: Submit headshot and resume to The Training Centre in accordance with the dates listed in the Term Schedule. Submissions may be mailed or e-mailed. E-mail: email@example.com; Snail Mail: 70 Peter St. Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5V2G5.
Acceptance is based on:
- Level 1 audition
- Commitment to participating in all 6 levels of the Conservatory Program, consecutively
- 1 year's experience in the study of improv (i.e. Levels A-E); or a Theatre Degree
- Completion of a text based acting class
- Students are required to re-audition at the end of Level 3 for acceptance into Level 4
If you are accepted but cannot attend, you must re-audition the next term.
All students of the Conservatory Program are expected to perform in their class shows. Participation is considered a required part of a student's ensemble commitment to the Conservatory Program. Conservatory students are also encouraged to attend the other student shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoons on The Second City Mainstage and Wednesday nights in The John Candy Box Theatre. Please refer to the Student Performance Schedule for further details.
The Training Centre reserves the right to require that individual students take additional writing, voice or acting courses, as necessary, before advancing to the next level.
All of the above terms are subject to change without notice. The Second City Training Centre reserves the right to accept or deny any application.
Please note: There is a 2.5 hour Drop In workshop a few days before Conservatory Auditions. All auditioners are welcome to come. This is an optional workshop. Fee $10 (cash). No pre-registration required. Specific dates, times and studio assignments vary from term to term.
Conservatory 1 REGISTER
Conservatory 2 REGISTER
An examination of Character & Relationship.
Conservatory 3 REGISTER
Content & Forms.
Conservatory 4 REGISTER
Content & Styles.
Conservatory 5 REGISTER
Creation of Review Materials.
Conservatory 6 REGISTER
Rehearsal & Performance of a Revue.