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  • Feb 3 2014

    Tickets for Rick & Laura Hall Now on Sale

    Musical Improviser superstars Rick and Laura Hall are coming to Toronto February 21st and 22nd!
    They will be running two musical improv workshops at our Training Centre then having a showcase on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm and 9pm.

    Come check out Second City's up-and-coming talent perform with the industry professionals Rick and Laura Hall, who collectively have worked with The Second City, "Whose Line is it Anyway" and are working actors and composers in Los Angeles.

    Tickets are now available at The Second City Training Centre.
    You can also reserve by phone: 416.340.7270

    7pm show - $15
    9pm show - $20


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  • Oct 16 2013

    SC Alum Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Take Comedy On Tour

    Fresh off a new season of everyone's favourite TV improv show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Colin Mochrie (a Second City Mainstage alumn) and Brad Sherwood are touring the world with their completely made-up comedy!

    Catch their show in Toronto on Wednesday, October 30 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

    Learn more about the evening here.

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  • Oct 4 2013

    4th Annual Open House celebration on Saturday, October 19

    Join us on Saturday, October 19th for our ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE from 1pm-5pm.

    There'll be face painting, candy, popcorn, a photobooth, and of course the opportunity to participate in all sorts of awesome workshops and see shows in The John Candy Box Theatre for FREE!


    This is an awesome chance for you to try out that class you've wondered about for so long and bring friends and family who might be interested in seeing what happens at The Second City Training Centre!

    Spaces in the workshops are limited, so it's first come first served! Hint: *show up early

    (45 minutes each)

    1pm – Adult Improv
    Stand Up

    2pm – Adult Improv
    Stand Up
    All ages Drop In
    Musical Improv Drop In

    3pm – Adult Improv
    Stand Up

    4pm – Adult Improv
    Stand UpM


    3pm- The Second City's Education Company Show: Zombie Bootcamp #NightoftheLearningDead

    4pm- Musical Conservatory Show Starring Conservatory 4 and 5!

    10/4/2013 Comments (0)
  • Sep 25 2013

    Super Fun Night with Second City Training Centre Alum Lauren Ash!

    Super Fun Night is a brand new comedy on ABC following three single ladies who have set aside every Friday night as "Friday Fun Night." The show will star Rebel Wilson, Liza Lapira and Lauren Ash.

    Lauren Ash is an alumnus of the Second City Toronto and Chicago Mainstage as well as a Second City Training Centre Conservatory Graduate.

    Watch the premiere on ABC Wednesday October 2nd at 9:30pm!

    Check out the "Super Fun Night" trailer.

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  • May 14 2013

    Shannon Skinner Shares Life Lessons from Her Second City Class on Huffington Post

    Talk show host and author, Shannon Skinner, shares her experience and four life lessons she learned taking a class at the Second City Training Center. Read it on The Huffington Post.

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  • Sep 8 2011

    Toronto Training Centre Open House October 1st!

    We're opening our doors for FREE workshops, shows, prizes, food and more!

    Have you always wanted to try improv, writing or stand up? Have you ever walked by 70 Peter Street and wondered "What's in the basement of that office building?" Well now you can find out!

    We have classes for:
    Adults (Improv, Writing, Stand Up, Conservatory, Singing)
    Youth & Teens (Winter, March Break & Summer Camps, weekly improv classes, bi-weekly performances in The John Candy Box)
    Shows: Every night of the week!

    Every 15 minutes there is a show, drop in class, or prize giveaways!

    No preregistration required!

    There is lots for current students too! Try our Writing for TV class, or our Stand Up Drop In. If you are a current student, bring a friend! If they sign up for a class on Open House Day, you get $25 off your next class!

    We'll also be unveiling our NEW merchandise!

    See you October 1st!!

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  • Jun 23 2011

    Send Your Kids to Second City Fantasy Camp – August 1 – 4

    This summer, we're excited to bring our summer camp to Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas! For 5 day/4 nights, we're training 11 – 14 in the art of improvisation and helping them to write an original show that's all their own. The Second City Fantasy Camp includes all training & instruction from Second City teachers, lunch for 3 days and an amenity package. Click here for complete details.

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  • Apr 1 2011

    A New Longform Program at the Training Centre in Toronto

    A new Longform Improv Program is being launched next session. The program will be in response to increased demand for quality longform Improv classes in Toronto. The program will be headed up by Rob Norman, a current member of the Second City National Touring Company and founding member of the Improv and Sketch troupes "Maybe" and "Mantown". Rob has developed a 4-Level curriculum that will introduce Improvisers to longform technique and eventually have them design their own format.

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  • Feb 10 2011

    Thank You, Joyce Sloane

    To remember and celebrate Joyce Sloane, we created the following tribute video and we hope you enjoy it. Thank you to all of our alumni, friends and family who were able to join us and for those who have included us in their thoughts and prayers.

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  • Sep 1 2010

    • The Second City Training Centre Open House October 16th

    The Second City Toronto is pleased to announce that it will host an Open House Celebration on Saturday October 16th in honour of the expansion of its Training Centre facilities.

    The Open House will feature family programming from 1-4pm with snacks drop in workshops, puppet shows, face painting and a special performance by The Second City’s Education cast "My Homeroom Teacher's a Vampire!" There is fun for the whole family - and it's all Free!

    For more information or to reserve a seat to one of the shows please call 416.340.7270 or e-mail

    9/1/2010 Comments (0)