Providing Laughter for All
The Second City strives to provide accessibility accommodations and foster an environment of inclusion for every person who joins us for an experience in a way that respects the dignity and independence of all, including those with disabilities.
Second City Chicago offers the following services, which can be requested in advance by contacting the Box Office or our Customer Service Team 7 days a week.
In Person: 230 W. North Ave., 1st Floor Box Office
By Phone: (312) 337-3992
By Email: You can also send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
When requesting access or purchasing tickets to an accessible show, please indicate which service(s) you are in need of for us to best accommodate you.
We look forward to welcoming you!
For information on available accessibility accommodations at our other locations, please email email@example.com or contact the theaters directly by phone or in person.
Available in Chicago
Accessible parking is available at 230 W. North Ave. in Piper’s Alley Self Park. (Between North Park Ave. & Wells St.). We do not validate parking.
Second City’s resident theaters (Mainstage and e.t.c.), UP Comedy Club, the de Maat Studio Theater, The Blackout Cabaret, Judy’s Beat Lounge and Donny’s Skybox are equipped with wheelchair accessible and/or companion seats. Floor seats are available without requiring the use of stairs. Please note that some seating includes stair access or restricted view; be sure to check out the seating map and descriptions before purchasing a ticket. We offer ADA tickets in our General Admission tier, but please reach out if you would like to purchase ADA accessible Value or Premium seats. Any accessibility needs can be accommodated by writing a note in your order submission.
Assistive listening devices
Assistive hearing devices compatible with personal headphones and earbuds (including headsets) are available upon request for Mainstage, e.t.c., and UP Comedy Club. Headphones and neck loops are provided. Inquire or reserve ahead of time via the Box Office. These systems are available free of charge.
An elevator is located on the main floor of Piper’s Alley next to the box office. A Second City volunteer can assist anyone requiring assistance by contacting our Box Office at (312) 337-3992. Each of our theaters is accessible by elevator or lift.
Seat assistance from curb to seat can be arranged in advance of your arrival.
Support for service animals can be provided with advance notice. Service animals are welcome.
Audio described performances
Audio described performances are periodically scheduled in the Mainstage, e.t.c. Theater and UP Comedy Club. We can accommodate Audio described performances with at least three week’s notice. During audio-described performances, a qualified professional will provide a live verbal depiction of the key visual elements in the entire show including scripted and improvised scenes. The Second City will provide the headset and equipment needed for the audio description and will have staff on hand to help guests use this service. For more information on the schedule of these specific showtimes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open/Closed captioned performances
We can accommodate open captioned performances in Mainstage, e.t.c. Theater and UP Comedy Club with at least three week’s notice. During open captioned performances, text is displayed on the side of the stage showing word-for-word what the actors are saying in real time and describes sound effects and music. For more information, please email email@example.com.
We can accommodate closed captioned performances with at least three weeks advanced notice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Second City’s ultimate goal is to meet and surpass customer expectations while serving all guests and students. Comments on our services regarding how well those expectations are being met are welcome and appreciated. Feedback regarding the way The Second City provides experiences to people with disabilities can be made via email to email@example.com or in person to an Audience Success Manager or Customer Service Representative.