Improv Program

In the Kids Improv Program you’ll study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity.

Please note that some of these classes will be delivered online.

Improv Online

Improv Drop-in for Ages 10-13 (Online)

Bring real, live fun from The Second City into your living room

Looking for laughs? Tired of gaming? Already finished everything on all of Netflix? We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second City to you! Our totally digital, totally FUN improv drop-in classes are for…

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Improv Drop-in for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Bring real, live fun from The Second City into your living room

Looking for laughs? Tired of TikTok? Already finished everything on all of Netflix? We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second City to you! Our totally digital, totally FUN improv drop-in classes are for…

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Improv Escape for Ages 10-13 (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Improv Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try improv – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of…

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Improv Escape for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Improv Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try improv – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of…

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Improv for Anxiety Escape for Ages 13-18 (Online)

For ages 13-18. A Second City Training Centre instructor will lead the improv class through a series improv exercises that are specifically chosen to address key triggers for social anxiety. In a safe and nurturing environment, participants will be introduced to a number of tools they can use manage their…

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2021 Improv

Improv (Ages 7-9)

Improv for ages 7 – 9 is for kids who want an introduction to improvisation. This class uses the tenets of improv like agreement, listening, and emotions to teach kids basic life skills. It gets them out of their heads and active while showing them new ways they can work…

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Improv (Ages 10-12)

Improv for ages 10-12 is for kids who want an introduction to improvisation. This class uses the tenets of improv like agreement, listening, and emotions to teach kids basic life skills. It gets them out of their heads and active while showing them new ways they can work with and…

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Improv (Ages 13-15)

Improv for ages 13-15 is for kids who want an introduction to improvisation. This class uses the tenets of improv like agreement, listening, and emotions to teach kids basic life skills. It gets them out of their heads and active while showing them new ways they can work with and…

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Improv (Ages 16-18)

Improv for ages 16-18 is for teens who want an introduction to improvisation. This class uses the tenets of improv like agreement, listening, and emotions to teach kids basic life skills. It gets them out of their heads and active while showing them new ways they can work with and…

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Youth & Teen Ensembles

Youth Ensemble (Ages 11-14)

Level 1 Ensemble: Advanced Improv
Students will take their improv knowledge and experience to the next level as they explore Advanced Improv techniques to apply to their short form games, scenes and forms. This 8 week class will have two final performances featuring the skills and styles they have developed over…

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Teen Ensemble (Ages 15-18)

Level 1 Ensemble: Advanced Improv
Students will take their improv knowledge and experience to the next level as they explore Advanced Improv techniques to apply to their short form games, scenes and forms. This 8 week class will have two final performances featuring the skills and styles they have developed over…

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Camps

Online Comedy Camp for Ages 7-18: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

Virtual camp = real fun!

PARENTS, we know you’re doing your best to find interactive play (how did our parents even do it?!) and we’re here to help you with a virtual room filled with kids! We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second…

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Chicago Spring Break Camp (Ages 7-18)

Improv – Study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity.

Stand-up – Come develop your personal style as a stand-up comedian as…

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Chicago Summer Comedy Camps (Ages 7-11)

Improv (9am–10:30am) – Explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City. Develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, while having loads of fun and laughs.

Writing & Storytelling (10:50am–12:20pm) – Learn basic scene structure, the art of storytelling, and…

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Chicago Summer Comedy Camps (Ages 12-18)

Improv (9am–11:30am) – Explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City. Develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, while having loads of fun and laughs.

Sketch Comedy (12pm–2:30pm) – Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of…

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Chicago Summer Advanced Comedy Camps

The Second City Advanced Comedy Camp is a fully comprehensive program that dives deep into the skills required to present a Second City-style revue. Curriculum includes training in advanced scenework and long form improv as well as additional lessons in clowning, stand-up, and music improv. Students will also receive a…

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