Special Events & Auditions

Throughout the year we have a variety of workshops, seminars, and appearances by special guests. Performance opportunities are also available for Training Center students.

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


Conservatory Auditions

Students must have one year of improv training at The Second City or an approved school and one acting class post high school. Interested auditioners should submit their training information via this submission form. The approval to audition will be confirmed by a staff member or else another program…

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Coached Ensembles

Coached ensembles are back!

The Coached Ensembles program is an exciting opportunity to be cast in a four-week show run. Shows consist of 13-15-minute improv sets performed by the Ensembles. Each run is also accompanied by a faculty team that hosts the shows and concludes each show with…

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Victor Wong Fellowship

The Second City is proud to announce the launch of The Victor Wong Fellowship, a program to train and mentor up-and-coming comedians. Named after The Second City’s first Asian American performer and funded by Peng Zhao, CEO of Citadel Securities, and his wife, Cherry Chen, the fellowship will focus on…

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