2020 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.

2020 Auditions

Coached Ensembles

Coached ensembles are a great opportunity for all Improv A-E and Improv for Actors students to get more stage experience. Ensembles will be created and coached by one of our fantastic faculty members. Each ensemble gets a multi-week run in the Skybox Theater on Thursday nights at 10:30.

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Conservatory Auditions

An audition is required for entrance into the Conservatory program. All students must have completed at least one full year of a multi-level improv training program and at least one acting class at the post-high school level. The improv training prerequisite if met at the Chicago Training Center is completion…

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2020 Drop-In Classes

So, You Want to Try Stand-Up

Have you always wanted to try stand-up but were too intimidated to try? This workshop will take you from “Wish I could” to “Wow! I did!” in a supportive atmosphere, practice finding the comedy in real-life experiences and turn them into a stand-up set. This class will include writing, discussion,…

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Improv Test Drive

Are you interested in taking an improv class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in improv class for beginners is open to everyone, whether you have ever improvised or not. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun,…

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A Taste of The Second City Training Center

Join The Second City Training Center for an introduction to improv and a comedy show to follow while making new friends and experiencing one of Chicago’s most historic venues. You’ll have the option to jump on stage for games or learn by watching in this Lecture/Demonstration-style workshop. Then we’ll have…

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Stand Up Sampler

Learn core stand-up concepts with The Second City Training Center and write some first drafts of your own material before checking out the popular Second City Training Center Open Mic and cheering on stand-ups or trying out your own material.
$20 – Saturdays at 7pm

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