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Thank you for choosing to study with The Second City Training Center in Chicago. We hope your experience with us will be informative and fun. Here are a couple of options for registering for a class:

Register Online – You can see all scheduled class times and if space is available through our website. Check out our full variety of classes for Adults and Kids & Teens. Once enrolled you will receive confirmation via e-mail.

Our phone number is 312-664-3959.

Payment must be made at the time of enrollment in order to secure your spot in class. Payment plans are available. Scholarships, volunteer credits, internship, or workstudy credits cannot be used retroactively. If you have a balance on your account, please reach out to for payment options.

Currently we're offering all of our classes online!

Training Center Programs

2019 Adult View Details

These are our remaining available classes for 2019. If you wish to view our adult 2020 classes please click HERE

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2019 Kids View Details

These are our remaining available classes for 2019. If you wish to view our kids 2020 classes please click HERE

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Can’t make it to one of our 3 Training Center locations? Try an Online Class! Drawing upon the groundbreaking work of The Second City and…

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The Second City offers a variety of educational workshops that focus on teamwork, collaboration, risk-taking, and effective communication. Each year we bring our unique brand of…

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Drawing upon the groundbreaking work of The Second City and the many legendary performers who have played on its stages, we have become the largest…

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Kids View Details

Kids and Teens can take a class with The Second City too! We welcome all experience levels. Kids Comedy Classes are led by performers/instructors who…

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Additional Info

Important Dates

Term Dates

  • Term 1 2021

    Jan 11

    Mar 01

  • Term 2 2021

    Mar 08

    Apr 30

  • Term 3 2021

    May 03

    Jun 28

  • Term 4 2021

    Jul 05

    Aug 23

  • Term 5 2021

    Aug 30

    Oct 18

  • Term 6 2021

    Oct 25

    Dec 12

Closed Dates

  • New Year's Day

    Jan 01

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Jan 18

  • Independence Day

    Jul 04

  • Labor Day

    Sep 06

  • Thanksgiving

    Nov 25

    Nov 28

  • Christmas Day

    Dec 25

  • New Year's Eve

    Dec 31

Being A Student

Being a Student

All Training Center policies and procedures are available in our student handbook.

Second City Ticket Deals - Training Center students can get FREE tickets for Second City Mainstage or e.t.c. shows for Sunday-Thursday performances if the show is not sold out. Monday tickets can only be picked up 10 minutes before show time; all others can be reserved in person within one hour of show time.

Students can get FREE walk-up tickets for Severn Darden Graduate Program shows. Come see our talented grads every Saturday night at 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 in the de Maat Studio Theatre.

Students also receive discounted admission to shows in Donny's Skybox, de Maat Studio Theater, Beat Lounge, and Blackout Cabaret. Free tickets are available for all class performances, including the Conservatory Level 6 shows on Mondays at 8pm in the e.t.c. Theater.

All shows subject to availability. Visit or call the Second City Box Office at 312-337-3992.

Local Business Discounts - Take advantage of these unique offerings available only to students of The Second City Training Center. All you need is your student card given to you on the first day of class! To receive a discount you must show your Training Center ID card.

If your business would like to engage with our students by providing discounts or special offers, contact Rosie Chevalier.

1959 Kitchen & Bar - 15% off food and drink.

The Book Cellar - 20% off any book purchase.

Delightful Pastries - Free coffee with pastry purchase.

Dinotto - 10% discount available at lunch or dinner with current student ID. Open until 11pm weekdays, midnight on Friday & Saturday. Not valid with any other discounts.

Direction Photoworks - Direction Photoworks is a full service print boutique for Talent Industry Professionals. Now offering digital headshot prints 25 for $25,

King Crab - 20% discount (1816 N Halsted). Take a look at their menu at

Kingston Mines - Free admission Sunday through Thursday.

Nookies Restaurant - 10% off entire bill (Old Town location only, 1746 N Wells).

Old Town Pour House - 10% off your bill (1 table/1 visit).

XSPORT Fitness - $35/month + $35 maintenance fee

Zipcar - Students join for $25/year (over 50% off). Visit for more info.