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 In-Person

Improv (Ages 7-10)

Improv for ages 7 – 10 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 11-13)

Improv for ages 11-13 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 14-18)

Improv for ages 14-18 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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Youth & Teen Ensembles

Youth Ensemble (Ages 11-13)

The Youth Ensemble is for students ages 11-13 who have improv and/or acting experience and want to develop and perform in an original show with an ensemble. This class gives you the full experience of developing a Second City revue. Students will experience the thrills and frustrations that come from…

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Teen Ensemble (Ages 14-18)

The Teen Ensemble is for students ages 14-18 who have improv and/or acting experience and want to develop and perform in an original show with an ensemble. This class gives you the full experience of developing a Second City revue. Students will experience the thrills and frustrations that come from…

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Advanced Improv to Sketch Writing for Teens

A course for students looking to take their improvisation to the next level. Over the course of fourteen weeks, students will dive into Second City-style scene work, sharpening their ability to create dynamic characters, recognize and heighten the comic tension in a scene, and use re-improvisation to take scenes from…

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Camps

Spring Break Comedy Camps (Ages 7-11)

The Second City’s signature Comedy Camps for kids are jam-packed with fun & games!

Campers explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City and develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, all while having loads of…

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Spring Break Comedy Camps (Ages 12-18)

The Second City’s signature Comedy Camps for youth & teens are the perfect space for budding comedians or young people looking to spend the summer laughing and creating.

Campers explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City and develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming,…

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Summer Comedy Camps (Ages 7-11)

The Second City’s signature Comedy Camps for kids are jam-packed with fun & games!

Campers explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City and develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, all while having loads of…

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Summer Comedy Camps (Ages 12-18)

The Second City’s signature Comedy Camps for youth & teens are the perfect space for budding comedians or young people looking to spend the summer laughing and creating.

Campers explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City and develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming,…

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Advanced Comedy Camp (ages 14-18)

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 songwriting and music improv.

Improv – Explore the fundamentals of improv as…

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