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 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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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)

The Youth Ensemble is for students ages 11-14 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 15-18)

The Teen Ensemble is for students ages 15-18 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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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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Chicago Winter Break Comedy Camps (Ages 7-11)

Improv (9am–12:30pm) – 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 (12:30pm–4:30pm) – Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of…

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Chicago Winter Break Comedy Camps (ages 12-18)

Improv (9am–12:30pm) – 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 (12:30pm–4:30pm) – Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of…

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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 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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Chicago 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 15-18)

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 in clowning, stand-up, and music improv.

Improv (9:00am–11:30am) – Explore the fundamentals…

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