adult Programs

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 school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world. We welcome amateurs looking to try something new, and advanced players looking to hone their craft. Whether you’re a business professional looking to improve your presentation skills or a student looking to meet new friends, The Second City Training Center is the place to be.

For online classes, all you need is a sturdy internet connection and a device that has a camera and microphone (computer, tablet, or even your phone can work.)
For in-person classes, please review this safety packet on the expectations of you and The Second City to keep our Training Center a safe and fun environment.
Improv Program

Improv Program

The Improv Program is a complete foundation in the principles of scenic improvisation as practiced at The Second City. Based in the work of Viola Spolin, this program covers all…

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Writing Program

Writing Program

Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building block of any Second City show. Study classic Second City scenes, use improv to develop scenes and write original sketches. Please…

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Acting Program

Acting Program

The Acting Program empowers the student with the necessary core skills to take responsibility of their own growth and learning as an actor. This program offers the student a unique…

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The Conservatory Program

The Conservatory Program

Welcome to the Conservatory! This advanced six-level program is dedicated to the art of utilizing improvisation as a tool to create a Second City-style revue, the cornerstone of The Second…

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Adult Intensives

Adult Intensives

Our intensive programs attract students from all over the country and abroad. Come learn new skills, meet new friends, and take advantage of the comedy scene! Please note that some…

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Directing & Producing

Directing & Producing

Study and practice the essential tools of directing for the stage! Students can choose to study directing techniques for improvisation, sketch comedy, or plays. Please note that some of these…

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Music Program

Music Program

The Second City Music Program is dedicated to helping students explore comedy’s unique relationship to music through voice, improvisation, and songwriting. Please note that some of these classes will be…

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TV, Film & Digital Production

TV, Film & Digital Production

The production program is about empowering content creators with the knowledge of what it takes to be successful in the TV and Film industries. The classes in this program focus…

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Wellness & Community

Wellness & Community

The Wellness Program aims to create a nurturing and safe environment for people who are choosing to experience the personal and social benefits that the study of improv and commitment…

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