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.

Please note that some of these classes will meet online. To successfully participate, 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.)

Live Online Learning

Live Online Learning

Our live online programming takes place at a specified time with a video link to join in on the action being sent beforehand. It’s a lively community!

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Self-Paced Online Learning

Self-Paced Online Learning

Sometimes it’s nice to take your time when learning new info, and we get that. Our self-paced online programming allows you to take the time you need with the material.

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Live Classroom Learning

Live Classroom Learning

We’re currently running all of this programming online, but when it’s safe to deliver content in person again then these are the classes that will make that jump!

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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

The Second City Training Center Writing Program has been considered the gold standard of comedy writing education for decades. We are thrilled to announce that we’ve made our flagship program…

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Advanced Improv Program

Advanced Improv Program

This Advanced Improv Program places more specific and specialized material in front of a more advanced student. Offerings include Improvisational acting, scene work, and long form. Rules fall away and…

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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

Study improv as an acting technique and its use in the development of a Second City-style revue in this advanced program, the cornerstone of The Second City Training Center. In…

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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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TV, Film & Digital Performance

TV, Film & Digital Performance

This performance program is about giving actors, improvisers, and directors the opportunity to make the transition from Stage to On-Screen or in Podcasting and Voiceover work. The classes in this…

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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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Online Classes

Online Classes

Try an Online Class! 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…

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