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 currently all of our classes 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.)

Online Classes

Online Classes

Our online classes are all of the fun…while wearing none of the pants. (We don’t judge.) Got questions? Check out our online classes FAQs.

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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

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

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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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! This class meets online…

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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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