Drop-ins, Workshops, and Intensives

Are you looking to visit to experience the vitality of the sketch and improvisation community? Are you a local who just wants to spend some concentrated time digging into The Second City method of writing and improvisation? Our comedy boot camps attract students from all over the country and abroad. Come learn new skills, meet new friends, and take advantage of the comedy scene!

Intensives

Improv Level A Intensive

Your Level A Improv class is the introduction to The Second City’s “Yes, And” philosophy. Through group games and exercises, apply this philosophy to working with others, trusting yourself, and not being afraid to fail.

Level A, B and C Intensives are offered throughout the year.  Intensives are the same curriculum and…

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Improv Level B Intensive

Start telling stories in Improv Level B by choosing where and who you are and what your relationship is with your scene partner. Discover what your scene is about and what “tilts” the world in your story….

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Improv Level C Intensive

Discover all the exciting ways you can create a character in Improv Level C. Explore physical choices, emotional choices and start playing with status. You’ll now have clearly defined characters and relationships set in detailed locations as you begin to improvise stories. Experiment with using music to help tell your…

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Slow-prov with Robin McCulloch

Speed kills…both in cars and in improvisation. Too often, we are compelled to over-offer, resulting in good improvisers racing through moments that could reveal richer, deeper work. In this class, you will explore the value of improvising at a dead stop, allowing you to focus on each moment. This is…

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Writing Level 1 Intensive

Your Writing 1 intensive lays the groundwork for writing comic scenes in The Second City tradition. You’ll practice free-flow writing, writing without your editing yourself or judging your work, as well as writing collaboratively in groups and partners….

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Satire and Humour Writing with Sophie Kohn

Over this four-class intensive, learn to write short, satirical pieces in the style of McSweeney’s, The Beaverton, Reductress, Shouts and Murmurs, and The Onion. Explore the elements that make for especially powerful, smart, memorable and ~funny~ humour writing as you and your fellow students workshop…

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Drop-In Class

Improv Drop-In Classes

Have fun and meet new people through the drop-in improv class. Check out what a class is like, or refresh your skills with one of our weekly drop-in classes! Play improv games like Whose Line Is It Anyway, and then head down to our Mainstage to see the pros…

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Improv for Anxiety Drop-In Classes

Meet new people and have fun in a safe space through our drop-in Improv for Anxiety class. A Second City Training Centre instructor will lead you through a series of improv exercises that are specifically chosen to help with social anxiety.

All Drop-Ins are only $15 (HST included).

Pre-registration is recommended but…

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Musical Improv Drop-In Classes

Flex that musical improv muscle! Keep your lyrical skills sharp and have fun while you’re at it!

All Drop-Ins are only $15 (HST included).

Pre-registration is recommended but not required for drop-in classes. It is recommended to show up at least 15 minutes early as these are popular classes….

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Stand-Up Drop-In Classes

The Stand-Up Drop-In focuses on getting feedback on material, not getting stage time. Don’t worry, we won’t put you up in stage until you’re ready!

  • Sunday 6:00 – 8:00pm

All Drop-Ins are only $15 (HST included).

Pre-registration is recommended but not required for drop-in classes. It is recommended to show…

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Acting

Voiceover for Improvisers

Voiceover for Improvisers is a 4-week intensive workshop that introduces you to voiceover performance. Work with a studio professional and learn mic technique, studio etiquette, cold reading and what it takes to add voiceover performer to your resume.

This class takes place at Wanted! Sound + Picture Recording Studios, 409 King…

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Writing

Television Writing Intensive with Andrew Malabre

Working writers know it’s not the physical script that’s difficult, but the prep to get to the page. In this three-day intensive, take a chance on the idea that’s been rattling around in your head and turn it into a tightly prepared pre-script in order to write an original television…

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