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The mission of The Second City Training Centre is to teach the skills which underlie the work on our resident stages. The classes, taught by professionals working in their fields, are dedicated to helping students develop their artistic voice, both individually and within an ensemble, and to provide the tools and techniques needed to express that voice. The Second City Training Centre draws from the Training Centre's history of ensemble improvisation, satire, and revue comedy as developed and practiced by its actors, directors, and teachers, and serves as a laboratory for the exploration of the future of the art form.

How do you enroll in classes?

Register Online – You can see all scheduled class times and if space is available through our website. Check out full variety of classes for Adults and Kids & Teens. Once enrolled you will receive confirmation via e-mail.

Our phone number is 416-343-0011.

Payment must be made at the time of enrollment in order to secure your spot in class. Payment plans are available.

If you can't enroll in the class you're interested in because it's full or not on sale that term, you can add yourself to our wishlist HERE.

Where are classes held?

Currently we're offering all of our classes online!

Want to give us a try before committing? We get that. Try out one of our adult drop-in classes!

Training Center Programs

2019 Adult View Details

These are our remaining available classes for 2019. If you wish to view our adult 2020 classes please click HERE

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2019 Kids View Details

These are our remaining available classes for 2019. If you wish to view our kids 2020 classes please click HERE

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Online View Details

Can’t make it to one of our 3 Training Center locations? Try an Online Class! Drawing upon the groundbreaking work of The Second City and…

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School Programs View Details

The Second City offers a variety of educational workshops that focus on teamwork, collaboration, risk-taking, and effective communication. Each year we bring our unique brand of…

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Adult View Details

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…

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Kids View Details

Kids and Teens can take a class with The Second City too! We welcome all experience levels. Kids Comedy Classes are led by performers/instructors who…

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Additional Info

Important Dates

Adult Program Dates

  • Term 1 2020

    Jan 03

    Feb 27

  • Term 2 2020

    Feb 28

    Apr 23

  • Term 3 2020

    Apr 24

    Jul 05

  • Term 4 2020

    Jul 06

    Aug 23

  • Term 5 2020

    Aug 24

    Oct 18

  • Term 6 2020

    Oct 23

    Dec 10

Kids & Teens Program Dates

  • Winter Term 1 2020

    Jan 04

    Feb 16

  • Winter Term 2 2020

    Feb 22

    Apr 19

  • Spring Term 2020

    May 09

    Jun 14

  • Summer Camps 2020

    Jul 02

    Aug 28

  • Fall Term 1 2020

    Sep 12

    Nov 01

  • Fall Term 2 2020

    Nov 07

    Dec 20

Closed Dates

  • New Year's Day

    Jan 01

  • Family Day

    Feb 17

  • Spring Break (Kids)

    Mar 14

    Mar 15

  • Easter

    Apr 10

    Apr 12

  • Victoria Day

    May 16

    May 18

  • Canada Day

    Jul 01

  • Thanksgiving

    Oct 10

    Oct 12

  • Christmas Holidays

    Dec 25

    Dec 26

  • New Year's Eve

    Dec 31

    Jan 01

Being A Student

Being a Student

All Training Center policies and procedures are available in our student handbook.

SECOND CITY MAINSTAGE – $8 off tickets

STUDIO RENTALS – Based on availability; Student and Grad Rates available

ROXY BAR – Save 15% off all food orders, save 20% if your bill is paid in cash

ZIPCAR – Application fee: $0 (normally $30)
Annual fee: $35 (normally $70)
Driving rates: 10-20% off Monday - Friday hourly rates
Visit to sign up!

You will receive a Student Information Card in your first class. This card is your passkey for these great perks, so make sure you’ve got it and your photo ID on you to take advantage of them.