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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.

Come in person or call – 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.

Where are classes held?

Most classes are held at The Second City Training Centre at 99 Blue Jays Way on the third floor. A small number of specialty classes may also take place at offsite locations. Classrooms are confirmed within a week of the class start time. We also have online classes!

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

Training Center Programs

2020 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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2020 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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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 special workshops from educational to in-class to question-and-answer panels with special visiting artists. Each year we bring our…

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Additional Info

Important Dates

Adult Program Dates

  • Term 1 2019

    Jan 04

    Feb 28

  • Term 2 2019

    Mar 01

    Apr 25

  • Term 3 2019

    Apr 26

    Jun 20

  • Term 4 2019

    Jun 21

    Aug 22

  • Term 5 2019

    Aug 23

    Oct 24

  • Term 6 2019

    Oct 25

    Dec 12

Kids & Teens Program Dates

  • Winter Term 1 2019

    Jan 05

    Feb 17

  • Winter Term 2 2019

    Feb 23

    Apr 14

  • Spring Term 2019

    Apr 27

    Jun 16

  • Summer Camps 2019

    Jul 02

    Aug 30

  • Fall Term 1 2019

    Sep 07

    Oct 27

  • Fall Term 2 2019

    Nov 02

    Dec 15

Closed Dates

  • New Year's Day

    Jan 01

  • Family Day

    Feb 18

  • Spring Break (Kids)

    Mar 09

    Mar 10

  • Easter

    Apr 19

    Apr 21

  • Victoria Day

    May 18

    May 20

  • Canada Day

    Jun 29

    Jul 01

  • Civic Holiday

    Aug 03

    Aug 05

  • Labour Day

    Aug 31

    Sep 02

  • Thanksgiving

    Oct 12

    Oct 14

  • Christmas Holidays

    Dec 25

    Dec 26

  • New Year's Eve

    Dec 31

Being A Student

Being a Student

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

SECOND CITY MAINSTAGE – 1 Free rush ticket 30 minutes prior to curtain (based on availability); 2 for 1 tickets purchased in advance. *Sunday-Friday Only
* For Second City Mainstage and Tour Co Performances only.

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.