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Thank you for choosing to study with The Second City Training Centre in Toronto. We hope your experience with us will be informative and fun. Here are a couple of options for registering for a class:
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.
Currently we're offering all of our classes online!
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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 http://www.zipcar.ca/SecondCity-TrainingTO 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.
It depends what you'd like to do. The Improvisation Program is a great jumping off point. We also have Improv for Anxiety, Public Speaking and Acting as great first options. Or if you're looking to go the writing route, we have the Writing or Stand-Up Programs. If you have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre or you are ACTRA/EQUITY, then you may enroll in our Improv for Actors Program. If you have completed 100 hours of improv training (equivalent to our Improv Program) from another training centre and you have completed a post secondary acting course, then you are eligible to submit for our Improv or Longform Conservatory Programs. If you need any help deciding which classes to take, just give us a call. We will always be happy to chat with you about your interests and goals and figure out the best place for you to begin.
Only some advanced programs like the Sketch Conservatory require auditions, though some specialized classes and workshops may have prerequisites.
We have this amazing program called Comedy Studies which is an accredited college program that we run in CHICAGO in partnership with Columbia College. This is a semester-long study in comedy for which students do receive college credit.
We offer classes in our Kids and Teens Program for students ages 4-18. Students must be at least 18 to attend classes in our Adult Programs, but there is no upper age limit.
We require payment at the time of registration in order to hold your spot in the class. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Amex, cash, or cheque. PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE! Pay for your class in installments. Register online and set up your own payment plan, or inquire with the office.
No worries, you can easily make up the class in one of our pre-scheduled makeup classes! For more information please head to our Makeup Classes page!
Sometimes a student may wish or need to take time off from The Training Centre due to personal reasons. Should this occur, please contact The Training Centre staff immediately. Please be informed that when you return, the Training Centre will place you at its discretion. Students who leave during the Conservatory Program may be asked to re-audition. Returning students must pay the tuition rate that is applicable to the time of rejoining The Training Centre. Any student returning after more than one (1) year of absence is required to rejoin the program at a level determined by The Training Centre.
It takes a great deal of training and experience to become a member of our professional company. Most of the resident actors have trained and performed for a number of years before being hired by The Second City. Graduates of the Improv Conservatory are eligible to audition for The Second City Company each spring at General Auditions. Although many of the resident company actors are graduates of The Training Centre, completion of any program does not guarantee employment with the company.