Online Classes

Try an Online Class! 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. Our online classes are all of the fun…while wearing none of the pants. (We don’t judge.)

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The Escape Series

Improv Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Improv Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try improv – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of improvised comedy. Over the…

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Improv for Anxiety Escape (Online)

A Second City Training Centre instructor will lead the improv class through a series improv exercises that are specifically chosen to address key triggers for social anxiety. In a safe and nurturing environment, participants will be introduced to a number of tools they can use manage their anxiety.

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Advanced Improv Escape (Online)

Already an improviser? If you’re looking for a supplement to your classes or a way to dive back in, spend a month with us to get those improv reps in. You’ll get feedback and keep your improv skills in fighting shape. This class runs for four weeks and is not…

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Stand Up Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Stand-Up Escape Series is the perfect way to break up the routine of physical isolation/working from home – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of…

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Writing Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Writing Escape Series is the perfect way to break up the routine of physical isolation/working from home – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of…

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Acting Escape (Online)

Like indoor recess for adults, Second City’s brand new online Acting Escape Series is the perfect way to break up the routine of physical isolation/working from home – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of the skills of…

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Drop-in Classes

Improv Drop-in (Online)

Bring real, live fun from The Second City into your living room

Looking for laughs? Tired of TikTok? Already finished everything on all of Netflix? We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second City to you! Our totally digital, totally FUN improv drop-in classes are for…

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Stand Up Drop-in (Online)

Learn the basics to writing and performing stand-up comedy from the comfort of your socially distanced home! Using the glories of modern technology, you and a group of fellow peers will “meet” with one of our comedy experts to learn how to “find the funny” all while getting a sneak…

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Advanced Improv Drop-in (Online)

Spend your night(s) with our advanced improv teachers and keep those comedy muscles nice and toned.

No prerequisite, but improv instruction/experience is recommended. Not as experienced? Try one of the Improv Drop-Ins we offer throughout the week!…

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CSI(mprov) (Online)

Reviewing the tenets of improvisation, we will look at the forensics of an improv scene. Dissecting what works and why and what doesn’t and why. We will follow the clues to find the answers!

About the instructor: Lisa Merchant is a highly sought after improvisation instructor/facilitator/performer. She has been studying, performing…

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FamilyProv with Janet Davidson

Quarantine? More like QuaranTEAM!

Looking to schedule family time with interactivity, learning, and lots of fun? FamilyProv is a 60-minute online improv drop-in course designed for families of all sizes (and generations!) with children ages 8 and up. Learn the basic tools of improv (Yes And, teamwork, and collaboration) while laughing…

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Improv for Business Drop-in (Online)

What’s that all about? You’ve run your business successfully for years. You went to business school and they didn’t mention Improv once. You’ve seen improv comedy and you don’t see how it would help your business. There’s nothing very funny about running a business these days.

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Sketch & Comedy Writing

Sketch to Camera with Jen Goodhue (Online)

Jen Goodhue’s selected credits include: Executive Story Editor for the Kids in the Hall Reboot and Tallboyz, and Staff Writer and Consulting Producer for Baroness Von Sketch Show.
This four class intensive teaches you to write sharper material for televised or digital sketches. Participants will learn to elevate and hone their work within the parameters…

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Acting

Public Speaking for an Online World with Ken Hall

Many of us are now faced with the reality and challenges of a work-from-home world and with that new expectations and opportunities for us to interact and engage in a virtual way like never before. This class will help you develop increased confidence and comfort honing your public speaking skills…

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Voice and Speech with Andy Massingham (Online)

We need to keep our speaking skills sharp, now more than ever!

This four-class intensive is designed for actors and non-actors who wish to develop, cultivate and maintain a healthy speaking voice capable of conviction and passion.From breathing techniques, articulation exercises and a study of rhetoric, imagination and presentation you will…

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