The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour

The Second City's Neighborhood Tour

Venue Info


The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour” running Saturday, June 6, 2018 through Saturday, October 28th, 2018. Tours begin at 4:00pm on Wednesdays and 10:00am on Saturdays with Sunday morning tours at 10:00am added during the busiest season, July 1st – September 2nd.

This humorous walking tour is a historic mix of The Second City, Chicago and the beautiful Old Town neighborhood. Written by Margaret Hicks, an experienced Chicago tour guide and author of Chicago Comedy: A Fairly Serious History, “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour” both entertains and informs while highlighting the architecture, history and development of Old Town as well as various Second City alumni haunts and the legendary stories that go with them.

The walking tour begins inside Piper’s Alley at 230 W. North Avenue and winds its way through the historic Old Town neighborhood. The tour ends inside The Second City theatre and gives guests a chance to view the lobby photo display documenting over 55 years of comedy at The Second City.

Tickets for “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour” are $20.00 per person. They may be purchased directly from The Second City Box Office by phone at 312-337-3992 or online at Tours can have up to twenty guests and advanced reservations are recommended. The tours are every Saturday at 10:00am and Wednesday at 4:00pm with Sundays at 10:00am added during July and August. Tours last from one hour and 30 minutes to two hours. The walking pace is moderate. Savvy pre-teens and older are welcome. Tours are held rain or shine – please dress accordingly.

Additional days/times are available for groups — call Group Sales at 312-664-4032 for more information or to request a special reservation for larger groups.

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