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The Second City's Neighborhood Tour
The Second City's Neighborhood Tour

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The Second City kicks off another glorious summer with the return of “The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour” running Saturday, June 8, 2019 through Saturday, October 26th, 2019.

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 60 years of comedy at The Second City.

Tours can have up to twenty guests and advanced reservations are recommended. Tours last up to 90 minutes. 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 for more information or to request a special reservation for larger groups.

The Second City's Neighborhood Tour

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1616 N Wells St.
Chicago IL, 60614

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Performance Times

Wednesdays at 4PM

Saturdays & Sundays at 10AM


Food & Beverage Info

1959 Kitchen + Bar | Share some small plates and try a few craft cocktails before the show! Located on the 2nd floor of Piper’s Alley seconds away from the theaters.


In Theater Dining | We offer small bites and a wide selection of drinks–including a good dose of local craft beers.


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