The Second City is taking family entertainment to mind-blowing new heights! Bring the whole gang to watch two teams of totally top-notch improv maniacs face off in a comedy showdown of totally bonkers proportions! Fueled by your weirdly wonderful suggestions and totally amazing audience volunteers, our teams will do whatever it takes to earn your votes--and your laughs.
Especially created for kids (and the old fogies in charge of them), this show has all the elements for an epic time out together. High-energy characters? Check! All the Fortnite dances you can handle? Check! A scene with a puppy, an alien, and a thousand-pound watermelon? Anything can happen...and probably will!
45 MINUTE RUN TIME | NO INTERMISSION | SEATING 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO SHOW
June 10 – August 15
Wednesdays & Saturdays @11:30AM
1959 Kitchen + Bar | Shareable small plates emphasizing sustainable, regional ingredients and craft cocktails. Located on the 2nd floor of Piper’s Alley, seconds away from the theaters.
Roots Handmade Pizza | Authentic Quad Cities-style pizza, hand-crafted comfort food, built-to-order salads, and a Midwest-only beer list on the ground floor of Piper’s Alley.
Utopian Tailgate | Eclectic all-season rooftop bar and restaurant offering breathtaking skyline views, elevated eats, whimsical drinks, and non-stop fun and games. Elevator located on the ground floor of Piper’s Alley.
In Theater Dining | During our shows, we offer small bites and a wide selection of drinks–including a good dose of local craft beers. The Second City does *not* require a minimum drink purchase.
The Second City provides accessible parking and seating at every performance. Parking is available at 230 W. North Ave. in Piper’s Alley Self Park. Each theater is equipped with wheelchair accessible and/or companion seats.
With a sleek retro vibe that pays homage to The Second City's rich history, 1959 Kitchen & Bar features a little something for everyone. Emphasizing sustainable, organic, and regional ingredients, Executive Chef Jacob Solomon's menu ranges from savory pub fare to elevated options.
Slay the swag scene with all new Second City merchandise available online by Threadless! Check it out for exclusive designs, retro logos, hilarious home goods and more!
Our 3-5 day intensive programs attract students from all over the country and abroad. Come learn new skills, meet new friends, and dive headfirst into Chicago's unique comedy scene in our intensive programs!