The Second City

Upcoming Events

The Second City’s On-Demand Adult Classes
Class, Virtual
Runs Feb 05Jun 30, 2021
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.)
The Second City’s On-Demand Kids & Teen Classes
Children’s/Family, Class, Virtual
Runs Feb 05Jun 30, 2021
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.
The Second City: Happy To Be Here
Improv, In-Person, Indoor
Runs May 07Jun 27, 2021

You’re gonna want to sit down for this news. The Second City is warming up the bentwood chairs and ready to invite you back inside their theater! Join …

The Second City e.t.c.: Out of the House Party
Improv, In-Person, Indoor
Runs Jun 03Jun 27, 2021
THIS NEWS MIGHT REQUIRE ALL-CAPS. The Second City’s favorite e.t.c. stage is back, live and in-person! Join our raring-to-go cast of comedians for this laugh-packed adventure. From improv games to classic sketches from the archives, this experience is a great way for us all to laugh our way into the new normal. We can’t wait to welcome you back to The Second City e.t.c, where laughs (and masks!) are mandatory.
1616 N. Wells
Chicago IL 60614
312-337-3992
The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improvisation and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years.  We have resident companies in both Chicago and Toronto as well as National Touring Companies and casts on NCL cruises.  We have shows seven nights a week on our stages; the shows consist of short scenes, songs, and comedic improvisational sketches.  Cocktails and food are available throughout the show.  Additionally, our training programs in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood have launched the careers of countless stars of stage and screen.
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