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Thank you for choosing to study with The Second City Training Center in Chicago. We hope your experience with us will be informative and fun.

Register Online – You can see all scheduled class times and if space is available through our website. Check out our full variety of classes for Adults and Kids & Teens. Once enrolled you will receive confirmation via e-mail.

Our phone number is 312-664-3959.

Payment must be made at the time of enrollment in order to secure your spot in class. Payment plans are available. Scholarships, volunteer credits, internship, or workstudy credits cannot be used retroactively. If you have a balance on your account, please reach out to for payment options.

We offer our classes both online and in-person.

Training Center Programs

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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…

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Kids and Teens can take a class with The Second City too! We welcome all experience levels. Kids Comedy Classes are led by performers/instructors who…

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Additional Info

Important Dates

Term Dates

  • Term 1 2024

    Jan 08

    Feb 26

  • Term 2 2024

    Mar 04

    Apr 21

  • Term 3 2024

    Apr 29

    Jun 17

  • Term 4 2024

    Jun 24

    Aug 19

  • Term 5 2024

    Aug 26

    Oct 21

  • Term 6 2024

    Oct 28

    Dec 20

Closed Dates

  • New Year's Day

    Jan 01

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Jan 15

  • Memorial Day

    May 27

  • Juneteenth

    Jun 19

  • Independence Day

    Jul 04

    Jul 07

  • Labor Day

    Aug 31

    Sep 02

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

    Oct 14

  • Thanksgiving

    Nov 28

    Nov 29

  • Christmas Eve

    Dec 24

  • Christmas Day

    Dec 25

  • New Year's Eve

    Dec 31

Being A Student

Being a Student


  • Utopian Tailgate - 35% off your check - only eligible per student - not per table - Please be prepared to show your class receipt and a picture ID as proof of enrollment.  

  • Professor Pizza - 35% off your check - only eligible per student - not per table - Please be prepared to show your class receipt and a picture ID as proof of enrollment.  

  • Jeni's Ice Cream - 25% off all ice cream - eligible at the Old Town location. Must show Student ID as proof of enrollment.
  • Second City Professional Stages - 15% off one ticket per show Sundays through Thursdays only (excludes Monday Best Of The Second City). 

  • Second City Merchandise - 15% off clothing, hats, books, etc.  

  • Raffles and Giveaways - These are emailed to current students and posted on our social media. 

  • Grad Revue Shows - Student Rush Tickets - Current students can redeem one free ticket if they arrive, in person, at the box office within two hours before the start of the show. These tickets can only be redeemed for Grad Revue shows. These tickets cannot be reserved for guests.

  • Free Tickets - Current students are automatically added to an email list that will occasionally offer free tickets to resident shows.


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