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CHICAGO Holiday Gift Certificates Now Available! [more]

CHICAGO Have FUN on New Year’s This Year! Celebrate at The Second City [more]

ALUMNI SC Alum Tim O'Malley's first tiny feature film at! [more]

TRAINING CENTER John Lehr visits The Second City Training center in Chicago! [more]

MYSPACE New Star of the Week posted! [more]

TOURING Another installment of Easy Writer posted! [more]

CHICAGO The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue opens at Chicago Center for The Performing Arts on December 20! [more]

TV & FILM SC Alums Receive Golden Globe Nominations [more]

TOURCO New Bit Tripper blog posted! [more]

SPECIAL FEATURES "Striking" SNL writer/performer Jason Sudeikis calls We'll Be Right Back. [more]



Welcome to The Second City Chicago

Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. The theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and more offers nightly comedy shows, as well as a variety of other programs and services.

The theatre has two resident stages: The Second City Mainstage, which seats 290 and The Second City e.t.c., which seats 180. Each theatre has a resident troupe that writes and performs an original comedy revue. The shows are smart, funny, and highly original. The Second City Training Center operates a third theatre in the Piper's Alley complex on Wells Street called Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre. Donny's Skybox features an eclectic mix of student productions as well as other alternative shows.

The Second City also has touring troupes that take our shows on the road, a Training Center that teaches improvisation, acting, writing, and other skills, and a corporate communications division that services the business world.

If you want to stay up to date on new Second City shows and receive special offers for Second City merchandise and special events, register to become a Second Citizen.

Never been to The Second City Chicago before? Step inside and take a look at our virtual tour of the Chicago theatres and Training Center classrooms. Launch virtual tour. (QuickTime Player required)

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