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The Second City Training Centre

1 York Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 0B6
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The Second City Training Centre  

1 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 0B6

  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes, Virtual Camp/Program
  • Focus:
    Theatre Arts
  • Cost:
    $190 to $700/session
  • Ages:
    7 to 18
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    10 to 14
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    About The Second City Training Centre

    Hey Kids - Improv Rocks! Spend a week (or two!) laughing with new friends! Play energetic & fun games to learn to super-charge your creativity, boost your self-confidence and work with others. Create scenes from scratch with your friends and play cool characters! Join us for our Winter, March Break & Summer Camps (in-person or online) as well as weekend classes!

    • Special needs: Yes, mild support. A few of our campers have special needs.


    COVID-19 Response 

    To continue our commitment to a safe environment conducive for learning, The Second City is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for in-person students in our Chicago building. On or before the start of your class, all in-person students ages 5 and older must be fully vaccinated. This means you have received all applicable doses of your respective vaccine + the recommended 2 week waiting period after your final dose. Here’s what will happen : ● When you arrive on your first day of class, we will ask you to show your vaccination card at a check-in desk (either the physical paper or a photo of it on your phone) ● You will not be admitted to your class without proof of vaccination ● If you are not vaccinated by your first class meeting date, we will transfer you to an online class or provide a different option for your enrollment; please reach out to [email protected] to discuss your options Per city & state guidelines, we are also requiring masks to be worn in all classrooms and common areas (hallways, bathrooms, stairwells). Masks may only be removed by students when on stage in class shows. While we’re excited to take this next step, we still want to reinforce our commitment to safety with each other, so please do not attend class if you do not feel well. For the safety of all our employees and students, Second City may send home any student who appears ill. Please note these policies are subject to change at any time without notice. Thank you!

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; The Second City Training Centre currently has 2 programs available.

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    Comedy|Storytelling|Public Speaking
    Comedy|Storytelling|Public Speaking



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount for 2nd child 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of The Second City Training Centre

    our take

    Part of the thrill of attending The Second City Training Centre is simply taking part in a piece of history. Founded in Chicago in 1959, the theatre quickly became one of the most influential comedy centres in the world, famed as much for its alumni as for the quality of the workshops. The Toronto chapter, among many other things, gave a jumpstart to SCTV and all the characters, actors, and comedy history associated with it. Participants join that history which, for many, is itself worth the price of admission. Aside from all of that, it’s a great way for kids to step a bit out of their comfort zones, experiencing something new or building upon existing skills, along with like-minded peers, learning from professionals who are operating at the top of their craft.  



  • What's New

    In the News

    September 16, 2015
    Welcome To Our Brand New Space!

    Our brand new space at 99 Blue Jays Way is now open.... Read More

    February 5, 2015
    Summer Comedy Camps Open House - March 1st!

    Mark it in your calendars. The Second City Training Centre will be having it's first ever, Summer Comedy Camps Open House - March 1st... Read More

    January 14, 2015
    March Break Camp Early Registration End Soon!

    Not sure what do to this March Break? Sitting on the couch watching TV gets boring pretty quickly. Ditch the remote & meet cool new friends!... Read More



    Stories

    • Life changing program
      I've got lots of good words to say about the Second City Training Centre! I had to cajole our son into attending his first lesson there but after that he wouldn't miss a lesson under any circumstances. Two years later, and, at the risk of sounding too "dramatic," Second City has literally changed his life. In addition to the new acting skills and many friends he has made, he has developed a keen sense of himself, and an enduring self-confidence. His teacher has been exceptional. She is highly creative, thoroughly engaged with her students , and very skilled at creating a fun, safe environment for her students to develop their skills. She is very respected by her students, who know only too well when they've got a good thing going.
    • Self-confidence, maturity, and self-discovery
      The Second City Training Camp, Well, you did it! You lived up to your published promises about The Second City Camp. In the one-week camp my son just completed, I saw an astouding change in him, day-by-day. If I had to use three words, they would be self-confidence, maturity, and self-discovery. His biggest finding was that you don't try to please strangers ... be yourself. I hope he holds on to that lesson. When asked, he also said that the instructors made everything very positive toward everyone, and (as I surely had expected) kept the humour going throughout the day. I was the lady with the loudest laugh during the performances. But I will mention that when you see a performance that involves your own child, it's different from going to a regular performance. Thank you for teaching me that lesson. He loved his week in camp. If he had an otherwise uneventful summer, he'd be doing more. But of this I'm pretty sure. See you next year. Thank you so much, Jo-Ann Mom of Jackson, SC Camper
    • 10 year old Testimonial
      My 10 year old son enjoys the course and his teacher, Rob, immensely. Rather than having to drag him downtown, he’s ready to go to The Training Centre with enthusiasm!


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What types of programs does The Second City Training Centre offer?
    The Second City Training Centre runs: Comedy day camps. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does The Second City Training Centre start?
    The Second City Training Centre has programs for children aged 7 to 18.

    How much does is cost to attend The Second City Training Centre?
    Fees to attend The Second City Training Centre range from $190 to $700/session.

    Does The Second City Training Centre offer support for children with special needs?
    The Second City Training Centre offers some mild support for children with special needs. Please contact the director to discuss your needs.

    Does The Second City Training Centre offer busing?
    No, The Second City Training Centre does not offer transportation.



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