The Second City is available for private parties, corporate meetings, and special events of all kinds. We offer a number of theater spaces, food and beverage service, restaurant dining, customized entertainment and workshops – all under one roof, just minutes from the heart of downtown Chicago.
The Second City has three theaters with shows 7 nights a week. We can accommodate groups of 15-500 across our event spaces, and offer incredibly tasty food through our in-house Bentwood Catering.
Second City Facts
Total Capacity of Venue
Private or Semi Private Space Available
Mainstage Theater - max capacity 290
e.t.c. Theater - max capacity 196
UP Comedy Club - max capacity 285
The Corner - max capacity 150
1959 Kitchen & Bar - max capacity 100
Private classrooms and meeting spaces available, capacity 10-50
We have a brand new, state-of-the-art Training Center space on the second floor of our complex. This area features a beautiful open space called “The Corner” with huge bay windows facing the Chicago skyline. With views of Old Town and Chicago skyscrapers – this is an ideal reception space!
Our most Important Target Market is?
Corporate and Association groups looking for a fun and uniquely Chicago place to hold an event or meeting.
We are most proud of our ability to?
Offer world class comedy at a Chicago landmark.
We are famous with customers for our ability to?
Always bring the laughs – appealing to everyone and guaranteeing a memorable event.
Unlike our competition, we offer customers?
A true Second City experience, from the historical 50 year-old theater space to the award-winning performances.
We would like our customers to tell their friends that we provide the best?
The “go-to” Chicago comedy show and a must-see attraction.
Our company enhances customer lives by offering?
A legendary comedy experience in an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.
We offer our customers the best?
Service and quality entertainment that will leave groups laughing.
3. Major League Soccor
Winner of over 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations in Chicago and over 35 Dora Award nominations in Toronto honoring excellence in professional theatre.
Account Manager of Group Sales and Events, Heather Scholl of The Second City will be happy to help. Please fill out the form below:
1616 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Neighborhood: Old Town