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
The Second City offers an unforgettable experience, all under (or on top of) our roof. Plan your next celebration or non-boring corporate event at The Second City, and we’ll handle the rest, like…
Delivering 75 sketch comedy revues every week and improvising in front of over 1,000,000 audience members every year since 1959 making Second City the most influential and prolific comedy theater in the world.
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Total Capacity of Venue
Private or Semi Private Space Available
Both Private and Semi Private Available
Total Capacity and Names of Group Rooms (if applicable):
1. Mainstage- Capacity 290
2. UP Theater- Capacity 280
3. e.t.c. Theater- Capacity 185
4. The Loft event space- 100 seated, 125 reception
5. The Corner event space, only available on weekends- Capacity 150
6. Roots Pizza- 160 seated, 250 reception
7. Roots Pizza Private Dining Room- 85 seated, 125 reception
8. Utopian Tailgate- Full capacity 450, Interior 200, Rooftop 300, Outdoor Field Space 150
9. 1959 Kitchen + Bar- 70 seated, 100 reception
10. Private Classrooms- Capacity 10-50
Located in the heart of Old Town, we embrace the neighborhood charm and have a south facing view of the Chicago skyline.
Our most Important Target Market is?
We only want to connect with innovative and creative leaders who are looking to upend conventional approaches to meetings and events content and learning programming.
Basically, if you want to make your meeting or event less boring, we are a fit for you!
We are famous with customers for our ability to?
We use The Second City’s legendary comedic sensibility and its unparalleled expertise in improvisation to engage and develop your talent in order to improve performance.
So whether we’re getting your employees up on their feet building valuable new skills in an entertaining and interactive way, or getting them on board by making your messages more relatable, resonant and really, really funny, Second City helps you break through!
We would like our customers to tell their friends that we provide the best?
The most unique, engaging, inspiring, gut-busting, knee-slapping, high-fiving, performance-improving meetings and events experiences in the market.
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.
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Winner of over 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations in Chicago and over 35 Dora Award nominations in Toronto honoring excellence in professional theatre.
Director of Group Sales and Events, Nicole 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
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