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Second City Toronto

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Address: 51 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 9G9, Canada
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Description: The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with...
The Second City is renown as the world's premier comedy theatre, with critically-acclaimed live improv and sketch comedy shows on stage every night. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre offers table service of a affordable bar and food menu, as well as pre-show dinner packages. Enjoy a night of laughs and up-to-the-minute satire from the legendary comedy troupe that inspired Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and Whose Line Is It Anyway! The Second City's list of alumni include entertainment legends such as Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, and hundreds of others. Tickets are only $12 - $29, making The Second City the best entertainment value in Toronto.
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The Big Bad Wolf vs Lord Underwearface Von Schtinker

My daughter and I went to see this funny family play during March break. We enjoyed it and had a great time. Although we were seated in the back, we still had a good view. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Owen Sound
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went to see this funny family play during March break. We enjoyed it and had a great time. Although we were seated in the back, we still had a good view. It was good for kids 11 and yonger. Probably not any older than that.

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Thanks for posting! Glad you and your family enjoyed! We'll presenting another family show this summer, VAMPIRE CAMPFIRE. Hope you'll be able to join us! More 

Wasaga Beach, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Hilarious and insight! It is a must sefor all viitors to the city. Torontonians will enjoy the city and cultural references. For familia with teenagers or young adult children this is a perfect outing.

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the word, Connie! Glad you enjoyed. Hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Barrie, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

March break skit - the Big bad wolf vs Lordunderwearface Von Schtinker was fabulous.... not just for kids - but parents too. Staff so friendly and accomodating - show was great humour and the place was clean. Not a bad seat in the house. I have been to Second City for adult comedy as well and never leave without a... More 

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Thanks for posting, Chantelle! Glad you and your family enjoyed! Hope you get a chance to check out our new evening (adult) show, HOW TO KILL A COMEDIAN, on stage until July. We'll also have a new family show. Vampire Campfire, presented during the summer. All the best! More 

Cleveland, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Took my college-age son, as I recalled enjoying the troupe in Chicago many years ago. The topics and sketches were very timely, and spoke to several of the themes of discussions he and I had had that day. We both very much enjoyed the humor and acting of the group. Be aware, the evening show "How to Kill a Comedian"... More 

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Toronto
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Everyone likes to laugh, right? Great fun night out, have never been disappointed here. We were seated up close to the stage, so we really felt 'close to the action' and vulnerable to be part of the act! Have been here before to see other shows and this newest production HOW TO KILL A COMEDIAN was super. They were tweaking... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I hadn't been here for 25 years, and not too much has changed. That's OK. Top notch sketch comedy...we saw the "Best Of" revue. $14./person...105 minutes of fun. Booze prices are fair...the staff are discreet during the performance. Small chairs and can get very crowded so get there early for a good seat.

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TheSecondCityToronto, Manager at Second City Toronto, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time! Hope you won't wait another 25 years to return! We have shows every night - including our new mainstage show, HOW TO KILL A COMEDIAN -- on stage until July. More 

Rochester, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I attended a show on New Year's Eve with another couple and sat right in front! The employees were smiling, helpful, and friendly. The service was terrific, although the food in the theater itself was minimal. The seats are not the most comfortable and it was very crowded, but the show was great! Coming from the US,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a friend here who was visiting from Oz. We called to book on a Friday for that night and they said just to come down 20 minutes before the show. We got tickets fine which were $20 each to my recollection. The place was almost full but our seats were back centre and we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I decided to see "Slings and Errors" on Valentines day. An improvement at it's best. A matinee is a great time to go. All were funny but Criss Gibbs and Katherine Ten Kate were especially outrageous. I have to mention "The Asians" were a hoot. A wonderful component of a weekend in Toronto.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

One of my dealers in Ontario held their annual sales meeting in the club with a private show in the evening. Had to say the facilities were good and I made a mental note for future reference. The show - very good comedy, some classic, some new. The bar service was discrete but kept on top of our demand. Very... More 

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