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Second City Toronto

51 Mercer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 9G9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #14 of 320 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Comedy Clubs
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to this venue twice for different shows. No need to worry about jokes being "too" inside or Canadian. Show plays well no matter the audience. Really great cast and comfortable sight lines. Just an excellent night out. Go to Toronto Tix for day of show 1/2 price tickets.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I missed Second City on my visits to Chicago, so I really wanted to stop here. We went on a Sunday evening and tickets were only $25. Drinks were reasonably priced, but the best part is that there is NO drink minimum. I hate that about comedy clubs. We ordered tickets via telephone to avoid the additional fees when ordered... More

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I’m not sure if we went on an off night or what, but overall, I was disappointed with the performance (Second City Mainstage Review). I’ve always heard wonderful things about Second City, and this place was recommended by many of my friends. I expected to be laughing non-stop the entire time. Although I thought it was funny, I didn’t go... More

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Almont, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were able to buy tickets last minute for the show. So glad we did. It was so much fun. Worth the money. They serve food and drinks and the prices are not bad. If you have the time do not miss this show.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We booked the dinner and show combination. I thought it would be dinner in the theatre but it's actually at the pub next door. It was OK but I would have preferred to just get dinner at a location of my own choosing then going to the show. The show was hilarious though. I highly recommend going to that!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Despite being seated at the extreme left of the stage, we still had a decent view of the performers and no trouble hearing. We'd seen Second City on a cruise ship a year or so ago and were looking forward to seeing them again, and this performance did not disappoint. These are tremendously talented and creative performers, and we enjoyed... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time watching the main stage review, we were so pleased we came back for the weekday show. We were happy the cast and content were different. Highly recommended... One tip- arrive early or you may end up on the balcony where it's a bit hard to hear.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

improv is not that impressive. only a few parts that i enjoyed, Bad Dog theatre has better improv - worth checking out. they are deifnitely an underrated group.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Saw Sixteen Scandals this summer with the girls. The show was hilarious and all of the skits were performed very well. We laughed so hard we cried! So much fun packed into one night. Would definitely recommend seeing a show at Second City Toronto!

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was fun , good crowd and the performers were excellent. There are discounts to be found if you look

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