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Second City Toronto

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Address: 51 Mercer St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H2, Canada
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+1 416-343-0011
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

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 many more.

Tickets are only $14 - $32, making The Second City the best entertainment value in Toronto.

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.

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Great experience. Improvisation at it's best and liked the set up with tables and table service for drinks and food. Great evening. There are 3 sections and the 3rd is true impro... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony and Sarah G
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After watching the supposed comedy show at this place, I was perplexed by what comedy means by these guys. Why should there be so much vulgarity? The actors should do their homework to make sure what they are presenting is some real comedy and not some cheap stuff. I don't think any person with self-respect can bring their family or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience. Improvisation at it's best and liked the set up with tables and table service for drinks and food. Great evening. There are 3 sections and the 3rd is true impro where they trial things - this part is obviously not as good as not rehearsed and seemed that a few people in the know left before this session.

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Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the 10 o clock showing. Quite a large crowd. We were seated promptly in the second balcony. Those at the rail could see better than us seated back a bit. They do offer drink and snack service and the waiters and waitresses were quick and attentive. The washrooms are on second floor and ladies as usual expect a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This was my first time there and overall I thought they did a great job. The service was good, the servers were good, the beer was good, ensemble was good, the stage production was good, bathroom was good. I did however feel very cramped in the uncomfortable setting, which because of laughing left me with a pretty bad backache.

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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Great night out. Really good laughs. Excellent cast and performances. Good services and wine. Tightly packed in but lights are low and you enjoy yourself so much you don't notice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We saw Come What Mayhem. It was good but I think the best part of the evening was at the end of the show when the cast did some improv. Third time I've been to Second City. Always a good night out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

It should come as no surprise that the show at the home of so many comedic legends would be hilarious. It definitely did not disappoint. Super funny show!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Love the history in this place. Had kids there for Superdude and Dr. Rude. Great show, fun entertainers with great improve skills. Kids loved helping with the show and seeing their suggestions pulled out of the bucket of Destiny! Would love to return for an adult show!!

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This was fabulous. Took 2 7-year- olds.s of audience input. And yes there are political references for adults.....but kids loved everything about it. Good idea to have a fun, fast 1 hour show. Drinking beer while the girls drink Gilda Radners added to the good time. Kids still talking about it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Much of the material was same/similar to the revue show we attended during the summer. If material is basically repeated but the show name changed, that should be indicated in the description. Jammed in like sardines. Nacho chips and salsa over-priced for quantity. Funny show, quality performing, nice souvenir glasses.

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