The Second City

Angel Comedy is proud to be the UK home of The Second City, the world's premier school of improv.

Follow in the footsteps of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Steve Carrell, Mike Myers, to name just a few…

THE SECOND CITY COURSES

After the huge success of our Second City training courses in 2015 and 2016, we’re excited to be taking things a step further: we’re proud to announce that we are now the official home of The Second City in the UK.

This means that in 2017 Angel Comedy will be able to offer a full annual programme of Second City courses: winter, spring and autumn terms.

The Second City is the world’s premier school of comedy improv, whose illustrious alumni include Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers.

Tutors fly over from The Second City to work exclusively at Angel Comedy, providing students with the same level of training as at any of their other centres.

Our courses are fully accredited and recognised should you go on to train at The Second City in Chicago, Los Angeles or Toronto.

  • Day 1
    Monday22/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday23/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday24/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday25/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday26/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Improv Level A is the first class in the beginner improv program at The Second City. These classes are for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including people who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally.


  • Day 1
    Monday22/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday23/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday24/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday25/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday26/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Improv Level B is the second class in the beginner improv program at The Second City. These improv classes are for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including students who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally. In Level B, students build upon the skills they learned in Level A and start learning how to improvise scenes. Strong, relationship-based scene work is the backbone of the work we do at The Second City. Students learn the skills crucial to scene work, including emotion, listening, and transformation, as well as continue to hone skills learned in Level A, like ensemble, object work, and “yes, and.”


  • Day 1
    Monday29/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday30/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday31/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday01/06/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday02/06/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Improv Level A is the first class in the beginner improv program at The Second City. These classes are for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including people who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally.


  • Day 1
    Monday29/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday30/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday31/05/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday01/06/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday02/06/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Students learn how to improvise characters. They explore creating characters through internal motivations, like point of view, status, wants and intentions, and external ones, like experimenting with physicality. Students also continue to explore scene work in Improv Level C, learning how to perform three-person scenes, how to find the beats of scenes, and how to understand and apply subtext to scenes. They learn how to make choices in scenes that help define their character.