The Second City

Chicago, Illinois Attractions

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The Penthouse at Grand Plaza overlooks the city from 50 floors above the city near many Chicago’s sightseeing favorites.

Get to The Second City theatre in a 10-minute drive or take a short walk to the CTA Red Line for a 20-minute train ride that additionally connects to other popular Chicago destinations.

Who doesn’t love comedy? Experiencing the good laughter inside the world-premiere Second City theatre and school of improvisation and was the destination responsible for the launch of many popular comedians over for over 50 years with the likes of Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey—just to name a few.

Second City initially was the setting for scenes and stories to be told in improvisational form utilizing techniques that co-founder and teacher Viola Spolin developed and taught that evolved into a stage where these core values still exist. Prices vary per performance but tickets generally start around $20, depending on time of show.

Indulge in luxury accommodations after a night of laughter at The Penthouse at Grand Plaza and truly feel like royalty during your stay in Chicago.


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