The Second City Toronto

The Second City Toronto

Make your next event spectacular... and hilarious!

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

Make your next event fun, interactive, and full of laughs at The Second City Toronto! Whether you’re looking to host a pre or post-show celebration, allow your guests to mix and mingle at The Second City’s brand-new, custom-built entertainment and educational complex. Enjoy passed canapés, seated dinners and a wide range of food and beverage offerings at the world-class comedy company’s flagship location, complete with a convenient on-site restaurant: The Bentwood.
Level up your next group outing. Featuring hands-on workshops and improv classes, among many other memorable team-building activities, explore Oliver & Bonacini’s ever-growing collection of unique group experiences, designed to motivate, inspire and engage. Treat your team to something new today!


The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version: we began as a small comedy theater and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. Plus, we have more than a handful of successful Second City alumni who we aren’t too modest to mention, like Catherine O’Hara, Mike Myers and Tina Fey.

The Second City is available for private events of all kinds including team building workshops, corporate meetings and event receptions. Our theatres, restaurants, and studios are available for both daytime and evening rentals complete with food & beverage service and customized entertainment.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 800 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 25
  • Largest Theatre Style: 800
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 250
  • Largest Standing Reception: 300
  • Maximum Casual Dining Seating: 72
The Second City Mainstage
When your group sees a show in one of our iconic Second City Theatres, they are watch-ing the next generation of comedy superstars. For over 50 years, The Second City has been Toronto’s home for comedy. Our Mainstage has a fresh modern feel and is equiped with state-of-the-art A/V technology. This space is perfect for private performances, town hall meetings, celebratory outings, conferences, large-scale presentations, and awards ceremonies.
Theatre '73
Named for the year The Second City opened the doors of their official Toronto home, Theatre ‘73 is one of The Second City’s resident stage theatres. Boasting an upscale cabaret vibe and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities to make your event dazzle. This theatre space is perfect for town hall meetings, large-scale presentations, and conferences.
The John Candy Box Theatre
An intimate creative space perfect for keynotes, presentations, screenings, workshops and more. Features a floor made from the original stage at “The Old Firehall,” where legendary comedians like Gilda Radner, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, and John Candy got their start. This space is perfect for ideation and innovation sessions, holiday parties, professional development workshops, fundraisers, corporate off-sites, and social events.

Food & Beverage Options

The Bentwood Toronto
Operated by Canadian hospitality legends Oliver and Bonacini, The Bentwood is a bright and casual restaurant overlooking Love Park with a view of the harbourfront. The Bentwood’s menu features Canadian comfort classics crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Chef-prepared offerings range from sharable snacks to hearty mains. This space is perfect for pre-show dinners, private functions, brunch, holiday parties, and catered lunches.
  • Seating Capacity: 65
  • Menu
Yes, And... Cocktail Bar
A bright and versatile modern space with a fast and fun menu by Oliver and Bonacini. Steps from Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre, and the Toronto Convention Centre. With over a dozen screens, it’s the perfect spot for a pre-game bite, cocktails before the concert or, naturally, a delicious snack before enjoying a Second City Comedy show. This space is perfect for cocktail receptions, private functions, networking events, large group dinners, holiday parties and more!
  • Seating Capacity: 12
  • Menu

Catering options

Oliver and Bonacini Events at The Second City
Level up your private event at The Second City Toronto with world-class catering from Oliver and Bonacini Hospitality. Our catering options start with groups of 20 people and include everything ranging from breakfast to full buyouts.

Featured Amenities

  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Paid Parking
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


One York Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5J 0B6


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Nearby International Airport

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Things to Know


  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


Full PA system including 8 speakers, amps sound board, handheld mics, wireless headset mics, CD changer, two DI boxes. House lighting on dimmer, over 50 source four ellipsoidals and fresnels focused on stage, XGA front projection on permanent integrated screen, XGA input at stage level or control booth, video input at control booth.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Smoking Permitted: no