The most fun and friendly place to learn improv in the UK with Improv Courses and Improv Classes in various locations across central London. Our improv courses are open to everyone, no previous experience of improv, acting or comedy needed.
Hoopla are also the founders of the UK’s first ever Improv Theatre with a fun variety of the UK’s best improv shows performing every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in London Bridge. Recommended by Time Out, The Evening Standard, The Metro and The Daily Telegraph.
Hoopla have been running for over 10 years and offer one of the most fun, friendly and supportive places to learn and perform improv in the UK. Hoopla have built up a vibrant, welcoming, open to all community of improvisers, audience and performers. We support and encourage all styles of improv.
Hoopla also offer improv based corporate training with previous clients including Apple, ITV, Imperial College London and Comedy Central.
“Thanks for the workshop. All the feedback has been extremely positive! The team loved it!”
PR Manager, Comedy Central
“The workshop is supportive and collaborative and neatly strips out the expectation and nerves that result from comedic preparation.”
The Evening Standard
“This introduction to improvisation will teach the skills you'll need to master scenes, stories and sketches in a relaxed environment.
The supportive atmosphere ensures that even complete beginners will have the confidence to grow their skills.”
“Inspiring, hilarious and richly rewarding. The workshop brightened up everyone's morning. The whole experience was a true pleasure and hugely helpful.”
“You really rocked it as ever, and I have heard nothing but good from the participants. Once again, thanks again for a splendid series of workshops.” Gareth Mitchell, Lecturer, Science Communication, Imperial College.
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“If improvisation floats your boat you should head to Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-
“A twice weekly night of improv comedy from some of the finest off-
“Looking for an affordable, spontaneous and fun night? Look no further. Introducing Hoopla Improv Comedy Club!"
“A quick paced, inventive and witty show.”
The Edinburgh Guide
“A Comedy Masterclass.”
“Inventive improvisation and clever comedy!” Three Weeks
“This contemporary off-
“Poetic and contemporary, the hour of entertainment flies by.”
The New Current
“Chemistry between cast meant it was like funniest night amongst friends.”
Camden New Journal
“Lively, sharp, superior improvised fun!” Remote Goat
“A hilarious, high energy show full of great songs, clever plot twists, and weird and wonderful characters.”
“A lovely, funny and slick night of improvised comedy by a talented group.”
Earl's Court Festival
“Left me helpless with laughter….They created a storyline which actually meant something and characters who made me care.” Fringe Guru
“The group accomplished the show with panache, wit and an impressive degree of professionalism.”
“Keeling the crowd into fits of laughter.”
Ten Eighty Magazine
Our classes are incredibly fun and enjoyable. We create a really safe, trusting, supportive and playful atmosphere and there is a lot of laughter in the room!
We inspire improvisers to try all of the different styles of improv including short-
We have built up a vibrant, welcoming, open to all community of improvisers. Even after our courses we continue to work with our improvisers to help them be part of the UK’s rapidly growing improv community.
Our Beginners Improv Course is an 8 week course for beginners to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.
Our Performance Improv Course is an 8 week improv course to train improvisers to performance standard, with a showcase performance of short-
Our Long Form Improv Course is an 8 week course to introduce improvisers to long-
Our Advanced Improv Course offer the chance to learn and perform a variety of different styles of improvisation including improvised plays, improvised musicals, advanced long-
In addition to our main 8 week improv courses we also do one day improv classes to provide a play for improvisers to practice regularly and also to encourage a variety of different styles in improv.
Our Beginners Improv Class is fun and friendly one day introduction to improv.
We also have a different drop-
We also have occasional Guest Improv Teachers visiting us from across the improv globe.
Our Stand Up Comedy Course is an 8 week practical course with a showcase performance at the end.
In 2010 Hoopla founded the UK’s first ever Improv Comedy Club.
Hoopla now run shows at in London Bridge every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, featuring a selection of the best improvisation the UK has to offer, as recommended by Time Out, The Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph and The Londonist.
Hoopla also run additional Launch Pad, Impro Jam and Improv Networking evenings to encourage new groups, new formats and new improvisers and help support the UK’s flourishing improv community. Hoopla also have a number of Performing Opportunities and various Improv Resources to help support improvisers.