Hoopla Impro Newsletter

Next Available Dates:

Dates: Every Monday for 8 weeks from Monday 11th September 2017. Performance on Thursday 31st October 2017.

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm.

Price: £195. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £95 followed by the remaining £100 once the course starts.

Teacher: TBC.

Workshop Location: Theatre Delicatessen, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.

Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.

FULLY BOOKED. Please contact us to be added to waiting list.

Advanced Long-Form Formats

An advanced course to learn various long-form formats and also create your own formats and shows.

8 week course with a performance at the end.

This course aims to give improvisers a taster of various different long-form formats to inspire greater experimentation and variety in improv.

Formats will include a selection of Deconstruction, La Ronde, Cat's Cradle, Living Room, Pretty Flower, Harold, Scene Whore, News Stories, Armando, Freeform and Game of the Show, as well as help on devising your own new long-form formats.

At the end of the course the group will be performing one or two of their favourite formats at our improv comedy club to an audience.

This course will be challenging! Only suitable for people with previous improv and long-form experience. If you haven’t got previous experience it’s best to start with our beginners improv course and long-form course.


We’ll be covering a variety of formats over the course, and also helping you invent your own formats and shows.

Formats will include some of the following:

- Deconstruction

- La Ronde

- Cat's Cradle

- Living Room

- Pretty Flower

- Scene Whore

- News Stories

- Harold

- Armando

- Freeform

- Game of the Show

The exact formats will vary depending on the group and will be developed as the course goes on.

There will also be help on devising your own new long-form formats.

FULLY BOOKED. Please contact us to be added to waiting list.

Fringe Guru Remote Goat 1080 Magazine Edinburgh Guide

“If improvisation floats your boat you should head to Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer.”

The Londonist

“Everywhere you look, huge grins suggest an enthusiasm-and an attentiveness-that is rarely seen in the classroom.”

The Daily Telegraph

“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.

“Inspiring, hilarious and richly rewarding. The workshop brightened up everyone's morning. The whole experience was a true pleasure and hugely helpful.”

James Honda-Pinder, Apple

The supportive atmosphere ensures that even complete beginners will have the confidence to grow their skills.”

Time Out

“This introduction to improvisation will teach the skills you'll need to master scenes, stories and sketches in a relaxed environment.

“The workshop is supportive and collaborative and neatly strips out the expectation and nerves that result from comedic preparation.”

The Evening Standard

“Thanks for the workshop. All the feedback has been extremely positive! The team loved it!”

PR Manager, Comedy Central

“Most fun EVER at @hooplaimpro showcase tonight! On the bus home 6 hours later drunk on congratulatory drinks from other people! #Nocalories”

Helen, @treehouse1984

"Just wanted to say how much I loved this course, it really got me passionate about improv again, trying out a completely new style. I really loved it and my friends said that the show was amazing!"

Chloe Wittet

“Great improv workshop with @hooplaimpro couldn't stop smiling from beginning until end!”


“Thank you for an awesome session this eve. Haven't laughed this much on a Monday eve for years :-)” @SarasmithsVO

“Have I mentioned that I’m Learning Improv with @hooplaimpro and it is the best thing ever? Because I am and it is.” @Flyingnelly

“My imagination has been given a serious workout this weekend with the @hooplaimpro course.”


Reviews & Testimonials

Teacher: TBC



Q: What comes after this course?

A: We have a variety of other Advanced Improv Courses that would be suitable.

Q: Who is this suitable for?

A: People with previous long-form improv experience who want to learn and experiment with some new formats.

Q: How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?

A: You should have done our long–form improv course or a similar amount somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people new to improv.

Q: What if I can’t make every week?

A: As we’re forming a team over the course to do performances at the end it’s best not to miss more than one session over the course. If you think you’ll miss more than one sessions over the course please wait until another time to do the course. You won’t be able to do the show if you miss more than two sessions.

Q: What if I’m running late?

A: We’ll be starting each session at 7pm, and you may not be able to take part in the workshop if you arrive after 7:15pm. This is an advanced course and we’re trying to form a team, so please don’t book this course if you are likely to be late on a regular basis.

Q: What’s the class size?

A: The group size is going to be limited to 14 people - small enough that you get lots and lots of practice and stage time, but big enough that there’s still a lively atmosphere in the workshop. It’ll be fun as we get to know each other and build a team together.

Q: Where is the show?

A: The show takes place at our improv comedy club, at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.

Q: Do I have to perform in the show at the end?

A: No. The show is optional, and you’ll still get loads out of the course without doing the show.

Q: Can I pay by instalments?

A: Yes. You can book and pay the £95 first instalment (non-refundable) and pay the remaining £100 once the course starts.

FULLY BOOKED. Please contact us to be added to waiting list.