In addition to our main 8 week improv courses we also offer shorter one day and one evening standalone workshops every Saturday daytime and Monday evening, as well as additional bonus adhoc workshops from guest teachers each month.
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!
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-form games and scenes at the end.
Our Long Form Improv Course is an 8 week course to introduce improvisers to long-form techniques and various long-form formats, with a showcase performance at the end.
In 2010 Hoopla founded the UK’s first ever improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, with at least two different improv groups performing every night.
Hoopla now run shows at The Miller every 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.
“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.”
James Honda-Pinder, Apple
“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.
"Beginners Impro - This is a brilliant course, which I cannot rate highly enough. The teachers are experts in the field of impro and made sure that everyone had fun from beginning to end. The course is taken in a relaxed and supportive environment which meant everyone was able to 'let go' and enjoy themselves. It was so much fun, I have just booked the next course!” Sam Merrington
“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
Hoopla Produced Shows:
“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.”
“A twice weekly night of improv comedy from some of the finest off-the-cuff troupes on the circuit.”
“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-the-cuff comedy will make you laugh your heart out!”
“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.”