• Advanced Improv Courses

advanced improv courses

We have a variety of advanced improv courses to introduce you to the full variety of improv styles and show formats available and expand your improvisation horizons.

A variety of advanced improv courses including Story, Character, Emotional Connection, Harolds, Deconstruction, Improvised Musicals, Narrative Long-Form, Sketch Comedy, Twoprov, Super Short-Form, Stagecraft, Carl Jung inspired improvisation, Clowning, and more.

We’re going to be using our Advanced Improv Courses to introduce improvisers to the full variety of improv styles available, and hopefully inspire future developments in the wider improv scene.

Many of our advanced improv courses also have an end of course show at our Improv Comedy Club, where you perform together as a group.

These courses are designed for people with previous experience of performing improv, either at one of our end-of-course shows or with another group. If you don’t have previous improv experience it’s best to start with our other improv courses first.

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    Play like Brené

    With Katy Schutte. Improvisation inspired by the work of Brené Brown on vulnerability, empathy and courage. STARTS NOVEMBER 2022.

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    Meisner for Improvisers

    With Steve Roe. Meisner Technique applied to improv. Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances. STARTS NOVEMBER 2022.

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    Stagecraft

    With Jonah Fazel. Acting for improvisers. A selection of the best bits from drama school compressed into a 6 week course for improvisers. STARTS NOVEMBER 2022.

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    Story

    With Chris Mead. Learn how to improvise an entire play/movie from just one suggestion! STARTS JANUARY 2023.

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    Sketch Comedy Course (Online)

    With Gemma Arrowsmith, writer-performer on Emmy nominated Tracey Ullman's Show on BBC 1 and script editor on BBC Radio 4's Extra Newsjack. With new options for Radio Comedy and TV Comedy. STARTS NOVEMBER 2022.

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    Game of the Scene (SOLD OUT)

    With Liam Brennan. Learn how to create hilarious improvised scenes that look like beautifully honed comedy sketches. SOLD OUT.

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    Improvised Singing (SOLD OUT)

    With Phil Lunn. Learn how to improvise songs and mini-musicals. No previous singing experience necessary! SOLD OUT.

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    Clown (SOLD OUT)

    With Peta Lily, who teaches Clown at RADA and is one of the world's most experienced Clown teachers. Clowning helps create joyful and playful performers. SOLD OUT.

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    Character (SOLD OUT)

    With Susan Harrison from Showstoppers and Beings. Go beyond your default characters and expand your character range. SOLD OUT.

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    Super Short-Form (SOLD OUT)

    With Steve Roe, Director of Hoopla. Short-form for experienced improvisers! SOLD OUT.

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    Truth in Comedy (SOLD OUT)

    With Maria Peters. Inspired by Maria's training with iO Chicago and the origins of long-form improvisation. SOLD OUT.

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    Dreamweaver (SOLD OUT)

    Learn to improvise dream based improvised musicals with one of London's most popular groups, Dreamweaver Quartet. SOLD OUT.

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    Harold (SOLD OUT)

    With Katy Schutte. Learn how to perform The Harold format in a fun & playful Hoopla style. SOLD OUT.

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    Improvised Shakespeare (SOLD OUT)

    With James Irving from Impromptu Shakespeare and Dreamweaver Quartet. Improvise a play in the style of Shakespeare! SOLD OUT.

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    Improvised Hip Hop (SOLD OUT)

    With Track 96. Learn improvised hip hop and get comfortable with freestyle rapping! SOLD OUT.

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    Get Back into Improv! (SOLD OUT)

    With Steve Roe. A beautiful mix of short-form, scenes and long-form for people who have had an extended break from improvising and want to get back into things. SOLD OUT

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ongoing performance opportunities

Hoopla offer more performing opportunities than any other UK improv company.

Hoopla run an extensive house team system with auditions and new shows starting every season. Our house teams regularly rehearse and perform at Hoopla with coaching from an experienced director.

People from Hoopla workshops have gone on to perform with lots of great groups across the UK improv scene including The Comedy Store Players, The Playground, Music Box, Bumper Blyton, Oxford Imps, The Maydays, The Committee, Dreamweaver Quartet, Do Not Adjust Your Stage, Impromptu Shakespeare Company, Actors Nightmare, Do The Right Scene and more.

We run London’s 1st Improv Theatre and have various shows dedicated to new up and coming groups that have formed in our courses, giving them space to build up stage time and develop new shows.

We want to give our students as many performance opportunities as possible so every season we run open auditions to cast our new shows for that season. We announce details of these over our facebook and twitter and start a new show every season.

Hoopla support improvisers, even months or years after they’ve done a course with us, and we constantly strive to give them the performing opportunities and support they need. We even have a dedicated Producer who is there to support you with performance opportunities whenever you need it.

We have a large welcoming community of improvisers, and it would be great to have you be part of it.

There’s more info for performers on our Performing Opportunities page.

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