Level 5: Advanced Improv Courses
advanced improv courses
We have a variety of advanced improv courses to introduce improvisers to the full variety of improv styles and show formats available.
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.
I've done most of the courses at Hoopla, each as interesting and rewarding as the last. The improvised theatre (now called emotional connection) course is the latest I've done and it has been thought provoking, challenging, creative, varied and the trust built in such a short time was amazing. This was one of those times where the course, teacher and group all came together. Such a fantastic course, a great style of improv to learn and can't fault Chris as a teacher.
The capital’s best improv. The UK’s first improv comedy club.
I've just completed the Musical Improv course (my fourth Hoopla course)! I loved the atmosphere of the classes, the wide range of games and scene styles that we explored, and the accessible way in which Phil taught us about some of the more technical elements of improvised singing - honestly, I enjoyed the whole thing! It was exactly what I'd wanted, and more.
If improvisation floats your boat you should head to The Miller by London Bridge for Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer.
Learnt a massive amount about interacting with and listening to the audience which is helping me to perform better as an actor. Met a group of really lovely people. A great way to wind down on a Thursday evening. Had so much fun.
Teaches the skills you’ll need to master scenes, stories and sketches in a relaxed environment.
If you're looking for a place to push yourself out of your comfort zone in a way that's supportive, fun and outright hilarious then this is the place to do it! You'll form lifelong friends, and the skills you learn are transferable to the rest of life. Highly recommended.
The workshop is supportive and collaborative and neatly strips out the expectation and nerves that result from comedic preparation.
Hoopla has been a lifesaver in developing all aspects of my acting career. I have found all the improv courses very versatile, innovative and challenging in the most liberating way.
Thanks for the workshop. All the feedback has been extremely positive! The team loved it!
Hoopla Impro is the most fun, accepting, supportive gang you could ever wish to be part of. Huge variety of courses whether you are brand new or performing on the West End!
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With Maria Peters. Learn how to perform The Harold format in a fun & playful Hoopla style. Starts January 2020.
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With Maria Peters. Explore The Deconstruction long-form format for the first time. Starts January 2020.
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With Steve Roe. Fun playful spontaneous short-form for experienced improvisers! Short-form isn’t just for beginners. Starts January.
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ongoing performance opportunities
Hoopla offer more performing opportunities than any other UK improv company.
People from Hoopla workshops have gone on to perform with lots of great groups across the UK improv scene including The Playground, Music Box, Bumper Blyton, Oxford Imps, The Maydays, The Committee, Dreamweaver Quartet, Do Not Adjust Your Stage, Impromptu Shakespeare Company, Actors Nightmare and more.
We run London’s 1st Improv Theatre and every Thursday evening and early Saturday evening is 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 form at least two new shows 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 at our Improv Resources page.
Hoopla is amazing! A fantastic company with fantastic teachers. I took up improv a year & a half ago as I enjoy comedy, never imaging I could do a show, and now I'm performing regularly!
My improv journey began with Hoopla’s beginner course and I loved it so much I went on to do all their courses! From the start classes were super friendly and always fun. Hoopla teachers really go all out to create a space where you feel comfortable and inspired to let your inner improv animal out to play.
Sign up! It's the most fun you can have as an adult without being medicated.
Most fun EVER at @hooplaimpro showcase tonight! On the bus home 6 hours later drunk on congratulatory drinks from other people! #Nocalories
My imagination has been given a serious workout this weekend with the @hooplaimpro course.
Could not recommend higher. What started out as a fun way to spend a few evenings and learn something new quickly became so much more. Hoopla courses and shows play host to a supportive, fun and alive community of people.
Done many courses with Hoopla and they are the BEST. Most welcoming community I've been a part of and the shows are just side-splittingly good. Love what they’ve created here and so so pleased to be a part of the Hoopla following!
The class was fantastic; with is an incredibly supportive teacher, and really helped to consolidate our learning a huge variety of techniques, and lots of handy notes and tips.