• improv taster class

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

beginners improv classes

A fun & friendly introduction to improvisation!

A fun and friendly one workshop introduction to improv with topics including Listening, Yes And, Confidence, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and most of all having fun improvising!

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

Hoopla offer one of the most fun and friendly environments to learn improvisation in the UK. Hoopla create a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere in workshops where people are free to play and be themselves.

follow up course

The follow up to these workshops is our 8 week beginners improv course , with online and in-real-life options starting every month.

You can start straight away with our 8 week beginners course, you don’t have to start with these taster days.

in the news!

Our classes have recently been recommended by The Evening Standard, Grazia, Chortle, The Londonist, Broadway World and more!

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dates

Date: Wednesday 25th May 2022. SOLD OUT.

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: St Hugh’s Hall, Crosby Row, London Bridge, SE1 3PT.

Tube: London Bridge.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Thursday 26th May 2022. SOLD OUT.

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Charles Dickens School, Toulmin School, London Bridge, SE1 1AF.

Tube: London Bridge or Borough.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Thursday 2nd June 2022. BOOK

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Charles Dickens School, Toulmin School, London Bridge, SE1 1AF.

Tube: London Bridge or Borough.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Monday 11th July 2022. BOOK

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Moorgate or Liverpool Street.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Wednesday 20th July 2022. BOOK

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Moorgate or Liverpool Street.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Wednesday 3rd August 2022. BOOK

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Moorgate or Liverpool Street.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Monday 8th August 2022. BOOK

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Moorgate or Liverpool Street.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Monday 22nd August 2022. BOOK

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Moorgate or Liverpool Street.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+


Date: Wednesday 24th August 2022. BOOK

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Moorgate or Liverpool Street.

Price: £20.

Ages: 18+

our teachers

Maeve Ryan

Maeve Ryan

Maeve performs in and produces Ladyprov, Hoopla's regular show celebrating women in improv. She trained in Acting at The Arts Educational School.

Monica Gaga

Monica Gaga

Monica hosts Hoopla's main weekend shows and performs improv in Do The Right Scene and Derek's Mojo. She trained in Community Theatre at East 15 Drama School.

Liam Brennan, improv teacher

Liam Brennan

Liam performs with The Science of Living Things, Fright Night and The Improvised Crystal Maze and directs many of our new shows. He has trained at UCB and iO.

Steve Roe

Steve Roe

Steve is the director and co-founder of Hoopla. He performs with Music Box the improvised musical and has trained with Keith Johnstone, Charna Halpern from iO, UCB and more. He also teaches improv at East 15 drama school and Imperial College.

faqs

topics

  • Having fun improvising.
  • Fun and friendly warm ups.
  • Confidence on stage.
  • Active Listening. Putting your attention on the other actor.
  • Yes And. Yes Let’s.
  • Accepting and Building on Offers.
  • Being Obvious.
  • Being present in the moment.
  • Spontaneity.
  • Letting yourself go, going for it, playing.
  • Having fun with incorporating mistakes.
  • Platforms. Location, Character, Relationship.
  • Physical Improv.
  • Introduction to Characters.
  • Improvising Games.
  • Introduction to Improvising Scenes.
  • Introduction to Improvising Stories.
  • Working together as a team.

Most of all having tonnes of fun improvising in a friendly, safe and supportive environment.