• 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!

dates

Tuesday 28th May 2024, 6pm – 8pm: SOLD OUT

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE.

Tube: Warren Street or Euston.


Monday 3rd June, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Venue: Cromer Studios, 98 Cromer Street, King’s Cross, London, WC1H 8JU.

Tube: King’s Cross / St. Pancras / Euston / Russell Square / Warren Street.


Thursday 6th June 2024, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Venue: Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.

Tube: Liverpool Street.


Tuesday 11th June 2024, 6pm – 8pm: BOOK

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE.

Tube: Warren Street or Euston.


Monday 17th June, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Venue: Cromer Studios, 98 Cromer Street, King’s Cross, London, WC1H 8JU.

Tube: King’s Cross / St. Pancras / Euston / Russell Square / Warren Street.


Tuesday 25th June 2024, 6pm – 8pm: BOOK

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE.

Tube: Warren Street or Euston.


Saturday 6th July 2024, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF.

Tubes: Bank / Liverpool Street / Fenchurch Street.


Tuesday 9th July 2024, 6pm – 8pm: BOOK

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE.

Tube: Warren Street or Euston.


Tuesday 16th July 2024, 6pm – 8pm: BOOK

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE.

Tube: Warren Street or Euston.


Monday 29th July 2025, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Venue: Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.

Tube: Liverpool Street.

Price: £22 + booking fee.

Ages: 18+

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.