Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarships

Hoopla aim to make impro open and accessible to everyone.

Hoopla aim to provide a fun, friendly, encouraging, trusting, safe and supportive environment where people can enjoy learning, performing and watching improv.

We believe that everyone can enjoy improv, whatever their background. We aim to provide the best training, resources, shows and community that we can to support all improvisers and audiences.

We aim to provide a supportive environment to people of all ages, genders, ethnic backgrounds, physical abilities, sexual orientations, religions and nationalities, and are constantly working to encourage greater diversity and accessibility in the improv scene.


Discounted or Free Courses

We don’t want price to be a barrier to improvising. Therefore we offer free or discounted improv courses to people in the following categories:

  • Unemployed or on low income.
  • Full time students.
  • Over 60.
  • Ages 18-21.
  • Homeless or in sheltered accommodation.

We also offer discounted courses to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people, regardless of their income, to increase the overall number of those improvisers in order to truly represent the amazing diversity of London and help make our shows even better.

We also now offer accelerator scholarships to help people reach a professional performing level, giving you continued free or discounted access to all of our follow up level courses.

Scholarships don’t just apply to the 1st level at Hoopla they apply to all levels, so please stay in touch as you progress in improv and we can help you reach a professional performing level!


How to apply for a scholarship place

Have a look at the full range of our improv classes and once you’ve found one you would like to do please contact us at [email protected] with:

  • Your name.
  • What course you would like to do.
  • Your reason for applying.

That’s it!


Other things we do to help make improv for everyone!

We have a massive ongoing diversity program to constantly improve the diversity of people across shows and workshops, as well as a new improv outreach worker project.

We are very open to feedback about how we could improve the diversity of the UK improv scene, so if you have any suggestions please get in touch.


Improv for Everyone!

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