• get back into improv!

get back into improv!

REAL-LIFE course with the only and only MARIA PETERS!

A voyage through all areas of improv, with one of your favourite teachers, to reconnect to the joy of improvising in real-life!

Maria will be starting with some back to basics exercises to ease you into things, and then over the course will be working her way through a playful mix of short-form, characters, scenes, relationships and long-form to help you make friends with improv again.

Designed for people who have done improv before but have had to take a break over lockdown, or are maybe even coming back to it after a couple of years off.

You will be in a warm supportive environment where you are allowed to feel a little bit rusty without fear of judgement. It will be very light-hearted and playful, and lots of fun.

Most of all Maria will be helping you to find the JOY of improv, without the fear of trying to get it right all the time.

This course is designed for people who have completed at least our Level 1 and Level 2 courses, or a similar amount elsewhere, and want to get back into things in a fun way. Please don’t sign up to this workshop if you are totally new to improv.

dates, time, location


Every Thursday for 8 weeks from Thursday 9th September 2021. SOLD OUT

Every Thursday for 8 weeks from Thursday 15th July 2021. SOLD OUT

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 20th July 2021. SOLD OUT

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Price: £225. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £100 followed by the remaining £125 once the course starts.

Teacher: Maria Peters.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, Off Whitecross Place, London, EC2M 2PF.

Tube: Liverpool Street or Moorgate.

Ages: 18+

Covid-19 Safety & Flexibility

We have followed government guidance to make sure all of our classes and shows are covid-secure, while also working hard to make sure socially-distanced improv is still fun, friendly and playful!

We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead.

>> Safety in classes

>> Full booking flexibility

>> Improv is more fun than ever!

Maria Peters

Maria performs in Breaking & Entering and produces The Playground with Lauren Shearing, which they have grown to be one of London’s most popular improv nights.

Her solo show, The Science of Cringe, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and played to sell-out audiences. She has also written for BBC Radio Comedy and is a regular on the improvised podcast Destination.

Maria has performed at numerous international improv festivals including Estonia, The Netherlands, Philadelphia, Portugal & Dublin.

She has studied with Charna Halpern, the founder of iO Chicago and author of Truth in Comedy, who originally developed The Harold with Del Close.

She has also studied with Keith Johnstone, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Second City in Chicago.

To top it all off Maria is a professional educator. Having spent over 10 years in learning, training & informal education, she understands the fundamentals of passing on knowledge in interactive & engaging ways.

She is one of Hoopla’s main corporate training facilitators and has delivered improv workshops to companies including Accenture, Facebook, Google and more.

Maria believes it’s paramount to put her students’ needs first and always creates a friendly, relaxed environment where the goal in every class is to learn new things while having a bloody good time!