• get back into improv!

get back into improv!

A voyage through all areas of improv, with Steve Roe from Hoopla, to reconnect to the joy of improvising in real-life!

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

Designed for people who have done improv before but have had to take a break over lockdowns, or are maybe 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 Steve will be helping you to find the JOY of improv, without the fear of trying to get it right all the time.

Week 1: Back to Basics.

Week 2: Short-Form.

Week 3: Scenes.

Week 4: Character.

Week 5: Long-Form.

Week 6: Narrative Long-Form.

Week 7: Improvised Singing with guest teacher.

Week 8: A fun mix of everything from the course.

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 Wednesday for 8 weeks from Wednesday 14th September 2022. SOLD OUT

Times: 7pm – 9pm.

Price: £215. Either payable all at once or as two separate installments.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

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

Tube: Borough or London Bridge.

Ages: 18+

Steve Roe

Steve Roe is the Director and Co-founder of Hoopla and has been teaching improv for over 15 years.

Steve creates a friendly, fun & supportive atmosphere in workshops where people are free to play and be themselves.

Steve has experience of teaching beginners, experienced improvisers, stand ups, drama school students and professional actors.

He has also taught improv at East 15 Drama School, Imperial College London and Oxford University, and to various corporate clients including Google, Facebook, Comedy Central, Accenture, Apple, BBC and ITV.

In 2010 Steve founded the UK’s first ever improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, helping to create a vibrant community of performers and audience.

Hoopla’s Improv Comedy Club was recently recommended by Time Out, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Evening Standard and The Londonist.

Steve has studied improv with Keith Johnstone, Charna Halpern from IO, Patti Styles from Improv Melbourne, Shawn Kinley from Loose Moose, The Annoyance, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Fooling with Jonathan Kay and Clown with Mick Barnfather.

Steve regularly hosts Hoopla’s nights at The Miller, as well as performing, producing and directing various groups across the London improv scene. Steve also produces and directs Hoopla’s house team programme.

He continues to support countless other shows that have popped up from Hoopla workshops and is influential in growing the UK’s improv scene.