The Mixer

The Mixer

A new regular show at Hoopla designed to bring together a mix of different improv acts, to help improvisers build up stage time as they develop their show, and to grow the improv community.

The Mixer also helps improvisers and audience get to know each other and make new friends in London, and most of all have a great time with improv!

Running weeknights at Hoopla from September 2023.

Each night consists of:

  • Big warm up with all the groups together getting to know each other and building one big team.
  • 3 x 15 minute improv acts.
  • Interval.
  • 30-40 minute headline improv act with occasional 10 minute opening act.
  • Social in the bar with cast and audience.

There will also occasionally be one-off shows formed from cast from across the different teams that night.

We try to fit everyone in but due to limited space and high demand we can’t guarantee a spot for everyone.

Please note that to take part your group will be expected to help promote the show and to stay for the whole show to support the other acts.


Application notes

  • The show is mostly free so is unpaid. If the event does switch to paid tickets we operate on a 70/30 split with 70% of ticket income split between performing groups depending on how long their set is, and the remaining 30% to Hoopla to help cover venue costs and staff costs.
  • We don’t book much soloprov or twoprov, we mainly book groups of 3+, so that more people can be involved with the night.
  • Please don’t apply unless you and your team can stay until the end of the show. Everyone staying until the end creates a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere for all the groups. Please only book your group in if everyone can stay for the whole show.
  • Please don’t cancel your show booking at short notice, as this makes it difficult for us to manage the line up for the evening.
  • Please perform the show you are booked for. For instance if booked in as a short-form group of 5 people please then perform a short-form show as 5 people. This helps our Producer to book a variety of different styles of improv across the evening and create a great show.
  • Please help promote the show on social media, mention Hoopla (@hooplaimpro) in your posts, and link to our website.
  • We try to fit everyone in but due to limited space and high demand we can’t guarantee a spot for everyone.


How to apply

We are currently booking in the 15 minute groups for The Mixer for the Autumn 2023 season.

Please use the online form below to apply to perform. To be considered for the Autumn 2023 season we recommend applying by 1st August 2023.

>> Apply to perform at Hoopla Mixer

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