• flexible & fun improv practice

monday evening improv drop-in

A flexible weekly improv workout for improvisers. You can come along whenever it suits you, be that every week or just once in a while, whenever you're free and want to do some improv.

We create a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment where improvisers are free to play and be themselves.

Each session will start with some fun warm ups and core skills like Listening, Yes And & Spontaneity before focusing on the week’s main theme. In the second half there will be a mix of fun performance games, scenes, stories and formats.

Most of all the focus will be on improvising in a fun and carefree way, getting lots of practice in, and having a laugh with improv.

This workshop is suitable for people who want to keep practicing improv on a regular basis in a flexible way.

If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with one of the Back To Basics workshops below, or one of our beginners improv class or beginners improv course first.

If you want to do a more thorough improv course take a look at our longer improv courses and also our longer saturday drop-in workshops.

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Day: Mondays. See listings below for dates and details.

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.

Cost: £16

Ages: 18+

 

Venue before 29th July 2019:

Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PP.

Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.

 

Venue for 29th July – 2nd September 2019:

The Nursery Training Centre, 6th Floor, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London, SE1 3QD.

Tube: London Bridge.

 

Venue from 9th September 2019:

Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PP.

Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.

 

Please note these workshops are pre-bookable only now, so that we can keep class sizes to 16 people or smaller, there will be no spaces available on the night so please book in advance below.

classes coming up

Happy Easter message

Mon 22nd Apr 2019: Easter Monday Bank Holiday

There is no workshop running on Monday 22nd April 2019 due to the Easter Monday Bank Holiday.

Workshops are back on Monday 29th April.

Meisner Technique for Improvisers

Mon 29th Apr 2019: The Meisner Technique for Improvisers

The highlights of the Meisner Technique applied to improv in a fun light hearted way. Repetition exercises. Emotional calls. Independent activities and emotional preparation. Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

SOLD OUT

May break

Monday drop ins are having a break over May due to Bank Holidays and teachers on holiday.

Monday drop ins are back on Monday 3rd June.

In the meantime have a look at our other improv classes.

Impro Workshop Smiling

Mon 3rd June 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Traffic Light Green

Mon 10th June 2019: Agreement and Yes And

Agreeing and supporting each other on stage. Using Yes And to build a scene one offer at a time. Scales of agreement, Yes And and Yes Let’s exercises. Immediate enthusiastic support and agreement on stage. Suitable for all levels.

Teacher: TBC.

Comedy show by circus jugglers

Mon 17th June 2019: Clowning for Improvisers

Oh my gosssshhhh this could possible be the most fun stupid workshop ever. The best bits of clowning applied to improv in a playful way. Lots of games and mucking about. Following the laugh, being funny, playing the flop, being directed by the audience and making improv as much fun as possible.

Teacher: TBC.

Puppy

Mon 24th June 2019: Listening

Taking your attention off yourself and how you are doing and putting your attention on the other person instead. Everything you need is with your scenes partner on stage. Listening to verbal, physical and emotional offers. Replacing thinking with listening. Suitable for all levels.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 1st July 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Long form mime object work

Mon 8th July 2019: Scenes

Scenes, scenes, scenes. Perform some scenes, then some more, receive some helpful tips, then perform some more scenes. Setting up a platform in a scene. Spotting and escalating the fun thing in a scene. Reincorporating things to find an end to the scene. Lots of scenes. Best for people who have done some improv before.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

George Abag Lights

Mon 15th July 2019: Character

Creating big, fun comedic characters through changes in movement, posture, voice, emotion and tempo. Using a mix of improv and clown skills. Not a serious workshop. Suits all levels.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Mon 22nd July 2019: Summer Fun Times!

Lots of fun warm up games, some back to basics exercises and then a variety of great show games and formats to put you in good spirits for the summer. Big old knees up at the pub afterwards too.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 29th July 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Star bursting boom.Comic book explosion. Vector illustration

Mon 5th August 2019: Spontaneity

Improvising without thinking about it and not being limited by rules or structure. Connecting to your improv impulses and going for it. Speaking and acting without thinking.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Long form mime object work

Mon 12th August 2019: Scenes

Scenes, scenes, scenes. Perform some scenes, then some more, receive some helpful tips, then perform some more scenes. Setting up a platform in a scene. Spotting and escalating the fun thing in a scene. Reincorporating things to find an end to the scene. Lots of scenes. Best for people who have done some improv before.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 19th August 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Mon 26th August 2019: Bank Holiday Impro Fun Times!

Lots of fun warm up games, some back to basics exercises and then a variety of great show games and formats to put you in good spirits for the summer. Big old knees up at the pub afterwards too.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 2nd September 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Liam Brennan.

George Abag Lights

Mon 9th September 2019: Character

Creating big, fun comedic characters through changes in movement, posture, voice, emotion and tempo. Using a mix of improv and clown skills. Not a serious workshop. Suits all levels.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Meisner Technique for Improvisers

Mon 16th September 2019: The Meisner Technique for Improvisers

The highlights of the Meisner Technique applied to improv in a fun light hearted way. Repetition exercises. Emotional calls. Independent activities and emotional preparation. Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 23rd September 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Long form mime object work

Mon 30th September 2019: Scenes

Scenes, scenes, scenes. Perform some scenes, then some more, receive some helpful tips, then perform some more scenes. Setting up a platform in a scene. Spotting and escalating the fun thing in a scene. Reincorporating things to find an end to the scene. Lots of scenes. Best for people who have done some improv before.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Traffic Light Green

Mon 7th October 2019: Agreement and Yes And

Agreeing and supporting each other on stage. Using Yes And to build a scene one offer at a time. Scales of agreement, Yes And and Yes Let’s exercises. Immediate enthusiastic support and agreement on stage. Suitable for all levels.

Teacher: TBC.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 14th October 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Hoopla Impro Jam

Mon 21st October 2019: Who What Where

Defining character and relationship (who), location (where), what’s happening (what) and more in a scene without having to think about it too much. Who What Where based on discovering the scene from looking at the other person and picking up changes in body language and emotion.

Teacher: Steve.

Puppy

Mon 28th October 2019: Listening

Taking your attention off yourself and how you are doing and putting your attention on the other person instead. Everything you need is with your scenes partner on stage. Listening to verbal, physical and emotional offers. Replacing thinking with listening. Suitable for all levels.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 4th November 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Chloe Cheering

Mon 11th November 2019: Spontaneity

Improvising without thinking about it and not being limited by rules or structure. Connecting to your improv impulses and going for it. Speaking and acting without thinking.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Comedy show by circus jugglers

Mon 18th November 2019: Clowning for Improvisers

Oh my gosssshhhh this could possible be the most fun stupid workshop ever. The best bits of clowning applied to improv in a playful way. Lots of games and mucking about. Following the laugh, being funny, playing the flop, being directed by the audience and making improv as much fun as possible.

Teacher: TBC.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 25th November 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

George Abag Lights

Mon 2nd December 2019: Character

Creating big, fun comedic characters through changes in movement, posture, voice, emotion and tempo. Using a mix of improv and clown skills. Not a serious workshop. Suits all levels.

Teacher: Steve Roe.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 9th December 2019: Beginners / Back to Basics

Suitable for beginners. A fun light hearted introduction to a variety of improv skills like Listening, Yes And, Commitment, Character and Scenes. A fun workshop to help you get into improvising for the first time, get back into improvising, or to get back to basics.

Teacher: Steve Roe.