• 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 classes or beginners improv course first.

If you want to do a more thorough improv course take a look at our longer improv courses.

 

Covid Safety

We have kept class sizes low to ensure 2 metre distancing can stay in place. We have also redesigned games to make sure physically-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!

all the info

Day: Mondays, see listings below for exact dates.

Time: 7pm – 9pm.

Cost: £20

Ages: 18+

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PA.

Tube: Liverpool Street or Moorgate.

Please note these workshops are pre-bookable only now, so that we can guarantee a small class size, there will be no spaces available on the night so please book in advance below.

classes coming up

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 8th March 2021: 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.

Mon 15th March 2021: Short-Form

Lots of fun warm up games, some back to basics exercises and then a variety of great show games and short-form formats to put you in good spirits for the Spring!

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 22nd March 2021: 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.

George Abag Lights

Mon 29th March 2021: 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.

Hoopla impro workshop Laura

Mon 12th April 2021: 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.

Azhul-Web-16-9

Mon 19th April 2021: 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.

Arms Up Jump

Mon 26th April 2021: 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.

Long form mime object work

Mon 10th May 2021: Being Obvious

Being obvious instead of trying too hard to be creative. Helps improvisers to relax on stage and find a natural flow and use their own life experiences in a fun way. Also exploring Keith Johnstone’s Circle of Expectation and playing within the audience expectation.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 17th May 2021: Beginners / Back to Basics

with Monica Gaga

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.

Hoopla Impro Jam

Mon 24th May 2021: 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.

Traffic Light Green

Mon 7th June 2021: 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.

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 14th June 2021: 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.

Puppy

Mon 21st June 2021: 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.

George Abag Lights

Mon 28th June 2021: 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.

Azhul-Web-16-9

Mon 5th July 2021: 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.

Chloe Cheering

Mon 12th July 2021: 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.

Mon 19th July 2021: Short-Form

Lots of fun warm up games, some back to basics exercises and then a variety of great show games and short-form formats to put you in good spirits for the Spring!

Hoopla beginners workshop

Mon 26th July 2021: 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.