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improv online

Keep socialising and having fun with improv during lockdown with our online classes, courses, socials, jams, shows and more!

Hoopla’s purpose is to bring the joy of improv to everyone. We aim to make improv fun, friendly, sociable, open and accessible to all. Improv for everyone!

We’re aiming to keep this going through lockdown with a fun selection of online improv classes, sketch comedy courses, stand up comedy courses, improv shows, jams, online parties and socials.

Most of all we’re aiming to help give you a break from things, meet some new people, and have a massive laugh with improv!

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    Online Level 1: Beginners Improv Course

    Our best course if you are new to improv. A 6 week course to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. No previous experience of improv, comedy or acting needed, total beginners welcome.

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    Online Level 2: Performance Improv Course

    A 6 week course to gently introduce you into performing improv comedy live in front of an audience for the first time! With an end of course show of short-form games & scenes online, plus a free bonus back-in-real-life workshop and show once our theatre reopens!

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    Online Beginners Taster Workshops

    Fun & friendly one workshop intros for people totally new to improv. No previous experience of improv, comedy or acting needed, total beginners welcome.

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    Online Improv Drop-In Workshops

    Improv drop-in workshops running online every day of the week during lockdown. Lots of fun games and scenes and loads of laughs! Everyone welcome. Get involved!

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    Online Stand Up Comedy Course

    Have some fun learning how to write and perform stand up comedy! With Fran Bushe. STARTS AUGUST.

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    Online Game of the Scene Course

    With Liam Brennan. Learn how to create hilarious improvised scenes that look like beautifully honed comedy sketches to your audience. STARTS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.

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    Online Emotional Connection Course

    With Chris Mead. Emotionally connect to your scene partner, even when online. Get into trouble and fall in love! STARTS SEPTEMBER.

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    Online Story Course

    With Steve Roe, Director of Hoopla. Learn how to improvise an entire play/movie from just one suggestion! STARTS SEPTEMBER.

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    Online Meisner Mini-Course

    The best bits of The Meisner Technique, applied to improv. Living truthfully under imaginary circumstances. With Steve Roe. STARTS SEPTEMBER.

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    Online Carl Jung

    With Steve Roe. Improvisation based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung including Archetypes and the Collective Subconscious. STARTS SEPTEMBER.

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    Online Sketch Comedy Course

    With Gemma Arrowsmith, writer-performer on Emmy nominated Tracey Ullman's Show on BBC 1 and script editor on BBC Radio 4's Extra Newsjack. STARTS AUGUST AND OCTOBER.

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    Online Mega Jam

    A cross between a workshop and a show with loads of performance games and show formats in one big party of improv to help you keep performing. Every Sunday.

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    Online Socials

    Keep sociable while on lockdown with online tea breaks, pub chats, singalongs, open cabarets, networking events, games and more on our facebook group Hoopla Impro People.

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    Online Shows

    We have lots of shows broadcasting live on our facebook page during lockdown featuring a selection of groups and improvisers from across the world.

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    Crash Landing with Do The Right Scene (SOLD OUT)

    Our regular workshop for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic improvisers, currently running online and now FREE! SOLD OUT.

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    Online Character Course (SOLD OUT)

    With Susan Harrison from Showstopper AND Andrew Gentilli from Beings. Go beyond your default characters and expand your character range. SOLD OUT.

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    Online Performing Course (SOLD OUT)

    Explore a variety of online improv show formats and get performing online improv during lockdown! With Liam Brennan, Katy Schutte and Fred Deakin. SOLD OUT.

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    Online Satire Course (SOLD OUT)

    With James Witt from Dreamweaver Quartet. Improvise satirical scenes based on the news of the day and make fun of people in power! STARTS AUGUST.

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    Online Improvised Soap Opera Course (SOLD OUT)

    With James Witt. Perform an improvised soap opera online during lockdown. A kitchen sink drama in your actual kitchen! SOLD OUT.

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    Online Devise Your Own Show (SOLD OUT)

    Chris Mead is teaching a brand new course on how to devise, develop, rehearse and produce your own improv show from scratch. SOLD OUT.

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