• online drop-ins

online drop ins

Have some fun playing a mix of games, scenes and show formats specifically designed for zoom!

These online drop-ins are open to everyone, we’ve got something for all level. If you are totally new to improv you may want to start with one of our online taster days first.

As always we create a fun, friendly and supportive environment where improvisers are free to play and be themselves.

Each session will start with a chat to build the right environment, a quick guide on how to use Zoom for improv, then some fun warm ups and core skills before doing LOADS and LOADS of games, scenes and show formats for fun!

We’ve also now added some themed specials around topics like Characters, Story, Scenework and more.

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

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Days (All times are London, UK, GMT):

Weekdays, 7pm – 9pm.

Weekends, 2pm – 4pm.

Price: £20 reduced to £10 while running online.

Teachers: A variety of Hoopla’s most experienced online teachers including Maeve Ryan, Steve Roe, Liam Brennan, Connor Jatter, Jonah Fazel, Monica Gaga and more! See listings below for details.

Ages: 18+

Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for Zoom will be emailed to participants one hour before the workshop.

Monday 25th January 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Tuesday 26th January 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Game of the Scene

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 27th January 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Scenes

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Monday 1st February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Spontaneity

Level: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Liam Brennan


Saturday 6th February 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Liam Brennan


Monday 8th February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 10th February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Long-form

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Steve Roe


Monday 15th February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Short-form

Level: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Roe


Tuesday 16th February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Mundane Scenes from Boring Suggestions

Level: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Roe


Saturday 20th February 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Saturday 20th February 2021, 4:15pm – 6:15pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Show Formats

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Monday 22nd February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Slow Impro with World Building

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 24th February 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Being Obvious / Keeping it Real

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Saturday 27th February 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Monday 1st March 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Game of the Scene

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Who/What/Where

Level: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Roe


Monday 8th March 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Wednesday 10th March 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Hero’s Journey

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Steve Roe


Saturday 13th March 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Monday 15th March 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Story

Level: Advanced

Teacher: TBC


Monday 22nd March 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Character

Level: All Levels

Teacher: TBC


Saturday 27th March 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Monday 29th March 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Saturday 10th April 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Saturday 10th April 2021, 4:15pm – 6:15pm: BOOK

Theme: Show Formats

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe

How do the online classes work?

1. Book your preferred dates on this page.
2. One hour before workshop we then email you a log-in for the zoom chat.
3. You click on the link in the email to join the zoom chat.
4. You will just need a laptop with camera and internet connection, everything else will be in the link.
5. Don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before, we start each session with an overview of how to use it.

What does each level mean?

Beginners: No previous experience of impro or acting needed. Also good for people wanting to get back to basics.

Intermediate: Has done at least one of our taster days before and would like to learn about different themes. Also good for regular improvisers wanting to have some fun and practice lots.

Advanced: Confident with improvising longer scenes and wanting a challenge.

All Levels: A joyful mix of everyone playing together.

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