• 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 levels. 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:

Weekdays, 7pm – 9pm.

Weekends, 2pm – 4pm.

All times are London, UK, BST/GMT+1.

Price: £20 reduced to £10-£14 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, Andrew Gentilli 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 19th April 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Story

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 21st April 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Game of the Scene

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Thursday 22nd April 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Close Quarters. Advanced long-form format. Scenes occur in close geographical proximity and also in the same time frame with lots of character heightening.

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Liam Brennan


Saturday 24th April 2021, 2pm – 4pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Monday 26th April 2021, 7pm – 9pm: SOLD OUT

Theme: Back to Basics / Taster Day

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 28th April 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Long-Form

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Steve Roe


Thursday 29th April 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Pretty Flower. Advanced long-form format. One longer base scene that keeps being returned to. Players tag off base scene to do scenes based on ideas that come out of it.

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Liam Brennan


Wednesday 5th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Character

Level: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Roe


Friday 7th May AND Sunday 9th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Advanced Online Scene Intensive!

Description: This is a TWO evening mini-course with a highly experienced teacher and a smaller group. Chris will be giving you more feedback on scenes than normal to help you take your improv to another level.

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Chris Mead


Saturday 8th May 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Taster Day/Back to Basics

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Monday 10th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Taster Day/Back to Basics

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 12th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Game of the Scene

Level: Intermediate

Teacher: Steve Roe


Saturday 15th May 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Taster Day/Back to Basics

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Monday 17th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Story

Level: Advanced

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 19th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Short-Form

Level: All Levels

Teacher: Steve Roe


Saturday 22nd May 2021, 2pm – 4pm: BOOK

Theme: Taster Day/Back to Basics

Level: Beginners

Teacher: TBC


Monday 24th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Taster Day/Back to Basics

Level: Beginners

Teacher: Steve Roe


Wednesday 26th May 2021, 7pm – 9pm: BOOK

Theme: Long-Form

Level: Advanced

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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