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performing opportunities

Come and perform at Hoopla!

We are currently casting for improvisers to join our team.

From 2021 we are going to be producing a new show each season, with a set run of rehearsals and performances, with an experienced Director from the Hoopla teaching team. You’ll get to bond with a team, put on an amazing run of shows at our theatre, and then celebrate in a big cast party at the end of the run.

By developing a different show each season for a set run we’re aiming to bring greater variety to the improv scene, bring new exciting shows to our audience, and provide more performing opportunities for improvisers.

We also help our students form their own groups and have regular pre-party nights for them to perform and build up stage time and experience. We also have regular jams to help improvisers build up performing experience and network with other performers.

the hoopla community

Hoopla support improvisers, even months or years after they’ve done a course with us, and we constantly strive to give them the performing opportunities and support they need.

We have a dedicated Producer (Angela Pollard) who is there to support you with performance opportunities and advice whenever you need it.

We also put on regular networking events, socials, parties and festivals.

We have a large welcoming community of improvisers, and it would be great to have you be part of it.

current casting opportunities

We are starting a new show each season, with a set run of rehearsals and performances, with a Director from the Hoopla teaching team.

There will be a different show and cast each season to help bring exciting new improv to the London stage and increase the number of performing opportunities at Hoopla.

We are currently recruiting improvisers interested in performing over the Autumn 2021 season or Winter/Spring 2022 season.

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We are also currently booking in shows for The Hoopla Improv Marathon in September 2021!

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progression as an improviser at hoopla

Hoopla Improv Courses, with end of course shows

Auditions for House Teams or forming your own group

Performing at Pre-Party as show develops

Performing in Clubhouse regularly to build audience and show further

Performing at our Main Stage Shows

We also have regular jams to help you build up stage experience as you go.

hoopla helps you become a professional performer

People who started with Hoopla courses have gone on to perform with lots of amazing professional groups across the UK improv scene including The Comedy Store Players, The Maydays, Impromptu Shakespeare Company, Dreamweaver Quartet, The Playground, Bumper Blyton, Project2, The Committee, Breaking & Entering, The RH Experience, Do The Right Scene, Music Box, The Inflatables, Beings, Grand Theft Impro, Bumper Blyton, Oxford Imps, Do Not Adjust Your Stage, The London Improvathon, Actors Nightmare and more.

Our students have also written and performed in comedy sketches on BBC3, written for BBC Radio 4 comedy, and appeared on various TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Many of our teachers also write and perform for TV and Radio comedy including The Tracey Ullman Show on BBC1, BAFTA winning sketch show Class Dismissed and BAFTA winning sitcom People Just Do Nothing.

Hoopla’s improv theatre has also hosted shows from the Olivier award winning Showstoppers, Austentatious, Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, North Coast, The Glenda J Collective, The Mischief Theatre (creators of The Play That Goes Wrong), Abandoman, Mike McShane, Richard Herring, Dummy and many of The Comedy Store Players and original cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway.

It is hard work, but we can help!