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performing opportunities

Come and perform at Hoopla!

We regularly cast for improvisers to join our shows and team.

We produce a new House Team 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 and Mixer 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 and we 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 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 and performing opportunities

We are currently booking in teams to perform at our Pre-Party, Mixer and After-Party nights.

Our Jams are now back and open to everyone to sign up and come and perform.

Casting for our next season of Hoopla House Teams will be open soon.

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    Pre Party

    Saturdays 6pm. Free show of up and coming new Hoopla House Teams, new groups formed at Hoopla courses, and guest groups developing new formats.

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    After Party

    Occasional late night weekends after our Main Stage show. Open to wild and experimental ideas suitable for a late night crowd.

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    An open to everyone improv jam with a playful mix of games, scenes and long-form. Open to anyone to sign up in advance and then come along and perform.

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    2-3 newer acts plus headline acts. A regular weeknight show to bring together a mix of different acts, to help improvisers build up stage time and develop their show.

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    House Teams

    We start a new house team each season, with a set run of rehearsals and performances over the season, with a Director from the Hoopla teaching team.

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    Main Stage

    Fridays and Saturdays 8pm - 10pm. The best in improv featuring our most experienced Hoopla House Teams, groups featuring our teachers and experienced students, and special guests from the UK improv scene.

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progression as an improviser at Hoopla

Hoopla Improv Courses, with end of course shows.

Auditions for House Teams and/or forming your own group.

Performing at Pre-Party and The Mixer as the show develops.

Performing at our Main Stage Shows.

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


Please note we can’t guarantee this progression for everyone as it is dependent on successful auditions at each level and which groups are selected to progress to Main Stage weekend shows.

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 Oxford Imps, The Maydays, Impromptu Shakespeare Company, Dreamweaver Quartet, Bumper Blyton, Breaking & Entering, The RH Experience, Do The Right Scene, Grand Theft Impro, 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.

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

It is hard work, but we can help!