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City Impro outside The Miller

A fun and friendly night featuring various new groups, new shows and new formats. Featuring new improvisers as well as experienced improvisers trying out new stuff. This is the place for improvisers to experiment, try out new stuff, get more stage time, get some more experience and have some fun in one big night of[…]

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Hoopla far

Other nights booking improv groups Hoopla: See performing opportunities at Hoopla. The Miller: All of Hoopla’s shows are based at The Miller and the pub also sometimes has other spots available outside of Hoopla. The Nursery: This is a great theatre who we also work closely with. They are also great at developing new improv shows, sometimes[…]

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Theatre illustration party

How to form your own improv group Where to form a group At a course Lots of our improv courses have performances at the end and many people stick together after a course and decide to form a group, either all of the course together or a couple of like minded people in a new group. We’re[…]

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Hoopla Cartoon

Welcome to the Hoopla Improv Podcast! The podcast all about the who, what and where of improv. Each week, I’ll be chatting to some of the best improvisers from the Hoopla faculty and beyond as we explore their favourite improv exercises, top tips, behind the scenes gossip and who they would want at their dream[…]

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Hoopla audience front row

Improv (also known as Impro, Improvised Comedy or Improvisation) is the art of spontaneously acting and reacting to the other actor in the moment to create comedy or theatre from scratch. In the theatre improv usually takes the form of actors turning audience suggestions into totally spontaneous and unrehearsed scenes, games, stories and sketches. The[…]

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books

Improv Books These all support our improv classes, in fact many of them are even written by our teachers! Impro by Keith Johnstone. Impro for Storytellers by Keith Johnstone. Truth in Comedy by Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Johnson. Improvise! by Max Dickins (Hoopla teacher and our Director of Corporate Training). Improv by John Cremer[…]

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dictionary

Here’s a list of various terms and things that pop up in Hoopla’s improv classes. There’s also some helpful things in our improv resources section including lists of exercises, games, blogs, podcasts, videos and books. A Accepting Saying “yes” to the reality presented by other performers. Doesn’t mean always literally saying “yes”, saying “no” can[…]

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Maria Peters having fun teaching an improv workshop.

Beginners Improv Exercises Here’s a list of our favourite improv exercises for people who are doing a beginners improv course with Hoopla Improv. Hoopla is the UK’s biggest improv school with online and real-life classes. Our next beginners improv course start next month, with both online and real-life options available. If you would like to[…]

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