Triangles

Triangles Description Everyone stands around in the room. Each person silently selects two other people. When the director says go the aim is to stay in an equilateral triangle with the two people have picked. The group will end up constantly moving as people adjust. If the director shouts stop everyone points to the two[…]

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Creatures of the Deep Description Everyone stands in a circle. The director imitates a of a creature of the deep to the person next to them. That person copies what they just saw (not the original) to the person next to them. It goes around the circle, and it will gradually change. The director adds[…]

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Meet & Greet Walkabout Description Everyone walks around the room, saying hello and meeting and greeting each other in different ways. For example they could be roommates, rivals, colleagues, best friends, two people that pass each other every day and nod at each other. Teaching Purpose It is a good way of trying lots of[…]

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Hoopla impro workshop

Volcano Description Everyone starts walking around the room. The director shouts out something like “volcano”. By the count of 5 everyone has to become that thing, as a group. They then break away and carry on walking around, until the director shouts a new thing. The director shouts out something and counts to 5 and[…]

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Desert landscape with cactus, hills and mountains silhouettes. Nature sunset on a background of a mountain landscape. Extreme tourism and travelling. Vector illustration

Wild West Description The group stands in a circle. The person starting swings their arm and shouts “YE-HAH” in a Western accent, passing it to the next person. This goes around the circle. To change direction, a player can put their arms above their head in the shape of a barn, and shouts “HIGH-BARN”. If[…]

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Chloe Cheering

Yipee Description A group warm up. Everyone runs around the room, goes up to another player and the two players look at each other, say “YIPEE” and jump. In the next level, both players either jump or don’t jump. Next level, if they both jump they pair up and find other players. If they all[…]

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laughing at Hoopla improv class

1 Minute Story Description A great listening exercise. In pairs, one person tells the other their life story in one minute. When the time is up the other person has to repeat the life story back, with as much detail as possible.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly[…]

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RH Experience marathon

Understudy Description Players start a scene as though it’s from a serious play. The Director shouts “understudy”, and another player takes over one of the roles. They shout “understudy” again and another player comes in.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, casting calls[…]

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Alphabet letters

Spelling Bee Description A word at a time game. Players stand in a line, and get given a made up word. They say the word together, then spell it out a letter at a time. They say the word again. They then give the definition of the word a word at a time. They repeat[…]

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Actors Nightmare

Scene Repeater Description An exercise where two players do a scene. The rest of the players watch, and then another two try and repeat the scene as exactly as possible. Repeat, each time copying the scene before.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources,[…]

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rap battle

Rap Battle Description Two improvisers get given two contrasting characters from history, or celebrities. They then get a topic from the audience and do a rap battle, the audience votes who wins!   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, casting calls for new shows[…]

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Film Dub Description Clips from movies/YouTube are projected on to the stage, with the sound off. The players dub the voices.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, improv exercises, casting calls for new shows and news about the UK improv scene please subscribe. You[…]

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