Safety in classes

Following government announcements about Tier 4 our real-life classes due to happen in January and February 2021 are now being postponed to Spring. We are giving anyone with a postponed booking unlimited free online drop-ins, so they can keep having fun with improv while they are waiting for real-life courses to start again. There are more details about this on the blog below:

>> Tier 3 & 4 update

Our real-life classes are back from Spring and Summer 2021, lockdown permitting, and are already up on the website.

We have followed guidance to make sure all of our classes and shows are safe, while also working hard to make sure socially-distanced improv is still fun, friendly and playful!

We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead.


Safety Checks on Arrival

Please remember to not come to class if you have any of these symptoms:

  • High temperature or fever.
  • A new, continuous cough.
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

To help this we will also be doing at-a-distance temperature checks and smell checks on arrival. Don’t worry, we only use pleasant aromas!


Reduced Class Sizes

Class sizes have reduced from 16 to a maximum of 8-12 or even less, depending on room size.


Small Working Groups

We then split the class size into even smaller set working groups over the evening, so you are in groups of 6 or less.


Increased Room Sizes

We are booking the biggest rooms we have available. When these aren’t available we are decreasing the class size even more.


Staggered Start Times

We are staggering the start times of workshops in shared venues and streamlining check-in to avoid queues and overcrowding in shared areas.


Improved Ventilation

The windows and doors are open to have constant fresh air flowing around your improv. Any air-conditioning uses external air instead of recycled air.


Regular Cleaning

All rooms are cleaned before the workshop starts and in-between classes.


Hand Washing Facilities

Hand washing facilities at reception, shared areas, toilet areas and in rehearsal rooms.


Track and Trace

This is covered already by you booking onto the class online, you don’t have to sign up again when at venue. This helps save time on arrival and stops overcrowding at reception.


Booking Flexibility

We are giving you full flexibility on all bookings, past, present and future.


Face Coverings

Please wear face coverings when moving around the venue and in shared common areas. You don’t have to wear a face covering in the actual workshop.


Non-Contact Physically Distanced Games

We’ve redesigned our games and exercises and trained our teachers to have non-contact and at-a-distance versions of all games. All of our games and show formats can be adapted, we’ve spent the summer practicing this, and improv at Hoopla is still really fun, friendly and playful.


Emotionally Connected

We might be socially distanced, but we’re still emotionally connected and workshops are still going to be really playful and lots of fun!


Similar to gyms, pubs, restaurants, exercise classes, yoga classes, schools and adult education you do not have to wear a mask in our improv classes while 2m distancing is in place, but if you would like to that is ok too.




More Info:

>> Safety in classes

>> Safety in shows

>> Full booking flexibility

>> Improv at 2m is still fun!

>> Hoopla’s full risk assessment

>> Government guidelines for performing arts

>> Tier 3 & 4 update





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