• weekend drop-ins

weekend drop-ins

Different theme every weekend. Longer 1-2 day classes for maximum practice time to go into an improv theme in greater depth.

We create a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment where improvisers are free to play and be themselves.

These longer workshops are aimed at those wishing to improve skills in a particular area, with more practice time than any other workshop.

We start with some fun and friendly warm-ups and then move on to lots of exercises based on the theme of the day, where you get to practice an improv skill in depth. After a short lunch break we then put this all together by applying the day’s theme to scenes, games and show formats.

If you want to do a more thorough improv course take a look at our longer improv courses.

If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with one of our beginners improv taster classes or beginners improv course first.

all the info

Day: Most weekends, see exact dates in listings below.

Times and prices: Please see listings for each workshop below.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PP.

Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.

Ages: 18+

Please note these workshops are pre-bookable only now, so that we can keep class sizes to 16 people or smaller, there will be no spaces available on the day so please book in advance below.

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Hoopla impro drop in workshops

Saturday 14th September 2019: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £20

A fun and friendly one day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising.

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

The perfect workshop to try improv for the first time.

Scenes Workshop Hoopla

Saturday 21st September 2019: Scenes Scenes Scenes

11:30am - 4pm | £45 | Liam Brennan (Fright Club, Gamez, The Science of Living Things)

Improvise more scenes than ever. You’ll be doing scene after scene, receiving some helpful feedback and exercises, and then doing more scenes, scenes and scenes so you can play and have some fun.

Topics include listening, yes and, spontaneity, establishing a location and relationship quickly and easily, establishing what the scene is about, escalating fun things in the scene, making scenes longer and reincorporating things to find an ending.

One day workshop aiming to make you awesome at improvising scenes.

Beginners Improv Classes with Hoopla

Saturday 28th September 2019: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £20 | Chris Mead

A fun and friendly one day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising.

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

The perfect workshop to try improv for the first time.

Narrative Improv Josephine

Saturday 5th October 2019: Story

11:30am - 4pm | £45 | Chris Mead (The Maydays, Project2)

Improvise exciting captivating stories from scratch using The Story Spine, Cause & Effect, Fairytale Structures, Being Obvious, Getting to the Point, Raising the Stakes, Objectives, Narrative Structures and multiple scenes that link together to create fantastic stories.

One day class aiming to make you awesome at improvising stories.

Hoopla impro drop in workshops

Saturday 12th October 2019: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £20 | Chris Mead

A fun and friendly one day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising.

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

The perfect workshop to try improv for the first time.

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Saturday 19th October 2019: Character

11:30am - 4pm | £45 | Chris Mead (The Maydays, Project2)

Improvise more characters than you’ve ever done in your life. Get away from your default characters and open up some new characters you haven’t experienced before. Games and techniques for improvising fun believable characters from scratch.

Finding character through emotion, movement, voice, posture, point of view and more.

One day class aiming to make you awesome at improvising characters.

Beginners-Monica-Improv-Workshop

Saturday 26th October 2019: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £20 | Chris Mead (The Maydays, Project2)

A fun and friendly one day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising.

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

The perfect workshop to try improv for the first time.

Scenes Workshop Hoopla

Saturday 2nd November 2019: Scenes Scenes Scenes

11:30am - 4pm | £45

Improvise more scenes than ever. You’ll be doing scene after scene, receiving some helpful feedback and exercises, and then doing more scenes, scenes and scenes so you can play and have some fun.

Topics include listening, yes and, spontaneity, establishing a location and relationship quickly and easily, establishing what the scene is about, escalating fun things in the scene, making scenes longer and reincorporating things to find an ending.

One day workshop aiming to make you awesome at improvising scenes.

Jonah Fazel Drill

Saturday 9th November 2019 - Sunday 10th November 2019: Stagecraft Intensive

11:30am - 4pm both days | Jonah Fazel (Bumper Blyton)

A selection of the most helpful bits from drama school, squished into a weekend intensive for improvisers.

In improv we learn about listening, yes and, spontaneity and more, but there is a whole world of other skills from professional acting that are also helpful for improvisers and often missing from the improv scene.

You might not be able to do an entire full-time drama school program, so instead we’ve asked one of our favourite actors to teach the highlights that they feel will be most helpful to the improv scene. The best tools from drama school, applied to improv.

The intensive will include a selection of exercises on stagecraft, theatricality, how to warm up and use your voice, physicality and use of the body, stage presence, intimacy, connecting with one and other on stage and actually feeling things on stage instead of presenting.

Hoopla impro drop in workshops

Saturday 16th November 2019: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £20 | Liam Brennan (Fright Club, Gamez, The Science of Living Things)

A fun and friendly one day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising.

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

The perfect workshop to try improv for the first time.

Saturday 23rd November 2019: Emotional Honesty

11:30am - 4pm | £45 | Chris Mead (Project2 and The Maydays)

Connecting to your emotions on stage, connecting to the other person, and expressing yourself honestly in the moment. Get into trouble, fall in love, and feel something, anything, for the other person on stage.

Using real emotions to make awesome improv scenes.

Character-Chloe

Saturday 30th November 2019: Character

11:30am - 4pm | £45 | Liam Brennan (Fright Club, Gamez, The Science of Living Things)

Improvise more characters than you’ve ever done in your life. Get away from your default characters and open up some new characters you haven’t experienced before. Games and techniques for improvising fun believable characters from scratch.

Finding character through emotion, movement, voice, posture, point of view and more.

One day class aiming to make you awesome at improvising characters.

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Saturday 7th December 2019: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £20 | Chris Mead (The Maydays, Project2)

A fun and friendly one day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising.

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

The perfect workshop to try improv for the first time.

Hoopla impro drop in workshops

Saturday 14th December 2019: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £20 | Chris Mead (The Maydays, Project2)

A fun and friendly one day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising.

No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!

The perfect workshop to try improv for the first time.