• different theme every Saturday

saturday improv drop-in

Different theme every Saturday. Longer one 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 one day 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 classes or beginners improv course first.

 

 

all the info

Day: Most Saturdays from mid September 2018.

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.

classes coming up

Steve Roe Lobster

Saturday 3rd November 2018: Scenes Scenes Scenes

11:30am - 4pm | £35 | Steve Roe (Music Box, Gamez, Director of Hoopla)

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.

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Saturday 17th November 2018: Narrative

11:30am - 4pm | £35 | Steve Roe (Music Box, Gamez, Director of Hoopla)

Improvise exciting captivating stories from scratch using What Happens Next, Cause & Effect, Fairytale Structures, Circle of Expectation, Getting to the Point, Raising the Stakes, Tilts, 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 24th November 2018: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £16 | Liam Brennan (Fright Club, Improvised Crystal Maze)

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 beginners workshop

Saturday 1st December 2018: Character

11:30am - 4pm | £35 | James Witt (Dreamweaver Quartet)

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.

Impro workshop team pose

Saturday 8th December 2018: Beginners Taster Workshop

1:30pm - 4pm | £16 | Chris Mead (Project2, The Maydays)

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.