The Hoopla Improv Marathon

The Hoopla Improv Marathon is BACK Friday 20th to Saturday 21st September 2024, and we are currently accepting show applications!

Once a year in September we run shows back to back from 7pm Friday until midnight Saturday. Shows run through the evening, late night, through the small hours of the morning, through the daytime, through the next evening and then finish with one big party!

We have over 50 improv groups performing back to back over two days and nights in a one big festival of improv.

This is one of the biggest improv events in Europe featuring 100s of performers coming together to perform one off WILD shows produced especially for the marathon.

There are big headline shows, open to everyone jams, family friendly shows and lots and lots of crazy mini (10 minute long) late night shows happening throughout the weekend.

Each ticket gives you access to that part of the Marathon and you can come and go and watch as many shows as you please.

We are looking for NEW, one off, fun, wild, high energy 10-minute shows.  Round up your favourite improv friends and create something NEW!!

Plus you can submit more than one idea! 

Tips for getting your show into the Marathon:

  • It should be a one off NEW idea. The sillier the better. Release your inner clown.
  • Do NOT apply with a show that you are already regularly performing on the improv comedy scene.
  • Your team should have 3 or more people. Bigger the group the better.
  • The Marathon is long hence the name so high energy shows will be booked over slow burn scenes. You only have 10mins!

The marathon will run from 7pm till 3am on Friday 20th September and then from 12pm – midnight on Saturday 21st September 2024, with over 50 shows running back to back day and night over the weekend!


Application deadline: Monday 2nd September 2024.




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