Women in Improv

Women in Improv

Hoopla are working to improve the numbers of women in improv and comedy, following our diversity and accessibility policy.

We run a number of female friendly shows and nights including:

The Playground: The best women in improv, brought together from different groups and companies, all performing together on the Hoopla stage. Run by Maria Peters and Lauren Shearing from Breaking & Entering with regular guests including Josie Lawrence, Rachel Parris, Ruth Bratt, Pippa Evans and more. Also includes a section for newer female improvisers who have come from Hoopla courses. One Friday per month.

Word of Muff: Run by 20% Less, a regular night every couple of months on Wednesdays, to encourage more women in improv with all female groups and jams.

Ladyprov: An all lady improv group that run their own night once a month on Wednesdays including guest groups and a jam.


We also make sure that 50% of our teaching staff and performers are women to help encourage more women into improv and comedy.

When casting house teams we also ensure an even gender split.

Dates: Check out exact dates at our comedy club page.

Times: Doors open 7:30pm, show 8pm – 10pm.

Venue: Hoopla at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.

Tube: London Bridge.


How to take part

If you are interested in performing at one of the nights above please contact our shows producer Angela Pollard with the following details:

  • Your name.
  • Contact details.
  • Your improv or other performing experience.

She will then introduce you to the team who can let you know how to get involved.

We are very open to feedback about how we could improve the diversity of the UK improv scene, so if you have any suggestions please get in touch.

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