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The Uk’s First Improvised Comedy Club

Improv Comedy Club, Shows, Courses and Classes

Improv Courses, Improv Classes and Stand-Up Comedy Courses in London and around the UK. Improv Comedy Club at The Miller in London Bridge featuring various groups from across London’s vibrant improv scene, and additional improv shows and events produced by Hoopla.

Hoopla have been running for over 10 years and offer one of the most fun and friendly places to learn improv in the UK. Hoopla are also the founders of London’s first ever improvised comedy club with shows performing every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Reviews & Testimonials:

“Thanks for the workshop. All the feedback has been extremely positive! The team loved it!”

PR Manager, Comedy Central

“The workshop is supportive and collaborative and neatly strips out the expectation and nerves that result from comedic preparation.”

The Evening Standard

“This introduction to improvisation will teach the skills you'll need to master scenes, stories and sketches in a relaxed environment.

The supportive atmosphere ensures that even complete beginners will have the confidence to grow their skills.”

Time Out

“Inspiring, hilarious and richly rewarding. The workshop brightened up everyone's morning. The whole experience was a true pleasure and hugely helpful.”

James Honda-Pinder, Apple

“You really rocked it as ever, and I have heard nothing but good from the participants. Once again, thanks again for a splendid series of workshops.” Gareth Mitchell, Lecturer, Science Communication, Imperial College.

"Beginners Impro - This is a brilliant course, which I cannot rate highly enough. The teachers  are experts in the field of impro and made sure that everyone had fun from beginning to end. The course is taken in a relaxed and supportive environment which meant everyone was able to 'let go' and enjoy themselves. It was so much fun, I have just booked the next course!” Sam Merrington

“Great improv workshop with @hooplaimpro couldn't stop smiling from beginning until end!”


“Thank you for an awesome session this eve. Haven't laughed this much on a Monday eve for years :-)” @SarasmithsVO

Hoopla Produced Shows:

“If improvisation floats your boat you should head to Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer.”

The Londonist

“A twice weekly night of improv comedy from some of the finest off-the-cuff troupes on the circuit.”

Time Out

“Looking for an affordable, spontaneous and fun night? Look no further. Introducing Hoopla Improv Comedy Club!"


Fringe Guru

Remote Goat

1080 Magazine

Edinburgh Guide

“A quick paced, inventive and witty show.”

The Edinburgh Guide

“A Comedy Masterclass.”

The Post

“Inventive improvisation and clever comedy!” Three Weeks

“This contemporary off-the-cuff comedy will make you laugh your heart out!”

Three Weeks

“Poetic and contemporary, the hour of entertainment flies by.”

The New Current

“Chemistry between cast meant it was like funniest night amongst friends.”

Camden New Journal

“Lively, sharp, superior improvised fun!” Remote Goat

“A hilarious, high energy show full of great songs, clever plot twists, and weird and wonderful characters.”

Accidental Festival

“A lovely, funny and slick night of improvised comedy by a talented group.”

Earl's Court Festival

“Left me helpless with laughter….They created a storyline which actually meant something and characters who made me care.” Fringe Guru

“The group accomplished the show with panache, wit and an impressive degree of professionalism.”

The Londonist

“Keeling the crowd into fits of laughter.”

Ten Eighty Magazine

Improv Courses

1. Beginners Improv Course 1. Beginners improv course

Our best course if you are new to improv.

A 6 week course to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. You dont need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.

2. performance improv course

An 8 week improv course to train improvisers to performance standard, with live show at our improv comedy club at the end, performing a mix of short-form games and scenes.

4. advanced improv courses

A variety of advanced improv courses including Story, Improvised Plays, Long-Form Formats, Improvised Musicals, Harolds, Solo Improv, Improvised Poetry, Two Prov and Genres.

Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Stand up comedy course

8 week practical course, open to all levels, to learn how to write and perform stand up comedy.

With a showcase performance at the end, to a friendly audience at our comedy club.

Improv Comedy Club

Improv Comedy Club

Hoopla are the founders of the UKs first ever improvised comedy club.

All of our shows are at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.

Shows are 8pm every Friday and Saturday, plus bonus adhoc nights. >> Listings

Hoopla Calendar

London Improv Courses

Our classes are incredibly fun and enjoyable. We create a really safe, trusting, supportive and playful atmosphere and there is a lot of laughter in the room!

Our Beginners Improv Course is an 8 week course for beginners to learn the core skills of improvisation in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.

Our Performance Improv Course is an 8 week improv course to train improvisers to performance standard, with a showcase performance of short-form games and scenes at the end.

Our Long Form Improv Course is an 8 week course to introduce improvisers to long-form techniques and various long-form formats, with a showcase performance at the end.

Our Advanced Improv Course offer the chance to learn and perform a variety of different styles of improvisation including improvised plays, improvised musicals, advanced long-form formats, improvised poetry, improvised stories and more.

>> London Improv Courses

3. Long-form improv course

An 8 week  course to learn the fundamentals of long-form improv, how to improvise a free-flowing multiple scene show, with a showcase long-form performance at the end.

Additional Improv Classes

Various Dates: Beginners Improv ClassesBeginnersTaster Days

Fun & friendly one day introductions to improv.

monday Drop-ins

Flexible practice classes every Monday evening.

saturday Drop-ins

We have a different workshop theme most Saturdays.

Our Beginners Improv Class is fun and friendly one day introduction to improv.

We also have a different drop-in workshop every Monday evening and Saturday daytime with different themes including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Story, Long-Form, Playback Theatre, Musical and more.   

We also have occasional Guest Improv Teachers visiting us from across the improv globe.

>> Additional Improv Classes

Additional Improv Classes

London Stand Up Courses

Our Stand Up Comedy Course is an 8 week practical course with a showcase performance at the end.

>> London Stand Up Comedy Courses

Improv Comedy Club and Improv Shows

In 2010 Hoopla founded the UK’s first ever improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, with at least two different improv groups performing every night.

Hoopla now run shows at The Miller every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, featuring a selection of the best improvisation the UK has to offer, as recommended by Time Out, The Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph and The Londonist.

Hoopla also run additional Launch Pad, Impro Jam and Improv Networking evenings at The Miller in London Bridge, to encourage new groups, new formats and new improvisers. Hoopla also have a number of Performing Opportunities.