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Diversity & Inclusion Improv Outreach Project

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Help Hoopla fund ongoing Diversity & Inclusion Improv Outreach Workers to help bring improv to everyone!

Hoopla's purpose is to bring the joy of improv to as many people as possible. We aim to make improv fun, friendly, sociable, open and accessible to all.

At the moment we run improv classes and shows across Central London, and have a diversity program set up to bring people from different backgrounds to those classes and shows, as well as diversity scholarships offering free and discounted places. But all of that is currently reliant on people knowing what improv is, finding us online, being near the workshops and being able to make the times. So there are a huge number of people we aren't reaching and we want to fix that.

So now we want to also bring improv to where people actually are, to people of all backgrounds and to different areas to help bring improv to everyone.

And that's why we are running an ongoing Diversity & Inclusion Improv Outreach Workers project.

The outreach workers aim to bring the joy of improv to more people in these groups:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans +.
  • Younger People.
  • Older People.
  • English as a second language and other international groups.
  • People with a disability.

And to also help more people from those groups to go on to perform in the wider improv scene.

They will mainly do this by bringing improv outreach workshops to the community in these places:

  • Schools.
  • Community Centres.
  • Charities.
  • Youth Clubs.
  • Recovery Colleges.
  • Language Schools.
  • Theatres.
  • Drama Clubs.
  • Drama Schools.
  • Religious Centres.
  • Old People's Homes.

These workshops will be at no cost to the participants. This work will be covered by Hoopla’s improv outreach workers fund.

This will have the longer term effect of bringing improv to more of these communities and then bringing more of these people into the wider improv scene.

Where your donation goes:

  • Teacher fees for freelance teachers delivering outreach workshops.
  • Room hire for outreach workshops.
  • All other overheads are covered by Hoopla.


Improv builds community and brings people together through play. After lockdowns we need improv in our lives more than ever, and Hoopla wants to be there to bring the joy of improvising to as many people as possible.

Hoopla have worked tirelessly for almost 15 years to bring the joy of improv to as many people as possible. This includes:

  • Running improv classes for 1000s of people!
  • Offering diversity scholarships to 100s of people each year!
  • Establishing London's 1st improv theatre!
  • Providing performance opportunities and jams for 1000s of performers at all levels!
  • Growing the improv audience for London and the UK!
  • Putting on festivals and marathons that bring improvisers together from across the globe!
  • Establishing groups and shows that grow the diversity of the improv scene!
  • Pioneering London's first Black, Asian, LGBT and women in improv nights!

We believe improv helps with confidence, creativity, listening, collaboration, teamwork, self expression, relationships, mental health and general wellbeing.

Most of all improv at Hoopla is loads of fun!

We believe that this should be available to everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, so please donate and help us make bring improv to everyone!

Facebook Group: Hoopla Impro People
Facebook Page: /HooplaImpro
Instagram: @HooplaImpro
Twitter: @HooplaImpro


  • Simon Collins
    • £10 
    • 8 mos
  • Amy Seham
    • £40 
    • 8 mos
  • MaryEllen Fenton
    • £10 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £10 
    • 11 mos
  • Pascale Vinkhuyzen
    • £137 
    • 1 yr


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