Hoopla Improv Outreach Worker Project

Help Hoopla fund an improv outreach worker to bring improv to everyone after the coronavirus!

If you would like Hoopla to still be there after coronavirus, and for improv to carry on to be available to everyone, please donate!

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

That’s hard to do right now, but the coronavirus won’t last forever. And when it's safe to come back we want to make sure we can continue to bring improv to more people than ever, of all ages, from all backgrounds, to all areas of the UK, regardless of their financial situation.

After the coronavirus there are going to be a lot of people who have lost jobs and money. This will mean that without your help improv will become for the wealthy only. You can keep improv open to all by donating and help us bring improv to everyone.

Improv builds community and brings people together through play. After corona is over we will 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, once it is safe to do so. 

The outreach workers job would be to go and bring improv to community centres, youth clubs, schools, recovery colleges, charities and more across the UK. Their role would be funded by this crowdsourcing and by Hoopla’s ongoing fundraising events, so they could bring improv to new people from all backgrounds at no cost to the participants. This initial crowdsourcing would fund them for the first two years, and we would then set up ongoing fundraising to support them ongoing.

Donating will also enable us to continue to offer free places and diversity scholarships on all of our courses, which we've been doing for over a decade with 100s of people supported every single year.

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!
- 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 BAME, LGBT and women in improv nights!

ALL of that is now under threat. So please donate and help us keep improv alive and for everyone.

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 continue to be available to everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, so please donate and help us make sure improv stays open for everyone!


Improv for everyone


To say thank you for donating we are able to offer the following perks, which will be arranged once we meet our target and coronavirus lockdown is over! Some of them can even be done during lockdown.

Wall of Legends
(all donations over £50)
Your name on a wall inside the Hoopla improv theatre with a big thank you!

Buy a seat!
You will have a seat with your name on it at Hoopla. A brass plaque dedicated to you as an eternal thank you.

Dreamweaver name harmony
(£60, limited availability)
Dreamweaver sing your name for ages in harmony on video, as if we'd chosen your dream in a show.

Buy a blog
Hoopla's director Steve Roe will write a blog based on the subject of your choosing.

Buy a sketch!
Hoopla Steve films a sketch based on your suggestion while in lockdown at home, and releases the sketch on facebook no matter how good or bad it turns out!

One to one online motivational chat and life planning with the Motivational Lobster!
(£150, limited availability)

One to one improv chat and advice with Katy Schutte
(£150, limited availability)

One to one online improv/acting/voice training with Jonah Fazel
(£150, limited availability)

One to one improv training and chat online with Steve Roe, director of Hoopla
(£150, limited availability)

One to one online improv/acting/voice training with James Witt
(£150, limited availability)

Baking lesson with Amy Cooke-Hodgson from Austentatious
(£150, very limited availability)

Co-host a show with Monica Gaga
You get to co-host an entire Saturday night at Hoopla with Monica Gaga!

Men of Hoopla sexy fireman style calendar
(£200, limited availability)
Hoopla's male teachers and performers model in a professionally shot sexy firemen style limited edition calendar, delivered in time for 2021!

Improv night in your living room
An improv night at your house for all your friends and family when this is over, featuring performers from Hoopla.

Golden ticket, lifetime membership to all of our shows and festivals

Corporate training workshop
Max Dickins, director of Hoopla's corporate training and author of a new improv book runs a workshop for your team, including a free book for each participant.

Full corporate sponsorship
- Your company logo LARGE on our thank you wall inside our theatre, seen by 1000s of audience every year.
- Your company regularly thanked on our mailing list and social media, with a reach of over 20,000 Londoners, including a plug to your products.
- Your company logo on our banners within our improv theatre, visible to 1000s of audience every year.
- Your company name connected to our next two festivals, reaching 1000s of improvisers worldwide plus large press exposure.
- Steve Roe, director of Hoopla, runs 2 corporate training workshops for your company every year ongoing forever more, working long-term with your company to create a supportive and collaborative culture.

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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