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Half Moon Theatre

The Half Moon Theatre – Brilliant theatre for children in East London

The Half Moon Theatre is a must visit for families in East London with an incredible programme of unique performances that regularly sell out.

The Half Moon theatre showcases a series of professional plays for young and family audiences, including teenagers and national touring productions every season.

Your little one can enjoy their first theatre experience with sensory performances made especially for babies. Their well thought out programme of performances introduces early years concepts like friendship, sharing and bullying. As your child grows, The Half Moon theatre grapples increasingly complex issues right up to teenage years in an age appropriate, thought provoking and ultimately entertaining way.

The theatre has an attached arts space where local artists can show their work. For every exhibition there is a gallery trail and children are invited to respond to the work they see by drawing or writing messages on chalkboards.

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Half Moon Theatre Youth Classes

Running eight youth theatres starting from year 1 right up to age 18, the Half Moon theatre’s weekend classes are sure to ignite the passions of many young thespians. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what Dame Helen Mirren has to say about it:

“Half Moon is the kind of organisation which ensures theatre will continue to thrive and inspire and I am happy to support it.”

As well as its in-house Youth Theatre’s, Half Moon also offer after school satellite sessions that take place in different community spaces around the borough and are open to young people in School Years 4-6 and School Years 7, 8 and 9.

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Party & Show Packages

Celebrate your child’s special day at Half Moon Theatre. Book tickets for your group to see the afternoon show on the Saturday of your choice during their season and hire the Upper Studio space (max. 25 children) for a post-show 90 minute party, for an additional £150 (tickets must be purchased in addition to the party hire).

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Creative Learning

Half Moon also offers a busy Creative Learning programme that includes and Early Years Dance and Drama programme where children and parents/carers all get involved, curriculum focused activity, after school and out of school workshops and initiatives to support young people’s personal and social development. These include encouraging young people to get into theatre independently and explore the options available for a career in the arts.

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On Demand

Put your sofa in the front row! Half Moon On Demand is a digital streaming service offering unforgettable theatre for young audiences available to watch any time, anywhere. Watch a show for £7 whenever you want, and as many times as you like for 48 hours. Join them for an online performance that puts the best seats in the house into your own home. Closed captions and British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted productions available.

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Further Information

Address: Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, 43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND

Tickets: From £7


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