Schools Bookings

At Half Moon, we have a wide range of performances on throughout the year which are available for schools bookings. These include performances that take place at our theatre but also shows teachers can book to come into school.

Most of the dates for shows in our theatre are set at the start of the academic year, but we can sometimes offer additional performances of one of our Half Moon presents shows at the theatre in response to requests from schools.

Interested in a specific performance at a specific time of year? Take a look at the list below and contact us to find out more.

All tickets are £7 each.

Coming up at Half Moon:

GiraffeA5-flyer-Front-notextnooverlaynoplant500aThe Girl and the Giraffe
(for Reception to Year 2)
When: Fri 24 Feb, 10.30am and 1.30pm

One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with… Giraffe!

As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn’t very well. She tries everything she can to make him feel a bit better; putting on bandages, making a cup of tea, and even baking a truly magnificent cake, but she doesn’t get it quite right. Girl soon realises that Giraffe doesn’t need a plaster for a graze on his arm or a scratch on his knee. Giraffe is sad. Sometimes we need a different kind of plaster for the things you can’t always see.

Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about wellbeing and friendship, told from a child’s perspective.

Running Time: 45 minutes
£7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

Half Moon presents this Floods of Ink production.


Boys Don’t
(for Year 5 -Year 8)
When: 20 Mar, 1.30pm and 4.30pm / 21 Mar, 10.30am and 1.30pm / 22 Mar, 10.30am and 1.30pm /  23 Mar, 4.30pm and 7pm / 24 Mar, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Who picks up the pieces when boys hide their feelings?

From the playground to the classroom, from home to the uncharted waters of online, boys learn that displaying their feelings is a no-no. But what happens to emotion that can’t be let out?

Boys Don’t explores through spoken word what happens when boys show their feelings, written from real-life experiences of the diverse male cast. Through a series of funny, familiar and sometimes heart-breaking stories of boys in the emotional spotlight, the show delivers insights into male experiences of growing up, and offers the possibility of more open communication for us all.

The performance is immediately followed by a short interactive talkback session.

In addition (and at additional cost), these performances are supported by a poetry workshop package for schools exploring young people’s emotional literacy through creative writing and performance. The workshops are tailored to the needs to the particular school, and supported by online resources. This programme is suitable for both boys and girls. Please contact us for more information, including prices.

Performance Running Time: 50 minutes
£7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

Half Moon presents this Papertale production.


Edited HR Promo 1-300Happily Ever After
(for Year 3 – Year 6)
When: Monday 15 May, 10am and 1.15pm and Tuesday 16 May, 10am and 1.15pm

The queen is growing impatient. Her lazy son will never be king until he grows up, gets married and starts acting like one.

She invites hundreds of princesses from across the land, hoping to find the perfect bride for the prince, but he isn’t impressed by any of them. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother…

Happily Ever After is a hilarious show from Action Transport Theatre, created in partnership with The Proud Trust. ATT’s signature highly visual, wordless storytelling and comedy clowning will delight audiences of all ages.

The show is inspired by the Dutch children’s book King and King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland. It’s a not-to-be-missed fairytale with a twist.

This production is part of Half Moon commitment to promoting gender equality among our communities.

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Performances are followed by a 45 minute session run by The Proud Trust exploring the themes and issues raised by the production.

In addition, a teacher training / CPD session is available to book on 27 April at Half Moon as well as activity boxes to purchase. Please contact Beccy on 020 7709 8908 or

Performance Running Time: 45 minutes
£7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

An Action Transport Theatre production.


For schools bookings contact: Beccy Allen, 020 7709 8908



*We offer free tickets for adults in line with the recommended ratios as outlined by Ofsted:

Nursery – one free adult ticket for every two child tickets bought
Reception – one free adult ticket for every four child tickets bought
KS1 – one free adult ticket for every six child tickets bought
KS2 and up – one free adult ticket for every ten child tickets bought


Available in your school or on request at the theatre:

Some of our shows are available on dates that are convenient for you, either in your school or at our theatre:

Download Half Moon Presents – Primary Pack 2016-17

Note: some Secondary Schools have booked one of our shows for younger children as a reference piece for GCSE groups looking at the genre of Children’s Theatre. You could consider hosting a performance for your local Primary School, for instance.