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:

Fairytales-Granny-150Fairytales Gone Bad: 
Grannylocks / Monstrous Duckling (Reception – Year 4) and Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood (Year 3 – Year 6)
When: Wed 12 July and
Thur 13 July, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

Grannylocks / Monstrous Duckling: A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story… Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny; A mean, old, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood: Join a mysterious vaudeville storyteller with a magical top-hat and coat as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters, which are maybe not as charming as you remember! Discover the true tale of Cinderella, where she dies and becomes a zombie and falls in love with a vampire prince. And of course, there’s the true tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf-hunter who never leaves her home without her shield, axe and blood-red stained cloak.

Joseph’s debut poetry collection, Werewolf Club Rules!, won the prestigious CLPE Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2015. His second poetry collection, Overheard in a Tower Block, will be published in July 2017 and his debut picture book, Luna Loves Library Day, will be published in October 2017. As a National Poetry Day Ambassador he regularly creates poetry, workshops and resources for National Poetry Day.

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

A Joseph Coehlo production.



fractal-wire-flame-butterfly-400Butterflies (Nursery – Year 2)

When: Fri 22 September, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands, on a journey filled with discovery. The only trouble is they’re all a bit worried about it! What if I get wet? What if I make a new friend? What if I don’t? During their voyage the group ride the waves, battle the storms and face their fears, before reaching dry land braver than ever before.

Butterflies is an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and how to dance in the rain, told using innovative staging, breathtaking physicality, touching humour and a specially commissioned musical score.

Performance Running Time: 40 minutes
 £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

Tangled Feet and Half Moon present this production.


Wrongsemble - Three 2 - 300 x 300Three (Reception – Year 3)

When: Fri 29 September, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Three wishes, three witches, three sisters, three pigs, three bears, three musketeers…

Three singing actors weave together famous tales, which all feature the elusive number three! Brought to life with a flurry of original sing-a-long songs, live music and brilliantly inventive storytelling, the flamboyant players burst from their wagon of forgotten fables to re-tell the stories of Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and Grimms’ Three Wanderers as never before.

Jump on board the ingenious and cleverly crafted wagon of fairytales in this spellbinding new musical play for children.

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

A Wrongsemble production.


WhatOnceWasOurs-300What Once Was Ours (KS3/4/5)

When: Thu 5 Oct, 4.30pm and 7pm
Fri 6 Oct, 1.30pm and 4.30pm
Mon 9 Oct, 4.30pm and 7pm
Tue 10 Oct, 1.30pm and 7pm
Wed 11 Oct, 10.30am and 1.30pm

An immersive new show about identity and belonging.

Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?

Created against the background of Brexit, What Once Was Ours has been developed through direct contact with young people across the country and uses their words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.

Beautiful imagery, striking original music and immersive design combine to create this powerful new production for young people, which asks why we’ve become so fearful of anyone who is different from us.

Performance Running Time: 60 minutes
 £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

A Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production.


3 Billy Goats Gruff by Theatre of WiddershinsThree Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tales (Nursery – Year 3)

When: Fri 24 November, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Our Storyteller is on the run from those three-headed monsters, trying to bring you the most fantastic tales from the Magic Land of Three. Are you really sure what happened to the wolf and those three little pigs? What about Goldilocks? Why was she walking in those woods? And as for the three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll?

All will be revealed in this beautiful show using puppets and props. It’s full of fun and laughter and has an infectious soundtrack that you won’t be able to stop singing long after the show has finished. Suitable for everyone aged 3 and up and their pet trolls.

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

A Theatre of Widdershins 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 2017-18

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 one of your local feeder Primary Schools, for instance.