Careers in Theatre: Phase 2

The second phase of our Careers in Theatre Programme came to a close yesterday with a detailed panel discussion from industry professionals about routes into Theatre and wider Arts sector.

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Careers in Theatre is Half Moon’s flagship programme offering KS4 students a practical introduction to theatre-making, working alongside many different professionals from the industry in a three phase programme.

In Phase 1, which took place back in November, 350 students made a play in a day over a seven day period.

Phase 2 is split into two twilight sessions over one week. The first session, which took place on Mon 20th January, offered students an audition bootcamp to understand the intensive preparation needed for auditions and interviews for further training. The second session, which took place on Mon 27 January, was a panel discussion by a spectrum of professionals who gave advice about routes into the industry. Finally, one student from each school who has attended the programme will return to Half Moon for a week’s work experience placement across the rest of the year.

More than 30 young people from schools in Tower Hamlets and Southwark attended Phase 2. They all left the final session with a pack of information about possibilities for their first steps in the industry, focusing on things to get involved in right now, further training options and apprenticeships.

For anyone interested in Half Moon delivering Careers advice to young people in their school, please contact us.


The Careers in Theatre programme is kindly funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation until 2015.

The panellists (Tim Bell, Co-Artistic Director of the Marine Theatre and Shanty Theatre Company; Sapphire Joy, Actor Musician; Rachana Jadhav, Set Designer and Co-Artistic Director of Brolly Productions; Madeleine Graham, Applied Theatre Practitioner at Half Moon; Toby Davies, Music Producer and Musician with Gentleman’s Dub Club; Simon Stephens, Director of Theatre at the BRIT School; Teresa Holtom, Stage Management Student at Rose Bruford)