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School Gallery Visits

School groups coming to see a show at Half Moon to (see what school’s shows are coming up ) can arrive up to 45mins before the performance to allow children a chance to look round the gallery. Alternatively, schools can book to come along at another time that is suitable for them.

We have a short gallery trail activity for the children to complete when they are here, if appropriate for the age group.

Due to space restrictions, we can only allow one school to occupy the gallery space at a time. Please contact us in advance if you would like to book a slot to look around the gallery by emailing schools@halfmoon.org.uk

School visits can include:

  • Free gallery trail booklets to complete
  • Workshops with the artist
  • Children creating their own artwork

Gallery trail examples:

It’s The Small Things gallery trail Sad No More gallery trail There’s No Other Way gallery trail

Schools’ Shows

We have a wide range of live shows and virtual performances on throughout the year at our theatre and in your school.

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Art at Half Moon

In addition to our foyer exhibition space, you can also explore the changing face of Tower Hamlets in our Snapped 1990 | 2020 photography exhibition in the Half Moon Garden. Same scene, 30 years apart.

Our Stages of Half Moon exhibition is on permanent display in the upper corridor and is overflowing with photographs and original posters highlighting the rich heritage of Half Moon Theatre.

Discover Snapped 1990 | 2020 Explore the Stages of Half Moon archive

Secondary Student Exhibitions

School Exhibitions

The July-August Gallery @ Half Moon exhibition slot from is open to local schools.

Since 2014, we have exhibited a series of work by students at Tower Hamlets Schools in July and August. We have showcased a variety of different GCSE and A Level work from over 12 local schools, working in partnership with the Tower Hamlets Artist Teacher Network (THAT) to curate the exhibitions.

We have worked with the following schools

  • Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools
  • Bow School
  • Central Foundation Girls School
  • George Green’s School
  • Langdon Park School
  • Morpeth School
  • Mulberry Academy Shoreditch
  • Mulberry School for Girls
  • Oaklands School
  • St Paul’s Way School
  • Stepney All Saints School
  • Swanlea School

2023 Exhibiton | Connections in Time

by GCSE and A-Level Art students at St Paul’s Way School and Stepney All Saints School in partnership with Tower Hamlets Artist Teacher Network

Gallery @ Half Moon

An exciting gallery space for local artists to display their work in the theatre foyer

Gallery @ Half Moon is free to visit and is open during the theatre opening hours. Beneath some of the artwork, there are chalkboards for visitors of all ages to make their own responses. You can write a message or draw a picture and leave it for others to enjoy. We also have an art cart to enable children to do their own drawings and collages.

Explore Gallery @ Half Moon

More information for schools and educators