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At Half Moon, we have a wide range of live shows and virtual 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 get in touch using the enquiry form at the bottom of the page or by contacting Androulla on 080 7709 205 or androulla@halfmoon.org.uk to find out more.

All tickets are £7 each. 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

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.

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.

Half Moon Presents Primary Pack Summer 2021

Live shows for schools in 2021

Nursey and Early years

Big Red Bath

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.

It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

A quirky, vibrant and humorous adaptation of Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book that will appeal to families, as it blends music, song and humorous character based performances in a unique new take on this well-loved book.

Performance times

Tuesday 16 Nov 2021 | 10.30am and 1.30pm
Wednesday 17 Nov 2021| 10.30am and 1.30pm
Thursday 18 Nov 2021 | 10.30am and 1.30pm
Friday 19 Nov 2021 | 10.30am and 1.30pm

Performance running time | 40 minutes

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The young audience were rapt from the moment the show started. A fun, energetic and delightful production”

 Broadway Baby

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Every detail is perfect: this is a lovely introduction to the theatre”

Three Weeks

Virtual shows for schools in 2021

  • A Half Moon and Z-Arts co-production
    When Little Titch and her scruffy rucksack arrive at the giant, pink house it is not what she expected – a blanket of thick grey dust covers everything in sight and it is wild and overgrown. Her new home is cold and unwelcoming until she meets Nelly, a flamboyant and loveable hoarder. Together the pair discover they have more in common than they first thought and that friendship can heal hidden wounds.

    Written by acclaimed award winning children’s author Laura Dockrill (Darcy Burdock book series, Big BonesDust uses exciting puppetry and exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory. With haunting music by Hugo White of The Maccabees, this striking and emotional new play is a joyous reminder about just how playful the world can be.

    Dust is a Half Moon and Z-Arts co-production: an exciting collaboration by the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company and Manchester’s unique and award-winning venue for children and families.

    Schools’ Virtual Ticket: £50+VAT

    • You can buy access to this show for your school from now until the end of the academic year (July 2022).
    • This virtual package includes a password protected Vimeo link for the performance to use as many times as you wish.
    • Links will also be provided to access three fifteen-minute drama workshops to support the show alongside script extracts for drama and literacy activities in the classroom.
    • This show has closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
    • A BSL-interpreted performance is also available.

    Show Running Time: 56 mins

  • Half Moon presents
    a Justin Coe production
    Jackson’s dad is building a new house out of weird and whacky bits and bobs that people have thrown away. The last few years have been hard for young Jackson, living without his mum. Now his dad wants to make a new start, but Jackson isn’t ready to move on. Not until he blows the dust off mum’s favourite old book and conjures up the Story Fairy. But can stories really help Jackson believe in himself and be happy in a new home?

    Celebrating books and the joy of reading, The House That Jackson Built features a larger than life pop-up book and thrilling adventures, including a giant who cannot say “fee-fi-fo-fum”, an elephant professor and the Wordy Wordy Birdie. This magical spoken word theatre show delights in family, recycling and the power of imagination.

    The House That Jackson Built is Justin Coe’s brand new spoken word show for children, following the highly popular Young Herbert’s Horrors and Big Wow, Small Wonder.

    Schools’ Virtual Ticket: £50+VAT

    • You can buy access to this show for your school from now until the end of the academic year (July 2022).
    • This virtual package includes a password protected Vimeo link for the performance to use as many times as you wish.
    • Links will also be provided to access three fifteen-minute drama workshops to support the show.
    • This show has closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
    • A BSL-interpreted performance is also available.

    Show Running Time: 58 mins

  • Half Moon presents
    A Lots of Odds Theatre production

    Take flight with two new friends as they soar through clouds, fly over distant seas and circle faraway lands. They touch down in mysterious new places and discover oceans to swim in, rocks to clamber over and bridges to cross. But where will they fly to next?

    Lift-off on a journey full of music, physicality and zooming paper aeroplanes, where sometimes the skies are not as clear as we first think.

    Developed with children who have shared their experiences of losing loved ones, Paper Aeroplane sensitively explores loss and bereavement, the challenges we face when trying to move on, and how we can help one another along the way.

    Paper Aeroplane is Lots of Odds’ brand new show for children, following the highly popular The Goose Who Flew. It was a 2020 Off West End OnComm Award finalist for Best Show for Children.

    Schools’ Virtual Ticket: £50+VAT

    • You can buy access to this show for your school from now until the end of the academic year (July 2022).
    • This virtual package includes a password protected Vimeo link for the performance to use as many times as you wish.
    • Links will also be provided to access three fifteen-minute drama workshops to support the show.
    • This show has closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
    • A BSL-interpreted performance is also available.

    Running time: 47 minutes

  • Little Seed Music, Half Moon and The Story Museum Oxford presentA David Gibb production

    All aboard! Family singer songwriter David Gibb is proud to be the driver of the world’s first bus to be powered by song. However, his passengers’ choice of music can sometimes be a little unusual. From talking sunflowers to digging for buried treasure, David needs your help to find the perfect song for each of his passengers and get his magical, musical bus rolling down the road!

    David’s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics. Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this is show the whole family can enjoy together.

    Schools’ Virtual Ticket: £50+VAT

    • You can buy access to this show for your school from now until the end of the academic year (July 2022).
    • This virtual package includes a password protected Vimeo link for the performance to use as many times as you wish.
    • Links will also be provided for a lesson plan so children can dive into a song from the show and think about writing their own.
    • This show has closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

    Show Running Time: 49 mins

  • A Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production
    A hard-hitting show about identity, belonging and Brexit.

    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 in 2017, this hard-hitting production is now being presented online, as the UK exits the EU. Developed in consultation with young people across the country, What Once Was Ours uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family and asks why we’ve become so fearful of anyone who is different from us.

    Still powerfully relevant and directly provocative, the Off West End Award winning What Once Was Ours is a Zest Theatre and Half Moon co-production.

    Schools’ Virtual Ticket: £50+VAT

    • You can buy access to this show for your school from now until the end of the academic year (July 2022).
    • This virtual package includes a password protected Vimeo link for the performance to use as many times as you wish.
    • Links will also be provided to access an extensive range of interviews from the original ‘live’ tour and a downloadable education pack.
    • A bonus feature for this virtual tour includes a filmed discussion with Half Moon and Zest about why the show is relevant to young audiences right now and the ways in which the virtual tour experience differs from the live experience for audiences.
    • This show has closed captioning for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

    Show Running Time: 52 mins

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