Since 2009, Half Moon has presented a series of work share festivals and events as part of our Exchange for Change programme. This unique sector significant programme aims to:

  • work particularly with emerging artists, particularly those under-represented in the sector be that due to cultural, ability (disability) or socio-economic context
  • encourage established writers and companies to write or create work for young audiences
  • encourage debate within the theatre for young audiences sector and the wider theatre ecology
  • ensure work is developed in direct partnership and dialogue with the young people the work is being targeted at.

Initially funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, this programme continues to make a significant contribution to the arts ecology through radical artform development and script development. Below are examples of some of these programmes.

More detail can be found on our archive website.

2009 – under 5s work

The 2009 festival day showcasing all the work was held at Half Moon on July 16, and was attended by theatre professional…

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2010 – teenagers work

In 2010, three brand new cross-artform ensemble companies formed and presented scratch performances of new shows they ha…

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2011 – 8-12s work

Exchange for Change 2011 culminated in a Festival Day on 30 June at Half Moon for an audience of industry professionals …

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2012 – Higher Education

Collaborative Projects within Higher Education In 2012, we focussed on collaborative models between Higher Education ins…

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2013 – Place and Space

2013 – Place, Space and the Making of Work for Children and Young People Half Moon worked in partnership with Rose…

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2014 – Mapping New Directions

Mapping New Directions in Theatre for Young Audiences Conference – Thursday 27 March 2014  On Thursday 27 March 2…

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