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:



Butterflies lead image - 800x800BUTTERFLIES
(Nursery- Year 4)
When: Fri 21 Sep
Times: 10.30am & 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! During their voyage the group ride the waves, walk high bridges, skirt deep caves and climb to the sky, before reaching dry land braver than ever before.

Join our intrepid characters as they step into the unknown in an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breathtaking physicality, touching humour and a specially commissioned musical score.

“Butterflies was received brilliantly. Teachers, parents and children commented on the high production level and were particularly impressed with the atmosphere created by the performers, lighting, and use of physical theatre. It was particularly interesting to see that the children were connected throughout. This play dealt with anxiety in a sensitive and kind way.”
(Nursery and Primary School Teacher, London)

“Such an important subject to introduce to children and it was done beautifully.”
(Audience Member)

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

A co-production between award winning theatre ensemble Tangled Feet and Half Moon


(Nursery – Year 3)
When: Fri 28 Sep
Times: 10.30am & 1.30pm

Joe and Ella are a great team – they make each other laugh, help each other out and tackle all the chores their busy lives throw at them. But one morning things begin to change when Joe gets all tangled up and Ella has to do things alone. What will Ella do now? Will she be able to continue as before, or will it all get too much? If only she had a little help…

Based on the experiences of young carers, the piece explores what it means to look after someone else when you are young.  In a uniquely designed immersive space, the young audience will help the performers look after each other, stepping into the shoes of young carers.

Need a Little Help is a deeply moving and joyfully uplifting piece of interactive and physical theatre.

“A cohesive, innovative, involving piece of storytelling.”
(Children’s Theatre Review)

“A wonderful production full of heart and carrying a really important message! Beautifully put together!”
(Audience member)

“A really extraordinary performance – an important show. Very emotional and perfectly pitched to the audience. Fantastic and faultless.”
(Audience member)

Performance running time: 40 minutes followed by an informal play session.
Tickets: £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

A co-production between award winning theatre ensemble Tangled Feet and Half Moon


Off the Grid - promo image (square) - 300OFF THE GRID
(Year 9 – 13)
When: Wed 7 to Mon 12 Nov
Times: Wed 7, 4.30am & 7pm; Thu 8, 10.30am & 1.30pm; Fri 9, 1.30am & 4.30pm; Sat 10, 3pm & 7pm; Mon 12, 10.30am & 1.30pm

“I trade in my teenage years for you
To protect you
Create what I never had
So you’ll see how beautiful the world can be”

Connor and Kelly are brother and sister. They share the same birthday, but ten years apart. Since the disappearance of their parents, when Kelly was three, they have been dependent on each other for survival. Connor is everything to Kelly: dad, brother, mum, friend – and storyteller. They’ve learned how important it is to believe in something fantastic when you’re living off the grid.

But what happens when you discover you’ve made the wrong decision? Forced to back down, do you sacrifice your beliefs in order to stay together?

Developed in partnership with young people, Off the Grid is an immersive new play by David Lane that navigates a shocking and heart breaking human story through the underbelly of a hidden society. Follow Connor and Kelly over seven years and discover if their own tale is as hopeful as the fiction they’ve clung on to for their very existence.

Off the Grid is presented by Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale theatre company making work for young people and follows on from the company’s 2017 award-winning smash hit What Once Was Ours (Off West End OFFIE Award for Best Production for Young People aged 13+; “★★★★★ Stuns the audience into silence”, LondonTheatre1).

Off the Grid is written by one of the most exciting writers in the field of work aimed at young adult audiences, his previous work for the company has included Free and Begin/End.

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

A Half Moon production

Funded by The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.


SnowWhiteandRoseRed-square-300SNOW WHITE ROSE RED BEAR BROWN
(Reception – Year 4)

When: Thu 22 & Fri 23 Nov
Times: 10.30am & 1.30pm

Snow White and Rose Red – sisters, twins, best friends – have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Not as worldly wise as their Mother would have liked, they are nonetheless, kind, caring and sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds!

When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to?

All questions will be untangled in this new show from the Woods of Widdershins, using puppets, storytelling, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest.

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

A Theatre of Widdershins production


ThreeKings-sqaure-loresTHREE KINGS
(Year 1 – Year 4)
When: Thu 6 – Fri 7 Dec
Times: Thu 6, 1.30pm & 4.30pm; Fri 7, 10.30am & 1.30pm

A sparkling family show to light up the winter evenings.

“Have you ever seen such a night as this? So many stars, so many stories, which one is yours?”

Three weary travellers from far off lands meet by chance as night approaches, all looking to the darkening skies. As shadows draw in, they eventually overcome their suspicions of each other and exchange stories; stories of love, stories of loss, stories of kings.

Where have they come from? Where are they going and what is so special about this night? How many stars are there in the sky? Is there such a thing as chance or do the constellations have a plan mapped out for each and every one of us?

Travelling Light brings it’s inventive and fresh twist to a classic tale. Three Kings fuses storytelling, song and dance and puppetry in a sparkling show about finding out where you belong, overcoming your differences and listening to the secret stargazer in each of us.

This production has curriculum links with RE, history, British Values and PSE. A schools pack will be available from October 2018.

Performance running time: 55 minutes
Tickets: £7 each (adults go free based on ratios required for the age group*)

A Traveling Light Theatre production


“Enrapturing for children and adults alike”
★★★★ The Guardian, Boing!

“The happy ending sent us all out into the cold night with a warm glow inside.”
★★★★ Bristol Post, 101 Dalmatians 

“A thoroughly satisfying show, poignant, comic and bright with theatrical invention.
★★★★ The Times, The Ugly Duckling


For schools bookings contact: BECCY, 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 HMP Primary & KS3 Pack 2018

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.