Careers in Theatre

Our hands-on, project-management style experience of all aspects of professional theatre at KS3/4 is a multi-disciplinary introduction to theatre making. Careers in Theatre gives participants the opportunity to work alongside theatre specialists culminating in creating a performance piece over just one day. Students are allocated a discipline for the day (acting, stage management, lighting design, set/costume design, composition/sound design) which then become student-led, culminating in role-playing a production meeting, running the technical and dress rehearsals, leading up to the final performance at day’s end.

Note: this programme is mainly offered to KS4 students, but we have successfully run the programme for Y7s as a tool to develop collaboration and team-building. Please contact us to discuss how the programme can best support your school. 

Careers in Theatre 2018/19

We are now taking bookings for Careers in Theatre 2018/19. The project is split across two phases:

Phase 1: a day-long programme which brings together around 50 students, often from two or three different schools, in teams of five disciplines who use a script extract as a stimulus to work collaboratively to produce a fully staged performance by 5pm. More than 300 young people take part over five to seven days.

Phase 2: one student from each school undertakes a one-week work experience placement at Half Moon including observing workshop activities in the local community. Half Moon also offers ten week, two-hour volunteering roles in our Youth Theatres for Tower Hamlet’s students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards or other volunteering schemes.

Careers in Theatre is supported by Joanies Fund and Unity Theatre Trust.

Dates and prices

The following dates are available to book for Phase 1 of the project.

  • 10 October, 9.30am – 5pm
  • 11 October, 9.30am – 5pm
  • 12 October, 9.30am – 5pm
  • 15 October, 9.30am – 5pm
  • 16 October, 9.30am – 5pm

A full information pack including pricing can be downloaded here.

Download Careers in Theatre – Information Pack for Teachers (Autumn 2018)

If you are interested in booking a date for your school please contact Beccy: or call on 0207 709 8908.

Read last year’s evaluation report here:

Download Evaluation Careers in Theatre 2017.18 report

Images and Videos

Read a Social Story of Phase 1 of the 14/15 Programme here.

You can see all the best photos from Phase 1 of the 16/17 Programme here.


You can watch a documentary of Phase 1 of the 2012-2013 programme here:

You can hear from a teacher involved in the 2012-2013 programme here: