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

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 250 young people take part over five 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 2019/20 was supported by the Coln Trust, the Noel Coward Foundation and the Lucille Graham Trust.

Dates and prices

Due to restrictions on school trips in the autumn term 2020 and the spring term 2021, Careers in Theatre will be delivered in the summer term 2021. Dates will be confirmed soon.

A full information pack including pricing can be downloaded here:

Download Careers in Theatre – Information Pack for Teachers (Autumn 2020)

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

Read this year’s evaluation report here:

Download Careers in Theatre 2019.20 – Evaluation 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: