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 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 2019/20 is supported by the Coln Trust, the Noel Coward Foundation and the Lucille Graham Trust.

Dates and prices

The following dates are available for Phase 1 of the 2020/2021 programme:

  • Wednesday 4th November, 9.15am-5pm
  • Thursday 5th November, 9.15am-5pm
  • Friday 6th November, 9.15am-5pm
  • Monday 9th November, 9.15am-5pm
  • Tuesday 10th November, 9.15am-5pm

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: