Youth Theatre

Half Moon runs eight Youth Theatre groups for 5 – 18 year-olds in East London interested in theatre and drama. Watch the video below to see and hear a little bit more about our Youth Theatre.

Here are 5 reasons to join!

  • Great value! Just £6 per session (£3 concession)
  • Run by friendly and experienced theatre tutors
  • No auditions
  • See shows at Half Moon and visit other London theatres in addition to your sessions
  • Perform for friends and family on the Half Moon stage at the end of each term

Young people from Tower Hamlets and across East London attend our Youth Theatres. All of our Youth Theatre groups are open to young disabled people and our venue is fully accessible. We also run Solar – a specialist drama group for disabled teenagers in East London on Wednesday evenings. Find out more here about how we ensure everyone feels welcome at Youth Theatre at Half Moon.




Is your child currently too young for our Youth Theatres? You may be interested in our Creative Play programme.

Youth Theatres

Comets – School Years 1 to 3, Saturday 9.45 – 10.45am (Autumn & Spring terms)
 – School Years 1 to 3, Saturday 11.15am – 12.15pm (Autumn & Spring terms)
Moonbeams – School Years 1 to 3, Saturday 12.45pm – 1.45pm (Autumn & Spring terms)

Eclipse – School Years 4 to 6, Tuesday 4pm – 5.30pm (Autumn, Spring & Summer terms)

Equinox – School Years 4 to 6, Wednesday 4pm – 5.30pm (Autumn, Spring & Summer terms)

Lunar – School Years 7 to 9, Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Autumn, Spring & Summer terms)

Orbit – School Years 10 to 13, Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Autumn, Spring & Summer terms)

Please note: some Orbit members stay on until they are in Year 13 but you cannot join if you are already in Year 13.

Solar – A specialist group for disabled teenagers, Wednesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm (Autumn, Spring & Summer terms) – This group will take place online for the autumn term 2020.

All of our tutors and staff at Half Moon have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.


How do I join?

All the details you need regarding the different Youth Theatres, including age ranges and days/dates, are listed above. All our Youth Theatres are currently full. To add your child to our waiting list, fill in the online registration form by clicking the link below, or call us on 020 7709 8901. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.





YT Awards

Half Moon recognises young people’s achievement through Arts Award and the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards. All of…

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Dates, News, Payments

Here you’ll find all the latest information about Half Moon Youth Theatre dates and times for the 2020/21 academic…

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Theatre for Everyone

Youth Theatre at Half Moon is open to everyone. All groups are inclusive and we will provide access assistance for neuro…

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Youth Voice

Youth Voice is an important part of Youth Theatre at Half Moon and we regularly ask for guidance from our participants a…

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YT Sharings

At the end of each term our Youth Theatres take part in a ‘sharing’ in front of friends and family.

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YT Galleries

Pick one of our Youth Theatre groups below and take a look at what they get up to in their sessions! Photos are taken by…

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