Youth Theatre

Half Moon runs seven 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 (£3.00 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.


Lunar Youth Theatre is part of the East London Youth Theatre Network. Find out more:

How do I join?

Details of the different Youth Theatres, including age ranges and days/dates are below. All our Youth Theatres are currently full. To add your child to our waiting list, email us or call us on 020 7709 8901.

Youth Theatres

Comets – School Years 1 to 3, Saturday 10.00am – 11.00am (Autumn & Spring terms)
– School Years 1 to 3, Saturday 11.15am – 12.15pm (Autumn & Spring terms)
Moonbeam – School Years 1 to 3, Saturday 12.45pm – 1.45pm (Autumn & Spring terms)

Please note: if you want to enrol a child in Youth Theatre whilst younger siblings see a show, choose Sunbeam. If you want to enrol a child in Youth Theatre and sometimes watch a show together afterwards, choose Moonbeam.

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

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

Lunar – School Years 7 to 12, Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Autumn, Spring & Summer terms)

Please note: some Lunar 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 – 8.30pm (Autumn, Spring & Summer terms)

All of our tutors have an Enhanced DBS Certificate less than three years old.

Arts Award and Jack Petchey

Youth Theatre Awards

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

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YT Dates and News

Here you’ll find all the latest information about Half Moon Youth Theatre dates and times for the 2016/17 academic…

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Theatre for Everyone

Theatre for Everyone

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Eclipse Youth Theatre

What you say about YT

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

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Youth Theatre 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 seven Youth Theatre groups below (more coming) and take a look at what they get up to in their classes!

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