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Picture a Story

by Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories & Literacy (CWISL)

A vibrant exhibition that shines a spotlight on the creative world of children’s book illustration.

14 September-22 December 2023

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On Demand

Put your sofa in the front row with streaming productions of some of our recent productions.

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Tickets can be booked online at the links below. Alternatively, call the box office on 020 7709 8900

Please note: Age ranges are recommended by the visiting companies. They serve as a guide only and we welcome siblings or other children from outside of the age range.

All seating is unreserved. Find out more about how to find us, access and some FAQs about your visit. All performances at Half Moon are relaxed performances and blind and visually impaired audiences can pre-book touch tours prior to all performances.

If the show you want to see is sold out, you can join our waiting list and we will get in touch if any tickets become available.

Tickets are now on sale for our Spring / Summer season! Take a look at our digital brochure

Show Dates


Picture a Story: Celebrate and Investigate

Half Moon Theatre microphone

Looking to break into the children’s book illustration market? Join us at our Picture a Story Festival’s Celebrate and Investigate evening.

Publisher and author-illustrator Ken Wilson-Max will host a panel of guests exploring what’s hot in the children’s illustration book world, along with offering expert market advice. Agents Lucy Craig and Becky Wilson from the Plum Agency will be joined by award-winning illustrators Steve Antony and Bridget Marzo.

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Calendar Icon 7 Dec 2023
Age Rating IconAges 13+
Clock Icon105 minutes

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The Big Family Art Event

Join us for an interactive art and literature experience that explores the bright and imaginative world of visual storytelling through live drawing and storytelling sessions, interactive song-based shows, stimulating creative workshops and lots of opportunities to join in!

Early booking is advised as some events have limited capacity.

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Calendar Icon 9 Dec 2023
Age Rating IconAges Family
Clock Icon minutes

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Cinema Chill – Party (Film)

Party. Phto by Stephen Russell 3

Our Big Family Art Event comes to a close with a relaxing big-screen cinema event in the theatre. Chill out and watch a digital performance of Half Moon’s hugely popular show Party and let the warmth of a Portuguese summer take you to a place where difference is something to celebrate.

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Calendar Icon 9 Dec 2023
Age Rating IconAges 3-7
Clock Icon40 minutes

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Can Bears Ski?

Join Little Bear and Dad Bear as they learn how there are many ways to communicate love and to find your place in the world. A retelling of a story by Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar, Can Bears Ski? draws on the author’s experience as a d/Deaf child in a hearing world.

This show is British Sign Language (BSL) integrated.

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Calendar Icon 16 Dec 2023
Age Rating IconAges 3+
Clock Icon45 minutes

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The Witch and the Egg

One performer and a flock of shadow puppets tell an engaging and heart-warming story about friendship, laughter and flying the nest.

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Calendar Icon 13 Jan 2024
Age Rating IconAges 3-8
Clock Icon50 minutes

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The Littlest Yak

Join Gertie on her adventures through the Himalaya in this beautiful adaptation of the award-winning children’s book. With beautiful puppets, catchy tunes and an uplifting tale of self-acceptance.

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Calendar Icon 20 Jan 2024
Age Rating IconAges 3+
Clock Icon45 minutes

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  • Sat 20 Jan 11:00 £7 Sold Out
  • Sat 20 Jan 14:00 £7 Call Box Office

Half Moon on Tour

In addition to performing shows at our theatre in East London, Half Moon is also the UK’s leading small-scale young people’s venue and touring company. We tour our live and on-demand productions for children, families and young people throughout the UK.

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On Demand

Unmissable children’s theatre, whenever you want it.

Put your sofa in the front row with digital productions of some of our recent productions, recorded live at Half Moon Theatre. Watch a show whenever you want, and as many times as you like, for 48 hours.

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