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From its inception in 1972 Half Moon Theatre played a key role in the development of the theatre sector, as well as in the involvement in the arts of the broader East End community. Although the parent company closed in 1990, the young people’s section continued and still thrives as an independent charity today as the UK’s leading professional small-scale young people’s venue and touring company.
An award from the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots programme in 2015 has enabled us to work with young people to research the history of the company. We have collated and digitised as much information as possible to create a dedicated website (www.stagesofhalfmoon.org.uk) and a small touring exhibition.
The Stages of Half Moon exhibition launches with a wide-ranging display of 56 posters and photographs covering the 44 year history of Half Moon.
The exhibition will also tour to:
Whitechapel Ideas Store
321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU
6 October – 4 November 2016
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
9 November – 19 December 2016
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives,
277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ
12 January – 3 April 2017