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On Tour

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

If you are a venue, festival, community setting or library and would like to book any of our portfolio of shows, please see the link below.

Venue Programming

Currently on Tour

Soft or Spiky?

for ages 6-18 months

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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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Soft or Spiky?

A Polka Theatre and Half Moon co-production for ages 0-18 months

Discover a wonderful world of soft or spiky with your baby.

What question would you want your baby to answer? What would you like them to ask you? In a world full of astonishing unknowns and surprising possibilities, how do you find the right answers or questions?

This playful and interactive new show is full of shapes, sounds, textures and words exploring different ways to connect and understand each other.

Inspired by heartfelt conversations with new parents, this humorous production explores the multiple ways we communicate, ensuring that no one is left out.

At the end of the performance there is a stay and play session where audiences can enter the sensory landscape of the production.

Devised and directed by Daryl Beeton, Soft or Spiky? is a Polka Theatre and Half Moon co-production: an exciting collaboration by two of the UK’s leading children’s venues and touring companies.

This show has very limited language. This makes it accessible to a range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speakers.

2024 Tour Dates

19-27 Oct | Polka Theatre, London SW19 1SB
29-30 Oct | Half Moon Theatre, London E1 0ND
1-3 Nov | Hat Factory, Luton LU1 2EY
6-24 Nov | Polka Theatre, London SW19 1SB

2025 dates coming soon

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