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Your Visit

Keeping You Safe at Half Moon

  • We can’t wait to welcome you for live performances, events and activities.
  • Your safety is our number one priority. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your visit as safe and stress-free as possible. We’ll have extensive measures in place to ensure that all of our public spaces adhere to UK-wide COVID-19 industry standards, based on Government and public health guidance.
  • We’re proud that we have been granted the use of Visit Britain’s safety consumer mark to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences.
  • As part of our recent refurbishment, our theatre has a fresh air ventilation system that changes the air four times an hour.
  • We allow maximum flexibility for you to exchange your ticket(s) up to 24 hours before the performance, if you have to isolate.
  • We encourage the wearing of a face covering when in the building, including when watching a performance or visiting the gallery. We also encourage social distancing in our foyer.

How to find us

 

Half Moon Theatre
43 White Horse Road
London, E1 0ND

You will find Half Moon in the Limehouse area of East London, just off the Commercial Road. We are a 2 minute walk from Limehouse DLR and C2C stations, and are near local bus stops and a Santander Cycles docking station.

How to get here

There are many ways to get to us whether it be by DLR, train, bus, bike, car or on foot. The easiest (and greenest!) way to get to Half Moon is to use public transport.

You can use the TfL journey planner  to plan your route to Half Moon . Please always check your route of choice in advance of travelling. For the latest updates via the Transport for London website.

Wayfinding directions Social story

How to find us

    • 2 minutes walk from Limehouse DLR station, which is 2 stops from Bank (Central, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines with easy access to District and Circle Lines) or Tower Hill (District and Circle Lines).
    • All trains go to Limehouse). Follow signs for Bekesbourne Street when exiting station.
    • 2 minutes walk from Limehouse C2C station.
    • Follow signs for Bekesbourne Street when exiting station.
    • 2 minutes walk from Limehouse C2C station.
    • Follow signs for Bekesbourne Street when exiting station.
    • Bus numbers 115, 135 and D3 stop on Commercial Road junction with White Horse Road – 1 minute walk
    • Bus numbers 309 and 339 stop on Ben Johnson Road – 8 minute walk
    • Bus number 25 stops by Stepney Green tube – 15 minute walk
    • There is a Santander Cycles docking station just 2 minutes walk away on Flamborough Street (at the junction with Yorkshire Road and Commercial Road).
    • To locate other docking stations, please click here.
    • 15 minutes walk from Stepney Green tube – Hammersmith & City lines (Zone 2).
    • 30 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube – Central Line (Zone 2).
    • On street parking can get very busy, so please leave plenty of time to find a space.
    • There are one-way systems on many of the roads around Half Moon which can be confusing. Please leave plenty of time to find a space.
    • Street parking is free all day Saturday and Sunday, in addition to weekday evenings from 5.30pm.
    • Street parking is free to disabled patrons at all times.
    • Meter parking is available at all other times.
    • To pay for parking you need to call 0203 046 0010 and quote the number on the nearest parking sign.
    • We are not in London’s congestion zone.

     

Access Info

Half Moon Theatre is a fully accessible building. Our blind and visually impaired audiences can pre-book touch tours prior to all performances. We also have detailed wayfinding directions for blind and partially sighted visitors and a social Story about visiting Half Moon. Some shows have British Sign Language for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Find out more about Access at Half Moon Theatre.

Find out more about Access at Half Moon

Opening Times

Half Moon is open to the general public on weekdays and Saturdays when there is a performance. We are closed on Sundays.
  • Monday – Friday: 10-6pm (later for Youth Theatre or performance days only)
  • Saturday: 10-4pm (on performance days only)
  • Sunday: Closed

We may be open outside of these times for private events or one off special projects.

Before and during the show


When you arrive for a show

Our Box Office team and Front of House Assistants will be happy to assist with any questions you may have. Please ensure you allow enough time to use the toilets before the start of the show.

Our Front of House Assistant will let you know when you can make your way into the theatre. We do not have a cloak room available to use. We do have a designated area for buggies.

During the show

We want our audiences to feel comfortable when watching our shows and don’t mind if they are vocal or energetic – in fact we actively encourage our audience to laugh, respond, clap and cheer!

We understand that you may need to leave the theatre during the performance, one of our Front of House Assistants will help and guide you to an exit. You’re welcome to re-enter the theatre when you’re ready.

We’re happy for photographs to be taken during the show, but please turn off the flash so you don’t distract the actors. Please also set your phone and digital watches to silent.

FAQs

Gallery and Art Cart

Gallery @ Half Moon is our exciting space for local artists to display their family friendly work in the foyer of our theatre. The art gallery is free to visit and is open during the theatre opening hours. We also offer a Gallery Trail, allowing children to explore the art and create their own.

Beneath some of the artwork, there are chalkboards for visitors of all ages to make their own responses. You can write a message or draw a picture and leave it for others to enjoy. We also have an art cart to enable children to do their own drawings and collages.

Latest exhibition

“”This establishment really impressed us as it is not only open for performances but is also about community arts development, encouraging young people to discover their talents. We arrived early for the performance and whilst waiting my granddaughter was able to use the well stocked drawing corner – her main problem was in choosing what colour paper she should use.”

Carol W

Eat & Drink

Sadly, Half Moon does not have a café on site, though on performance days, we operate a simple ‘snack station’.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink and enjoy a picnic at the tables and chairs in the foyer or garden, perhaps before or after seeing a show in the theatre or visiting our art gallery.

We also recommend the following local cafés:

Popular Café Stepney City Farm Two Magpies Café Yurt Café

Bookshop

We are delighted to offer a pop-up bookshop, in partnership with the well-loved Brick Lane Bookshop, on performance days. There’s a rolling selection of popular children’s books for all ages on offer, from classic favourites to some of the hottest new titles. The bookshop also stocks contemporary greeting cards, so Half Moon is the perfect place to buy that special gift or new bedtime story.

Brick Lane Bookshop

See what’s on

Take a look at our calendar of upcoming shows!

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