Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Charity information

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Half Moon is a specialist professional theatre in East London, in an area of deprivation. We use drama for as a tool for education, training and creative development of young people, as well as fun!

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Half Moon is a centre of excellence whose single focus of work is for and with young people between the ages of 0 – 18 (or 25 for disabled young people). Half Moon’s work is inclusive and accessible for all. The company gives young people an opportunity to experience the best in young people’s theatre, both as a participant and as an audience member. Our expertise is in supporting young people at every stage of their creative development, providing a gateway to engagement and offering pathways for progression and experimentation.

    Half Moon has two main thrusts of activity –
    · producing and presenting professional theatre at the base, in venues, and in youth and schools settings
    · providing an extensive creative learning programme, including youth theatres, school and community projects.

    We place a particular emphasis upon engaging those who feel excluded from arts activity, such as those from BME communities, Deaf and disabled people, or those excluded due to socio-economic status. Annually around 46,000 individuals participate in the full range of activities.

  • Aims

    Half Moon Young People's Theatre aims to:

    • Our aim is to support young people and artists at every stage of their creative development, providing a gateway to engagement and offering pathways for progression and experimentation.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1010192

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 020 7265 8138

    Address: 43 White Horse Road London E1 0ND

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  • A dramatic future for young people in East London

    Half Moon runs affordable Youth Theatre groups for young people aged 5 to 18 (or 25 for di... More