Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Half Moon Young People's Theatre provides a variety of courses and performance groups for young people aged 14-17 in Tower Hamlets, London with a high proportion of children who live in low income households. In January 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one off grant to Half Moon Young People's Theatre towards their "Careers in Theatre" programme which gives hands on experience in the business, technical and artistic aspects of theatre via course workshops for young people aged 14-17.  In addition, participants demonstrate improvements in self esteem, confidence and negotation skills over the course with top students returning to undertake work experience at the theatre.  Trustees were particularly impressed by the quality of the training provision and the chance it gives to young people to experience working in the theatre industry. The "Careers in Theatre" week took place in November 2012.  Students from local schools particpated in intensive day-long workshops including sound, set design, acting, lighting and stage management and these workshops culminated in a performance.  Please see some images below of the event:-