Half Moon Theatre

I was walking across York Square when I spotted in the distance the rooftop lettering of the Half Moon Theatre shining in the morning sun:-

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I had never noticed it before.   It’s what survives of the Half Moon Theatre which used to be in premises just beyond Stepney Green tube station, but was closed in 1990 and turned into a Wetherspoon pub.   The building the Youth Theatre occupies in White Horse Road was originally the local District Board of Works, designed in 1862 by C.R. Dunch:-

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2 thoughts on “Half Moon Theatre

  1. One of our Trustees just alerted me to this blog and the lovely photos. Next time you’re in the area, do get in touch. We’d be delighted to show you around the building. We also did an HLF funded archive project last year about Half Moon Theatre since it’s beginnings in 1972, which included a touring exhibition of original photos and posters. This has now returned to us and is on display in the upstairs corridor, so makes an interesting browse. Archive website at http://www.stagesofhalfmoon.org.uk

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