The best live acts in the business

Shows include U2’s first sellout UK concert, kd lang’s first UK appearance and Kate Bush’s first public show.

Throughout the years The Half Moon has also been synonymous with a certain local band, The Rolling Stones, whose most recent visit was a private event held in 2000. Individual members have also appeared here in various side-projects, and have used the venue for rehearsal space.

Other legendary acts include The Who, Van Morrison, John Martyn, Steve Marriott, Elvis Costello, Bo Diddley, along with comedians Billy Connolly, Harry Hill and Stewart Lee. More recently we have hosted artists such as London Grammar, Nick Cave, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran, and comedians James Acaster, Reginald D Hunter and Aisling Bee.


We are a 220 capacity venue and often sell out so to avoid disappointment please follow the Live Music links and purchase your tickets in advance. Advance tickets are sold through the ticket agency Music Glue.

Venue information

The pub, venue and garden are fully accessible for wheelchair users. We also have a fully accessible toilet. If you require assisted entry to one of our shows please contact us directly.

Download our accessibility information here. The Half Moon Access Information


Play at the Half Moon

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The Half Moon boasts an impressive PA including a superb Flare Audio front of house system and brand new Turbosound monitors.

Brilliant Venue

My first experience of The Half Moon was last night watching Ebbot Lundberg, I will definitely come back. Brilliant venue and good staff. Thank you.

Magdalena Wallström

Vibrant Venue

A stone’s throw from the river, this vibrant venue continues to draw renowned musicians and live music fans from all over the world, year after year, and the cracking selection of hearty fresh pub grub makes it too good a gig to miss.

Time Out