We’re looking for 250 youth theatres and schools to stage ten fantastic plays commissioned by the National Theatre.
We’ll provide you with all the support you’ll need and you’ll have the chance to stage your play in one of our leading partner theatres across the UK.
Applications for Connections 2019 are now open! Please follow the link below to apply. You can check the terms and conditions for participating in Connections here.
The deadline for applications is 9 July 2018, midday.
Please note that the titles and synopses for next year’s plays will not be available until the 2 May 2018, when they will be added to this page. If you would like to read the synopses before applying, please check back after that time.
Click here to apply
Key Dates for Connections 2019
2 April 2018 – Applications open
9 July 2018 at 12 noon – Applications close
13 July 2018 – We let you know if you have a place
14 September 2018 – You will need to let us know your two top play choices
In mid-September 2018 – We will confirm which play you will be producing
12 –14 October 2018 – Directors’ Weekend at the National Theatre (attendance required)
December 2018 – You will need to submit the dates of your two required Home Performances
February 2019 – You need to provide company demographic information
February – April 2019 – Home Performances take place
Mid-March – mid-May 2019 – Partner Theatre Festivals
Late June / early July 2019 – National Theatre Festival
Connections is open to any company of young people aged 13-19. Whether you’re a school, youth theatre, voluntary organisation, are experienced or you’ve never staged a production before, your group can apply to be part of Connections.