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Help young people create, explore and learn about theatre.

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National Theatre Collection

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The National Theatre Collection makes the best British theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools and universities.

We are now sharing 70 high quality recordings of amazing titles, giving young people the best seats in the house – at school and at home.

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Thanks to support over 88% of UK state schools are now using this service for free. 1 in 4 children recently watched a play in their classroom. A donation from you today can make drama part of every child’s education.

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National Theatre Connections 

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Connections is the largest youth theatre festival on the planet.

Each year, thousands of young people from all across the UK perform new plays written by professional writers, specially commissioned by the NT.

Through Connections, young people bring exiting new plays to life and develop skills, ambition and confidence that will last a lifetime.

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Donations of all sizes support Connections. They also contribute towards a bursary fund, meaning there is no barrier to taking part.

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Seeing the huge enthusiasm, growing self-confidence and blossoming of the young people is exhilarating.

Jacqueline Worswick, Connections Donor

For more information about supporting young people, please contact: Lucy Holleran-O’Connell, Individual Giving Manager,

Partners of the National Theatre Collection

The Collection is available on Bloomsbury’s award-winning digital library Drama Online and as a stand-alone resource from renowned EdTech leader ProQuest. The National Theatre Collection is also available in ProQuest’s popular Theatre and Drama Premium package.

Our funders

Connections is supported by The EBM Charitable Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Katie Bradford Arts Trust, Susan Miller & Byron Grote, Mulberry Trust, Tuixen Foundation, The Peter Cundill Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Woodward Charitable Trust and The John Thaw Foundation.

Lead philanthropic support from Richard and Kara Gnodde.  NT Collection is also supported by The Attwood Education Foundation, Mike Staunton, The Michael Marks Charitable Trust and The Oakley Charitable Trust.

The National Theatre strives for best practice in fundraising and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
We are transparent with our donors and supporters, ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.