Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.
Every year, 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people from every corner of the UK are producing a Connections play this year.
Applications for Connections 2022 are now closed. Do check our website for updates on future Connections cycles.
The National Theatre's Partner for Learning is Bank of America.
Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Buffini Chao Foundation, The Hearn Foundation, The Broughton Family Charitable Trust, The Peter Cundill Foundation, CHK Foundation, The EBM Charitable Trust, The Golsoncott Foundation, Henry Oldfield Trust, Katie Bradford Arts Trust, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, Mulberry Trust, Sherling Charitable Trust, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.
Photograph by The Other Richard