skip to main content

Connections

Production shot of Flesh - 2019 Connections Festival

Connections

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. This year we are adapting the Connections programme to be as flexible as possible, and to respond to the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.

Applications for 2021 are now closed. 

The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America.

Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Delta Air Lines, The Peter Cundill Foundation, Mactaggart Third Fund, The EBM Charitable Trust, Samantha and Richard Campbell-Breeden, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, The Broughton Family Charitable Trust and Katie Bradford.

Photograph by The Other Richard

Connections | An Introduction to Connections

A short film that shows all the different aspects of Connections filmed in 2017.

More info

Connections | Leytonstone Case Study

We followed the participants from Leytonstone on their Connections journey in 2017.

More info

Contact us

The Connections team is part of the NT Learning Department. 

Kirsten Adam
Producer

Arianne Welsh
Assistant Producer

Georgia Choudhuri 
Connections Assistant 

Ola Animashawun
NT Associate and Connections Dramaturg 

You can contact the Connections team on [email protected] 

Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick, The Peter Cundill Foundation, Mactaggart Third Fund, The EBM Charitable Trust, Samantha and Richard Campbell-Breeden, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, The Broughton Family Charitable Trust and The Derrill Allatt Foundation

The National Theatre's Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Buffini Chao Foundation    Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation    

Delta Airlines