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Support National Theatre Connections

Support National Theatre Connections

Connections is the largest youth theatre festival on the planet. Each year, thousands of young people all across the UK perform new plays specially commissioned by the NT.

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Connections is the National Theatre’s flagship learning programme. Each year, thousands of young people all across the UK perform new plays specially commissioned by the NT. Through taking part they develop creative and social skills and the knowledge, ambition and confidence to bring exiting new plays to life.

‘Connections is the most important thing that we do at this theatre’
Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre

Donations of all sizes support the year-round programme, directly helping thousands of young people in their journey towards producing a play, from rehearsals to the professional stage. They also contribute towards a bursary fund, which means that there need never be a barrier to taking part.

‘We’ve been given the chance to work with industry professionals and to perform in one of the country’s leading theatres. There’s nothing like NT Connections.’ Connections Participant

‘Seeing the huge enthusiasm, growing self-confidence and blossoming of the young people is exhilarating.’
Jacqueline Worswick, Connections Donor

Connections is supported by voluntary donations from individuals and organisations. If you would like to support the UK’s largest celebration of youth theatre, please select donate to make your donation online. Alternatively you can contact the NT Development Department on 020 7452 3218 or email [email protected]

Please join us in celebrating this work by seeing the Connections performances across the UK and here at the NT.

Details can be found on the NT Connections website.


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.


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