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Connections 2024

On a plain cream background, a range of colourful sketches, each representing a play, are distributed across the image, with 'CONNECTIONS 2024' in large black letters over the top of the image.

Booking and details

Until 29 June 2024
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The event location is

Dorfman Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

£5 for each show
£8 for two shows on the same evening, bought at the same time

Connections is our annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. The programme has been established for 30 years with a celebrated history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK.

Every year, we commission ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

We work with just over 260 youth companies and over 6,000 young people annually from every corner of the UK.

This year’s plays


Please note that each production in the Connections 2024 festival has different age recommendations. The plays deal with a range of themes. For full details on each production, please visit the individual play pages (links below), or download the Connections 2024 Self-Care Kit (PDF 244 KB).


All performances will be Captioned.



The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Buffini Chao Foundation, 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.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim & Sarah Bunting, MFPA Trust Fund for the Training of Disabled Children in the Arts, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust, and The Andor Charitable Trust.

Find out more about supporting our work