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'National Theatre Connections 2019' in white text, on a black background, with colourful lines radiating away


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. 

Booking for Connections performances at the National Theatre from 25 - 29 June is now open, click here to book £5 tickets.

300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people from every corner of the UK are producing a Connections play this year. Ten companies will come to the National Theatre with their productions of plays by Luke Barnes, Rob Drummond, Katie Hims, Dawn King, Benjamin Kuffour, Ndell Leyshon,  Lajaune Lincoln & Ben Baily Smith, Laura Lomas, Katherine Soper and Tom Wells.


Connections | An Introduction to Connections

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

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Connections | Leytonstone Case Study

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

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Contact us

The Connections team is part of the NT Learning Department. 

Kirsten Adam

Arianne Welsh
Assistant Producer

Carmel Macree
Connections Administrative Assistant

You can contact the Connections team on or 020 7452 3313

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