National Theatre Connections 500 Festival

Be part of Connections 500!

We are looking for 500 youth companies to take part in Connections 500; celebrating 21 years of brilliant plays and theatre making for young people.  

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

Connections 500 is open to participation from any school, college or youth theatre group. With
support from the NT and your local theatre, you can stage one of twelve
fantastic plays, picked from
the 150 plus we’ve commissioned for young people since 1995, and transfer your
production to one of our 40 partner theatres across the UK.

Connections aims

  • Inspire 13-19 year olds with high quality new playwriting
  • Give companies the knowledge, skills and confidence to bring the plays
    to life
  • Encourage young people to get involved in all aspects of theatre-making
  • Celebrate young people’s talent

Applications are now

Cost: £450 (bursaries available)

For further details
and to apply:

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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