Connections 2017

The National Theatre's annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools. The biggest youth theatre festival on the planet! Various stages of the festival take place between February and July 2017.

Connections Festival 2017 from National Theatre

Image: National Theatre

Festival type: New writing, Performing arts, Young people

Region: UK

Artistic director:Rufus Norris

About the festival

Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival.

Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written for young people by some of theatre’s most exciting playwrights, and to perform in leading theatres across the UK.

In the London area, these theatres will be taking part:

The Albany


Lyric Hammersmith

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Soho Theatre

Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Key dates for performances as follows:

February – April 2017 – Home Performances take place

Mid-March – mid-May 2017 – Partner Theatre Festivals

Late June / early July 2017 – National Theatre Festival


Starts:Wednesday 1 February 2017

Ends:Monday 31 July 2017

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Contact details

Name:Connections Team

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National Theatre

South Bank
London SE1 9PX

Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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Current festival shows

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Upcoming festival shows

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