A week long celebratory festival of new writing performed by young people from across the UK.



26 – 30 June 2018

Connections, the largest youth theatre Festival in the UK, celebrates brilliant new writing for young people created by some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary playwrights. This year’s Festival at the National Theatre from 26 – 30 June sees performances by ten companies, chosen from over 250 school and youth theatre companies from all over the UK who have taken part this year.


Tuesday 26 June at the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – [ BLANK ] by Alice Birch performed by See&Eye Theatre, City and Islington College (London)

8.30pm – The Changing Room by Chris Bush performed by Cornwall College (St Austell, Cornwall)

Wednesday 27 June at the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – Want by Barney Norris performed by St Brendan’s Sixth Form College (Bristol)

8.30pm – The Sweetness of a Sting by Chinonyerem Odimba performed by Haggerston School (Hackney, London)

Thursday 28 June at the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – The Ceasefire Babies by Fiona Doyle performed by Yew Tree Youth Theatre (Wakefield)

8.30pm – These Bridges by Phoebe Eclair-Powell performed by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre (Chichester)

Friday 29 June at the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – The Free9 by In-Sook Chappell performed by TRANSMISSION, Jacksons Lane (London)

8.30pm – The Blue Electric Wind by Brad Birch performed by Collision (Central Scotland)

Saturday 30 June at the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell performed by CAPA College (Wakefield)

8.30pm – Dungeness by Chris Thompson performed by PACE Youth Theatre (Paisley, Scotland)