Each year the National Theatre commissions 10 new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

Nine young companies from across the region will be taking one of these brand new plays from the page to the stage and presenting it at our Connections Festival. This is a fantastic weekend of new work by young people from schools, colleges and youth theatres, professionally staged across our studio and theatre spaces, including a Q&A after each show.

Come and support our future theatre-makers, taking roles both on and off the stage, in this wonderful weekend celebration of young people’s hard work.

The full schedule of events will be published later this year, so check back for more details.