NT Connections 2018

NT Connections 2018 - An unforgettable feast of theatre made by and for young people is back at the Traverse Theatre.

NT Connections 2018

About NT Connections 2018

The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.

Companies performing:
Borders Youth Theatre, Breakthrough Theatre Company, Collision, Kirkcaldy High School, Knightswood Secondary School, Mix Up Theatre, PACE Youth Theatre, Perth High School, Vivace
Theatre School, Wester Hailes Education Centre

Full programme to be announced soon.


Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick, Mactaggart Third Fund, The EBM Charitable Trust, Samantha and Richard Campbell-Breeden, The Garvey Family Trust, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, Anthony P. Skyrme, The Derrill Allatt Foundation, Hays Travel Foundation, Faithorn Farrell Timms and supporters of the Connections Appeal.

The National Theatre's partner for learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Supported by Arts Council England

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While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for NT Connections 2018 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Ulster American

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A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice.
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Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

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Meek

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Underground Railroad Game

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
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Don't miss a great evening of world class jazz as Soundhouse presents Malcolm MacFarlane and Gordon McNeil at the Traverse Bar Café!
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