National Theatre Connections

NT 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 2015, Gulbenkian Youth Theatre were one of only ten groups selected to perform on the Olivier Stage with their production of The Edelweiss Pirates.


2016 – What Are They Like?

2017 – Zero for the Young Dudes

2018 – The Changing Room

'Being part of the NT connections has been brilliant. It has helped me to grow in confidence and realise that there are lots of opportunities outside in the world. It has made me push myself and it has taken me out of my comfort zone.' Azaelia, NT Connections member