National Theatre Connections at The Lyceum

NT Connections 2015

National Theatre Connections at The Lyceum
New plays performed by young people from Scotland

Connections is the National Theatre’s annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools. The 2014 Connections cycle involved:

10 Writers
230 Youth Theatre Companies
5,000 Young People
684 Performances
26 Partner Theatres
25,000 Audience Members

Connections gives young people experience of professional theatre-making. Their experience mirrors that of a company producing a new play in any theatre in the country. They create marketing campaigns, design sets and costumes, operate lighting and sound boards, stage-manage their performances. In 2013, each company had the experience of performing in a leading regional theatre, at one of the Connections festivals around the country.

Connections aims to:

  • inspire 13-19 year olds with high-quality new playwriting
  • give companies the knowledge, skills and confidence to bring the plays to life
  • involve a wide range of young companies, giving additional support where needed
  • encourage young people to get involved in all aspects of theatre making

Join us for NT Connections 2015 at The Lyceum.

For more information on the plays in this year's festival click here

Dates, Times & Prices

  • 1-5 June 2015

    All performances are double-bills (excluding 1 and 5 June) and begin at 7.30pm

    Monday 1 June:  
    Remote By Stef Smith

    Tuesday 2 June: 
    ODD Productions:
    The Eidleweiss Pirates  By Ayub Khan Din
    Macrobert Youth Theatre:
    Remote By Stef Smith

    Wednesday 3 June: 
    Stagecoach East Kilbride:
    The Accordian Shop by Cush Jumbo
    North Lanarkshire YT:
    The Crazy Sexy Cool Girls Fanclub by Sarah Solemani

    Thursday 4 June:
    Vivace Theatre School:
    Hood by Katherine Chandler
    Indelible Arts Youth Theatre:
    The Accordian Shop by Cush Jumbo

    Friday 5 June: 
    Lyceum Youth Theatre:
    Hacktivists By Ben Ockrent


  • £8/£5 Concessions
  • £3 LYT Members  
    *A £1 transaction fee applies to all bookings.

    Box Office opening times:
    Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm | 0131 248 4848
    On performance days Box Office is open until the evening show starts.