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Connections is the National Theatre’s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. The programme is 29 years old and has a history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK. Every year, Connections commissions new plays for young people to perform. The programme brings together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.





Running Time

60 mins with no interval

Age Advice & Warnings

No under 2s permitted to all performances

See further information for more details

Performance schedule

Island Free School

Performing Replica

Fri 12 April 2024 at 7.00pm

The Point

Performing Sad Club

Sat 13 April 2024 at 7:00pm

Young Creatives

Performing The Periodicals

Sat 13 April 2024 at 8:30pm 

Kings Youth Theatre

Performing Shout

Sun 14 April 2024 at 7:00pm

Light UP

Performing Replica

Sun 14 April 2024 at 8:30pm

Bishop Luffa

Performing Kiss/Marry/Push Off Cliff

Tue 16 Apr 2024 at 7:00pm

South Down College

Performing Sad Club

Thu 18 April 2024 at 7:00pm

Mayflower Youth Theatre

Performing The Periodicals

Sat 20 April 2024 at 3:30pm & 7:00pm 

Felpham College

Performing Shout

Mon 22 Apr 2024 at 7:00pm

Titchfield Youth

Performing Replica

Sun 21 April 2024 at 7:00pm

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios – Studio 2

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

The entrance to Studio 2 is on Level 2.

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

Studio 2 - MAST Mayflower Studios

Further information


Groups (10+) £2.50 off each ticket*

*Not bookable online – please call 02380 711811

Age Advice & Warnings

Replica: 16+ Contains strong language and some mildly violent language

Sad Club: 13+ Contains themes of mental health, strong language references to sex and underage drinking

The Periodicals: 14+ Contains strong language

Shout: 14+ Play explores experiences of anxiety disorders and contains moments with characters struggling with poor mental health

Kiss/Marry/Push Off Cliff: 14+ Contains strong language, sexual references, scenes of drug use and distribution, scenes of alcoholism, and children drinking alcohol