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CONNECTIONS 2021: Youth Theatre Festival

Thursday 27th May, 2021 - 17:00 - Saturday 29th May, 2021 - 19:00

FREE (booking required)
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Each year the UK’s National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Every year, 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people produce a Connections play. 

This year Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with NT Connections to bring you plays by three Irish youth theatre companies Dramahouse, Kildare Youth Theatre and Ardclough Youth Theatre

Due to Covid restrictions, these plays will be streamed online – however we hope this means even more people will be able to access them. We are delighted to offer our venue support and Riverbank online platforms to three fantastic youth theatre groups who, despite the ongoing lockdown, worked very hard workshopping and rehearsing the plays on zoom.

Riverbank Arts Centre is excited to  partner with NT Connections and we are looking forward to collaborating in the future.

Programme (all plays are FREE to book and available for 24 hours from schedule start time):

Thursday, 27th May
Welcome to Connections 2021 – opening event  (ZOOM link will be sent by your Youth Theatre)

6pm    The Marxist in Heaven by Hattie Naylor  – Drama House Youth Theatre – BOOK HERE

Friday, 28th May
6pm Find a Partner! by Miriam Battye – Kildare Youth Theatre – BOOK HERE

Saturday, 29th May
6pm  The Marxist in Heaven by Hattie Naylor – Ardclough Youth Theatre – BOOK HERE

A CONNECTIONS programme listing all the casts and creative teams is available as a downloadable PDF – click here!  



Thursday 27th May, 2021 - 17:00
Saturday 29th May, 2021 - 19:00
FREE (booking required)
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
045 448327
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