NT CONNECTIONS Festival 2019

Riverbank Arts Centre and Crooked House are delighted to host youth theatres from Kildare and beyond who will present original work over the course of KILDARE CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL WEEKEND, 29th-31st March 2019.

Audiences will see a range of new plays, some commissioned by Britain’s National Theatre as part of its NT Connections programme. We can expect to see a variety of performance styles, dynamic characters, and unforgettable stories in this annual celebration of the best youth theatre has to offer from Kildare Youth Theatre (Newbridge), PlayActing Youth Theatre (Celbridge), Ardclough Youth Theatre, Griese Youth Theatre (Ballitore) and Explore Youth Theatre (Leixlip).

Friday, 29th March

Double Bill – Tickets
7.00pm Kildare Youth Theatre, Newbridge The Small Hours by Katherine Soper
8.30pm Ardclough Youth Theatre Flesh by Rob Drummond

Saturday, 30th March
12.00pm Explore Youth Theatre, Leixlip House Party – Tickets

Double Bill – Tickets

7.00pm Playacting Youth Theatre, Celbridge – Variations by Katie Hims
8.30pm Griese Youth Theatre, Ballitore Chaos by Laura Lomas

Sunday, 31st March

2.00pm Playacting Youth Theatre, Celbridge – Girls Like That by Evan Placey -Tickets
3.30pm Kildare Youth Theatre  – The Small Hours by Katherine Soper – Tickets
5.00pm Ardclough Youth Theatre – Flesh by Rob Drummond – Tickets
6.30pm
Griese Youth Theatre, Ballitore – Chaos by Laura Lomas –Tickets
8.00pm Playacting Youth Theatre, Celbridge Variations by Katie Hims – Tickets

In addition to the performances, there will be a series of workshops for the casts of the plays including exploring criticism, devising work, site-specific work and movement.
“NT Connections is a key part of our annual programme. It’s wonderful to see so many youth theatres now taking part in Ireland. Kildare Youth Theatre has taken part every year since 2003, as the programme provides a range of brand new plays especially written for teenager by professional playwrights.”
Peter Hussey, Kildare Youth Theatre

“Riverbank Arts Centre is proud to be the host venue for this weekend which celebrates the vibrant talent that exists within Youth Theatre. We are delighted to support NT Connections for the third year running”
Linda Geraghty, Venue Director

For more information about the weekend, contact Crooked House/Kildare Youth Theatre