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LAUNCH is the platform of work that gives young people new skills, opportunities and pathways into employment.

LAUNCH Update: NT Connections 2018

Aged between 16-19 and want to be in a new play for young people?

We are looking for our new LAUNCH NT Connections Company “TRANSMISSION” for the 2018 National Theatre “Connections” Festival, the National Theatre’s annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools. It gives young people experience of professional theatre-making.

Last year our young people performed the play “Extremism”, by Anders Lustgarten, at Finchley Youth Theatre, Jacksons Lane and the Soho Theatre in London’s West End. They were also asked by the National Theatre take part in a workshop with playwright In-Sook Chappell for her new play. This took place at the National Theatre’s rehearsal studios.

If you are aged 16-19 and interested in being a part of our LAUNCH project for 2018 and being part of NT Connections then please do get in contact with our LAUNCH: NT Connections Director Eleanor Hardy at [email protected] or by calling 020 8340 5226.

Rehearsals begin September 2017 and will take place between 5pm and 7pm on Mondays.


If you are interested in a career in the arts then you need to get involved with LAUNCH, Jacksons Lane's theatre company where we raise young people’s awareness of careers in theatre. It’s not just about performing, but being aware of the many roles that make a performance happen, from marketing to stage management.

Our LAUNCH projects raise awareness of other arts opportunities and increase young people’s confidence in being a part of theatre.

This has given me links and I would not have had such an amazing experience

LAUNCH participant

LAUNCH Project opportunities include:

  • Taking part in the National Theatre Connections Festival, being part of a company touring a play by a professional writer.
  • Being part of the JL Youth Board
  • Being part of the committee of the Haringey Youth Festival as part of a team organising an event for over 300 people.
  • Benefitting from mentoring and Arts Award opportunities.

If you are between the ages of 16 and 19 and would like to be part of the company please email [email protected]

This year our NT Connections programme is supported by the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Haringey Council and Arts Council England.

Launch helped me interact more with people, feel confident in drama and fit in more

LAUNCH participant

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