Frantic Ignition

Are you male? Aged 16-20? Risk-taking & energetic? Then this is for you!

Ignition is Frantic Assembly's free, national training programme for young men aged 16-20. The programme seeks out talent in unexpected places, from sports groups to youth centres, and is committed to helping young men find their individual and collective strength. We want to bring together a dynamic group from across the UK with different backgrounds, skills and stories. 

No experience is necessary and we're particularly looking for young men who haven't taken part in drama or dance before.

Taster and Trial workshops are delivered with regional arts partners across the UK and 12 of the brightest and bravest young men are selected to form the Ignition Company. We bring them to London to live and work together for 7 days to create an original performance with Frantic Assembly Directors. This year the Company will perform extra performances at the Imperial War Museum as well as at Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Ignition also includes a year-round Back Up programme which continues the training, mentoring and sign posting of opportunities to Ignition participants in their regions.

Book a place on a free Taster and Trial

This Autumn, we are travelling across the UK, from Edinburgh to Plymouth, London to Hull, to look for the next generation of young male performers.

Come to a Taster workshop to try out Frantic Assembly's high-energy, risk-taking, physical style. If you like what you've tried, sign up to a Trial workshop where we will be choosing our Ignition 2018 Company. If you come to a Trial, you will automatically be part of our Back Up programme providing you with further training and opportunities. The Ignition programme is completely free for all participants, including travel and accommodation for those chosen for the Company. 

Click here to sign up!

Funders & Partners

Frantic Assembly work with 9 arts partners across the UK to ensure Ignition reaches young men with little or no access to theatre. 

Ignition needs your support

We believe that the future of British theatre can be younger, fairer and better, and you can help. Support our national, free training programme for young men.

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