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.

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.

Ignition 2018 marked 10 years of Ignition and the show was directed by Artistic Director Scott Graham. There were two nights of full performances with abridged versions performed at London's Imperial War Museum. Next year we will be shaking things up with Ignition, so watch this space!

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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