Support Ignition

Ignition is Frantic Assembly's innovative training programme for young men at a formative stage of their education and personal lives.

This national, free programme has a significant impact on young men's creative experiences and long-term personal development. It recruits young men from areas of high deprivation, building confidence and raising aspirations. Ignition has changed the lives of over 2000 young men since it began in 2008.

Ignition taught me I could be anything I wanted to be, do anything I wanted to do

What it costs


Ignition London Intensive

One young man to take part in Ignition's London Intensive, building technical performance skills, self-belief and confidence


Employ one Ignition Graduate

Employ one Ignition graduate to mentor and support new Ignition participants for a week


Professional Development Training

Provide continuing professional development training to an Ignition graduate within 6 months of having completed the programme


Physical Workshop Per Person

One young man to take part in one of our high-energy, confidence-building, physical workshops


Meet the Graduates

Our graduates have gone on to study performance,and work on stage and screen. Frantic employs graduates as creative practitioners,peer mentors and artists; delivering Ignition and working for Frantic internationally. 

Find out more

"Frantic Ignition is in a league of it's own when it comes to care for people"


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.

The Ignition 2017 Intensive Residency was been funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

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.

Donate to ignition