No fear. No holding back.

After two years, Frantic Assembly’s flagship programme IGNITION is back in full force!

We are so excited to announce that this year Ignition is open to ALL young people aged 16- 24 and we will be working with TWO companies during our intensive week.

Ignition is Frantic Assembly’s free, nationwide talent development programme, and with the support of our UK wide Ignition partners, seeks out underrepresented talent in unexpected places.

Ignition has been discovering and nurturing talent for 14 years and has worked with thousands of young people in that time. Our 2019 programme alone engaged over 800 young people. Ignition graduates have gone onto successful careers within the creative industries, working with Frantic Assembly and other national and international companies.

How does it work?

This Autumn we will be travelling across the UK to deliver FREE taster and trial workshops in association with our regional partners. Our high energy taster and trial workshops are facilitated for young people who face barriers to accessing the arts; we visit both theatre and non-theatre spaces to let young people know that the arts can be for them.

Will tasters and trials be held near me?

This year we will be travelling across the UK to hold taster and trial sessions at:

  • Birmingham Hippodrome - Tasters 03 Sep / Trials 10 Sep
  • Northern Stage, Newcastle - Tasters 29 Sep / Trials 06 Oct
  • Corby Cube - Tasters 29 Sep / Trials 06 Oct
  • Norwich Theatre - Tasters 08 Oct / Trials 15 Oct
  • Brixton House - Tasters 17 Sep / Trials 24 Sep
  • Lyric Belfast - Tasters 10 Sep / Trials 25 Sep
  • Dancebase Edinburgh - Tasters 03 Sep / Trials 10 Sep
  • MAST Mayflower Studios - Tasters 17 Sep / Trials 25 Sep
  • Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse - Tasters 22 & 23 Sep / Trials 06 Oct
  • Leeds Playhouse - Tasters 04 & 05 Oct / Trials 12 Oct
  • East London Theatre School - Tasters 01 Oct / Trials 08 Oct
  • Sherman Theatre, Cardiff - Tasters 10 Sep / Trials 17 Sep
  • Theatre Royal Plymouth - Tasters 15 Sep / Trials 01 Oct

Ignition Intensive

From the trial workshops we will select 24 young people to join us in London in the last week of October to devise TWO original performances that they will perform to a public audience at Brixton House.

All aspects of the intensive are paid for by Frantic Assembly.

Ignition also includes a year-round access programme which continues to train, mentor and signpost training and career opportunities both with Frantic Assembly and our partners throughout the UK.

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