Ignition

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Please note that from 2024, Ignition will only be accepting applicants aged 18-24 years old.

No fear. No holding back.

Ignition is Frantic Assembly’s free, nationwide talent development programme for all young people aged 18-24. With the support of our UK wide partners, Ignition seeks out underrepresented talent in unexpected places.

Ignition has been discovering and nurturing talent for 15 years and has worked with thousands of young people in that time. Our 2023 programme alone has engaged with 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?

Throughout the Autumn we travel across the UK to deliver FREE Taster and Trial workshops in association with our 13 regional partners. These high energy 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.

2023 Regional Partners:

Birmingham Hippodrome

Brixton House

Corby Cube

East London Theatre School

Leeds Playhouse

Liverpool Everyman

Lyric Belfast

MAST Mayflower Studios

Mercury Theatre

National Theatre Scotland

Northern Stage

Sherman Theatre

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Ignition Intensive

From the Trial workshops we select 24 young people to join us in London during October Half Term to devise TWO original performances that they perform to a public audience at Brixton House Theatre.

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.

If you have any questions, get in touch by emailing [email protected]



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