Ignition

In October 2021, over the course of 10 days Frantic Assembly Practitioners visited our 11 regional partners and offered FREE workshops to over 300 young people aged 16- 24 years old.

We also ran a two-day creative residency in all our partner venues, working with a further 145 participants. Our practitioners were challenged to make a 3 -5 minute film by the end of the two days with only a smart phone to hand..

...this is the result

None of this would have been possible without the support of our partner organisations and funding from Network for Social Change, Mark Hawes and our #WeAreIgnition supporters. Thank you all.

You can view the films by location below.


Aged 16-24? Risk-taking? Determined? Energetic? Then Ignition is for you.

Ignition is Frantic Assembly's free, nationwide talent development initiative, designed to seek out under-represented talent and provide opportunities to discover what is possible.

To be a part of Ignition, no experience is necessary. We're particularly looking for young people aged 16 - 24 who haven't taken part in drama or dance before.

Our high energy Taster and Trial workshops are delivered with partner venues around the country. From these we select 12 people who as identify as male and 12 people who identify are female to form the Ignition Companies. Over 6 days they work together to create an original performance with Frantic Assembly Directors.

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

Keep an eye out for more information about Ingition 2022. In the meantime you can register your contact details to be kept in the loop with any other updates.


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