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Frantic Assembly: Ignition


We are excited to announce that this year we will be partnering with Frantic Assembly on their free, flagship, talent development programme – Ignition.


Ignition is Frantic Assembly’s free, nationwide talent development programme, seeking out underrepresented talent in unexpected places. And for the first time ever is now open to ALL young people aged 16-24.


This Autumn, Frantic Assembly will be travelling across the UK to deliver FREE taster and trial workshops in association with their 11 regional partners. Frantic Ignition high energy taster and trial workshops are facilitated for young people who face barriers to accessing the arts; visiting both theatre and non-theatre spaces to let young people that the arts can be for them.

They will then select 24 young people to join them in London during the last week of October to devise and perform TWO original productions at Brixton House Theatre.

This year Frantic Assembly will facilitate free taster and trials at the following venues:

  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Corby Cube
  • MAST Mayflower Studios
  • Leeds Playhouse
  • Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • Sherman Theatre
  • Lyric Belfast
  • Norwich Theatre
  • Brixton House
  • East London Theatre School (UEL)
  • Dancebase Edinburgh
  • Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
  • The Northern Stage


Ignition Intensive Week

The 24 young people will join Frantic Ignition in London for an intensive week of devising through the Frantic Method to create two public original productions at Brixton House.

All expense aspects of the intensive week 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 with Frantic Assembly and their partners throughout the UK.