Creating & working professionally in TV, Theatre & Film in the UK & Internationally
We have a diverse group of alumni who work across the creative industry. Our unique training approach has always been focused on ensuring Fourth Monkey students leave with the skills to forge sustainable careers in the performing arts industry and to create bold original work alongside the more traditional routes of the actor.
Explore just some of Fourth Monkey’s alumni who are currently carving out multi-faceted careers in the industry.
Fourth Monkey alumni have gone on to collaborate and work with a wide variety of theatre and production companies, including:
The vast majority of students graduate with a reputable agent or significant industry interest to ensure onward professional work and representation including leading industry names such as MacFarlaneChard, Felix De Wolfe and Beresford Management alongside working relationships with a host of other boutique agencies, casting directors, producers and directors whilst a number of our alumni have gone on to be employed by the practicing professional who are central to the delivery of their training.
Fourth Monkey strive to create actors and performers who are trained, employable and industry ready, we have an average graduate employment rate of 84%.
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Alumni Theatre & Film Production Companies
Many of our alumni also benefit from the company’s particular focus on giving students the tools and empowerment to create innovative successful professional work of their own, with a number going on to form a theatre company, ensemble or production company in their own right.
Fourth Monkey are at the forefront of a significant change within the industry, a change that is seeing actors evolve into artists to enable themselves a self-sustainable and varied career in an industry that requires this adaptability and dexterity to flourish. The day of the ‘actor’ is gone, and when you speak to those creatives leading the industry now, it is evident that the day of the collaborative artist is upon us. We want our graduates to lead the way in this evolution and we are proud to see them doing just that.Steve Green
Fourth Monkey’s training shakes off limiting preconceptions and the uninterrogated standards which have gone before. It is founded on creating a rich learning environment for everyone, celebrating who they are in their entirety and who they could become. I always say to our students, “you have to do you” – “do you” with honesty and integrity in a way that is fearless and playful but also considered, informed and empathetically connected to those around you.Charleen Qwaye
Listen to Steve’s IntheRoom podcast here discussing the future of actor training
Actors in Training
For those students who are at the start of their professional acting journey. Our CertHE Acting & Theatre Making students graduate with a grounding in professional readiness – as knowledgeable and prepared actors and creative makers, who are ready to take the next steps from our foundation course and progress onto BA Acting studies at ArtsEd, Central, East 15, Guildhall, LIPA, LAMDA, Mountview, Oxford School of Drama, RADA, Rose Bruford & Royal Scottish Conservatoire, as well as continuing their studies with Fourth Monkey by progressing onto our own BA (Hons) Acting.
Once a Monkey, always a Monkey!
It’s always been our aim to provide our graduates with a training home for life and to offer development and continued support and employment opportunities alongside fostering longstanding professional relationships.
Our professional repertory touring theatre company renowned for its dynamic, physical, and visceral storytelling with collaborative creation at the core of the exciting and original theatre it creates.
Rehearsal Room Hire
Our graduates are supported in their professional development with subsidised rehearsal studio hire for their own projects.
Create and develop interdisciplinary collaborative practices to devise and produce intelligent, brave professional theatre from conception through to final delivery, another part of our commitment to lifelong learning.
A newsletter just for Fourth Monkey alumni, to find out more about upcoming opportunities, offers and the projects of your fellow Monkeys.