MA Collaborative Theatre in Bristol from September 2022

From September 2022, Fourth Monkey’s acclaimed MA Collaborative Theatre will be delivered in Bristol, as well as in London!


We are delighted to announce that the next step in the evolution of Fourth Monkey’s drama school training provision in Bristol will be to deliver the MA Collaborative Theatre at our dedicated Centre of Excellence in the city, The Bamboo House.

Designed to bring together performers, makers, and artists from a broad spectrum of creative disciplines and backgrounds, the MA Collaborative Theatre provides an opportunity to develop the skills required to build a sustainable career within the contemporary theatre sector, learning from renowned national and international theatre practitioners and companies in the process.

This unique industry-bridging postgraduate course has been delivered at our London centre since September 2021, and we are thrilled to be extending this training delivery to Bristol to allow us to reach those talented theatre makers and performers based in the city and the wider surrounding region and continue our commitment to making drama school training and the creative arts industry increasingly accessible and inclusive. 

Open to applicants with a degree or equivalent training in any subject area, training on the MA Collaborative Theatre in Bristol is delivered as a full-time or part-time pathway to empower our postgraduate students to engage intensively whilst maintaining a level of flexibility for anyone who needs to juggle professional or family commitments alongside their drama school journey. 

Fourth Monkey’s Bristol-based Head of MA Collaborative Theatre, Paloma Oakenfold, said: “The MA Collaborative Theatre is about forming companies, initiating collaborations, and nurturing proactive, imaginative, entrepreneurial makers, capable of generating their own work boldly and authentically. This course encourages graduates to forge their own path, instigate their own opportunities, and take the reins of a fulfilling and empowering creative career that is true to them.”


Applications to audition for MA Collaborative Theatre for 2022 entry to train in Bristol and London are open and, as part of our National Audition Initiative, our auditions remain open throughout the Spring and Summer terms to allow as many prospective students as possible to “see and be seen” as part of our audition process and experience. 

Applicants are welcome to audition in Bristol and in London, and we have an MA-specific audition day at The Bamboo House in Bristol on Saturday 9 July – the perfect opportunity to explore our postgraduate training provision with likeminded creatives. 

Plus – keep an eye on our website for details of a variety of Live and Virtual MA Open Events in Bristol and in London for a chance to learn more about the MA Collaborative Theatre before applying to audition!

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