Access & Participation

Opening Access to Drama Training

We aim to make actor training accessible to everyone who has the drive and talent to succeed. Our doors are open for you to take part in short courses, taster workshops, and we’ll even come visit your organisation, click the links below for more information! 

The power of theatre is rooted in the diversity of story, thought and creative process, and we actively  encourage students from diverse backgrounds to join our community and  celebrate their own unique stories. Our acting workshops are at the heart of our commitment to making training accessible to all.

Experience our unique approach to professional actor training and creative theatre making through our Participation Workshops. We offer practical support, raise aspiration and present  viable routes for those wishing to access our courses, who may not have  the opportunity to experience conservatoire training or to consider the creative performance industry as a career choice; especially those from unconventional or non-academic backgrounds who are looking to access  Higher Education and Professional Actor Training.

Open Days

Book here to attend one of our Free Drama School Open Days.

School Workshops

Book here to attend one of our Free Drama School Open Days.

Taster Workshops

Led by Artistic Director Steven Green, the Taster Workshops are a fun introduction to the Fourth Monkey ethos and a great chance to get an insight into our approach to actor training as well as ask to any questions you may have

Monkey Business

Monkey Business is Fourth Monkey’s bespoke training programme designed to support businesses with their training needs – using the principles of actor training.

As an art organisation, registered charity and drama school, Fourth Monkey are committed to collaborating with diverse communities both locally, nationally and internationally. We work to up-skill, train and develop the communities we collaborate with, using the principles of actor training.

We work with schools and colleges, offering free physical theatre workshops for students at Key Stage 4 and 5. We also regularly run free Taster Workshops both on-site studios at the Monkey House, but also externally for community groups and other charities across the UK. These workshops are Aimed at anyone who is interested in learning a little more about actor training and its transferable skills, as well as ensuring drama training is accessible for all.

In addition to our free outreach workshops, we partner with community groups and creative partners across London and throughout the UK, designing impactful programmes for communities and drawing on the core ethos of inclusion and collaboration.

If you’d like to know more, please contact us below

Access to the Arts Teachers’ Resource Pack Volume 1
If you are a Year 12 or Year 13 teacher supporting students within your cohort who are thinking about applying and auditioning for drama school, we have created the Access to the Arts Teachers’ Resource Pack – a one-stop shop digital toolkit and resource pack for teachers and students alike who are looking for advice and guidance about drama school and actor training.
Click the link below to check out Volume #1 – Access to the Arts Resource Pack – Getting Started! In this, you will find top tips on choosing the right school and training course, submitting applications and preparing for auditions, plus interviews with Fourth Monkey students and alumni for first-hand advice and insights!
Access to the Arts Teachers’ Resource Pack Volume 2

If you and your students have now read Volume #1 of our digital toolkit, the Access to the Arts Resource Pack, followed our top tips, aced that all-important drama school audition and have been offered a place to train, you might be thinking “what’s next?”.

To help answer this question, we have launched Volume #2 of the Access to the Arts Resource Pack – an insight into student life at drama school, from the training techniques and principles used in the studio and how these new skills will be put into practice during public performances, plus some top tips to help anyone who might be living away from home for the first time when they start their drama school training.

Click the link below to check out Volume #2 – Access to the Arts Resource Pack to help prepare for the next step in the drama school training journey!


The Access to the Arts Resource Pack has been produced in collaboration with Open Drama UK, the platform for teachers, theatre practitioners and industry experts to advance, improve & benefit young people through Drama. Creation of the Resource Pack has been made possible thanks to funding awarded by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.

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