Training the Next Generation of Actors & Creative Theatre Makers
Our training courses have been created to provide our students with the tools required as a modern working actor and theatre maker, confident in creating their own opportunities when they step into the industry.
We cover a range of core theatrical practices, with Meisner Technique at the heart of our actor training ethos and Corporeal Mime and Grotowski at the heart of our physical training and practice. Training is delivered in small teaching groups of students. Ongoing individual holistic and developmental support is also provided for all students to ensure they receive opportunities for self-reflection and self-care alongside constructive feedback and pastoral support throughout their training.
Our training courses are designed to develop fearless, versatile actors and theatre makers, who are invested in the collaborative environment, capable of using connections within their body, breath and voice to embody honest characters and connect with their fellow ensemble members through practitioner-led studio work, collaborative research-led projects, masterclasses, seminars, rehearsals, performances, showcases and films.
CertHE Acting & Theatre Making
Discover a variety of industry-led acting, performing, creative and theatre making skills on our unique foundation-level vocational actor training course. Encouraging embodied and collaborative exploration in a friendly creative ensemble environment.
BA (Hons) Acting
Explore world-renowned interdisciplinary actor training and theatrical practices and produce original creative theatre on Fourth Monkey’s intensive and pioneering BA (Hons) Acting accelerated degree course.
MA Collaborative Theatre
Create and develop interdisciplinary collaborative practices to devise and produce intelligent, brave professional theatre from conception through to final delivery becoming artistic directors, actors and professional creative theatre makers in the process.
There are exciting discoveries to be made, games to be played, and boundaries to be tested, to push the limits of what I thought I was capable of. Fourth Monkey have given me the tools to strive for success and to create innovative theatre.Jonathan Hawkins
Find out about our unique approach to professional actor training and creative theatre making. Discover our pillars of training – Act. Make. Move. Collaborate.
How to Apply
All you need to know about applying to our professional actor training courses, and what to expect from a Fourth Monkey Audition Day.
The Monkey House
Home to our contemporary drama school in North London with purpose-built acting and dance studios, rehearsal rooms and performance space.
The Bamboo House
Our centre of excellence in Bristol, affectionately named the Bamboo House to reflect core elements of our actor training and to honour the history of the area of the city in which it resides.
Fees & Funding
Discover the various ways you can fund your training. All of our student fees go toward delivering the highest calibre of training we possibly can and keeping it ethical in its delivery.
Fourth Monkey is proud to be able to offer financial aid to students who need support to access drama school and our training. Scholarships are awarded to those who need assistance most.
We want students to thrive and excel during their time with us. Fourth Monkey is proud to support our students through their training, creating a safe, nurturing environment and actively promoting mental health awareness alongside the support that we offer.
Find out about the relevant Policies, Procedures & Regulations that apply to all students on our accredited professional actor training courses.