Our Training

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.

Our Courses

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

Fourth Monkey Alumnus

Our Approach

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.

Student Support

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.

Student Regulations

Find out about the relevant Policies, Procedures & Regulations that apply to all students on our accredited professional actor training courses.

Fourth Monkey - Actor Training Company

Visit Us in London

The Monkey House
97-101 Seven Sisters Road
London N7 7QP

Visit Us in Bristol

The Bamboo House
9 Portland Square
Bristol BS2 8ST

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