Young Actors Company

Redefining Youth Theatre

Launching Autumn 2022 at The Monkey House in Islington, London & The Bamboo House in Portland Square, Bristol.

Open to everyone aged 14+, regardless of background or experience, the YOUNG ACTORS COMPANY combines weekly weekend morning workshops and monthly masterclasses to provide opportunities to engage creativity, develop performance skills and meet new friends.

As a Drama School, we are dedicated to changing the face of the industry, by offering truly inclusive and innovative opportunities of accessibility to the arts for all. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of actors and performers as they start their own creative journey within the arts with us.

Steve Green

Artistic Director & CEO

Our welcoming professional centres of excellence in Islington, North London, and Portland Square, Bristol, will be open to anyone aged 14+, who wishes to participate in fun, life-enriching an artist-led acting and creative theatre training programme; Acting for Camera, Devised Film & Theatre Performance Projects, Self-tape & Audition Technique classes alongside industry-led Casting Director masterclasses and much more. 

3-hour sessions delivered on Sunday mornings between 9:00 – 12:00 in London, and Sunday afternoon between 15:00 – 18:00 in Bristol, in addition to monthly masterclasses from 7pm to 9pm, we are open to anyone aged 14+, regardless of background or experience, who wish to participate in a fun, life-enriching an artist-led acting and creative theatre training programme.

With a focus towards individual and ensemble skills development, our Autumn term will focus on developing acting skills for stage and screen, by working closely with monologues and duologues. Company members will work alongside professional practitioners to learn how to deliver a monologue to camera, work with a partner on a duologue, and play with text to enable dynamic and truthful performances.

The term will culminate with a sharing, open to friends and family.

Term 1: Sunday 25 September 2022 – Sunday 4 December 2022 (Half Term – Sunday 30 October 2022)

The second term continues driving forward the application of skills as members will develop, rehearse, and perform a contemporary play. Led by our practitioner team, YAC members will undertake a full rehearsal process, inclusive of character development, ensemble movement and relationship building. Mirroring the rehearsal process of professional companies, members will take skills learnt here into their future careers, be that in further training or into the industry itself.

The term will culminate with a sharing, open to friends and family.

Term 2: Sunday 15 January 2023 – Sunday 26 March 2023 (Half Term – Sunday 19 February 2023)

For the summer term, members will work their creative muscles to create two devised projects – one solo and one ensemble based. Working on both stage and screen, our young actors will develop their theatre maker mindset, collaborate with others and discover various roles and tasks within a functioning theatre company.

The term will culminate with an in-house sharing, open to friends and family.

Term 3: Sunday 30 April 2023 – Sunday 9 July 2023 (Half Term – Sunday 4June 2023)

A truly inclusive and innovative creative theatre training programme, founded on our renowned training principles of ACT. MAKE. MOVE. COLLABORATE. gearing actors towards professional progression through the arts, in a safe, celebratory, and playful environment.

Experience industry relevant stage and screen training from an accredited leading UK Drama School. Our authentic approach comes directly from our team of practitioners, and their extensive industry experience, thus integrating the most up-to-date acting and creative theatre techniques and guidance to move beyond the traditional and into the innovative.

All classes and workshops align with the Fourth Monkey training ethos, creating bold, playful, and connected young performers with humility and drive who are confident in creating their own work, whether it is on screen, stage or online.

A very clear focus of the Young Actors Company is the development and progression of each young person’s individual journey, grounded in the ethos of working as a collective, creating clear pathways for future growth.

Our centre of excellence in Bristol & London provide a welcoming, inclusive, and inspiring space, designed to promote challenge and expansion alongside joy and community.

 
Free Professional Audition Monologue & Headshot

 
Free access to our masterclass programme

 
Free Young Actors Company Hoodie*

Delivered over three 10-week terms, students can sign up for a year or a term, offering everyone flexibility in their ability to join the Young Actors Company. A free drop-in session is available at the start of each term.

Fees are £20 per session, payable termly or yearly, with no hidden costs or extras. Additionally, free and subsidised places are available, removing barriers to drama training and creating pathways to the arts and theatre industry for young people from our local communities in London and Bristol. There are also discounts for siblings. Please enquire for more information on this.
Spaces are limited, so that we can provide a personal approach to the training.

To join the Young Actors Company, please follow the link below to fill out your application form.

Fourth Monkey - Actor Training Company

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

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The Bamboo House
9 Portland Square
Bristol BS2 8ST

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