Based in North London, Fourth Monkey offers innovative, relevant and inspiring actor training for the contemporary world of performance.
With an emphasis on repertory performance, ensemble and learning and working with regarded and practicing, working practitioners, our actors in training receive the most comprehensive preparation available for the modern industry in the most supportive of environments. Our training is widely considered as a leading contributor to the changing landscape of the performing arts industry as a whole, viewed as unique in it’s delivery and as a leading consideration for those embarking on actor training.
Alongside their comprehensive tuition, our actors in training benefit from travelling, studying and performing overseas and throughout the UK, learning via the power of ‘doing’ through repertory performance.
Significantly, we also focus on empowering our actors to collaborate and develop work for themselves, this being a core requirement of the contemporary industry landscape and one we are very sensitive to in regard to ensuring our actors are prepared with a relevant toolkit for today’s industry upon entering it. Upon completion of training our actors go on to work in all mediums of the industry as well as for us, by means of our professional touring company, the Fourth Monkey Ensemble, who are supported by Arts Council England in the delivery of their touring work.
A number of our graduates also develop new work and opportunities for themselves; some forming their own successful companies, continuing the ensemble ethos instilled in them whilst training with us.
We don’t like to think of our training as a revolution, more an evolution.