The Audition

At Fourth Monkey we hold a one day audition day for the convenience of the applicant.

The day is made up of two parts:

The first part of our audition requires you to deliver two audition speeches of your own choosing, (one classical and one contemporary) to our panel and an informal interview with members of the team.

In the afternoon all participants will take place in an extensive ensemble based workshop session whereby the panel will work with you in a variety of guises and disciplines.

After the audition our panel, including the company’s artistic director who is present at all auditions, will make decisions based on the observations and make offers accordingly.

At Fourth Monkey our actor training very much focuses on the individual whilst also building an ensemble that reflects our company ethos fostering a sense of collaborative growth and development.

With the above in mind we don’t treat auditions like a conveyer belt, we want to get to know the individual in an informal and relaxed environment which allows you to be the best you can be. You are the foundation upon which we wish to build…we don’t want to break you- we’re on your side to be the best you can be. We want you to have fun and be able to play!

Our non-refundable audition fee is £25, payable through Paypal via our Audition Form below or through sending a cheque to our company address (Fourth Monkey, The Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP) made payable to Fourth Monkey Education Limited to accompany your online application.



Fourth Monkey Training at a Glance

Year of the Monkey

Course Outline

An experiential full-time actor training course, with structured training of between 22-40 hours per week. Flexibly designed across four terms and a full twelve months the Fourth Monkey Year of the Monkey one year programme is structured in such a way that it enables the company member to work and train at the same time, as such the course appeals to a wide variety of individuals. These individuals create a rich tapestry of actors in training, enriching the learning of all through their diversity and varied life experiences.


Two London Repertory seasons including a season at the Camden Fringe – Voice – Fundamental Movement – Acting through Clown – Red Nose – Devising Original Theatre – Grotowski – Corporeal Mime – African Dance – Puppetry – Physical Theatre – Physical Storytelling – Ensemble – Audition Prep – Professional Prep – Industry Q & A’s – Yoga


£6200 (plus an initial £700 acceptance fee)


Two Year Rep

Course Outline

Founded in the principles of ensemble and a simple belief in learning through the process of ‘doing,’ we train our actors for the modern world of professional performance.  Training for 40 hours a week, 11 months of the year our Two-Year Rep delivers the most diverse and intensive training imaginable for the actor. Fundamentally three years training in two, the intensive course incorporates a month in Italy in the first year and a similar production run at the Camden Fringe in year two of the course. The Two-Year Rep offers a toolkit of experiences and opportunities unparalleled in contemporary training.


Residential Commedia dell’Arte course in Italy – Voice – Singing – Stage Combat – Puppetry –  Devising Original Theatre – Shakespeare and Elizabethan text – Contemporary Theatre Styles – European & World Theatre Practice – Meisner Technique – Acting for Camera – Expressive Movement– Dance – Physical Theatre – Corporeal Mime – Laban – European Theatre – Contextual Studies – Actors Toolkit – Complicite workshops – Told by an Idiot workshops – Clown – Mask- Solo Performance – Scene Study- Ensemble – Yoga – Fourth Monkey Experimental Fringe of Devised Work – Professional Prep – London Showcase – Funding and Theatre Production Masterclasses – Agent, Casting Director and Industry Workshops as well as four production seasons delivered in repertory, culminating at the Camden Fringe at the end of the second year of training.


*£9500 per year (plus an initial £700 acceptance fee)

*Fees include ALL travel and accommodation costs for Italy residential

For more information on fees and funding please visit our Fees and Funding page


Online Application Form

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