Fourth Monkey believes that actor training should be for everyone. As such, we make every effort to ensure our fees are kept as low as possible. Please remember that all aspects of the training described are included within the listed cost.

We also adopt an accelerated learning approach to our programmes with our four term academic years. We do this with a view of both reducing the financial implication of training for up to three years and to ensure we deliver a full programme of training; a training year, in our opinion should be a full years training and experience.

As a charity organisation, all of our student fees go toward the training we provide, keeping it ethical in it’s delivery and delivering the highest calibre of training we possibly can.

Fourth Monkey has actively decided against applying for accreditation for its programmes. This is a decision to protect our training and our right to change and evolve our programmes without hindrance from an umbrella organisation or associated institution. Consequently, our actors in training are therefore not eligible for student finance.

Students accepted onto our courses can apply for a Professional and Career Development Loan until January 2019. Fourth Monkey is a registered Learning Provider, registration number [REG01-21340]. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Please note, a PCDL can be applied for 8 weeks prior to starting the course and staged PCDL payments will commence on the first day of training. Any payments contractually required prior to this date (e.g. non-refundable deposit) will need to be settled through other means

Some suggested and previously successful routes to aid financing the training are as follows:

  • Crowdfunding platforms
  • Sponsorship from business, associates, family, friends
  • School/college alumni funds
  • Local/charitable organisations with a specific interest in the arts
  • Short term loan options 


In addition, many of our students work flexible jobs around their training and we support them with these needs by providing a list of associated employers and suggested avenues upon acceptance. Our students are registered as students with Transport for London, for a reduction in travel costs as well as being eligible for NUS cards, which provide various discounts and benefits. Students should also be eligible for reductions on council tax payments when living in shared-student housing.

Once registered to enrol and to join the Fourth Monkey family, our friendly staff are on hand to support our actors in training with their student registration, housing, employment and any other matters that may require assistance to aid the process of making the move and settling into life as an actor-in-training in London.

The responsibility of funding the training is ultimately, of course, that of the individual. We strongly advise those who apply to have thoroughly considered their means of funding the training prior to attending an audition.

Course Fees

Two-Year Rep

£700 An initial acceptance fee (non-refundable) upon returning paperwork to secure a place
£9500 Year One
£10,500 Year Two

This is all inclusive of all additional costs, including all travel fees as well as the production of an individual final showreel for the students professional use.


Two Year Rep Payment Schedule

£700 Acceptance fee, payable upon acceptance of a place
£3000 Payable by 1st July, prior to commencement of term in September Year 1
Payable by 1st December Year 1
Payable by 1st March Year 1
£4000 Payable by 1st July prior to commencement of term in September Year 2
£3500 Payable by 1st December Year 2
£3000 Payable by 1st March Year 2


Year of the Monkey

£700 An initial acceptance fee (non-refundable) upon returning paperwork to secure place
£6200 Course fees


Year of the Monkey Payment Schedule

£700 Acceptance fee, payable upon acceptance of a place
£2200 Payable by 1st July, prior to commencement of term in September
£2000 Payable by 1st November
£2000 Payable by 1st January