“Put quite simply, Steve and his team know their stuff! Their training is second to none and the productions a true inspiration, full of energy and passion. Exactly what the young actor is looking for.”

Clare-Hope Ashitey
Credits include: Children of Men, Shooting Dogs, Black Brown White, Exodus

Evolutionary Training. For an Evolving Industry.

Auditioning throughout the year, for a September start, the two-year actor training and performance programme prepares the actor for the industry in the most thorough and innovative of ways. This includes a second year spent predominantly working as a professional rep company in London and concluding at the Edinburgh Festival.

View/download our online prospectus for more information on the Two Year Rep or continue to browse our website for pictures, or visit our auditions page.



Brief Course Overview

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 period of time at the Edinburgh Fringe in year two of the course. The Two-Year Rep offers a toolkit of experiences and opportunities unparalleled in contemporary training. 
Responding to the changing landscape of the performance industry and the need for new avenues into the profession, Fourth Monkey have created a training programme that not only trains the actor but also empowers them to develop work of their own.  
Uniquely, we also employ the actors upon completion of their training to deliver our professional work nationally and internationally with our professional touring Ensemble. 


Training Overview

Residential Commedia dell’Arte course in Italy - Voice – Singing – Stage Combat – Puppetry -  Devising Original Theatre - Shakespeare and Elizabethan text - Contemporary Theatre Styles – Brechtian Practice - Meisner Technique Fundamental Movement- Movement – Period Dance – Physical Theatre – Laban – European Theatre – Contextual Studies - Circus – Complicite workshops – Told by an Idiot workshops – Tumbling and Acrobatics – Clown – Mask- Solo Performance – 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 Edinburgh Festival at the end of the second year of training. 

Fees and Finance (Correct for 2016 entry)

 £9000 per year (plus an initial £700 acceptance fee) all inclusive paid as follows: 

An inital £700 acceptance fee (non-refundable), upon returning paperwork to secure place

£3000 by 1st July prior to commencement of term in September Year 1 & Year 2

£3000 by 1st December Year 1 & 2 

£3000 by 1st  March Year 1 & 2

Fees include ALL travel and accommodation costs for both Italy and the Edinburgh Fringe


What our students say:


“Training and working with Fourth Monkey has been an amazing experience. Its hands on, ensemble based approach differs completely to any drama training I’ve experienced before. It has been challenging, rewarding and inspirational and would thoroughly recommend it.”

Danny Brown, Two Year Rep Alumnus

“This is my third year training with Fourth Monkey, I did the One year and currently in my second year of the 2 year rep course, I have learnt so much and the ethos of the company is just a brilliant atmosphere to be in, this is a hard working company and something very special.” 

Katie Turner , past Two Year Rep and current Fourth Monkey Ensemble Member

“My training with Fourth Monkey is a mad mixture of challenge, hard work, growth, a lot of play and a lot of fun. It’s a safe place to both fail as well as triumph as the ensemble mentality is very prevalent. We have been taught to always “tickle the space” and to “step over the threshold into a warm, safe, playful world” before we start work. This means that the training is freeing, but also very intense, visceral and full on. The practitioners we work with are knowledgeable and experienced and push us to move out of our comfort zones which makes for a lot of self-reflection. So far, I am loving every minute!”

Giulia Eve Flores, current Two Year Rep member

“Fourth Monkey are definitely onto something, and producing not only actors but theatre makers.”

Eleanor Young, current Two Year Rep member