“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- Actress and Patron
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

Fourth Monkey’s Two Year Rep actor training programme is a full-time programme with an ensemble and repertory focus. The course offers an intensive 40 hours of training per week throughout the two years including a month-long residential Commedia dell’arte course in Italy at the end of the first year. The training includes four seasons of work in repertory to showcase to the wider industry, culminating at the Edinburgh Fringe at the end of the second year. 
With the very real prospect of direct professional employment with the touring Fourth Monkey Ensemble, comprised of graduates upon completion of training, the Fourth Monkey Two-Year rep is a refreshingly different approach to contemporary actor training. 


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 2015 entry)

Fees include all training and ALL travel and accommodation costs for Italy residential (1st year) and Edinburgh Fringe (2nd year)

Course acceptance fee = £500 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance of a place.

Total training fee per year = £9000

Paid in instalments as follows:

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

£3000 by 1st January in year 1 & year 2

£3000 by 1st April year 1 & year 2

*Alternatively for both training programmes the full year’s fees can be paid in one instalment at the commencement of the training year.

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