Live Virtual Auditions Days for 2021 intake

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Undergraduate, postgraduate & one-year actor training courses

The Monkey House will be closed for a while…

In light of the most recent government guidelines regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Monkey House, our London training base, until further notice, to ensure that the safety, health and well-being of our students, staff, visitors and external hirers who use the building remains our top priority.

We are very sorry to have to close the doors to the Monkey House once again, but please rest assured that this is only a temporary measure. For those thinking about drama school, auditions for Fourth Monkey’s 2021 intake across all training courses are still very much open! All audition dates scheduled for dates in January and February 2021 will now be held via a live virtual audition day, and more information can be found on our Auditions landing page.

We look forward to welcoming our community of students, staff, studio hirers and visitors back to the Monkey House soon.


A drama school established to challenge the status quo and provide a dynamic alternative to traditional conservatoire training methods, Fourth Monkey create bold, fearless and innovative actors and theatre makers, through our four core pillars of training – Act. Make. Move. Collaborate.

Professional actor training, at undergraduate and postgraduate degree-level.

Free outreach workshops for schools, colleges and youth theatres, making drama school accessible and inclusive.

Short courses and professional development opportunities for actors, performers and theatre makers.

A range of fantastic studio spaces, available to hire at our welcoming London training base.

Dramatically enhancing your team’s performance, whatever your business

Sharing untold stories from unheard voices, our professional touring company offers employment opportunities to Fourth Monkey alumni.

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Our mission and vision for Fourth Monkey as a drama school, arts organisation and registered charity is to challenge the status quo and interrogate what has gone before, through inclusive, dynamic actor training programmes, free audition days and outreach workshops for students and young people, plus collaborations with other like-minded arts organisations and charities.

I loved it, found myself as an artist and person, … I’ve changed so much and I can’t stress how important that was for me.

Simrita Khela, Fourth Monkey Alumnus

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