“A world ignited by a wondrous cacophony of bold and visceral voices”
“To revolutionise the arts through innovative actor training, performance excellence and collaboration”
Based in North London, Fourth Monkey offers innovative, relevant and inspiring actor training for the contemporary world of performance.
With an emphasis on repertory performance, ensemble and working with regarded and practicing, working practitioners, our actors in training receive the most comprehensive preparation available for the modern industry in the most supportive of environments. Our training is widely considered as a leading contributor to the changing landscape of the performing arts industry as a whole, viewed as unique in it’s delivery and as a leading consideration for those embarking on actor training.
Alongside their comprehensive tuition, our actors in training benefit from travelling, studying and performing overseas and throughout the UK, learning via the power of ‘doing’ through repertory performance.
Significantly, we also focus on empowering our actors to collaborate and develop work for themselves, this being a core requirement of the contemporary landscape and one we are very sensitive to in regard to ensuring our actors are prepared with a relevant toolkit for today’s industry upon entering it. A number of our graduates go on to create opportunities for themselves; some forming their own successful companies, continuing the ensemble ethos instilled in them whilst training with us.
Upon completion of training our actors go on to work in all mediums of the industry as well as for us, by means of our professional touring company, The Monkey Ensemble.
With a graduate employment rate of 95%* and an industry retention rate of 93%* (after five years) our alumni are working proof of the successes of our philosophy and training ethos.
We don’t like to think of our training as a revolution, more an evolution.
Evolutionary Actor Training. For an Evolving Industry.
* figures correct as of 1st September 2017