Evolutionary Training. For an Evolving Industry.

Auditioning throughout the year for a September start, the Two Year Rep actor training and performance programme prepares each 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, concluding with a season at the Camden Fringe.

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Course Overview

The Fourth Monkey Two Year Rep programme is founded on the principles of ensemble and a simple belief in learning through the process of ‘doing’. Responding to the changing landscape of the industry, we created a programme that not only trains the actor for the modern world of professional performance, but also empowers them to develop work of their own.

Training for 40+ hours a week, 11 months of the year, our Two Year Rep delivers the most diverse training imaginable for the actor entering the profession today. Three years training in two, the course incorporates three repertory seasons in the final year, a professionally produced showreel, industry showcase all culminating in a season at the prestigious Camden Fringe. The Fourth Monkey Two Year Rep offers a toolkit of experiences and opportunities unparalleled in contemporary training.

Uniquely, we also employ actors upon completion of their training to perform in Fourth Monkey productions, both nationally and internationally as part of our professional touring Monkey Ensemble.

Course highlights:

  • 40+ hours per week contact time
  • 3200 combined contact hours throughout the two year training programme
  • Tuition from Internationally renowned practitioners
  • BASSC certification in stage combat
  • Three repertory seasons in the final year incorporating a season at the Camden Fringe
  • An industry showcase
  • Professionally produced showreel
  • Professionally produced voice-reel
  • Access to the actor casting portal, Spotlight


Training Overview


Acting Technique – Actor’s Toolkit – Contextual Studies – Improvisation – Mask – Brecht – European & World Theatre Masterclasses – Solo Story – Solo Text – Contemporary Scene Studies – Play Project Scenes – Shakespeare – Meisner Technique – Grotowski – Sight Reading – Classical Text – Acting for Camera – Clown – Experimental Fringe – Play Project


Physical Theatre – Fundamental Movement – Expressive Movement – Yoga – African Dance – Lecoq – Corporeal Mime – Puppetry – Stage Combat – Dance


Technical Voice – Creative Voice & Text – Articulation into Accents – Technical Voice & Text – Choral Singing – Voice into Accents


Production Season of Original Devised Ensemble Work at the end of Year 1 – Three production seasons delivered in repertory, culminating at the Camden Fringe at the end of the second year of training.

Professional Development

Professional Prep Masterclasses & Seminars – Industry Q&A’s & Masterclasses – Agent & Casting Director Workshops – Agent, Casting Director and Industry Workshops


Fees and Finance

Year 1 – £9500 (plus an initial £700 acceptance fee)

Year 2 – £10500


Fees include all travel as well as the production of an individual final showreel for the students professional use.

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The audition process at Fourth Monkey focuses on the individual. We aim to create the best possible environment for you to shine, so that we can see your true potential.

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What our students say:


“Training and working with Fourth Monkey has been an amazing experience. It’s 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 Year of the Monkey and then moved onto the Two Year Rep course. I have learned 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, Two Year Rep Alumnus and Fourth Monkey Ensemble Member


“Fourth Monkey’s main focus of ensemble creates a beautifully free and safe environment to take risks, fail and fall in and get back up laughing with your peers. It’s a family I never thought I’d have. If you want to succeed in a battling industry, Fourth Monkey have proven and still prove to deliver.”

Will Townsend, Two Year Rep Alumnus


Not sure this is the right course for you?

Why not take a look at our other programme, the Year of the Monkey, a flexible full-time year long actor training and performance programme that concludes at the Camden Fringe in August.

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