Taster Workshops

Free taster workshops in the Fourth Monkey style of training

Each month we offer a free a Taster Workshop to anyone aged 17 plus, giving you the opportunity to try our style of training and to work out whether drama school might be a good fit for you.

Led by Artistic Director Steve Green, the workshops are an introduction to the Fourth Monkey way of working and include two main elements (don’t worry if these are unfamiliar, we’ll go through them on the day): a Complicité-based element on Ensemble and a Physical theatre element, with an emphasis on breathe, impulse and connecting to truth through physicality. There will also be opportunity to chat with Steve about our training and future opportunities. 

The workshops last for three hours and includes short breaks for notes. 

Free audition!

Each person who attends one of our free Taster Workshops qualifies for a free audition for either our BA (Hons) Acting or Year of the Monkey courses.

Workshop Highlights

  • Complicité inspired bamboo exercises
  • Laban tension states character work
  • Character archetypes based on the actor’s movement
  • Expressive physical movement tasks
  • Meisner work with textual extracts (of our choice) focusing on repetition and response
  • A Q&A with Steve where students can ask further questions about the work, influences, our work in the industry today, audition preparation and further development

[I] did a free taster workshop here and loved it. Accepting atmosphere, really not a normal drama school. When I visited another school I found it super super stuffy – Fourth Monkey made me feel at home even in the small amount of time I spent there. Great drama school with an engaging nonstandard physical theatre approach.

Seth Kruger

All Taster Workshops take place from 7-10pm. Book now for the dates below:


  • Thursday 28th November


Dates for 2020 Taster Workshops will be announced soon!

Workshops take place at our North London training base, the Monkey House, 97-101 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7QP. Nearest station: Finsbury Park (Victoria & Piccadilly lines) or Holloway Road (Piccadilly line).

These Taster Workshops are designed to introduce you to our way of working. Please wear comfortable clothing, suitable for movement and bring a water bottle – you’ll be able to fill it up in the Kitchen.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts.

Do you have changing rooms?

Yes, our students changing rooms are available for use before and after the session.

If I have an injury or restricted movement, can I still take part in the workshop?

Yes – please just indicate on the sign up form how we can best accommodate you.

Can I bring a friend?

Please do!

Is it ok if I turn up late?

If you think you are running late, please contact us to let us know. We advise booking another date.

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