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 breath, 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. 

Book your free audition!

Workshop Highlights

  • Complicité inspired bamboo exercises
  • Ensemble based physical work
  • Physical exploration through breath, impulse and connection work
  • 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 date below:

  • Wednesday 8th July

 

In light of the updated government advice regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the building to both current and prospective students to ensure their safety and well-being remains our top priority. Sadly, this means our free Taster Workshops planned for March and April will no longer be going ahead.

Our free Taster Workshop planned for Wednesday 8th July is currently still scheduled to go ahead as planned, and anyone keen to attend once the doors to the Monkey House are open again can do so clicking the “Book Now” button below.

However, you are still very much invited (and encouraged!) to audition for us if you are interested in Fourth Monkey’s actor training! We will be holding virtual, rather than face to face, auditions for our March or April audition days so that prospective students still have a chance to be seen by our panel, even if we cannot welcome them to the Monkey House at the moment.
 
You can apply for a virtual audition for either of our training programmes for our 2020 intake, plus learn more about how to prepare and what to expect from a virtual audition here:

Auditions at Fourth Monkey

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).

Our Taster Workshops are designed to introduce you to our way of training. Please wear comfortable clothing (no jeans), suitable for movement and bring a bottle of water – 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!

 
What if I’m running late?

If you are running late, please contact us on 0207 281 0360 to let us know. We advise booking another date if you’re unable to attend.

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