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MA Collaborative Theatre: Collaborative Artists of the Future

Are you ready to take your artistic journey to the next level? Fourth Monkey is excited to introduce our MA Collaborative Theatre program, a groundbreaking course designed by a team of industry professionals who are passionate about fostering original work. If you're an aspiring theatre artist, this intensive year-long course is your opportunity to become a part of the future of collaborative theatre.

Developed by Industry Experts

Our MA Collaborative Theatre program is crafted by professional directors, producers, practitioners, and scholars with extensive industry experience. This team of experts is not only well-versed in theatre but also deeply committed to nurturing emerging talent. They are at the forefront of the ever-evolving theatre landscape, making our course a dynamic and responsive experience.

Expand Your Artistic Horizons

During this program, you'll acquire the skills to contextualize, re-frame, and challenge your artistic practice in theatre and related fields. This will significantly expand your portfolio of work and push you to explore the boundaries of your creativity. Practical workshops and seminars will delve into techniques, text analysis, and various aspects of professional practice. In a small ensemble training environment, you'll receive comprehensive training in the processes necessary to establish thriving theatre companies.

A Launchpad for the Future

The MA Collaborative Theatre course is not just an academic endeavor; it's a year-long Research and Development process designed to catapult you into the industry. As you progress through the course, you'll develop the skills to create professional pitches, funding applications, marketing plans, and tour management. The culmination of your training will be a collaborative production and tour of devised, original work in professional performance settings throughout the UK. In the process, you'll become a fully functioning theatre company.


ed Learning Environment

To ensure a focused and personalised approach to training, we limit each cohort to a maximum of 12 students. This small class size facilitates close contact with faculty, visiting practitioners, and professional theatre companies. It's an enlightening and rewarding experience that often leads to lasting professional relationships.

A Year of Artistic Discovery

The course runs from January to December, during which you'll work independently in the studios of The Monkey House. You'll explore the processes and methodologies introduced to you, gather the professional skills needed to enter the industry, and uncover your own artistic practice within a historical, sociopolitical, and international context. Seminars and workshops will cover topics from artistic development to production design and contemporary acting techniques, all aimed at helping you develop a sustainable and responsible arts practice that promotes longevity.

Onward Destinations

A primary focus of our MA Collaborative Theatre degree is your onward development and progression. We're proud to celebrate the success of our alumni artists and collaborators who have premiered their work, developed at Fourth Monkey, on professional stages. Through our network of collaborators, our artists have been invited to share their work regionally and internationally, and some have even delivered their work at renowned theatre festivals like The Vaults.


The MA Collaborative Theatre program at Fourth Monkey is not just a course; it's a transformative experience that will empower you to become a collaborative artist of the future. If you're ready to unleash your creative potential and embark on an artistic journey like no other, contact us today to learn more about this unique and industry-relevant program.

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