Applications for the below audition dates for September 2020 entry will go live in October 2019. To register your interest in auditioning for our courses and receive notification of when applications go live, please sign up below.


We aim to create the best possible environment for you to shine, so that we can see your true potential.

We invite every person who submits an application to a single audition date, rather than incurring the time and expense of multiple recalls.

At Fourth Monkey, our actor training very much focuses on the individual, whilst also building an ensemble that reflects our company ethos, fostering a sense of collaborative growth and development. With this in mind, we don’t treat auditions like a conveyer belt, we want to get to know the individual in an informal and relaxed environment which allows you to be the best you can be. You are the foundation upon which we wish to build…we don’t want to break you!

If you would like to audition with us and you are currently based outside of the UK then please visit our international applications page.

Our non-refundable audition fee is £25, payable through Paypal via our Audition Form.

What to expect on the audition day

The day is made up of two parts:


  • The first Half requires you to deliver two audition speeches of your own choosing (one classical and one contemporary) to our panel, alongside an informal interview with members of the team


  • The second Half follows in the afternoon, when we run a series of extensive ensemble based workshop sessions. Here, the panel will work with you in a variety of guises and disciplines to see how you work with other people. After this point we make decisions based on the observations we have made and subsequently offer places on our training courses
  • Saturday 11th January
  • Saturday 25th January
  • Saturday 15th February
  • Saturday 22nd February
  • Self Tape is always a viable option if you can’t make any of the dates!




You should wear loose fitting clothing you can move in and bring a water bottle. It is also advisable that you bring a packed lunch or money to buy lunch in the break.

We ask that you prepare the following:
  • 1x two minute contemporary speech
  • 1x two minute classical speech (Shakespeare or other Elizabethan era writer)

Please also make sure that you have read our prospectus, have thought about any questions you might want to ask in the interview and have researched how you will fund your training, should you be successful at audition.

You can apply online now. Please fill in a few personal details, explain why you wish to pursue actor training and upload a photograph of yourself. This does not need to be a professional headshot, it is only used to identify you at audition.

It was a wonderfully playful day, there was a friendly atmosphere. It was definitely worth coming to, whether or not I was to get onto the course.

2019 Auditionee

Want to try our training before you audition?

If you’re interested in auditioning but not sure where to start, why not try one of our Taster Workshops. Take part in a free three hour workshop that covers many elements of the Fourth Monkey Training. If at the end you decide to audition, we will waive your audition fee.


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