Act. Make. Move. Collaborate.

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!

To make our auditions as accessible as possible, we’ve waived the audition fees across all programmes. 

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

BA(Hons) Acting

Accelerated Two Year Degree*

This course aims to create fearless, connected and imaginative artists who are employable, knowledgable and industry ready as both actors and theatre makers in two years.

Through innovation, rigorous actor training, performance excellence and collaboration, graduates are well positioned to meet the needs of this ever-changing and rapidly-diversifying industry. The framework of this course is deliberately designed for each individual to be celebrated, to thrive and to challenge their perception of themselves, their own creativity and the wider world around them in the supportive and nurturing ensemble environment.

Three years training in two, the accelerated degree is exactly that. More accessible, more affordable, with our graduates industry ready in two years. With an industry employment rate of 84%** Fourth Monkey is changing the face of contemporary actor training.

* accreditation pending
** figures correct as of September 2019

Year of the Monkey

One Year intensive Actor Training Programme

Designed for those embarking on their acting journey, returning to the industry or indeed those changing career, the Year of the Monkey programme creates a diverse, collaborative environment in which to explore what is an intensive year-long actor training programme. The course is structured to enable accessibility and experiential development across a full twelve month training cycle in acting technique, movement and voice as well as the collaborative process of theatre making. Upon completion of the programme graduates are well positioned to take their next steps within the arts, whether that be further training or stepping out into the industry as an actor or theatre maker.


Click the link below to apply for both courses!

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 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 through the above links. 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.

Why audition for Fourth Monkey?

A day in the rehearsal room

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.