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 at our North London training base, 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 abolished the audition fees across all programmes.
Coronavirus update: 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.
However, you will still be able to audition for us as planned! We will be holding virtual, rather than face to face, auditions for our upcoming March or April audition days so that anyone interested in Fourth Monkey’s actor training for September 2020 will still have a chance to be seen by our panel. Further details of how to apply for a virtual audition slot, plus what will be required, how to prepare and what to expect can be found further down the page.
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.
Please note: when applying for the BA (Hons) Acting, your application will be processed by our accreditation partner Falmouth University who will administer the process and allocate you a preferred audition day for you to attend with us in London.
* Validation pending, to be announced in Spring 2020
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.
Apply for both courses
Click the link below to apply for both courses!
Please note: when applying for both courses, your application will be processed by our accreditation partner Falmouth University who will administer the process and allocate you a preferred audition day for you to attend with us in London.
What to expect on the audition day
We are offering virtual, rather than face to face, auditions for our March and April audition days whilst the Monkey House is closed to both current and prospective students.
If you would like to apply for a virtual audition for either of our training programmes for 2020 intake, you can do so via the link above. To arrange a specific time slot for your virtual audition, we will need you to send us your contact details and a link to your audition speeches. This link should be a self-tape video of 1 x two-minute contemporary monologue plus 1 x two-minute classical monologue (Shakespeare or other Elizabethan era writer). Supplying both of these things will then allow us get in touch with you and conduct your virtual audition, as well as making it easier for us to offer notes and feedback on your prepared audition monologues. Please note: the link to your audition speeches will need to be via a website link such as YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr or similar.
You will also need to supply us with your Skype ID, so that we can invite you to a virtual audition slot, plus a preferred reliable mobile number including all dialling codes. If you do not have Skype, we will use your mobile number to contact you and conduct the virtual audition via FaceTime or WhatsApp video call.
We will need the link to your self-tape audition speeches and your contact details by midday the day before your chosen audition date at the very latest. This will give our panel time to watch your self-tape and to prepare for your audition slot.
Once you have submitted your self-tape link and your contact details via your application, you will receive a notification of your virtual audition slot. Your virtual audition will take place with one of our directors and will last for 40 minutes, in which time they will ask you to perform your two two-minute monologues and feedback on them with you, as well as discussing your application and giving you a chance to ask any questions you may have about the training or the school.
Following your virtual audition, our Admissions team will inform you of your results and, if you are offered a place on either training programme, you will be invited to a Meet and Greet Day later in the academic year.
If you have any questions about our virtual audition days, please contact our Admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to help.
For more tips and advice on how to prepare for a virtual audition, check out our latest blog post via the button below!
- Saturday 28th March (virtual audition only)
- Saturday 4th April (virtual audition only)
- Saturday 18th April (virtual audition only)
- Saturday 25th April (virtual audition only)
- Self Tape (ideal for International applicants)
- Regional Auditions
Don’t forget our audition panel will be able to see you! You don’t need to wear your ‘Sunday best’ but make sure you look and feel relaxed, comfortable and tidy when on camera for your virtual audition.
- 1x two minute contemporary monologue
- 1x two minute classical monologue (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.
Why audition for Fourth Monkey?
A day in the rehearsal room
Taster Workshops: 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.