Fourth Monkey: National Audition Initiative

Tuesday 1 February 2022

We would love to welcome plenty of talented young people to take part in our National Audition Initiative, so please do share as you see fit and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all.

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We are Fourth Monkey, a professional repertory touring theatre company and contemporary Drama School, established in 2010 to improve access to professional actor training. At the heart of our commitment to making professional training accessible are our no-fee auditions - we were the first, and remain the only, major UK Drama School not to charge for our auditions. We also offer anyone who wishes to apply the opportunity to be seen in one of our Covid-safe audition environments and not just submit a self-tape, as with most other schools.

"It exceeded my expectations! I didn't realise the incredible opportunities it could give you.” - Outreach participant, 2021

We believe that the power of theatre is rooted in the diversity of story, thought and creative process, and our National Audition Initiative is a key aspect of our strategy to engage with and celebrate young creatives who represent this diversity. We offer practical support, raise aspirations and present viable professional training routes for those wishing to explore the creative performance industry as a career choice.

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Our introductory video will give you and your students an insight into our audition day experience and approach to actor training, and our audition information provides your students with everything they need if they wish to apply to join us in Nottingham next month:

Audition Venue: Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham

Audition Date: Saturday 19 February 2022

Apply Here:

"It was such a lovely audition, by far the best one I have ever done!” - Audition participant, 2021

Our National Audition Initiative, plus other collaborative Outreach work with schools, colleges, theatre and community groups throughout the UK, annually engages with over 1,500 young people, many of whom are underrepresented in the arts and Higher Education and the arts.

We also offer free resources for teachers and have places available to join our upcoming teacher training days in Bristol or London – please do let me should these be of interest to you or your wider network.

If you have any questions or you would like to find out more about our National Audition Initiative in Nottingham, please do not hesitate to get in touch.