Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company is to offer a new accelerated degree in acting and will waive audition fees from September 2020.
It comes as the company celebrates its 10th year.
The company’s two-year BA (hons) acting course, which is in the process of being validated by Falmouth University, will be on offer from September next year.
The company will also waive audition fees for all applicants from September 2020.
Artistic director Steven Green said: “As an organisation we are invested in creating a genuinely level playing field for all and accessibility starts at audition.
“We have been offering in excess of 400 audition fee waivers a year for the last two years as part of our widening participation initiative work and now we wish to extend this offer to all applicants.”
He added: “The wider industry’s unwillingness to challenge this inaccessible status quo goes to prove the ignorance at the true cost and inaccessibility to those who do not have the financial means to even consider this career as a viable path for them.”
Fourth Monkey follows other schools in scrapping audition fees, including Liverpool Theatre School and Manchester’s Arden Theatre School.
LAMDA recently announced plans to reduce its fees for applicants in the first round of auditions.