NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ART
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading centre for education and training in the performing arts. NIDA Open gives people of all ages and experience the chance to benefit from NIDA’s world-renowned training methods and explore their own creativity.
For nearly 60 years, we have been recognised for our practical and creative approach to dramatic arts education and training. Our higher education courses are considered some of the most prestigious in the world and our graduates achieve success on the stage, on screen and behind-the-scenes.
Since 1990 we have been opening NIDA’s doors to the public through NIDA Open short courses, holiday classes and intensive Studio courses around Australia. Our team of course managers, tutors and staff are all professionals with experience across theatre, film, entertainment and education.
NIDA Open courses are available in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and at other locations through the year.
Our award-winning main campus is based in Kensington Sydney, and has been designed specifically for the needs of performing arts training. In addition, we offer courses in selected Sydney suburbs, including Chatswood, Campbelltown, The Hills and Parramatta at our partner venues.
NIDA has also taken its place among some of the finest creative establishments in Victoria and Australia with the opening of our new permanent venue, NIDA Melbourne, in the Southbank Arts Precinct.
We offer courses in most capital cities at our partner venues including:
- Melbourne: NIDA Melbourne, Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre and Wesley College
- Brisbane: Chapel Hill Uniting Church, Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) and TAFE Brisbane
- Perth: Subiaco Arts Centre
- Canberra: Ainslie Arts Centre
- Adelaide: Restless Dance Theatre, Scotch College
At various times throughout the year, NIDA tours across the country to major regional centres including Armidale, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Newcastle, Orange, Townsville and Wollongong.
*Regional locations and our national partner venues are subject to change. Please refer to our courses for confirmed locations, dates and how to enrol.
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