About NIDA Melbourne

NIDA Melbourne is the permanent Victorian branch of Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), bringing NIDA’s world-leading performing arts training and facilities to the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

NIDA Melbourne offers diverse training opportunities, thought-leading event collaborations and multi-purpose venue spaces, supporting the Melbourne community to shape the future of performing arts in Australia.


Whether you are seeking to develop as a performer on the stage or a communicator in the boardroom, NIDA has both creative and corporate learning opportunities available for children, young people and adults (NIDA Open), or for individuals, teams and business in the public and private sectors (NIDA Corporate).


Throughout the year, NIDA Melbourne offers a stimulating program of events featuring diverse change-makers and thought leaders. These include immersive presentation events, performances, conversations, demonstrations and workshops. View program here


NIDA Melbourne has multi-purpose studios available for hire. Equipped with sprung wooden flooring, mirrors, ballet barres, AV and kitchen access. These studios are light, modern spaces that can be tailored for a range of personalized event experiences, from rehearsals to private functions and community events. NIDA Melbourne provides a range of support services to ensure that event design exceeds expectations. More information here

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NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.