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Overview Facilities and room capacity Students
Established  in 1958
Opened in 1959
Director/CEO: Kate Cherry
Accreditation:
  • Parade Theatre: 707 seats (full capacity)
  • Playhouse: 183 seats (full capacity)
  • Studio Theatre: 120 seats (full capacity)
  • Space: 84 seats (full), 100 (cocktail mode), 80 (banquet mode)
  • Atrium: 120 seats (full capacity), 300 (cocktail mode)
  • Reg Grundy Studio: film and television training and production
  • Library
  • Rehearsal rooms: nine in total, ranging in size from approximately 100 to 200 square metres
  • Nancy Fairfax Foyer: 700 (cocktail mode), 300 (banquet mode)
  • Reception Room: 80 (full), 100 (cocktail mode), 60 (banquet mode)
  • Costume and props workshops
  • Lighting and sound studios
  • Teaching and administration space
  • Total number of full-time students at NIDA (2017): 221
  • Number of undergraduate students (2017): 170
  • Number of postgraduate students (2017): 51
  • Number of VET students (2017): 51
  • Number of NIDA Open students annually: 12,500
  • Number of NIDA Corporate students annually: 2,900
  • Number of NIDA Corporate seminar students annually: 3,200
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