NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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What's on offer

Only a stone’s throw from the CBD, NIDA Melbourne’s studios are located at the Guild Creative Spaces in Southbank.

NIDA Melbourne is the permanent Victoria branch of NIDA, and is focused on bringing our world-leading arts training and facilities to the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

NIDA Melbourne offers diverse training opportunities through open courses and corporate training, stimulating event collaborations and multi-purpose venue spaces.

Getting there

  • Open courses

    NIDA Melbourne offers creative learning opportunities for children, young people and adults, through the NIDA Open program.

    Courses vary between online and offline locations, and allow for everyone from beginners to advanced learners to develop skills in creative arts.
  • Venue Hire

    NIDA Melbourne offers versatile studios for rent, complete with wooden flooring, mirrors, ballet barres, AV, and kitchen access. These modern spaces are ideal for rehearsals, private functions, and community events, as they can be customized for a range of personalized experiences.
  • Events

    Throughout the year, NIDA Melbourne showcases a thought-provoking program of events featuring diverse change-makers and creative leaders.

    These include immersive presentations, performances, conversations, demonstrations and workshops.