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

  • Higher education and vocational courses

    We provide an unmatched range and depth of industry-relevant training across performing arts disciplines including, acting, costume, cultural leadership, design, directing, make-up, musical theatre, props, scenic construction, stage management, technical theatre and writing.
  • Open courses

    At our Sydney campus, students can enrol in short courses, holiday classes, residencies and part-time studio courses. These are open to all ages and abilities, whether you’re looking for a casual hobby or to hone your current set of skills.
  • Corporate courses

    NIDA Corporate Training is ideal for those seeking to build confidence and presentation skills, so that you can shine in the workplace and communicate with impact.

    Corporate Training courses offer skill-based training in communication, presentation, public speaking and storytelling for both individuals and businesses across all industries.
  • Venue hire

    NIDA is not only an internationally-acclaimed centre for the arts, but it also provides a one-of-a-kind setting for all types of events.

    Whether its an awards ceremony, conference, product launch, sit-down dinner or a cocktail reception, NIDA’s team of technical and front-of-house staff use their years of experience to ensure perfect delivery of every event.