Open Day schedule

What's happening

Plan your visit to watch shows and course talks, attend activities and observe classes.

View the schedule below, PDF versions of the schedule and map will be available soon.

View the schedule below or download the printable PDF version (2.6mb) of the program.

Performers

Find out more about performance-based activities and courses including BFA (Acting), Diploma of Musical Theatre and Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance.

Course talks and Q&As

 Course talkTimeVenue
Vocational Diploma Screen and Stage Performance course talk 9.15–9.30am

1–1.15pm
Parade Theatre

Room 8
Vocational Diploma Musical Theatre course talk 9.30–9.45am

1.15–1.30pm
Parade Theatre

Room 8
Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting course talk 9.45–10.15am

1.30–2pm
Parade Theatre

Room 8
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Application Information10.15–10.30am

2–2.15pm
Parade Theatre

Room 8
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Performers courses Q&A 10.30–11am

2.15–2.45pm
Parade Theatre

Room 8
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Performers Alumni panel discussion 11.15am–12pm Atrium

Go behind the scenes

 ActivityTimeVenue
ActingObserve acting/aerial classes10–11am

12–1pm
Room 1

Room 1
ActingObserve singing classes10.30–11.30am

1–2pm
Music Room

Music Room
ActingObserve a voice class11am–12pmRoom 1
Musical TheatreObserve a Musical Theatre class11.30am–1pmRoom 7
Stage and Screen PerformanceWatch screen tests and short films11.30am–1pmRoom 8
ActingObserve a text class2.30–3.30pmRoom 1

Meet NIDA Alumni

CoursesActivityTimeVenue
BFA (Acting)
Diploma of Musical Theatre
Diploma of Screen and Stage Performance
Performers Alumni panel discussion11.15am–12pmAtrium

Participate in a NIDA Open class

Age groupActivityTimeVenue
Adults (16 years+)Improvisation10.30–11.30am
1.45–2.45pm
Room 4
Adults (16 years+)Building a character11.45am–12.45pm
3–4pm
Room 4
Young People (10–15 years)Improvisation10–11am
11.15am–12.15pm
1–2pm
2.15–3.15pm
Room 3

Watch a show

We believe seeing a show put together by our students is the best way to experience what NIDA is all about. So, for this first time ever, Open Day attendants are invited to see a NIDA Student Production on the day.

First show performances will be followed by a Q&A with the Cast, Crew, Designer and Director.

Only a limited number of tickets are available to each show. We recommend you book your complimentary ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett 
By Arrangement with the Licensor, The Samuel Beckett Estate, c/- Curtis Brown (Aust) Pty Ltd 
Directed by Susanna Dowling 
NIDA Theatres, Parade Theatre 
16 June, 12pm
Learn more and book tickets       
The Removalists
By David Williamson 
Directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till 
NIDA Theatres, Playhouse 
16 June, 10.30am and 4pm                                                                                                                                       

Learn more and book tickets
Ex Machina
Screenplay Alex Garland 
Directed and Adapted for stage by Finn Caldwell 
NIDA Theatres, Space 
16 June, 10am and 3.30pm
Learn more and book tickets        
Venus in Fur
By David Ives
Directed by Kate Cherry
NIDA Theatres, Reg Grundy Studio
16 June, 1pm
Learn more and book tickets

Tours, displays and more

ActivityTimeVenue
Talk to staff and students about courses on offer9.15am–4pmNancy Fairfax Foyer
NIDA tours starting from 10amEvery half hourNancy Fairfax Foyer
Archival display12pmTutorial Rooms 3 and 4
(Across from library)
Book sale10am–4pmOutside the library

Participate in a NIDA Open class

Age groupActivityTimeVenue
Adults (16 years+)Improvisation10.30–11.30am
1.45–2.45pm
Room 4
Adults (16 years+)Building a character11.45am–12.45pm
3–4pm
Room 4
Young People (10–15 years)Improvisation10–11am
11.15am–12.15pm
1–2pm
2.15–3.15pm
Room 3

Designers and Makers

Find out more about creative activities and courses including BFA (Costume), BFA (Design for Performance), BFA (Properties and Objects) and Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services).

Course talks and Q&As

 Course talkTimeVenue
Vocational DiplomaSpecialist Make-up Services course talk9.30–9.45am

3–3.15pm
Reg Grundy Studio

Room 7
Bachelor of Fine Arts Design for Performance course talk 9.45–10.15am

1.30–2pm
Reg Grundy Studio

Room 7
Bachelor of Fine Arts Costume course talk 10.15–10.45am

2–2.30pm
Reg Grundy Studio

Room 7
Bachelor of Fine Arts Properties and Objects course talk 10.45–11.15am

2.30–3pm
Reg Grundy Studio

Room 7
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Application Information 11.15–11.30am

3.15–3.30pm
Reg Grundy Studio

Room 7
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Designers and Makers courses Q&A 11.30am–12pm

3.30–4pm
Reg Grundy Studio

Room 7
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Designers and Makers Alumni panel discussion12.15–1pm Atrium

Go behind the scenes

 ActivityTimeVenue
CostumeObserve students at work in the Costume workshop9am–4pmCostume workshop
Properties and ObjectsObserve students at work in the Props workshop9am–4pmProps workshop
Specialist Make-up ServicesObserve a Make-up demo9.15am–1.45pmJames Fairfax Foyer

Meet NIDA Alumni

CoursesActivityTimeVenue
Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services
BFA (Costume)
BFA (Design)
BFA (Properties and Objects)
Designers and Makers Alumni panel discussion12.15–1pmAtrium

Watch a show

We believe seeing a show put together by our students is the best way to experience what NIDA is all about. So, for this first time ever, Open Day attendants are invited to see a NIDA Student Production on the day.

First show performances will be followed by a Q&A with the Cast, Crew, Designer and Director.

Only a limited number of tickets are available to each show. We recommend you book your complimentary ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett 
By Arrangement with the Licensor, The Samuel Beckett Estate, c/- Curtis Brown (Aust) Pty Ltd 
Directed by Susanna Dowling 
NIDA Theatres, Parade Theatre 
16 June, 12pm
Learn more and book tickets       
The Removalists
By David Williamson 
Directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till 
NIDA Theatres, Playhouse 
16 June, 10.30am and 4pm                                                                                                                                       

Learn more and book tickets
Ex Machina
Screenplay Alex Garland 
Directed and Adapted for stage by Finn Caldwell 
NIDA Theatres, Space 
16 June, 10am and 3.30pm
Learn more and book tickets        
Venus in Fur
By David Ives
Directed by Kate Cherry
NIDA Theatres, Reg Grundy Studio
16 June, 1pm
Learn more and book tickets

Tours, displays and more

ActivityTimeVenue
Talk to staff and students about courses on offer9.15am–4pmNancy Fairfax Foyer
NIDA tours starting from 10amEvery half hourNancy Fairfax Foyer
Archival display12pmTutorial Rooms 3 and 4
(Across from library)
Book sale10am–4pmOutside the library

Participate in a NIDA Open class

Age groupActivityTimeVenue
Adults (16 years+)Improvisation10.30–11.30am
1.45–2.45pm
Room 4
Adults (16 years+)Building a character11.45am–12.45pm
3–4pm
Room 4
Young People (10–15 years)Improvisation10–11am
11.15am–12.15pm
1–2pm
2.15–3.15pm
Room 3

Technical Practitioners and Managers

Find out more about technical-based activities and courses including Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services, BFA (Scenic Construction and Technologies) and BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management).

Course talks and Q&As

 Course talkTimeVenue
Bachelor of Fine Arts Technical Theatre and Stage Management course talk 9.15–9.45am

1.15–1.45pm
Room 8

Playhouse
Bachelor of Fine Arts Scenic Construction and Technologies course talk 9.45–10.15am

1.45–2.15pm
Room 8

Playhouse
Vocational Diploma Live Production and Technical Services course talk 10.15–10.30am

1–1.15pm
Room 8

Playhouse
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Application Information 10.30–10.45am

2.15–2.30pm
Room 8

Playhouse
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Technical Practitioners and Managers courses Q&A 10.45–11.15am

2.30–3pm
Room 8

Playhouse
Bachelor of Fine Arts and
Vocational Diploma
Technical Practitioners and Managers Alumni panel discussion 3.15–4pm Atrium

Go behind the scenes

 ActivityTimeVenue
Scenic Construction and TechnologiesObserve students at work in the Sets workshop9am–4pmSets workshop

Meet NIDA Alumni

CoursesActivityTimeVenue
Diploma of Live Production
BFA (Scenic Construction and Technologies)
BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management)
Technical Practitioners and Managers Alumni panel discussion 3.15–4pm Atrium

Watch a show

We believe seeing a show put together by our students is the best way to experience what NIDA is all about. So, for this first time ever, Open Day attendants are invited to see a NIDA Student Production on the day.

First show performances will be followed by a Q&A with the Cast, Crew, Designer and Director.

Only a limited number of tickets are available to each show. We recommend you book your complimentary ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett 
By Arrangement with the Licensor, The Samuel Beckett Estate, c/- Curtis Brown (Aust) Pty Ltd 
Directed by Susanna Dowling 
NIDA Theatres, Parade Theatre 
16 June, 12pm
Learn more and book tickets       
The Removalists
By David Williamson 
Directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till 
NIDA Theatres, Playhouse 
16 June, 10.30am and 4pm                                                                                                                                       

Learn more and book tickets
Ex Machina
Screenplay Alex Garland 
Directed and Adapted for stage by Finn Caldwell 
NIDA Theatres, Space 
16 June, 10am and 3.30pm
Learn more and book tickets        
Venus in Fur
By David Ives
Directed by Kate Cherry
NIDA Theatres, Reg Grundy Studio
16 June, 1pm
Learn more and book tickets

Tours, displays and more

ActivityTimeVenue
Talk to staff and students about courses on offer9.15am–4pmNancy Fairfax Foyer
NIDA tours starting from 10amEvery half hourNancy Fairfax Foyer
Archival display12pmTutorial Rooms 3 and 4
(Across from library)
Book sale10am–4pmOutside the library

Participate in a NIDA Open class

Age groupActivityTimeVenue
Adults (16 years+)Improvisation10.30–11.30am
1.45–2.45pm
Room 4
Adults (16 years+)Building a character11.45am–12.45pm
3–4pm
Room 4
Young People (10–15 years)Improvisation10–11am
11.15am–12.15pm
1–2pm
2.15–3.15pm
Room 3

Graduate courses

Find out more about Master of Fine Arts courses including Cultural Leadership, Design for Performance, Directing, Voice and Writing for Performance.

Course talks and Q&As

 Course talkTimeVenue
Master of Fine Arts Voice course talk 12.45–1pm Space
Master of Fine Arts Design for Performance course talk 1–1.15pm Space
Master of Fine Arts Writing for Performance course talk 1.15–1.30pm Space
Master of Fine Arts Cultural Leadership course talk 1.30–1.45pm Space
Master of Fine Arts Directing course talk 1.45–2pm Space
Master of Fine Arts Creative Leaders (MFA) Alumni panel discussion 2.15–3pm Atrium

Go behind the scenes

ActivityTimeVenue
Film and TV project screenings9am–4pmLuminis Studio (Level 4)

Meet NIDA Alumni

CoursesActivityTimeVenue
MFA (Cultural Leadership)
MFA (Design for Performance)
MFA (Design for Performance)
MFA (Directing)
MFA (Writing for Performance)
MFA (Voice)
Creative Leaders Alumni panel discussion 2.15–3pm Atrium

Yasmin Masri

Watch a show

We believe seeing a show put together by our students is the best way to experience what NIDA is all about. So, for this first time ever, Open Day attendants are invited to see a NIDA Student Production on the day.

First show performances will be followed by a Q&A with the Cast, Crew, Designer and Director.

Only a limited number of tickets are available to each show. We recommend you book your complimentary ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett 
By Arrangement with the Licensor, The Samuel Beckett Estate, c/- Curtis Brown (Aust) Pty Ltd 
Directed by Susanna Dowling 
NIDA Theatres, Parade Theatre 
16 June, 12pm
Learn more and book tickets       
The Removalists
By David Williamson 
Directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till 
NIDA Theatres, Playhouse 
16 June, 10.30am and 4pm                                                                                                                                       

Learn more and book tickets
Ex Machina
Screenplay Alex Garland 
Directed and Adapted for stage by Finn Caldwell 
NIDA Theatres, Space 
16 June, 10am and 3.30pm
Learn more and book tickets        
Venus in Fur
By David Ives
Directed by Kate Cherry
NIDA Theatres, Reg Grundy Studio
16 June, 1pm
Learn more and book tickets

Tours, displays and more

ActivityTimeVenue
Talk to staff and students about courses on offer9.15am–4pmNancy Fairfax Foyer
NIDA tours starting from 10amEvery half hourNancy Fairfax Foyer
Archival display12pmTutorial Rooms 3 and 4
(Across from library)
Book sale10am–4pmOutside the library

Participate in a NIDA Open class

Age groupActivityTimeVenue
Adults (16 years+)Improvisation10.30–11.30am
1.45–2.45pm
Room 4
Adults (16 years+)Building a character11.45am–12.45pm
3–4pm
Room 4
Young People (10–15 years)Improvisation10–11am
11.15am–12.15pm
1–2pm
2.15–3.15pm
Room 3

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* Schedule subject to change. Please check Nancy Fairfax Foyer on the day for updates.

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