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.

  • Rodney Seaborn Library

Collection & Opening Hours

What do we have in our collection?

The library collection includes:

  • 25,000 drama & theatre-related books and play scripts
  • eBooks and online play scripts
  • over 30 journals
  • 5,000 video recordings (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS)
  • 2,000 CDs

The library holds archival materials related to NIDA performances, including prompt copies, programs and recordings of shows.

Library Catalogue

Click here for current *opening hours.

*Opening hours are always subject to variation and change at short notice. The library usually opens for shorter hours out of session, and is closed on weekends and all NSW public holidays.

Where are we?

NIDA is located at 215 Anzac Parade Kensington, for transport information see getting to NIDA.

Not a NIDA staff member or student?

Visitor appointments are required for members of the public and are only available during weekdays, during session, from:

  • 10:30am–1pm, or
  • 2:30pm–5pm

Visitor appointments are not available for Saturdays. We can only offer one daily visitor appointment out of session, usually 1-5pm.

For more information on how to make an appointment please see Visitors.

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