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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Open Day 2023

From costume design and stage management, to acting and musical theatre, learn more about our course offerings and explore behind the scenes of Australia’s leading dramatic arts educator at NIDA Open Day in 2023.

17 Jun 2023
NIDA Sydney / Online
9:30am - 3:30pm

Missed out on Open Day?

Missed our Open Day on the 17th of June? Catch up some of the exciting events and sessions you might have missed below.

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Welcome and introduction to Open Day

Introduction to Open Day with official welcome from Uncle Peter McKenzie, NIDA CEO Liz Hughes and Head of First Nations Travis Cardona and an overview of the day.

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Alumni Panel + Q&A: Designers & Makers

Designers, Costume and Prop makers in a panel discussion moderator by multi-disciplinary designer and NIDA lecturer, Tobhi Stone Feller, followed by Q&A with audience.

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Alumni Panel: Performers

Join us for a special alumni panel moderated by NIDA’s Director of Partnerships and Development, Jamie Campbell, featuring the star of Netflix’s Heartbreak High and the new feature film Land of Bad from Hoodlum Chika Igokwe (Acting, 2018), Australian stage and screen royalty Susie Porter (Acting, 1995) best known for Wentworth, Puberty Blues, East West 101 and Better Than Sex, and Callan Colley (Acting, 2016) founder of the Actors Kit and performer of numerous stage productions for Melbourne Theatre Company, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre, as well as on screen for both film and television.

Find Your Creative Path

Interested in studying at NIDA, or just curious about what we offer? NIDA Open Day is the perfect opportunity for prospective students to visit campus and get a taste of the NIDA experience. NIDA theatres, workshops, studios and creative spaces come alive with new and current students, ready to explore the arts.

Whether you’re wanting to be centre stage or behind the scenes, on NIDA Open Day you can learn about our courses, meet alumni and current students, observe classroom activities and even watch student productions.

Check out students’ creative work in costume, make-up and more, ask questions during our faculty panels, or explore your creativity in a workshop. If you already know what you want to study, Open Day is an excellent chance to get application tips, straight from faculty and alumni.

At NIDA Open Day, you’ll get a sense of what life at NIDA is like, and where your future with us can take you.

Getting to NIDA

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