NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We also wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this country's sacred homelands, and in particular, students and other First Nations members of the NIDA community.

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NIDA Green: green-skilling the creatives of the future

19 August 2022 Australia’s leading dramatic arts educator, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) today announced NIDA Green – a plan to become a leading sustainability educator in the arts and entertainment industries.

Catch NIDA Alumni at a theatre near you!

11 August 2022 NIDA alumni are busy on stage and backstage across a wide variety of theatre productions all around the country. Below is just sample of where you can see some of these great performances – and catch some of the incredible creative work of alumni – in the coming months.
Richard Frankland AM

NIDA welcomes Richard Frankland MA

5 August 2022 NIDA is thrilled to welcome renowned creative leader, author, poet and musician Richard Frankland MA as the  inaugural Elder in Residence.
5 minutes with 5 grads

5 minutes with 5 grads

3 August 2022 NIDA alumni are working across the entertainment, arts and culture industries in Australia and all over the world. Catch up with these five talented recent alumni and discover what's coming up on a stage or screen near you!
Mark Grentell Directing

Alumni spotlight: Mark Grentell, Director of Spectre Studios

29 July 2022 We recently caught up with NIDA alumnus and Spectre Studios Co-Founder Mark Grentell (Directing, 2008) who wants to encourage more regional students to pursue their creative dreams at NIDA.

Are you watching NIDA alumni?

20 July 2022 NIDA alumni are on the world stage, across an exciting range of content.

NIDA announces new regional program: NIDA CONNECT

16 July 2022 NIDA has announced a brand-new national learning program designed and dedicated to outer metropolitan and regional communities across Australia. NIDA CONNECT will launch over the next few months and provide a wide range of creative opportunities across live and digital storytelling.

NIDA alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

14 July 2022 NIDA congratulates alumni Sarah Snook (Acting, 2008), Murray Bartlett (Acting, 1991) and Julio Himede (Design, 1999), all nominated for Emmy Awards this year.

Vivid installation lights up NIDA

12 July 2022 Inspired by the kaleidoscope of lights and colour of Sydney’s Vivid Festival, third-year Properties and Objects student Madison Williams illuminated NIDA's Nancy Fairfax Foyer with large-scale installation Dancing Light.
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