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.


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NIDA’s highly anticipated June Productions Season announced: re-imagined masterworks that stretch every creative muscle

17 May 2022 Falsettos, How I Learned To Drive, Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Seagull to be staged in NIDA venues over ten days offering a rich array of stories and ideas, presented by 130 of Australia’s most highly-trained practitioners and led by distinguished professional theatre artists.

NIDA congratulates outstanding alumni nominated in this year’s Logie Awards

16 May 2022 Thirteen NIDA alumni have been nominated for Logie Awards this year, across an impressive range of Australian and international content.

Multi-talented Brittanie Shipway launches new play with all First Nations cast

9 May 2022 Writer, actor, singer and NIDA alumna Brittanie Shipway (Musical Theatre, 2016) talks about bringing a personal story to life and feeling at home with a team of fellow alumni in a theatre by the water.
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NIDA Parade Theatre – a space to create for 20 years

6 May 2022 Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of NIDA’s Parade Theatre!
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Development grants awarded to six digital storytelling visionaries through NIDA X program

2 May 2022 Groundbreaking initiative for NIDA Alumni offers mentoring and cutting-edge technical support, funded by the Girgensohn Foundation.

Student Spotlight: IOLANTHE

14 April 2022 NIDA Acting graduand Amy Joyce asks third-year Acting student Iolanthe about her unique on-the-job training.

NIDA first-year props students unveil their first projects

13 April 2022 Introducing NIDA’s first-year props students, who have recently completed their first major projects, researching and realising cultural artefacts.

Are you watching NIDA alumni?

6 April 2022 A talented bunch of NIDA alumni are all over our screens at the moment, across an impressive range of platforms.

NIDA’s graduating make-up artists create, transform and inspire at final Showcase

29 March 2022 Incorporating a year’s worth of learning, experimentation and boundless creativity, this year’s Make-up Showcase spotlighted the talents of NIDA’s graduating make-up artists.
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