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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Schools & Teachers

NIDA offers outstanding performing arts educational opportunities for both students and teachers. Whether you are a teacher seeking specialist training, or interested in customised workshops for students, NIDA has a variety of unique and creative options to engage and educate.

As the leading arts education institute in Australia, NIDA carefully designs programs to provide dynamic skills development to enhance primary and secondary syllabuses.

Schools Program

The Schools program reflects NIDA’s practice-based training model and emphasises the importance of collaboration and communication in education.

  • School Workshops, Talks & Tours

    NIDA offers specific learning programs for primary and secondary students both at NIDA and at your school.
  • Open Day

    Learn about our course offerings and explore behind the scenes of Australia’s leading dramatic arts educator at NIDA Open Day.
  • VET for Schools

    NIDA works with schools to provide students and teachers with industry specific Vocational Education and Training (VET).
  • Teachers' Hub

    Your one-stop source for teacher and student resources at NIDA.
  • Plan your visit

    Find out requirements on dates, locations and class sizes for NIDA workshops and courses.

See where NIDA can take your students

For 60 years, NIDA has selected only the most talented individuals from the thousands of aspiring actors, designers and technicians who audition for a place every year.