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.


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 Programs

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

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.