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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Behind the Scenes (Supporter Events)

Enjoy the exclusive benefits of being a NIDA supporter through our Behind The Scenes annual giving program.

Behind The Scenes gives you the opportunity to engage with the NIDA community while supporting NIDA’s world-class education and training.

Supporters can meet like-minded performing arts enthusiasts and engage with an exciting calendar of unique events prepared only for them. These include:

  • Talks with NIDA alumni and industry professionals, giving insights into contemporary storytelling
  • Student productions and showcases, including exclusive talks with guest directors and creative teams*
  • Bespoke theatre experiences
  • Film screenings featuring NIDA alumni
  • Behind The Scenes tours and class observation opportunities

Donate Now

Any donation over $1,200 will gain access to the Behind The Scenes program for you and a guest for 12 months.

Gifts of more than $2 are tax deductible. Your names will be acknowledged on the NIDA website and on the Supporters screen in the Nancy Fairfax Foyer for 12 months.

Upcoming Behind the Scenes Events


Sydney Theatre Company at The Wharf Theatre
Van Badham's "A Fool in Love" skewers modern wealth obsession and class divides through hilarious 17th-century farce, blending old-world wit with sharp social commentary. Featuring NIDA Alumni in both cast and production team.

$81 per ticket


Belvoir Theatre Company at the Upstairs Theatre
In a 1970s Australian boys' school, Tim and John's love survives societal changes and a positive HIV diagnosis. Tim Conigrave's memoir, adapted by Tommy Murphy in 2006, explores love, identity, and life's complexities. This production features NIDA Alumni in both cast and production team

$79 per ticket


Watch third-year actors perform voice-overs, bringing characters to life with a backdrop of screen moments from iconic films, cartoons, TV shows and animations.


Raise the Curtain

Join us for NIDA’s annual fundraiser, Raise the Curtain, with fabulous entertainment by NIDA students and distinguished alumni, food and wine, and covetable raffles and auctions.

$550 per ticket


Ensemble Theatre
In the Swiss Alps, Patricia Highsmith's solitude is interrupted by a young man from her publisher's office, sparking a high-stakes game that blurs fiction and reality in Joanna Murray-Smith's psychological thriller, featuring NIDA Alumni in both cast and production team.

$81 per ticket