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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Venue Hire


  • Parade Theatre

    As the largest of the theatre spaces at NIDA, the Parade Theatre offers seating for audiences of up to 707 people in its three-tiered, horseshoe-shaped auditorium.
  • Playhouse

    Smaller than Parade Theatre, this venue is designed for more intimate theatre productions, seminars, presentations and for use as a break-out room for larger events.
  • The Space

    As the smallest in our suite of theatres, it provides the ideal venue for more intimate productions and presentations.
  • Studio Theatre

    With removable seating and a wrap-around balcony this venue is often dedicated to the work of emerging theatre makers.

Rooms & Studios

  • Reception Room

    Overlooking Anzac Parade and the University of New South Wales, the room has floor-to-ceiling windows that can be curtained off for audio-visual presentations.
  • Rehearsal rooms

    We have 10 rehearsal rooms, ranging in size (between 100m² and 220m²) and flooring type, offering ideal spaces for rehearsals, casting sessions and workshops.
  • Tutorial rooms

    We have four tutorial rooms, ranging in size from 25-50m² with carpeted flooring and basic technical facilities, offering an ideal space for meetings and small workshops.
  • Studios

    NIDA Theatres houses four studios and an outdoor terrace, ranging in size from 53-73m² with vinyl or timber flooring in the internal rooms.
  • Melbourne studios

    Located in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct, the modern studios are easily accessible and the perfect venue for a personalised event experience.


  • Nancy Fairfax Foyer

    Wrapping around the Parade Theatre, the foyer is ideal for pre and post-event functions.