Our Campus - The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

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.


Our Campus

Our Sydney campus is the home of our Higher Education & Vocational courses and is located on Anzac Parade in Kensington. It offers state-of-the-art theatres and learning spaces. We also welcome hundreds of children, young people and adults to short courses through NIDA Open, and professionals from a wide range of industries into our Corporate Training Program.

Our venues are available to hire for everything from dance concerts to business functions to cocktail receptions.

We also have different locations across Sydney and around Australia which host a range of courses through NIDA Open and NIDA Corporate.


What’s on offer

Higher education and vocational courses

We provide an unmatched range and depth of industry-relevant training across performing arts disciplines including, acting, costume, cultural leadership, design, directing, make-up, musical theatre, props, scenic construction, stage management, technical theatre and writing.

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Open courses

At our Sydney campus, students can enrol in short courses, holiday classes, residencies and part-time studio courses. These are open to all ages and abilities, whether you’re looking for a casual hobby or to hone your current set of skills.

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Corporate courses

NIDA Corporate Training is ideal for those seeking to build confidence and presentation skills, so that you can shine in the workplace and communicate with impact.

Corporate Training courses offer skill-based training in communication, presentation, public speaking and storytelling for both individuals and businesses across all industries.

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Venue hire

NIDA is not only an internationally-acclaimed centre for the arts, but it also provides a one-of-a-kind setting for all types of events.

Whether its an awards ceremony, conference, product launch, sit-down dinner or a cocktail reception, NIDA’s team of technical and front-of-house staff use their years of experience to ensure perfect delivery of every event.

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Getting to NIDA

For more information on campus locations, public transport links and parking options, head to our Visit Us page