215 Anzac Parade Kensington NSW 2033 Australia +61 2 9697 7600
  • Established 1958
  • Location Anzac Parade Kensington NSW 2033 Australia
  • Motto Excellence, Innovation and Access in Arts Education
  • Vice principal www.nida.edu.au
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Australian national training institute for students of theatre, film, and television, based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. It is supported by the federal Office for the Arts, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. NIDA is located adjacent to, and has a strong relationship with, the University of New South Wales. It is a member of the "Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence".
The NIDA full-time courses are accredited higher education courses approved under the (NSW) Higher Education Act, 2001. NIDA is supported by the Australian Government. NIDA's training philosophy, educational expertise and environment are available to the public through NIDA Open, which provides short course training for children and adults, and NIDA's Corporate Performance department, which provides quality training to the corporate world and other specialist areas.
Courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Art include:

Acting (Bachelor of Dramatic Art)
Design (Bachelor of Dramatic Art)
Production (Bachelor of Dramatic Art)
Staging (Bachelor of Dramatic Art)
Costume (Bachelor of Dramatic Art)
Properties (Bachelor of Dramatic Art)
Directing (Grad. Dip. Dramatic Art or Master of Dramatic Art)
Playwriting (Grad. Dip. Dramatic Art)
A 725-seat proscenium arch style theatre with stalls, two galleries, a large stage, fly tower and orchestra pit (Parade Theatre). A self-contained flexible studio theatre, seating 155, with a wrap-around mezzanine and steeply raked seating (Parade Playhouse, formally the NIDA Theatre). Two intimate 80-120 seat spaces with flexible seating arrangement (Parade Studio and Space). Reg Grundy Studio for film and television training and production. A library to accommodate NIDA's theatre and media collection of books, DVDs, CDs, audio-visual and multi-media material.