National Institute of Dramatic Art

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is a leading Australian centre for education and training in the performing arts is based in Sydney, New South Wales. Founded in 1958, many of Australia's leading actors and directors trained at NIDA, including Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson, Judy Davis and Baz Luhrmann.

National Institute of
Dramatic Art
Established1958; 64 years ago (1958)
Kensington, Sydney
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Australia (Map)

33.9158°S 151.2252°E / -33.9158; 151.2252

NIDA's main campus is based in the Sydney suburb of Kensington, located adjacent to the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and is made up of a range of rehearsal and performance venues. Its performance venues include the Parade Theatre (also the name of an earlier venue in NIDA's history); the Space; the Studio Theatre; and the Playhouse, while the Rodney Seaborn Library forms part of its library and the Reg Grundy Studio is a training and production facility for film and television.

NIDA uses unparalleled practice-based learning, working on real productions. NIDA offers bachelor's, master's and vocational degrees in subjects including acting, writing, directing, scenic construction, technical theatre, voice, costume, props, production design and cultural leadership.

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