This World Theatre Day we’re recognising 60 years of NIDA and its dramatic contribution to theatre in Australia.

27 March 2019

World Theatre Day celebrates the value of theatre as an art form and that can simultaneously entertain and challenge audiences. 

This World Theatre Day we’re shining a light on Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) which is celebrating its 60 years of learning.  

In 1960, just 23 students had graduated with a Diploma in Acting. Today, NIDA welcomes 200 full time students to campus and more than 12,500 students participating in their open courses. 

NIDA also provides corporate training to over 2900 clients each year. Watch our video to see the range of courses NIDA offers and how they help to develop our next generation of performing arts professionals: 

NIDA is one of 8 national elite performing arts training organisations funded by the Australian Government to support Australia's creative sector.

NIDA offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Scenic Construction and Technologies, Technical Theatre and Stage Management. They offer a Master of Fine Arts in Cultural Leadership, Design for Performance, Directing, Writing for Performance and Voice. NIDA also offers Vocational Diplomas in Live Production and Technical Services, Musical Theatre, Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services), and Stage and Screen Performance. 

Find out more: 

•    Visit the National Institute of Dramatic Art website