NIDA Blacktown Arts

Blacktown Arts

NIDA, in partnership with Blacktown Arts, is excited to offer a series of workshops focused on areas in the Performing Arts currently facing a skills shortage. 

Exploring skills employed in creating live and recorded performance, the hands-on workshops aim to help you develop essential skills and gain an insight into the various career paths in the performing arts sector under the expert guidance of industry professionals and NIDA teaching staff. 

This is an opportunity to learn about future training options, explore your potential and to work with some of Australia’s leading artists. 

Free workshop places are offered to residents of Greater Western Sydney aged 15-22. Programmed across 2022 and 2023, each weeklong course will have a specific focus and participants are encouraged to enrol in as many workshops as they like. More information on Blacktown Arts can be found on their website: 

Course Dates Time Enrolment
Introduction to Acting - Grades 9-12 Saturday 15th April 2023 10am - 4pm More Information and Enrol Here
Introduction to Acting - 18-22 years Saturday 22nd April 2023 10am - 4pm More Information and Enrol Here

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the entry criteria?

Course enrolments are open to people aged between 15 and 22.

No previous experience is needed to participate in these courses.

How many spaces are available in the workshops?

Class numbers are capped at 16 people to ensure focused delivery and quality of experience. We anticipate a high level of interest and encourage you to enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Who are teaching the courses?

Courses are taught in-person by teaching artists from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA); all of whom are highly experienced professionals. All teaching artists are working professionals within the screen and theatre sectors and teach either on NIDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Programs or Open Program.

How much do the courses cost?

Free. NIDA and Blacktown Arts are pleased to be able to offer these workshops at no cost to participants. 

Is there a limit to the amount of courses I can enrol in?

No, we encourage participants to enrol for the whole series of workshops that will be delivered across the year. 

Where will the workshops be held?

All workshops will be held at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

What is the length of course delivery on any given day?

Session times are 10am-4pm daily.  There will be a 45 minute lunch break each day.  

Is lunch provided as part of my course?

Courses are not catered. Please bring your own refreshments. 

What should I wear or bring?

  • All materials needed for the course will be provided. 
  • Wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing. It is important that you are comfortable and have freedom of movement.
  • All students must wear closed in shoes.
  • All students should bring along a water bottle, notepad, something to write with and/or a device or tablet.

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