NIDA offers a range of courses and experiences for children across a variety of disciplines from Creative Play for pre-school children to the Next Stage theatre program for primary school grade 3-6 students. Our courses run in conjunction with the school term and holidays in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and in other major capital cities and regional centres at selected times throughout the year. There’s a course to suit all children from the curious beginner to the aspirational artist.

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What people are saying

'My daughter had a wonderful time, thank you for putting on such a great program. This was our first NIDA course and it was a wonderful experience for our daughter. She enjoyed meeting new friends with similar interests and loved the tutors.'
Parent, Miracle and Rhyme: Musical Theatre, Grades 3-6

'Great program for shy but witty kids as mine. Though she was exhausted by end of day one, she was very eager to go back on day two. I was particularly impressed with the simple and effective design of the program.'
Parent, Screen Acting Boot Camp, Grades 3-6


Earlybird discount
Book two weeks before the course start date and receive a 10% earlybird discount.

Concession and Industry Membership Discount
Holders of the following concession cards or industry memberships are entitled to an additional 5% off the cost of all NIDA Open short courses.

  • Australian Government Health Care Card
  • Arts Hub Membership
  • MEAA Membership

Creative Kids NSW
Claim your $100 Creative Kids voucher today.
As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great.
For more information regarding the Creative Kids program, or to learn more about the more than 40 government savings and rebates to help with your cost of living, visit

For terms and conditions of all discount offers, please see the terms and conditions page.

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