NIDA Pirate School, Grades K-1

Pirate School, Grades K-1

Holiday course

Meet mermaids, fight pirates, discover new lands and create your very own high seas adventure. Make costume pieces from craft materials. Invite friends and family to join in the adventure at the end of the course! Pirate School is a fun way to introduce younger school aged children to a full-day Drama School style program at NIDA.

Course components

  • Communication: Participate in games and exercises that promote vocal expressiveness and confidence in communication.
  • Creative play: Explore creative practice through group storytelling and physical adventure.
  • Characters: Experiment with vocal and physical expression to create characters for performance.
  • Design: Create simple craft costume pieces
  • Performance Skill: Introduction to live performance


Children enrolling in this course must be of school age and confident to participate in full-day activities. If your child is not yet attending school, please see our creative play classes for pre-school 2-5 year olds.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms. * Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Children attending primary school grade equivalent holiday courses must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  • NIDA staff will supervise students at all times. Students are not permitted to leave the advertised venue without parental permission.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list