NIDA Young Actors Residency, 15-18 Years

Young Actors Residency, 15-18 Years

Holiday course

Commencing Monday 8 January 2024

Work with industry experts and NIDA tutors in an intensive Residency course exploring core acting techniques and their application to a variety of material. Develop and extend your acting skills within a highly motivated group. NIDA’s Residencies are designed for people with a commitment and curiosity to undergo intensive artistic development over an extended period of time. Applications are accepted internationally as well as nationally, to create a vibrant cultural hub.


Week one: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January, 10:00am–5:00pm

Explore professional performance practice in voice, movement and acting. Develop confidence in applying technique to text in a scene study intensive.

Week two: Monday 15 January – Friday 19 January, 10:00am–5:00pm

Develop your screen presence through rehearsal, reflection and shooting scenes for camera. Build a practical understanding of the shooting process and gain insight on how to work towards industry standards.


  • Explore improvisation as a tool for devising scenes and characters
  • Develop the ability to respond to a variety of scripts
  • Engage in effective collaboration with others
  • Adapt acting skills to the screen context


  • Sydney


Two Week Residency

Early bird fee: $1,215
Full fee: $1,350

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 wear unrestrictive and comfortable clothing for all performance related course.
  • Please wear closed in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • It is compulsory to wear closed-toe footwear in any classes which take place in the Reg Grundy Studio or any of NIDA’s theatres.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook and bottle of water to all classes.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Students in courses for 15-18 Years will not be supervised in breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

Application Information

Entry to NIDA Residencies is by selection. Please enrol in the class below to lodge your application. The deadline for applications is the Friday 8 December 2023.

  • All applications will be considered within 10 workings days and the outcome of your application will be advised by e-mail.
  • You will receive a post enrolment form via email after your application. Please submit information about your previous experience and what you hope to gain from attending the course in this form.
  • NIDA Open will select participants based on this information. If you are successful you will receive a link to pay the remainder of the course fee. Group size will be restricted to ensure individual attention.

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