NIDA Young people

Young people

NIDA offers a range of courses and experiences for Young People across a variety of disciplines from introductory courses in Drama, Acting on Screen, Music Theatre and Public Speaking to the Young Actors Studio or Residencies for Young People aged 15-18 years.

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 Young People from the curious beginner to the young artist seeking pre-professional training.

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What people are saying

'Zoe went in to this course with a high degree of trepidation, but was encouraged to feel welcome and develop confidence with her comedy. To be honest, I’m amazed Marcel got her to stand up and give it a crack. She only had good, positive things to say about the class and really enjoyed herself.'
Parent, Stand-up Comedy Masterclass, Grades 7-10, Kensington NSW

'I had a wonderful time in this course. I found everyone I met had such a positive attitude towards each other. There wasn’t a point where I felt uncomfortable – it was a very respectful and appreciative environment."
Student, Screen Actors Society, Grades 11-12, Brisbane

'This was such an amazing course and really helped boost my confidence and my acting skills. I learned more in this class than at drama classes at school! Thanks for the amazing experience."
Student, Acting Boot Camp, Grades 7-10, Melbourne


Earlybird discount
Book any children & young people course four 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 $50 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.
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For terms and conditions of all discount offers, please see the terms and conditions page.

NSW Creative Kids vouchers cannot be redeemed online. Contact 1300 450 417 to redeem your voucher.