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

'NIDA has given me the knowledge and confidence to expand my horizon and do so many more things. I have got 0 bad things to say about my experience at NIDA! :)'
NIDA Drama School, Grades 7-10 student

'I had the best time ever at NIDA, it was extremely well put together and I am definitely coming back. The time was used really, really productively and the set up for the course was just really well put together. Thank you for your efficiency and my NIDA experience was all round amazing!! My teacher Sara was absolutely amazing, she was fun and super friendly, and she had so much experience herself. My NIDA experience is definitely something I will remember for a long time, and it was so amazing."
NIDA Drama School , Grades 7-10 student


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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