NIDA: Acting, Drama, Performance Workshops For Children (2yrs+)

  • Preschoolers

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading institution for dramatic arts education and training. NIDA is based in Kensington in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and operates from multiple locations across the Greater Sydney region. NIDA offers a range of acting, drama, and performance courses and experiences for children and young people across a variety of disciplines, from Creative Play for pre-school children, to the Next Stage theatre program for primary and high school children.

Courses run in conjunction with the school term and holidays, and there are courses to suit everyone, from the curious beginner to the aspirational artist!

NIDA Creative Play provides an entertaining and supportive learning environment designed especially for pre-school aged children and their families. It actively engages children and parents in storytelling and artistic practice through voice, movement and dramatic play based activities.

NIDA offers introductory through to advanced courses for children and young people during the school term in a variety of disciplines including creative play, drama, acting on screen, music theatre, singing & acting, public speaking and more.

Each term focuses on a particular area:

Term 1: 9 February–4 April 2019
Improvisation & Performance Craft

Term 2: 4 May–27 June 2019
Voice & Movement

Term 3: 3 August–26 September 2019
Devising & Contemporary Performance

Term 4: 19 October-12 December 2019
Script Work & Staging

NIDA offers introductory through to advanced school holiday courses for children and young people in a variety of disciplines including Acting for Stage, Acting on Screen, TV Presenting, Music Theatre, Film Making, Production, Design, Writing for Performance and more.

Autumn school holiday classes run 13-27 April.

School Holiday Sydney Locations:

Want to save $100? NIDA Open is a registered Creative Kids provider. Visit to claim your voucher!

Got questions? Please call on 1300 450 417 or email [email protected].


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Mar 24 2017

call them and: once you enroll in a course, you cannot get a refund or a credit for later use if you find your two-year old is not enjoying the class. no paid trial is available. short courses are different from normal term classes ... Hmmmmm, am I willing to pay $175 with the real possibility that after 15 mins in the first class it turns out it's best not to continue the term and just throw the whole $175 away? Don't think I will consider this the best class available out there given no consideration for what a 2-3 year old child is like.