Acting and performing arts classes with NIDA

Whether your child is an eight-year-old attending their very first drama class, a 16-year-old wanting to improve their audition skills, or a budding filmmaker wanting to sharpen their camera skills, NIDA Open provides an environment where every student is nurtured, no matter their age or stage. Our experienced tutors ensure each course is tailored to students varied artistic interests and experiences, while providing a creative and inspiring learning environment for all.

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About NIDA Open

Based on the National Institute of Dramatic Art’s world-renowned training techniques, NIDA Open offers a range of fun and engaging performing arts classes for kids of all ages, experience and skill levels.

Educating and training Australians in the performing arts for over 20 years, NIDA Open courses are led by experienced tutors. They provide a safe and encouraging environment where kids can unleash their inner actor, build confidence and find their creative voice, ensuring an enriching experience for everyone. NIDA Open offers short courses and holiday classes in Brisbane and around Australia. The team of course managers, tutors and staff are all professionals with experience across theatre, film, TV, entertainment and education.

Explore courses in acting, singing, drama skills, improvisation, musical theatre, filmmaking, directing, costume design and more!

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Real world performing arts training for kids

Courses at NIDA Open provide practical skill-based learning in the performing arts, led by industry experts with a focus on personal and creative development. These classes are based on the same training that has helped NIDA graduates achieve success on the stage, on-screen and behind-the-scenes.

A great holiday activity, NIDA Open classes offer kids a fun way to ignite their imagination and develop skills such as communication, leadership and collaboration – qualities that NIDA Open students will benefit from for life!

Nida Open classes for kids in Brisbane

NIDA Open runs acting classes in Brisbane all year round, including short courses during school holidays and in term time.

Spring school holidays, 21 September – 4 October 2020

  • NIDA Drama School for grades 3–10
  • Acting Boot Camp for grades 3–12
  • Stage and Screen School for grades 3–10
  • NIDA Audition Preparation for grades 11–12
  • Screen Actors Society for grades 11–12

Term 4 classes, 17 October–6 December 2020

  • Drama for grades 3–10
  • Acting on Screen for grades 4–12
  • Next Stage for grades 4–10
  • Public Speaking and Communication for grades 7–10
  • Acting for grades 11–12

New online classes

  • Stories Alive for grades 3–4
  • Drama for grades 3–10
  • Auditions & Screen Tests for grades 4–10
  • Perfect Public Speaking for grades 4–10
  • Write On! for grades 7–10
  • Locked Down Stand-up Comedy for grades 7-10 …and more!

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Location and further information

NIDA Open face-to-face classes are run from TAFE Brisbane, South Bank, and St Laurence’s College, Brisbane.

For more information please call 1300 450 417 or visit

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