Acting and performing arts holiday classes with NIDA Open!

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Reignite your creativity this summer with NIDA Open!

Summer is here and NIDA Open is back in Brisbane with performing arts classes for grades 3–12!

Starting from Monday 10 January 2022, NIDA Open will be running some of its most popular short courses at St Laurence’s College in Brisbane.

Whether they’re wanting to try their very first drama class, or looking to extend their knowledge and deepen their creative practice, there are a variety of short courses to suit children and young people of all ages and skill levels.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is a centre of excellence in theatre, film and television, with short and part time courses focused on practice driven training in a supportive and nurturing environment. NIDA Open gives aspiring artists the space to extend their creative skills set, make new friends, find new areas of confidence, and step into a magical world of imagination.

Upcoming NIDA Open holiday courses in Brisbane

NIDA holiday workshops

NIDA Drama School for grades 3–6 and grades 7–10

A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and movement, devising, acting and rehearsing scenes.

Acting Boot Camp for grades 3–6, grades 7–10 and grades 11–12

A fast-paced intensive course for acting recruits: build skills in fundamental acting technique including improvisation, character development and scenework.

Screen Acting Boot Camp for grades 3–6 and grades 7–10

Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting. Build your on screen confidence as you develop skills in improvisation, character development and script work.

Acting for Stage and Screen for grades 3–6 and grades 7–10

Experience the power of voice, movement and improvisation as you rehearse and perform scenes from plays, films and TV.

nida television courses

TV Presenting 101 for grades 11–12

Build vocal and physical presence as you explore interview techniques and present lifestyle pieces to camera. Develop your on-screen persona in this practical exploration of TV presenting.

Hitting Your Mark: Screen Acting for grades 11–12

Whether you’re in Home & Away or The Avengers, one of the most important skills is being able to ‘hit your mark’. It can also be the hardest to master.

Off the Cuff: Improvisation for grades 11–12

Start with nothing, risk everything and learn how to impress on stage in every moment. Learn fundamental short and long form improvisation skills, improve confidence, explore creative spontaneity, and develop core acting skills.

Auditions Masterclass for grades 11–12

Get audition ready with NIDA experts as you learn the skills of audition preparation. Practise, present and perfect your material and participate in a simulated audition process.

Earlybird offer: Book 4 weeks before the course start date to receive a 10% discount!

For more information on NIDA Open courses, please call 1300 450 417, or visit

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