Little Thespians, All the World’s a Stage

NIDA classes in Newcastle create opportunity for positivity.


There is an incredible demand for children and young people to express and unleash their ideas and energy in drama.

Creative classes are an opportunity for children and young people to get in touch with their positive selves.

It’s so exciting to be able to teach creative learning to young people in Newcastle face to face again,’ said Director of NIDA’s Public Programs, Tricia Ryan.

We are following the strict social distancing and health guidelines in all of our classes, and parents, carers and students can be confident they will be learning in a safe environment. We encourage everyone to take part this Spring.’

In Newcastle in the Spring school holidays, children and young people can follow in the footsteps of Emmy-nominated actor Sarah Snook and leading film and television actors Remy Hii, Miranda Tapsell, and Hugo Weaving, who learnt their craft with NIDA’s professional performance training.

All our holiday program tutors are professionally trained, practising industry professionals with experience in theatre, TV and film,” said Ms Ryan.

They are committed to inspiring students of all ages, experience and interests to find their unique artistic voice and giving children and young people the confidence and ability to speak up and share their ideas with the world.’

From 26 September, NIDA Open will be running its popular short courses in face-to-face classes in Newcastle, with introductory to advanced classes for different age groups in acting for stage, screen, TV presenting, costume design and audition preparation.

NIDA has also designed a selection of new online courses for children and young people who can’t make it to a classroom but still want to creatively connect and learn.

For more information on NIDA Open spring courses, please visit nida.edu.au/spring.

NIDA is a registered provider for the NSW Creative Kids program.