The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s most prestigious performing arts schools. Boasting several graduates that have made their way onto the world stage NIDA has a reputation for providing inspirational facilities to craft creative spirit. The defining feature of the venue is the intricately designed Nancy Fairfax foyer. The foyer has a three storey glass frontage coupled with an eye catching aluminium veil and high ceilings. As one of Sydney’s most versatile venues NIDA is suitable for almost any occasion.

NIDA is perfect for ceremonies, conferences, launches, gala dinners, corporate events and cocktail parties. The foyer with its long bar can host up to 700 people for cocktail events and 300 for seated. NIDA is a unique space with an adaptable catwalk system perfect for flexible event theming and lighting. In the centre of the institute the drum shaped Parade Theatre holds between 300 and 700 guests in an intimate setting. For those with a flair for the dramatic, large dinners can be hosted on stage.

For those looking for something more intimate, smaller theatres are available with a foyer, bar space and elegant outdoor area perfect for cocktail events and dinners. As one of the exclusive caterers of the venue Forte provides expert theming advice for the unique spaces NIDA offers. If you’re looking for breath-taking atmosphere and just a hint of the dramatic at your next event then NIDA is the perfect choice.



Room Cocktail Banquet Theatre
Nancy Fairfax 700 300  
Playhouse     155
James Fairfax 200 90  
Parade Theatre     709
Parade 100 80 84
Reception 100 60 80


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