The Conservatory complies with rules and regulations from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and USDE, which means that students are eligible to apply for government financial aid: grants, subsidized loans, etc.

Accreditation also insures that the curriculum is continually reviewed by a panel of education experts and industry professionals.

Aug/Sept 2017


Phone:   202 333 2202


Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Second-Year Showcase
Suddenly Last Summer
​by Tennessee Williams

August 18    @ 8 PM

August 19    @ 8 PM 

August 20    @ 3 PM

Washington's Accredited Actor Training Studio

Open House


Students work closely with a faculty of professional actors, directors, producers and playwrights who are actively working in theater, film and television in the nation's capital. The intensive training we offer can make your dream of working as an actor a reality. 

​Tuition at NCDA is competitively priced for the area, and dramatically lower than similar programs in Los Angeles and New York City. 

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​​​Third-Year Performance
A Devised Work with Matthew Bassett of The Hub Theatre

Sept. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9   @ 8 PM

Sept. 2, 3, 9, 10    @ 3 PM

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The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is Washington, DC's accredited acting training program. The Conservatory has been training people for careers in acting since 1975. 

Graduates enter the job market with a strong foundation in the craft of acting, the business savvy to be successful in a competitive market, and a network of professional contacts. ​​

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Washington, DC 20007
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