1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007           202-333-2202

​​The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is Washington, DC's accredited acting training program. Students at NCDA work closely with a faculty of professional actors, directors, producers and playwrights who are actively working in theater, film and television here in the nation's capital.

     The Conservatory complies with rules and regulations from the
 ACCSC and USDE, which means that students are eligible to apply for government financial aid: grants, subsidized loans, etc. It also insures that the curriculum is continually reviewed by a panel of education experts and industry professionals.

 Tuition at NCDA is competitively priced for the area, and dramatically lower than similar programs in New York City. Why let price get in the way of following your dreams.

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.   More than 90%* of our graduates find work as actors within six months after graduation.

     We have been training people for careers in acting since 1975. The intensive training we offer can make your dream of working as an actor a reality. 
​Why wait?
 Click here to begin your career in theater, film, and television!

Attend one of our
2017 Open House Events

Sat. June 10th @ 2 PM
Wed. June 14th @ 6:30 PM
Sat.  June 24 @ 2 PM
Wed. June 28 @ 6:30 PM
Wed. July 12 @ 6:30 PM
Sat.  July  22 @ 2PM 
Wed. July 26 @ 6:30 PM
Wed. August 9 @ 6:30 PM
Sat. Aug. 19th at 6:30 PM  
(See a student performance at 8PM)

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Can't make one of our
Open House dates?

No problem. Schedule your individual visit to learn more.

Email our admissions director at NFicca@theconservatory.org or call 202-333-2202 to schedule your visit.

​​Come See a Show!

Students in fourth semester and the Advanced Training program have performances that are open to the public. Click here for more information on current and upcoming productions.

Our Graduates work regularly in theatre and film all around the country. Click here to check out what NCDA graduates are up to.

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