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!

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Welcome to The Conservatory

Your acting career begins here

Join us for a
Free Open House

June 8, 2016
June 22, 2016
July 6, 2016
July 20, 2016

To attend, please email Nan Ficca at
At these free events, you can tour the school and meet faculty members and staff in the company of other students.  
visit our 
open house page
 or call 202-333-2202

1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007

Attend a Free Open House

June 8, 2016 at 6:30PM
June 22, 2016 at 6:30PM
July 6, 2016 at 6:30PM
July 20, 2016 at 6:30PM

Call us at 202-333-2202 for more information.  

At these free events, you can tour the school and meet faculty members and staff in the company of other students.  

For more information visit our 
open house page or call 202-333-2202

Meet with an Admissions Representative

Call us at 202-333-2202 or click here to set up a time where you can visit the school and speak one-on-one with an admissions representative.


​​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.