In addition to theatre work, NCDA grads participate in commercial, film, and television work in the DC area, including roles on House of Cards, Veep, Lincoln (Feature Film), Discovery Channel, The History Channel, ABC, NBC, FOX, The Wire, The West Wing, and countless other projects.

Alumni are not just successful in DC. We have graduates working professionally in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis, Richmond, Paris, London, Chicago, Miami, Cleveland,  and even Australia and Switzerland. Wherever they end up, graduates become part of a robust network of NCDA alumni and faculty that is always willing to lend a hand and help fellow students navigate the complex world of professional acting.


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The Conservatory has been training students for careers in acting since 1975. The intensive training we offer can help make your acting dreams a reality. Graduates of the Conservatory are an essential part of DC area theatre and film community.

Conservatory alumni have worked at:
1st Stage
Adventure Theatre
Arena Stage
Constellation Theatre Company
Disco Jesus Productions
Encore Stage and Screen
Faction of Fools
Forum Theatre
Flying V
Folger Theatre
Ford's Theatre
The Hub Theatre
Imagination Stage
Kaiser Permanente
The Kennedy Center
Keegan Theatre
MD Renaissance Festival
NextStop Theatre Company
No Rules Theatre Company
Olney Theatre Center
Pallas Theater
Rep Stage
Rorschach Theatre
Round House Theatre
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Signature Theatre
Studio Theatre
Synetic Theater
Theater Alliance
Theatre J
Washington Stage Guild
WSC Avant Bard
And many, many more...

Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
*The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is not affiliated with the Federal Government, the District of Columbia Government, or any other state or local government. The "National" in the name of the institution refers only to our location.
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About The Conservatory

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Washington, DC 20007
United States