Admission to The Conservatory
The Conservatory caters to students from all walks of life: from recent high school graduates to the recently retired. Whether you have never acted before or you have been performing since you were a child, NCDA provides the training and guidance needed to take the step into the world of professional acting. What are you waiting for?
The Conservatory 3-Step Admission Process
Complete the application for admission which you'll receive once you visit - You will need to provide an official high school transcript (Undergraduate and graduate transcripts are acceptable).
Participate in an audition workshop with a faculty member.
Previous experience not required, just a passion for acting, some nerve and a willingness to work hard.
1556 Wisconsin Avenue NW
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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Phone: 202 333 2202
Washington's Accredited Actor Training Studio
Other ways to get to know us
Check out our social media links to learn more about The Conservatory, our projects on stage and film, and our alumni.
Check our calendar and attend of our student performances. All performances are FREE of charge and what better way to see the actors we are training now.
The Conservatory's admission process is "rolling." We accept students year-round. First semester classes begin January, May, and September. The application process is individual applicants do not compete against other applicants.
Third Year Ensemble