Attend one of our 
2017 Open House Events
Wednesday - Feb. 1 - 6:30 PM
Wed. Feb 15 - 6:30 PM
Sat. Feb 25 - 2:00 PM

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Can't make one our 
Open House  dates?
No problem. Schedule your individual visit to learn more.
Email our admissions
​director at or call 202-333-2202 to schedule your visit.

​Open House
visit our 
open house page
 or call 202-333-2202


1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007



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 a guidance needed to take the step into the world of professional acting. What are you waiting for?

Admission to the Conservatory is a three-step process:

  • The first step isvisiting the school and taking
    a tour.  We believe that’s the best way for you
    to determine if the Conservatory is the right
    choice for you.  You can either schedule a
    private meeting with an admissions 
    representative or attend one of our Open
    Houses and see the school in the company
    of other prospective students.  You’re also
    welcome to attend any of the
    free student performancesthat are open to the general public – they’re a great way to see what you’ll be doing in your second year of training.  To schedule a private visit, attend an Open House or see a free performance, please call us at 202-333-2202.

  • The second step involves downloading and filling out an official application form here.  Completing it will require obtaining a copy of your high school or college transcripts (if applicable) and paying a one-time, refundable application fee of $30.

  • The final step involves auditioning for members of our senior faculty after participating in a one-on-one monologue workshop with a faculty member.  The free monologue workshop provides student applicants with an excellent preview of the training they will receive in the classroom and allows the  Conservatory to assess individual students’ readiness to benefit from its actor-training curricula.  The workshop and audition can be scheduled either during an initial visit or at a subsequent visit, depending upon your preference and availability.Call today to start making your dream of working as an actor a reality.

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