Students work closely with a faculty of professional actors, directors, producers, and playwrights who are actively working in theater, film, and television in the nation's capital. The intensive training we offer can make your dream of working as an actor a reality. 

​Tuition at NCDA is competitively priced for the area and dramatically lower than similar programs in Los Angeles and New York City. 

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April 27 @ 2 PM and 8 PM​

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*Followed by an optional student performance at 2 PM


The National Conservatory of 

Dramatic Arts offers Washington, DC's only accredited actor training studio program. The Conservatory has been preparing people for careers in acting since 1975. 

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. ​​

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The Conservatory complies with rules and regulations from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and the USDE, which means that students are eligible to apply for government financial aid in the form of grants, subsidized loans, etc.

Accreditation also ensures that the curriculum is continually reviewed by a panel of education experts and industry professionals.

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Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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