IADA: An introduction

The Indian Academy of Dramatic Arts (IADA) offers vocational training for actors who wish to make a career in Films and Television.

Indian Academy of Dramatic Arts (IADA) Acting School

IADA is established with an aim to build an outstanding reputation as a renowned centre of excellence, offering the best possible facilities, exceptional teaching and strong links with the industries that employ our graduates. IADA’s student population is expected to be a diverse community, united by a shared passion for theatre-making. The Academy will focus on the professional standard of its student productions, which will be attended by agents, casting directors and theatre practitioners, and facilitate their employment in theatre, film and television.

Among the many things which are distinctive to IADA is the extraordinary level of personalisation throughout all the training – the skills of highly experienced specialists are harnessed in providing a training tailored to the needs of each individual student.


We consider diversity to be enriching and a vital part of what makes us one of the world leaders in providing vocational training. We encourage the opportunity for self-development regardless of age, background, disability, gender, nationality, political persuasion, race, religious belief or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from disabled applicants and encourage them to disclose relevant information regarding any disability when completing their application form, to enable us to provide additional support during the interview process.

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