Wac Arts - Empowering young people to change their world

Wac Arts

The Old Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
Visitor Info

Based in the Old Town Hall in Hampstead, we are just across the road from Belsize Park station. We run performing arts and media training for young people aged 5-26, as well as hosting external bookings. We are also home to many building partners, including Akademi and Kids Camden.

Wac Arts has been driven by the needs of children and young people for nearly 40 years. Working with hundreds of young people aged 5-26 annually; Wac Arts provides weekend, evening and holiday programmes as well as unique Full-time performing arts course and a vibrant disability and inclusion programme. Wac Arts is a creative hub where young people build confidence, artists connect, and other arts and cultural organisations thrive.

“We rehearse up in leafy north London in a fantastic arts centre. You’ve got lots of older people there doing University of the Third Age and then you’ve got lots of young people running around trying to get into the arts, so its a very creative space and its lovely”
Damian Lewis, actor (on rehearsing The Goat at Wac Arts, March 2017)

Wac Arts prides itself on offering fully inclusive programmes that celebrates diversity. Wac Arts offer an arts programme that responds to young people’s interests and requests, working with artist tutors and art forms which reflect the diverse and vibrant communities and society that young people grow up in today.

“Attending Wac Arts every Sunday as a teenager transformed my life. I cannot overstate the continuing importance of having such institutions accessible to young people in London”
Sam Beste- Alum and professional musician (Previously played keys in the Amy Winehouse Band)