Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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In line with the UK Government guidance issued on Monday evening 17th March, we are now taking steps to play our part in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.

Wac Arts has always been safe haven for everyone, especially those who are vulnerable and at risk and our thoughts are with all of our community at this time.

However, as of 09:00 Wednesday 18th March, we made the difficult decision to close the building to the public and temporarily suspend our on-site provision and services.

We as a team are working hard to see what we can do to support remotely and will update our website as soon as we have more information for you.

The following page will be used as a single point of information for all of our Wac Arts community. We will update this page with latest updates and information as and when it is available.

Please follow the link below to latest UK Government guidance on Coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Information for our Young People and Communities

We will be suspending Junior and Senior Wac Arts until further notice. Our aim is to resume delivery as soon as possible. We will email you further information as circumstances change. If you require further information then please email Info@WacArts.co.uk

Diploma

Diploma will be suspended until further notice and all showcases and public performances are cancelled. If you require further information then please email Steve.Medlin@WacArts.co.uk

Youth Inclusion

All programmes have been suspended. We are currently reviewing how we can offer some services remotely (notably our buddying and transitions service). We will be in touch with families individually to review options on a case by case basis. Once we have established new ways of working, we will look to expand our virtual provision to our wider community.

Please contact us via email Wonderwac@WacArts.co.uk

Information for Building Partners and Space Hire Clients

We are following government advice and asking our own staff to work from home wherever possible. Our Building Services team will be operating a skeleton staff until further notice.

We aim to remain open for you to access the building if you deem it critical, if this is the case please email Glenn.Middleditch@WacArts.co.uk asap. This is subject to us having fit and well staff (and also those of our cleaning contractor) to open safely. However we strongly recommend you follow government advice and minimise social contact.

Empowering young people to change their world through the arts

We believe in the infinite power of the arts to unleash the extraordinary potential of young people. Wac Arts offers inclusive performing arts and media programmes for young people aged 5-26.

Inclusive Performing Arts and Media Training

Weekend and evening enrichment programmes, summer and holiday projects and a full-time professional training course in the Old Town Hall, Belsize Park in the borough of Camden. Wac Arts has a wide range of halls, studios, rehearsal facilities and meeting rooms for hire. Increasingly recognised as one of London’s top venues for performing arts clientele and a creative hub for our community.

Junior Wac Arts

Classes for 5-14 years old on Saturdays from September to May and in the school holidays.

Senior Wac Arts

Sunday classes for 14-26 year olds who are seriously thinking of a career in the creative and performing arts.

Inclusive Programmes

Inclusive performing arts and media opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

All our courses are fully inclusive but we also offer a range of specialist disabilities and inclusion programmes too.

“Wac Arts means an expanded life. A better life. A chance to open up with likeminded people and grow as a person. That’s what I felt in the eleven years I’ve been here”
John Gaine, Senior Wac Arts student and Wac Arts Ambassasor

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Building Partners

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Recording Studio

Fully equipped recording studio operated by HMVS (Hampstead Music and Voice Studio)

Wac Arts
Old Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP

General enquiries: 020 7692 5800
Programmes: 020 7692 5888

Email: Info@WacArts.co.uk

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