Senior Wac Arts

Enter into the professional world of performing arts and media.

Senior Wac offers Sunday classes for 14-26 year olds who are considering a career in the creative and performing arts, or who are looking for high quality training to develop their skills. Our artist tutors are top professionals in their disciplines with a vast range of experience to share.

About Senior Wac Arts

Senior Wac Arts is a vibrant training ground for emerging talent in the world of performing arts and the disciplines of digital media.

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Our programmes are delivered by industry professionals who offer a high standard of training to help attendees reach their full potential, and bridge the gap between being a beginner to becoming a professional. People trained via our programmes have gone on to become award-winning Arts professionals, and many have been supported to enter into the highest standard of formal Arts education.

We have excellent facilities with full disabled access at our building, only minutes away from Belsize Park Underground station.

Please see below for our full class list, fees and term dates. For more information and to apply, please complete the online application form up via the buttons below, or at the bottom of this page.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are currently delivering our classes online via Zoom. If you have any concerns about accessing classes digitally – whether that’s needing hardware or further guidance – please contact our Engagement Officer at Lydia.Entwistle@WacArts.co.uk

Class list

Drama 14-18

Our tutors are well-versed in industry knowledge for theatre and TV. They will provide you with need-to-know practices for audition prep, monologue performance and presentations. This is an ideal experience for those attending drama school or responding to industry call outs.

Drama 18-26

Our tutors are well-versed in industry knowledge for theatre and TV. They will provide you with need-to-know practices for audition prep, monologue performance and presentations. This is an ideal experience for those attending drama school or responding to industry call outs.

Singing 1:1

Our 1:1 vocal coaching sessions offer bespoke, professional techniques and training used to fine-tune your voice for solo performances, recording sessions and musicals.

Creative Writing

These sessions are designed to support you in the development of captivating storytelling. We’ll explore techniques in character creation, nailing narratives, journaling, scriptwriting and more.

Young Producers Programme

Ever wondered how your favourite shows, gigs and festivals get made? Come along and learn how to do it for yourself. Producing experts Poet in the City will be covering Curating, Programming, Marketing and Production. You’ll then have the chance to support our Creative Producer in delivering the big Wac show next year.

Artist Tutors

Ed Theakston

Actor, director and theatre-maker and co-founder of collaborative theatre company We Are Kilter.

Katie Coull

Writer and director and co-founder of the theatre companies Dead Leaf Theatre & We Are Kilter.

Ela Kalicka

Musical Theatre performer, violist and singer-songwriter.

Nadia Gasper

Writer and founder of Scribble Ink, dedicated to mentoring writers throughout their creative process.

Other Opportunities

Senior Wac Arts has a range of extra activities to broaden and enrich the experience for participants, while they are with us. This includes career days, specialist sessions in audition and interview technique, and a Youth Voice programme that aims to develop leadership skills and empower those attending to shape the design and delivery of our Wac Arts programme.

In addition to our weekend programme, there are intensive holiday courses that provide opportunity to focus on areas of special interest or learn new skills, such as aerials and circus, parkour, 3D printing, animation and more.

Please follow us on social media to stay updated with our offer.

Our Alumni

We have worked with over 30,000 people across more than 40 years, and have developed some of the UK’s leading diverse talent.

Among our alumni are MOBO award winner Ms Dynamite, Golden Globe Nominee Sophie Okonedo, Television Award Winners Danny Dyer and Maddy Hill, Get Out and Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya, National Theatre regulars Danny Sapani and award winning director Ché Walker and many more.

Taster Sessions

We offer the option for you try out a class for free to see if you’d enjoy it before committing to a full term. If you’d like to try out a class please email Lydia, our Engagement Officer.

Other Facilities

We have changing rooms, showers and lockers for those taking part in physical activities. We also have a number of quiet, comfortable areas for relaxing or studying between classes.

Fees and Bursaries

We want to make sure that everyone who wants to attend classes in the performing arts and media is able to do so. For this reason, we aim to keep our fees as low as possible for all of our young people.

For those who have genuine difficulties in meeting these fees, we have bursaries available where we can cover class fees in special circumstances. For more information on bursaries please email Lydia, our Engagement Officer.

2020/21 Class Fees – Term 1 (9 weeks)

Performing Arts Classes:
1 class per term – £22.50
2 classes per term – £45.00
3 classes per term – £67.50

Media Classes:
1 class per term – £45.00
2 classes per term – £90.00

Senior Wac Arts Term Dates

Summer Term: 25 April 2021 – 23 May 2021 (5 weeks) 

(half term tbc) 

Timetable

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

General enquiries: 020 7692 5888

Email: Senior@WacArts.co.uk

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