We believe that young people need and deserve access to great facilities in order to achieve. Since 2000 we have been very fortunate to have our base at the Old Town Hall in London’s Belsize Park. Here we have a complex of three buildings connected by a light and bright atrium space and incorporating a purpose-built performing arts and media block. Financed with Arts and Heritage Lottery funding for the millennium, with additional donations raised from a range of sources, we are now able to provide a fantastic environment for creative and talented young people to succeed.
For the 21st century
Fully accessible and blending Victorian, Edwardian and 21st century architecture, the Old Town Hall is an eclectic and stimulating base. It has a range of rooms and state-of-the-art facilities to support our creative curriculum. As well as a theatre space and dance studios, we have ceiling height for aerials and trampolining, music rooms, a drama studio, the sensory pod, a recording studio, video and music technology suites, changing rooms, a one-to-one fitness and pilates space, and much more.
For the community
Firmly located at the heart of the community, Wac Arts also houses a variety of charities and organisations including the University of the Third Age (U3A) and Akademi South Asian Dance UK to form a vibrant community arts hub. Within the limitations of a learning and leisure environment for hundreds of children and young people each week, we are committed to be as ‘open access’ as possible. Our Artists in Residence scheme (AIR) nurtures artists from different disciplines and is regularly open for public viewings. We also offer a range of public classes and performances, rooms for wedding and function hire, and everyone is welcome to visit the Old Town Hall by appointment and to have a look around!