Offering music, dance, drama and art to children and adults since 2004 We provide tuition for students (both adults and children) with a range of goals and skill levels, from beginner right through to NFQ Level 5, preparing them for college or university. We make a student's stay with us be as comfortable, inclusive, productive, and enjoyable as possible. To achieve this we have state-of-the-art premises, modern syllabi's, and professional staff who have degrees, gigging experience, and teaching experience. In fact, every teacher here has a minimum of 5 years teaching experience, some with over 10 years. We also provide a range of performance opportunities for our students from concerts to open mics, from plays to full scale musicals, and from street theatre to outreach programmes. Now in its 16th year, WAMA was built up gradually from scratch to provide the facility and equipment that we have today. It is a privately run school and is not state-funded. We love what we do and care about the happiness and progress of our students. Please feel free to call in to chat to us about your needs. We are here to help!


Dance | Drama



Paint & Colour | Drawing | Construction | Fabric & Fibre | Print  | Clay



Ukulele | Acoustic Guitar | Electric Guitar | Classical Guitar | Bass | Piano |

Drum Kit | Percussion | Voice Training | Violin | Cello | Music Club



Mandolin | Banjo | Flute | Bodhrán | Tin Whistle | Fiddle | Uilleann Pipes



Rock Band | Drumming Band | Ukulele Orchestra | Guitar Ensemble | Choir



Songwriting | Music Technology | Music Theory



The Live Room Theatre, located in The Arts Complex, serves as a 160 seated theatrical space and a 250 standing live music venue suitable for families.  Under 18s are welcome, and no alcohol is served on the premises.


In September 2014 we launched our very own in-house theatre with a special concert by Jack L (aka Jack Lukeman) and since then have hosted an array of acts, tribute bands, cover bands, puppet shows, musicals, plays, and many more diverse shows and events.  The Live Room Theatre provides the students of WAMA with fantastic opportunities to see professional artists, both national and local, including access to live music acts that would otherwise typically perform in pubs and clubs.


Not only is it a space for the pros to perform in, it's also a forum for our own students who can participate at open mics, teenage kicks, battle of the bands, recitals, plays, musicals and even play support to the professional acts. The Live Room Theatre is a gem in our facility and is a service that we are very proud to offer!  Events in our theatre are for all ages, are fully supervised, and are always free from alcohol.  Tickets are discounted by up to 50% for WAMA students and their immediate families.







The Waterford Academy of Music & Arts operates from a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in Waterford City:


  • Theatre/Venue (160 seater)
  • Art Gallery
  • Recording Studio
  • 3 Dance Studios
  • 2 Drum Studios
  • Art Studio
  • Costume Studio
  • Hair & Makeup Studio
  • 15 Classrooms
  • Car Park (right outside front door)
  • Spacious lobby/waiting area (seated)
  • Baby Changing area
  • CCTV security system







The Arts Complex, home of WAMA, TheatreBox, and the Live Room Theatre also provides hourly rentals of studio space to individuals, bands, clubs, societies and groups groups practicing theatre, yoga, dance, exercise, prayer, photography and much more. The studios we offer are clean and uplifting to rehearse/teach in.

The Art Complex provides a friendly and energetic atmosphere for your club or organisation. For more information on studio rental please contact Trevor on: 051 821014

051-821014                     Passage Cross, Dunmore Road, Waterford City

051-821014                     Passage Cross, Dunmore Road, Waterford City