The Waterford Academy of Music & Art (WAMA) is a stage school, music school, art school and theatre all under one roof!

Located just behind the garage at Passage Cross on the Dunmore Road, WAMA is now the premiere music and arts school in the South-East


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 professional premises, professionally developed 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 experience. 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 14th year, WAMA was built up gradually from scratch to provide the state-of-the-art 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!




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 including guitar legend Pat McManus, magician Jack Wise (pictured above), Rob Strong, 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. LISTINGS





- Live Room Theatre

(160 seats, pro lighting rig, pro pa system, air conditioned)


- Art Gallery


- Recording Studio


- Dance Studios


- Art Studio + Set Building Workshop


- Costume Studio


- Hair & Makeup Studio


- 15 Classrooms


- Car Park (right outside front door)


- Spacious lobby/waiting area (seated)


- Baby Changing area


- Defibrillator


- 24 CCTV security system recording in every classroom







WAMA would like you to join us in celebrating Harvest this year by making Harvest wreaths using a variety of materials at the newly refurbished art studio at WAMA. All materials supplied.


Tutor: Anne Mc Donnell

Price: FREE



Sat 12th September:

11:00 to 12:15 for ages 5-6

12:30 to 13:45 for ages 7-9

14:00 to 15:15 for ages 10-12


Sun 13th September:

11:00 to 12:15 for ages 5-6

12:30 to 13:45 for ages 7-9

14:00 to 15:15 for ages 10-12


Please call us on 051-821014 to book your slot

051-821014                     Passage Cross, Dunmore Road, Waterford City

051-821014                     Passage Cross, Dunmore Road, Waterford City