CAPA College provides full time Arts training and education for students aged 16-19 and aims to inspire, train and educate the next generation of performers, creatives, designers and technicians.
CAPA College’s team of top professional teachers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, designers and technicians alongside industry standard facilities ensures that CAPA College delivers the highest quality training, education and pastoral guidance to support talented students who are serious about pursuing a career in the Arts.
In September 2021 CAPA College will be moving to its new, purpose-built, specialist facilities on Mulberry Way (opposite Wakefield Westgate Train Station). We are currently working with the ESFA, designers and developers to create these inspiring, bespoke, industry-standard facilities. The new CAPA College home will be a centre for excellence in the Arts with dance, drama and signing studios, media suites, film studios, design suites, production workshops and theatres.
As we prepare to move into our new state of the art premises in the centre of Wakefield in September 2021, we have launched a tender to appoint a contractor to operate the onsite café/restaurant.
Bronwyn James graduated from CAPA College in 2012 before gaining a BA Hons in Acting from ALRA. She is now a professional actress with credits which include Hangmen (Court Theatre and West End transfer), Call The Midwife, Cold Feet and the BBC’s The ABC Murders (2018). Bronwyn is best known for the character Fanny Lambert in Harlots. She will return to our screens in ITV’s Wild Bill later in 2019.
Alex Bowen graduated from CAPA College in 2010 before continuing her Musical Theatre training at Bird College and Arts Educational Schools London. She is now a professional performer, choreographer and teacher. Alex recently took on the starring role of Kiki Dee in the world premier of Dusty alongside Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound. We’re thrilled that Alex has returned to CAPA College to teach jazz and choreography to the Class of 2020 as well choreographing two of our incredible Main Stage performances for Move It 2019.
Rae Clarke graduated from CAPA College in 2014. She recently completed a BA Hons in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre at Bird College and is now working as a professional model and actress. Since leaving CAPA College Rae has clocked up a number of acting and dancing credits and in 2018 she made her professional debut on the silver screen as part of the ensemble cast of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again alongside Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Amanda Seyfried.
Niall Egan graduated from CAPA College in 2016 before studying for a BA Hons in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School. During his time at LCDS Niall worked with the Batsheva Dance Company as well as choreographing his own work for the Robin Howard Dance Theatre and modelling for the London Queer Fashion Show. He has just been awarded an apprenticeship with the Richard Alston Dance Company and will be touring with them in the UK and USA in 2020.