Welcome to CAPA College

Excellence in the Arts

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.

CAPA College was rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ in January 2022.

Dance: Contemporary and Commercial

Drama: Stage and Screen

Musical Theatre: Performing Arts

Production Arts: Technical and Creative Theatre

Film and TV: Cinematography and Performance

Latest News

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CAPA College Summer School is back!

 

Our summer school will run from the 12th – 16th August 2024! This promises to be an inspirational week jam-packed with incredible classes delivered by CAPA College’s team of West End stars and industry specialists.

 

Find out more HERE

Facilities

New Home

 

In September 2022 CAPA College opened the doors to our new, purpose-built, specialist facilities on Mulberry Way (opposite Wakefield Westgate Train Station). We worked with the ESFA, designers and developers to create these inspiring, bespoke, industry-standard facilities. The new CAPA College home is a centre for excellence in the Arts with dance, drama and signing studios, media suites, film studios, design suites, production workshops and theatres.

Meet the Patrons

CAPA College is proud to announce our patrons! 

 

From West End superstars to award-winning directors, CAPA College are supported by an incredible array world-renowned industry professionals.  

 

Our Patrons include world-famous choreographer and theatre director Dame Arlene Phillips DBE and chart-topping West End & Broadway star of Wicked, Kerry Ellis! Amongst other amazing artists, we are also excited to announce that award-winning producer and West End star Shanay Holmes and Olivier Award winning set and costume designer Morgan Large are also CAPA College Patrons. 

Alumni Success

Emily-Mae graduated from CAPA College in 2014, before continuing her Musical Theatre training and gaining a BA Honours in Musical Theatre at the Arts Educational Schools. Emily has since starred in multiple West End and Touring Productions including 1st cover Motormouth Maybelle/Dynamites in the national tour of Paul Kerryson’s Hairspray, Pippi in Pippi Longstocking (Royal and Derngate) and Bulda in Disney’s Frozen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Emily is currently starring as Nicki Marron and cover Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard UK tour.

Danny graduated CAPA College in 2016 and continued his training at Arts Educational Schools, gaining a BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre. Following his training, Danny made his West End debut as Pepper in Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre. Since then, Danny was understudying Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium and starred as Wayne Osmond in the UK tour of The Osmonds. Most recently, Danny is ensemble and first cover Galileo in We Will Rock You at the London Coliseum!

After graduating from CAPA College in 2016, Kennedy went on to train in Ballet and Contemporary Dance at Rambert. Since then, Kennedy has become an internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, working for companies such as Phoenix Dance Theatre, Humanhood and Akram Khan Company. As well as this, Kennedy is also Artistic Director of Trinity Laban Youth Dance Company and his own company, Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre. Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre is based in London, creating work that represents many cultures, life experiences and stories.

After graduating from CAPA College in 2018, Carragon went on to train at Urdang Academy, graduating in 2021 with a BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre. She now works as an actress in the film industry and in 2023, Carragon starred as ‘young Claire’ in the film Greatest Days. The film is a Take That Jukebox Musical directed by Coky Giedroyc and written by Tim Firth!

Travelling to CAPA College

CAPA College is situated opposite Wakefield Westgate train station which makes us easily accessible for anyone wishing to travel here in the North of England. Take a look at our travel map to see how you can reach us on public transport from your nearest location.