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.

Dance: Contemporary and Commercial

Drama: Stage and Screen

Performing Arts: Musical Theatre

Production Arts: Theatre, Film and Media


Help CAPA College grow the Arts Community in Wakefield 


In September 2022 CAPA College will move into our new purpose-built home on Mulberry Way, Wakefield. Help us purchase the specialist teaching equipment we need to grow the Arts Community in Wakefield. We’re seeking £11,318 to create a professional recording studio. 

FREE Year 10 Taster Day

CAPA College are delighted to host a FREE year 10 taster day on the 30th June!


Join us from 10am-5pm to experience life as a CAPA College student. You can expect to meet staff and students, participate in drama, TV and film making or technical theatre workshops, have an exclusive look at our brand new building AND watch a live matinee performance of Lord of the Flies!


Spaces are limited. Book your place below:

CAPA College is Ofsted ‘Outstanding’

During their visit at the end of January 2022, Ofsted were overwhelmed at the quality of education delivered by the teaching team at CAPA College (which is made up of specialist resident teachers and freelance artists; many of whom also have professional careers in the industry as actors, dancers, choreographers, directors, technicians and more).


From the support for students with special educational needs and disabilities, to governance, pastoral care, careers guidance and students’ attitude to learning, CAPA College was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories.


New Home


In 2022 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.

CAPA College Alumni Success

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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, the BBC’s The ABC Murders (2018) and ITV’s Wild Bill. Bronwyn is best known for the character Fanny Lambert in Harlots. 

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. 

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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.