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

Musical Theatre: Performing Arts

Production Arts: Technical and Creative Theatre

Film and TV: Cinematography and Performance

Outstanding Results 2023

2023 Results: 100% pass  rate, 99.7% A*-C

The CAPA College Class of 2023 celebrated OUTSTANDING results exceeding all national averages with an incredible 100% pass rate and 99.7% A*-C.

Fantastic results and so well deserved for this wonderful cohort of students.

As if the exam results weren’t incredible enough, there is even more to celebrate with the news that 100% of students are progressing to their first choice destinations including professional arts employment and places at the leading UK and international conservatoires and universities.


CAPA College is proud to announce our first ever 4-day Summer

Take-Over, offering young people, aged 8-16, the opportunity to gain experience and training in all aspects of the theatre. This includes how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, fuelling yourself on a budget to sustain energy for dynamic, physical roles within the arts.  


Dance Workshops – Commercial, Hip-Hop

Musical Theatre – Creative lessons where students can explore choreography ideas through modern day themes.  

Drama Workshops – Working on confidence building using drama activities, including devising, directing ensemble theatre.  

Singing Workshops – Expressing yourself through the power of song working on new and existing repertoire.


We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of AMPLIFY Arts Festival! 


AMPLIFY stands for: AMP (Amphitheatre), L (Local), I (international), F (festival), Y (Yorkshire) 

 Bringing together an array of INCREDIBLE artists, this event will launch a unique Northern performance space at CAPA College’s state-of-the-art venue and outdoor amphitheatre! Audiences will experience a SPECTACULAR lineup of world-class professional companies and emerging artists across all fields of the arts industry! 


You can find out more information and book tickets to each event below. 


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. 

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 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.

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.

CAPA College 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!