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Day two of audition week! We have been overwhelmed with the amazing talent showed so far! Also a well done to all of the current students that performed incredibly! 🎶 #AuditionWeek https://t.co/N4QzxDCg9u2 hours ago 1
CAPA College audition week has arrived! We are excited for an incredible start to our Audition & Interview Week! We are excited to see all of the tremendous talent that the next generation of performers have to offer! 🌟 #AuditionWeek https://t.co/7qrlYejZqn1 day ago 1
Did you miss Live@ LOBBY 1867!? Enjoy Kaytie-Jo and Jack singing Shallow (A Star Is Born). 🎙️ Our next event at @lobby1867 is Wednesday 4th March, we hope to see you there! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more: https://t.co/JAz9T7CWUO https://t.co/Sb9n4AmOlz2 days ago 1
Students were rehearsing over the half term for their Connections performance. CAPA College students will perform two plays which have been commissioned by the @NationalTheatre. They will be first performing on the 26th February! ⭐ @LeedsPlayhouse https://t.co/UkS9dYpMBl2 days ago 5
Wonderful news! Proud of you! https://t.co/hdcVEhoBmo3 days ago 0
Sneak peak at what CAPA College have been up to over the half term... Students have been filming with a Pilot Theatre Company filmmaker. They have made their own music videos in response to their new play Crongton Knights. It will be screened at York Theatre Royal in February! https://t.co/cmkTVSEWp53 days ago 3
RT @KingEcgbert: Thanks so much to Sean from @CAPACOLLEGE for inspiring our boys this week. https://t.co/8oUoT61dAA4 days ago 5
Congratulations Tyler! Super news & super proud! https://t.co/GzvkBBBPUX4 days ago 0
Amazing news Alexa! Congratulations! Proud! https://t.co/lDlFs9DhI44 days ago 0
*** CAPA College Auditions *** If you applied to join us in September 2020 you should now have received an invitation to audition. Please confirm your attendance online ASAP. See you all soon! ⭐ https://t.co/o8fW8s1pKK5 days ago 6

CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) welcomes its first cohort of over 100 students from across Yorkshire and beyond

Wakefield’s first Department for Education (DFE) funded Free School opened its doors in September 2018. CAPA College, a specialist Arts college for students aged 16-19, was one of only 53 Free Schools to open in England this year. It is set to become a flagship for Arts Education in the North. 

Over 100 excited students arrived at CAPA College in Wakefield in September armed with outstanding GCSE results, a passion for the Arts and an eagerness to take the first step towards a career in the Creative Arts. 

CAPA College is not your average Further Education institution. At CAPA College students will receive professional Arts training in a range of disciplines – from singing, dancing and acting to costume, set and lighting design – alongside rigorous academic study. Over two years of full-time study students will obtain the equivalent of four A levels as well as the skills, knowledge, training and experience they need to progress to universities, vocational Arts conservatoires and Arts-based employment. 

Students are enrolled on four distinct pathways (Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Production Arts & Media) and will benefit from tuition from professional teachers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, designers and technicians while enjoying access to industry-standard facilities. Alongside an outstanding curriculum, students will gain extensive experience performing throughout the UK and working alongside professional artists, companies and theatre venues. 

Claire Nicholson, Strategic Director of CAPA College says, ‘We are delighted to be launching CAPA College. It is testament to the vision and tenacity of our accomplished CAPA College team. Together we will deliver the highest quality training, education and pastoral guidance to support talented students who are serious about pursuing a career in the Arts.’ 

This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for CAPA College (part of Enhance Academy Trust) which will see a significant expansion in the upcoming years. CAPA College will be moving to purpose-built premises on Mulberry Way, Wakefield (opposite Wakefield Westgate train station) in September 2020. As the gateway to Wakefield, CAPA College will offer more opportunities, more facilities and more support to students across the North of England. CAPA College are currently renting temporary accommodation at Cathedral Academy, Wakefield.