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The first week of our remote learning timetable is over and we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback! A huge well done to staff for making virtual learning possible and to the students for their dedication and positive attitudes along the way! #SeeYouOnline #CAPACollegeFam https://t.co/v7OkaLKlmf14 hours ago 3
Proud of you Maddy! Wonderful news! https://t.co/OuKTQJiYqh15 hours ago 2
Happy World Theatre Day from CAPA College! Throughout the years we have staged performances of We Will Rock You, Cabaret, Les Misérables, West Side Story and Sweeney Tod... plus many more! Which is your favourite? 🎭#WorldTheatreDay https://t.co/4Yec4yfKO319 hours ago 5
CAPA College's remote learning timetable has been jam-packed with everything from theory work and insanity workouts to singing core and commercial classes this week! Here is Tom teaching a LIVE ballet class whilst students receive real-time feedback on their technique! https://t.co/geu4xSJmNB2 days ago 3
RT @AlexBowen92: So glad Liv is loving it! It’s so good to be able to keep everyone active and learning! @CAPACOLLEGE are doing awesome thi…2 days ago 1
RT @artwalkwake: Students from Wakefield's @CAPACOLLEGE college due to perform this eve have lots of recorded performances which you can en…3 days ago 4
It is brilliant to see so many CAPA College students enjoying their remote learning timetables!💛💃 #KeepDancing #RemoteLearning https://t.co/m1Nk1ciEDe3 days ago 1
Today we have officially begun the CAPA College remote learning timetable! It was AMAZING to have an online meeting between over 200 students and staff! Here is our very own Keith Luke Gillott preparing for his urban class.🌟 #DanceInIsolation #SeeYouOnline https://t.co/AqGAfmRQdU4 days ago 9
CAPA College students might not be in the dance studios this week but that doesn't mean that they won't be dancing at home! We can't wait to begin our new CAPA College remote learning timetable from tomorrow. 🕺 #StaySafe #KeepDancing https://t.co/v3rNI6C6i55 days ago 2
Wonderful news Edward! Congratulations! https://t.co/XfoSBCuuZy7 days ago 0

Planning permission granted for CAPA College’s (Creative and Performing Arts College) new, permanent home on Mulberry Way, Wakefield

Today planning permission was granted for a new, permanent home for CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) on Mulberry Way (opposite Wakefield Westgate train station). The state of the art, multi-million pound facilities will house dance, drama and singing studios as well as industry-standard production facilities, a 150-seat theatre, a public cafe with outdoor terrace and an amphitheatre.

‘We’re absolutely thrilled at today’s news,’ says Strategic Director Claire Nicholson. ‘This building is about much more than bricks and mortar, it is about being in a position to offer more opportunities, more facilities and more support to talented and creative young people from across Yorkshire and the North of England.’

Since opening its doors as Wakefield’s first DfE-funded Free School within Enhance Academy Trust in September 2018, CAPA College has set its sights on becoming a flagship for Arts education in the North. It has already enjoyed a phenomenal couple of terms with a range of professional workshops, creative projects and live performances at The Hepworth Wakefield, Cast in Doncaster and ExCeL London.

This year CAPA College received an unprecedented number of applications for September 2019. It was heavily oversubscribed across all of the four course pathways: Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre and Production Arts & Media. The new facilities will enable the college to significantly increase their intake to 500 students across two year groups ensuring that as many students as possible have access to professional Arts tuition and training.

‘We passionately believe that talented and creative young people aged 16-19 should have access to the best Performing and Creative Arts education and training right here in the North of England’ says Artistic Director Eddie Copp.  ‘We inspire, train and educate the next generation of performers, creatives, designers and technicians. CAPA College is a vital stepping stone to professional Arts employment as well as higher education and national and international conservatoires.’

Construction work is expected to start in late Spring with the project complete in September 2020. In the meantime CAPA College will continue to rent temporary facilities around Wakefield.