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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 0
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

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.