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Thank you to everyone that attended our alumni event! We had a wonderful time taking a step back in time with so many CAPA College graduates - make sure to opt into emails so that we can contact you for future events!⭐ Read all about the day here: https://t.co/gVPq7OF239 https://t.co/ds7VROR2oa15 hours ago 5
RT @reecemcmahon: I left @CAPACOLLEGE in 2014. It’s just as much a family now as it was then - such a great trip down memory lane today wit…3 days ago 2
What an AMAZING day reuniting the CAPA College alumni!! 💛 Thank you to everyone that joined in today, there was an incredible turn out. We hope that you have enjoyed the day as much as we have! Here are just some of the highlights from today! #CAPACollegeFam #StepBackInTime https://t.co/txpG3QEJ1J3 days ago 3
RT @lukejharley: So so so so amazing to see such lovely happy faces today at the @CAPACOLLEGE event. I miss it so much and can’t wait to go…3 days ago 2
RT @cam_wright30: What an amazing morning catching up with @CAPACOLLEGE staff and alumni - it was so good to see everyone! Miss you all mor…3 days ago 2
RT @DominicBooth_: had an absolute BLAST with @CAPACOLLEGE and the rest of the Alumni today! so heart warming to see so many familiar faces…4 days ago 2
RT @johnwilliam_w: CAPA COLLEGE REUNION 🌞✨🌻👏 so amazing to see everyone again and GET A SWEAT ON 🔥 beautiful people, and a wonderful colleg…4 days ago 3
RT @joey97t: What a fantastic day, having a good dance and catchup with the @CAPACOLLEGE family! It’s so great seeing everyone’s faces even…4 days ago 2
Amazing to see so many CAPA College alumni enjoying today's virtual reunion event!💛 https://t.co/U9cLuIu3qS4 days ago 2
RT @Sophie_Devs: My heart is SO FULL (and face is very red) after an @AlexBowen92 jazz class this morning. Been waiting 2 years for that an…4 days ago 4

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.