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Completely in the festive spirit after three INCREDIBLE performances from our MT and Production students tonight. So proud of their stunning, sophisticated vocals, fabulous "choir-ography" and slick lighting and sound! Halls were well and truly decked! https://t.co/67f5qRVCPp9 hours ago 1
Wow! Fabulous news from alumna Monique!! https://t.co/aHjFxR5wOv9 hours ago 0
RT @ZoeRyder3: Just watched ‘Deck the Halls’ @CAPACOLLEGE wow just wow...fabulous voices and amazing harmonies...well done everyone 🌟10 hours ago 1
RT @brien_lou: @CAPACOLLEGE Wow! What talent! And what a wonderful way (as ever!) to enjoy the build up to Christmas. Thank you to everyone…10 hours ago 1
RT @bagsdaisy543: @CAPACOLLEGE the talent just keeps on coming, amazing evening watching such talented kids, so proud of our girl @arwen_ca10 hours ago 1
RT @tylerschofiel15: Feeling very blessed with being apart of @CAPACOLLEGE !! So grateful for the opportunities and training I’ve been give…10 hours ago 1
Thank you for having us @wakeybondholder, our students loved performing and we hope that everyone enjoyed the event! https://t.co/0wV5XfjHTZ24 hours ago 0
*LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE* Make sure you pick up your tickets for Deck The Halls! Performing TONIGHT, this festive performance is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit! 🎄🎄 Limited tickets available from: https://t.co/wW0r4U6F1H https://t.co/9NNsAZg9HB24 hours ago 2
RT @emtowns_: Excited to go and see @CAPACOLLEGE ‘Deck The Halls’ tomorrow evening!! Good luck to all involved❤️2 days ago 1
***SHOW TIME TOMORROW*** Final rehearsals for our Christmas show ‘Deck The Halls’ are sounding spectacular! Make sure you don’t miss out and join us tomorrow at Unity hall. ❄️ Buy your ticket at: https://t.co/wW0r4U6F1H https://t.co/GtsMn1stxd2 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.