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Here is a sneak preview of CAPA College's incredible acapella ensemble in action! Want to hear more? 🎶 Come visit us at The Lobby 1867 on Wakefield Westgate on Wednesday 29th January! Students will perform a ten minute set, on the hour at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm at 8pm! @artwalkwake https://t.co/9IzyJhsEd422 hours ago 3
**FINAL CHANCE TO APPLY** Do you want to join us in September 2020? TODAY is your very last chance to apply! Don't miss out and apply now: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/jqDIj1nvkN2 days ago 4
**ONE DAY LEFT TO APPLY** The deadline for 2020 applications is TOMORROW! Don't miss your chance - apply now: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/ZcbIg9FwtI3 days ago 5
Do you dream of a career in the Arts? Our graduates have gone on to become professional dancers, actors, singers & technicians. Start your journey at @capacollege. Applications for September 2020 entry close TOMORROW. 💃 Apply today: https://t.co/DoECrHAVw2 https://t.co/S0rqFv6Jim3 days ago 4
Thank you to everyone that attended our Open Day on Sunday, we hope that you enjoyed experiencing just some of what CAPA College has to offer you! ⭐ If you want to be the next rising star - apply by the 24th January: https://t.co/ZX40NaL0JX https://t.co/DhDpvVSimY4 days ago 6
Throwback to our performance at the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival! https://t.co/DA5Kq19mQU4 days ago 0
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the CHARGE BOYS taster session. 🌟 All successful applicants will receive a letter in the post confirming times for Saturday 25th January 2020. We can't wait! https://t.co/xD96tGYgVS5 days ago 2
RT @artwalkwake: We're looking forward to welcoming @lobby1867 to their first #Artwalk on Wed 29 Jan! Head to the bar on Westgate to hear…5 days ago 3
**3 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY!** Do you want to spend your next two years non-stop singing (even in the rain)...? Then CAPA College is the place for you! 🎶 Applications close this FRIDAY! Apply now: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/yr34gnlril5 days ago 2
Last week our Production Arts and Media pathway headed off to the Alhambra Theatre to watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.🎭 Here they are with the production stage manager, Richard Herrick, who gave the students a Q&A and stage tour! https://t.co/sOLy7QegBw6 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.