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Eight original films will be showcased across our Digital Arts festival nightly from 3-6 August. Full programme announced tomorrow. Here's a sneak peek of what is to come... #DigitalArts2020 https://t.co/jpzXNkL6Gi7 hours ago 1
@CAPACOLLEGE and @momentumukarts are excited to announce our first Digital Festival of the Arts! Over the 3-6 July August 2020 we will be premiering an exciting selection of digital films... keep an eye out for more information coming very soon. #DigitalArts2020🌟 https://t.co/GORSq4KCE54 days ago 4
RT @momentumukarts: Momentum Theatre have reached the end of stage one in the research & development of the @ace_national funded play 'If N…6 days ago 2
RT @CreateWakefield: Creative Spotlight: a brilliant new #dancefilm from students @CAPACOLLEGE showcased at @onedanceuk, choreographed by @…6 days ago 4
'Online Motivating Mondays' enable current and new students to continue their training and fitness over the Summer holidays including Physical CORE and commercial and jazz classes. Students have been joining in not only from home but also whilst on holiday! https://t.co/ImmFyl8DBv6 days ago 0
RT @momentumukarts: Did you miss the premiere of 'The Bored Room' yesterday? Showcased in the @onedanceuk U. Dance Choreography Challenge,…1 week ago 4
Make sure to tune in and watch 'The Bored Room' at 6:30pm: https://t.co/YSxq7WLdTd https://t.co/8q3aLat5cI1 week ago 2
We are so proud of CAPA College alumni @emilymaewalker who has been cast in the new West End production of Frozen! Incredible news! ❄️ #FrozenLondon Meet the cast here: https://t.co/MCQVpiVlk4 https://t.co/LE8S7mZ2GI1 week ago 2
As CAPA College's multi award-winning, in-house Performing and Creative Arts Company, Momentum is home to the next generation of world-class performers. Find out more about Momentum here: @momentumukarts https://t.co/TgcJuOCpsb1 week ago 3
Although the summer holidays have arrived for CAPA College, our Outreach and Education programme has lots of exciting things to come! Make sure to follow CHARGE on Instagram to keep updated: https://t.co/teV6Ig7qnH https://t.co/f3i240Ag2C2 weeks ago 2

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.