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Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

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.