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Have you seen the plans for our new building? Do you want to help shape the future of @CAPACOLLEGE? We’re recruiting for a Dance Course Pathway Leader, Digital Creative Media Teacher, Business Development Manager & Marketing & Comms Officer. Apply by 28/4: https://t.co/JLtB2f4nZs https://t.co/pjELFHy9UD19 hours ago 7
Don’t forget applications for our Drama Teacher post close at midnight tonight. Apply online here: https://t.co/JLtB2f4nZs https://t.co/QdK09qp00E2 days ago 2
Calling all Drama Teachers... We're looking to recruit a full-time individual to teach across a variety of stage & screen units inc drama theory, page to stage, devising & scriptwriting. Are you interested in joining us? Applications close tomorrow! https://t.co/JLtB2f4nZs https://t.co/fnqfX39l993 days ago 10
Huge congratulations to @CAPACOLLEGE graduate @emilymaewalker who will be taking on the role of Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors at @StoryhouseLive from 10 May-2 June. Well done Emily! We're so proud #CAPACollegeAlumni https://t.co/G7ftcvyaZB7 days ago 0
Happy Good Friday from all at CAPA College! Have a wonderful Easter weekend 🌟7 days ago 1
Are you passionate about Arts Education? We’re currently recruiting for Dance Course Pathway Leader, Drama Teacher, Teacher of Digital Creative Media, Business Development Manager & Marketing & Communications Officer. Find all the details on our website! #CAPACollege #recruitment https://t.co/FBd0eMw3hG1 week ago 5
RT @racecottam: We are thrilled that CAPA College has obtained planning permission. We are very proud to be involved in this exciting proje…1 week ago 2
Yay! Huge congratulations to @CAPACOLLEGE graduate @AliceProctor. We’re very proud! #CAPACollegeAlumni #CAPACollegeFam #proud https://t.co/VbefkbKCoa1 week ago 2
RT @AimeeLougood: Getting loads of memories on Facebook of “Stateside” showcase at @CAPACOLLEGE ... ahhhh I miss CAPA, forever grateful to…1 week ago 1
Thank you Jon. We love working with you too. Your finale workshop was one of the highlights of the day! https://t.co/2Y32R1umqg2 weeks 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.