CAPA College Twitter

Thank you! We were so proud of our students today, not only for their fantastic performance, but also the passion and eloquence of their answers. https://t.co/N3reY1Z7A6 https://t.co/UWDmnPrYvo4 hours ago 3
RT @C4Subject_Assoc: Fantastic emotionally powerful dance display about climate change from young people at @CAPACOLLEGE @britishcouncil5 hours ago 3
RT @EnglishAssoc: At the #GlobalCurriculumUK event we just watched a barnstorming, scary, inspirational, joyful performance from @CAPACOLLE5 hours ago 6
Popped to see the Queen before arriving @BritishCouncil to perform our water inspired piece 'Rise' exploring the effects of climate change. #GlobalLearningConference https://t.co/VgX4OVI0fY9 hours ago 5
It's been a fabulous Mock Audition week for our Year 2 students! Such superb progress, sophisticated choices, thorough preparation and sheer determination on display. Here they are ready for their last Commercial audition this morning. What a way to end the half term! https://t.co/NS1cNzUGeE1 day ago 10
So incredibly proud of and lovely to catch up with alumni Kennedy and Jess who were simply stunning in the @PhoenixLeeds performance this week! https://t.co/HlE5QZzc2I2 days ago 4
Dance and MT Pathway students study Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Commercial and Choreography. There are still places left for our Open Days - book now via our website https://t.co/mx5F1uG7Of #Dance #PerformingArts https://t.co/kc6OidTrIE3 days ago 9
RT @tomstannard: Steelworks going up at the new city centre ⁦@CAPACOLLEGE⁩ site opposite Westgate station this morning #localgov #regenerat4 days ago 7
Our Drama pathway students study Classical, Contemporary and Physical Theatre, Acting for Camera, skills in Devising, Directing and Singing and much much more! To find out more and see them in action, why not come along to our Open Days in Nov or Jan. https://t.co/mx5F1uG7Of https://t.co/zbZ15BBrpw4 days ago 8
Production and Media students have had an amazing time learning new lighting skills and helping to set up for @LightNightLeeds with our friends @NorthernBallet Thanks for having us! https://t.co/T62EDvDzbW1 week 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.