Help CAPA College grow the Arts Community in Wakefield 


In September 2022 CAPA College will move into our new purpose-built home on Mulberry Way, Wakefield. Help us purchase the specialist teaching equipment we need to grow the Arts Community in Wakefield. We’re seeking £11,318 to create a professional recording studio. 

West Yorkshire to the West End


CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) is one of the most exciting and innovative education providers in the North of England. Every year students from across Yorkshire and beyond flock to our corner of Wakefield to pursue their dreams of becoming the next Hollywood star, Oscar-winning filmmaker, director, choreographer, entrepreneur or creative. 


Over two years of full-time study students (aged 16-19) achieve the equivalent of four A Levels, a portfolio packed with transferrable skills and all of the performance experience they need to progress to higher education and their chosen professional careers in Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre, Production Arts or Media. 


With an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating (Jan 2022), an alumnus in every major West End show, consistent 99% A*-C results, a ranking in the top 1% of all post-16 providers nationally for student progress, awards and accolades from the National Theatre, BBC, Sky TV and Arts Council England and almost 6 applicants for every place, CAPA College is a tour de force in Arts Education. 

Our Campaign


With generous support from Enhance Academy Trust and the Department for Education, our building work is complete. We have an incredible flagship Arts centre with amazing internal spaces. It is, however, an empty shell. 


What makes CAPA College innovative is the quality of the education and outreach that we offer. We want to ensure that our students and participants have access to the BEST: the best opportunities, the teaching, the best equipment, and the best technology. and the best opportunities.  


We are therefore seeking funds to equip the building with the specialist teaching equipment we need to truly become a beacon for Arts education. 


In our temporary accommodation we adapted a small space, previously used as a dressing room, into ‘The Redbrick Studio’. With the aid of basic recording devices this enabled our students to record their own vocal arrangements to share on our social media channels. This was a primitive setup and, until now, we have been unable to develop this further. 


With support from this campaign, we want to purchase the industry-standard equipment required to turn this into a professional operation. We would love to give our students the opportunity to showcase their skills as recording artists and vocalists, explore new creative industries through sound producing and recording and be in a position to support the community and local emerging artists. 


In the wake of the pandemic, the move towards digital arts has become an integral part of the performance and creative industries and we think being able to offer access to a professional recording studio will futureproof CAPA College for years to come. 


Sitting alongside 5 rehearsal studios for solo, ensemble singing and instrumental practice, the newly-equipped Redbrick Studio will: 

  • Inspire the next generation of recording artists 
  • Enable the recording and dissemination of professional tracks 
  • Support new and emerging artists 
  • Welcome professional recording artists
  • Facilitate the creation of audition tapes, showreels and music videos 
  • Advance the study of music production 
  • Produce live broadcasts of Redbrick Studio sessions 
  • Be an invaluable resource for artistic communities in the North 


The following equipment will provide the initial kit-out of The Redbrick Studio and enrich Wakefield’s growing cultural community at a pivotal point in the regeneration of the city.  Should we surpass our target, we will be able to obtain more equipment with cutting-edge digital capabilities. 

  • Mac Studio computer – £3,999 
  • Lewitt LCT 1040 microphone with shock mount – £2,999 
  • Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 camera – £3,015 
  • Blackmagic URSE Studio viewfinder G2 – £1,305 

We are incredibly proud of our alumni success. Last year we achieved 99% A*-C results with 99% of our students progressing to Higher Education institutions including Arts Educational School, Rambert School, LAMDA, Guildford School of Acting, The Place, LABAN, Urdang, Mountview, RADA and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

With your support, the Redbrick Studios could become a professional operation, giving our students the opportunity to showcase their skills as recording artists and vocalists and supporting local emerging artists and the community. 

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