Forthcoming Academy events

All our up-and-coming events are listed here. Look out for student social events, charity gigs, workshops and associated activities.

Remember, you can also get all our news as it happens over on our Facebook page!

LA Trip 2017

13th-17th October *FULLY BOOKED*

New York Trip 2018

January 2018 *FULLY BOOKED*

Summer School 2018 for 7-15s

Coming Summer 2018!

LA Trip 2018

12th-18th Oct 2018: BOOK NOW

New York Trip 2019

3rd-7th Jan 2019: BOOK NOW

Previous events

Full-time Training Open Day 2018

Thursday 8th February, 10am to 5pm Picking a course is one of the most important decisions to make if you are hoping to achieve a professional career in Performing Arts. If you’re looking for a college with the perfect mix of technique training, performance opportunities, expert tuition and cutting-edge career… » Read more

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

13th August

Summer School 2017 for 8 to 15s

24th July – 4th August

Boys Scholarship Week

24th – 28th July

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

11th June

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

30th April

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

9th April

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

19th March

Musical Theatre London Showcase

2nd March 2017

Full-time Training Open Day 2017

THIS THURSDAY! Come meet us!

New York Trip 2017

4th – 8th Jan 2017 FULLY BOOKED

Auditions - Full-time courses

Sunday 7th August

Summer Courses for 8 to 18s

Book now and put your holidays to good use! 25 Jul – 5 Aug

Auditions - Full-time courses

Sunday 12th June

Auditions - Full-time courses

Sunday 1st May

Auditions - Full-time courses

Sunday 10th April

Musical Theatre London Showcase 2016

17th March 2016

Auditions - Full-time courses

Sunday 13th March

Professional Training Open Day

Thursday 11th February

Auditions - Full-time courses

Sunday 24th January

New York Trip 2016!

January 2nd – 6th, 2015

Winter Ball

5th December

Auditions - Full-time courses

Saturday 29th November

Summer School 2015

If you’re serious about performing arts, make the most of your summer with up to three weeks of serious fun! Want to develop your skills? Meet other future stars-in-the-making? Find out what it’s like to be a professional performer? Or maybe all of the above…? If you’re aged between 8 and 18,… » Read more

Shoshana Bean masterclass

SHOSHANA BEAN in Edinburgh Beyond Broadway Productions presents two fantastic events in Edinburgh this June with Broadway superstar Shoshana Bean! Shoshana Bean Masterclass Saturday 13th June 201510:00 – 13:00 American Musical Theatre Star Shoshana Bean will be holding a Masterclass here at MGA for singers and singer/actors. Participants will be… » Read more

Scott Alan Workshops

** NOTE: Currently SOLD OUT of PARTICIPANT places but accepting names for the reserve list. We do still have a number of OBSERVER places still available so make sure you get in there fast! ** The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is excited to welcome composer Scott Alan in May,… » Read more

Taster Week - Full-time School

A week in the life – one week at MGA 6 – 10 April, 10am – 5pm Ever wondered what it takes to be a full-time student of The MGA Academy of Performing Arts? Think you have what it tales to make a success of professional Performing Arts training? If… » Read more

Sebastian Harcombe Acting Workshop

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP with one of the UK’s finest Acting tutors – SEBASTIAN HARCOMBE, once Director of Acting for Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and current Head of Acting at The Drama Centre, London, is flying up to Edinburgh! He is offering students (who have never been to The MGA… » Read more

Open Day - Full-time School

Picking a course is one of the most important decisions to make if you are hoping to achieve a professional career in Performing Arts. If you’re looking for a college with the perfect mix of technique training, performance opportunities, expert tuition and cutting-edge career development tools, as well as a… » Read more

New York Trip 2015!

MGA students will be having a week of theatre, classes, lectures and sight seeing in the Big Apple in Jaunary 2015. BOOKING NOW: Contact The MGA Academy reception for a booking form! A trip for our students 16+ and a great chance to appreciate both the theatre industry and culture… » Read more

Farewell My Son

26th-28th November 2014

Jr School Open Day

Looking for Dance, Singing and/or Acting classes for children and young people between 4 and 17 years old? Nowadays there are so many to choose from it is important that you make sure you pick the right one!  Established in 2005 as a leading light in Scotland for the teaching… » Read more

MGA Summer School 2014

A summer school to beat all summer schools! MGA Principals Andrew Gowland and Murray Grant have created yet another fabulous four-day course for the summer holidays in Edinburgh. Designed to give young people a real insight into contemporary Musical Theatre performance, training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline… » Read more

The Addams Family - A New Musical!

27th – 28th June 2014

Taster Week - HND

A WEEK IN THE LIFE… HND Professional Stage Dance Workshop Week: 7th to 11th April – five full days Cost: £100 HND Musical Theatre Workshop Week: 7th to 11th April – five full days Cost: £100   Ever wondered what it takes to be a full-time student at MGA? Think… » Read more

Step Into The Movies

29th March 2014 – Hollywood here we come!

Midsummer Night's Dream

Falling in Love can make fools of us all! Join our graduating year of students as they flex their Classical Acting muscles! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy! It portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies… » Read more

Midsummer Night's Dream

23rd and 25th January 2014

Confusions

22nd and 24th January, 2014

New York City Trip 2014

MGA students will be having a week of theatre, classes, lectures and sight seeing in the Big Apple in Jaunary 2014. A trip for our students 16+ and a great chance to appreciate both the theatre industry and culture of the USA and the work ethic of those across the… » Read more

Auditions - Full-Time School

Apply NOW to get ahead of the competition for entry to full-time professional performing arts training at The MGA Academy! We are holding our first round of auditions on December 13th 2013 for entry in September 2014!  If you are hoping for a PROFESSONAL CAREER as a Dancer, Singer, Actor… » Read more

Halloween Ball 2013

Details to follow… Times to be confirmed  

Work Continues...

The Senior Management team here at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts continue to promote our work and dig around for sources of funding in order to make sure that our world-class training is never out of reach (financially) for the most talented students in the UK.  We continue to… » Read more

A Fierce Farewell

28th-29th June, 2013

Audition Technique Workshop

Murray Grant, Marcella Macdonald and Andrew Gowland are running a weekend workshop during the Easter Holidays aimed at preparing for upcoming auditions. Get training, exercises and advice from experienced industry professionals to help you through the audition process. Perfect for those facing auditions for dance or musical theatre college, drama… » Read more

Easter School 2013

Following on from our extremely successful Summer School, we are delighted to announce the MGA Easter School! Designed to give young people a real insight into contemporary musical theatre performance, focusing on both the enjoyment and the discipline of the professional theatre. “Too much fun to know what to do… » Read more

MGA Sponsored Walk

Andrew Gowland and a selection of crazy Full-Time MGA Students will be hitting the hills in order to secure the future of the MGA Scholarship Scheme for 2013! This fundraising walk from The MGA Academy in Edinburgh will cover over 40 miles and takes place from friday 5th April to… » Read more

MGA Open Evening

You are invited to an open evening at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts! Thinking about Full-Time Performing Arts training? Want to find our if MGA could be right for you? Come along and find out! 5.30pm – Registration and refreshments 5.45pm – Welcome from the MGA Directors 6.00pm –… » Read more

Halloween Ball

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts takes the training of its students incredibly seriously and that is why our students are amongst the best in the UK!  That’s not to say we can’t party hard, play hard and enjoy the journey during our time off so JOIN US at our… » Read more

New York Trip 2013

For MGA full-time students and graduates who are 16+ only! Once again in collaboration with Tracy Geltman on Broadway in NYC, our MGA Full-Time students will be having a week of theatre, classes, lectures and… sight-seeing in the Big Apple. We will be leaving at 5am on January 4, back… » Read more

New York Trip 2014

For MGA full-time students and graduates who are 16+ only! In collaboration with Tracy Geltman on Broadway in NYC, our MGA Full-Time students will be having a week of theatre, classes, lectures and… sight-seeing in the Big Apple. We will be leaving at 1am on January 3, 2014 and arrive… » Read more

Published 16/8/17   11:36AM

It's MGA's Edinburgh this summer…

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts are taking the streets of Edinburgh by storm this month after a fabulous end to the year and a busy July. We had an amazing two weeks with our ‘Stage to Screen’ Summer School, welcoming lots of talented young people to MGA to work… » Read more

Published 4/7/17   7:40PM

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Last month we were thrilled to send out another generation of fabulous students into the professional world of Performing Arts – particularly because 2017 marks the first year of MGA graduates from all three course streams. So huge congratulations to all our students: graduating in Musical Theatre, in Dance, and,… » Read more

Published 8/6/17   6:55PM

Make a change - take the next step

Take control of your future with The MGA Academy of Performing Arts! Our final set of ‪auditions‬ for entry in 2017 are coming up in August. As summer gets under way it’s definitely time to think about what you next step is to achieve the career of your dreams! With… » Read more

Published 15/5/17   3:44PM

Spring Season of shows open tonight!

The Spring season of performances by Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre students opens tonight and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us for three very special shows starting tonight, May 15th, and running through until Saturday 20th May, at the Church Hill Theatre in Morningside, Edinburgh. The third-year Acting students have… » Read more

Published 28/4/17   3:51PM

MGA becomes first CDET-accredited school in Scotland

Here at MGA we pride ourselves on the quality of training that our students receive. So it is with great pleasure we can announce that The MGA Academy of Performing Arts has been accredited by the CDET, becoming the only performing arts school in Scotland to have achieved this. A… » Read more