Our facilities

On campus

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is based across two building complexes in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Facilities at the academy complex include:

  • Six high quality studio spaces (including dedicated music and acting rooms) equipped with Clavinovas and state-of-the-art sound systems
  • Two private practise rooms
  • Computer suites including printers, copiers and wifi access throughout the building
  • Two student rooms and a quiet study room
  • Library of musicals CDs, scores, scripts and theory books
  • Extensive costume/prop store and workshop
  • Student changing facilities and locker-room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen and common room complete with a TV, sound system and DVD library
  • MGA Management and Casting offices
  • Security and CCTV for student and visitor safety and onsite parking.

If you are a company or individual interested in hiring any of our studio spaces, more information and room specifications can be found here.

Off campus

MGA also has relationships with two other rehearsal spaces in the city that support the specific needs of the training programmes.

Within its main centre in the Grassmarket, Dance Base – Scotland’s National Centre for Dance – has four beautiful studios, each with a unique character. MGA uses these facilities to deliver classes, workshops and castings.


MGA has recently moved three acting studios to the stunning listed St Stephen’s Stockbridge in Edinburgh’s New Town. Although MGA has been using this gorgeous building as a rehearsal base for flagship productions, we will now also locate much of our actor training here.

In production

In order to maintain our high standards in creating a professional experience for our students, MGA uses several production venues across Edinburgh for performances. As a student at MGA you may find yourself standing on one of many world-class theatre stages, including:

  • The King’s Theatre
  • Usher Hall
  • Festival Theatre
  • The Assembly Roxy
  • Ghillie Dhu
  • The Pleasance
  • Church Hill Theatre

In addition to these incredible performance spaces, MGA produces work in film studios, fringe venues and cabaret bars across the city – and, of course, from our own studio facilities!

Published 9/2/17   5:00PM

Graduate success!

We asked all our graduate students, from 2009 through to 2016, to tell us about life after MGA. We heard back from a fantastic 83% of them! Huge thanks to everyone who responded. Below are some of the key results, along with feedback from a few of our graduate students… » Read more

Published 7/2/17   10:58PM

Dance course builds Momentum

The news for our Dance course students just gets better and better! We are thrilled to announce MGA has been approved by ISTD and is now and accredited centre and is able to offer the opportunity of gaining teaching qualifications to our students! MGA has become the newest Approved Centre… » Read more

Published 3/1/17   5:30PM

Happy New Year from all at MGA!

As we head into January, and with a group of our Full-Time students New York bound at this very moment, we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that 2017 will bring even more success and magical moments for our fabulous students in both the Full-time and… » Read more

Published 16/12/16   11:52AM

Christmas Greetings

MGA would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and a magical New Year!

We had a wonderful night on Thursday at the Usher Hall, with over 200 students from both Full-time and Junior Schools bringing in enough Christmas cheer to keep us fuelled through the holidays.

Professional standard performance opportunities are what The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is all about. Treating our students like professional performers means that by the time they graduate they are ready for anything.» Read more

Published 22/11/16   6:26PM

Winter Season shows coming up

MGA WINTER PRODUCTION SEASON IS UPON US! Our students are hard at work rehearsing for three fantastic shows coming up in December. Join us Upstairs at Assembly Roxy from December 5th to 10th for a week of live theatre featuring our wonderful Acting and Musical Theatre students. Full details of… » Read more

Coming soon

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

30th April

Boeing Boeing

15th-16th May, Church Hill Theatre