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!

Auditions: Full-time Courses

22nd April 2018, Edinburgh

Boys' Scholarship Weekend

28th-29th April, MGA Academy

Auditions: Full-time Courses

6th May 2018, Edinburgh

Fergal McGoff Masterclass

FREE masterclass with Musical Theatre star FERGAL MCGOFF Straight from London’s West End to YOU! Fergal will be sharing some of his skills and experiences from a stellar career as a professional performer in the West End, on TV and in International tours, including: The Bodyguard (West End) Ghost The… » Read more

Auditions: Full-time Courses

10th June 2018, Edinburgh

Boys' Scholarship Week

23rd-27th July, MGA Academy

Summer School 2018 for 7-15s

Summer 2018 – REGISTER NOW!

Auditions: Full-time Courses

19th August 2018, Edinburgh

LA Trip 2018

12th-18th Oct 2018: BOOK NOW

New York Trip 2019

3rd-7th Jan 2019: BOOK NOW

Previous events

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

23rd and 25th January 2014

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Published 13/3/18   11:27PM

Degree courses start Sept 2018

We are thrilled to be bringing to MGA – and to Edinburgh – three fully-comprehensive BA (Hons) degrees* in Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance Performance from September 2018! In collaboration with Bath Spa University, MGA undergraduate courses will be offered in the form of three degrees. Last year, MGA became… » Read more

Published 23/2/18   5:20PM

Life is a cabaret for our third years…

As we head into spring, MGA’s third-year Musical Theatre students can be found (as usual at this time of year) busy rehearsing and planning their sets for this year’s cabaret performances. MGA is proud to present our third-year Musical Theatre students in three unique evenings of first-class Cabaret entertainment at… » Read more

Published 20/12/17   5:49PM

Merry Christmas from MGA

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

We had a wonderful night on Monday at the Usher Hall, with over 200 students from both Full-time and Junior Schools bringing in enough Christmas cheer to keep us going 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 3/11/17   3:03PM

Lighting up the winter evenings!

MGA students have had a fabulous start to the new year here at MGA, and it only gets better as next week our students take to the stage to begin MGA’s Winter Season of productions. Full details of each show in production can be found on the Production pages. MGA’s… » Read more