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

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

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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