**In September 2023 the MGA Academy of Performing Arts will move into its new home in Livingston, 13 miles to the West of Edinburgh and 27 miles to the East of Glasgow.**
Our new campus will house one of the largest and most comprehensive performing arts training facilities in the country. The facilities include:
- 7 Acting / Musical Theatre Rehearsal Studios
- 7 Dance studios with fully sprung dance floors (including what we believe is the largest dance studio in Scotland)
- 4 Singing Rooms
- A TV Production Suite (2024)
- A student welfare Room / Physiotherapy Room
- A Learning Resource Centre / Library
- Student IT Suites / Independent Study areas
- Café and Social Areas
- Changing Rooms and Showers (Male / Female / Non-Binary)
The MGA campus is truly world class!
MGA also has relationships with other rehearsal spaces in the city that support the specific needs of our 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 is also hosted by the Rose Theatre Edinburgh which has several studios and production spaces used by our students for both training and performance.
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:
- Usher Hall
- Festival Theatre
- The Assembly Roxy
- The King’s Theatre
In addition to these incredible performance spaces, MGA produces work in film studios, fringe venues and cabaret bars across the city.
Find our current building
Balgreen site: 207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 2RZ
The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is located just outside the centre of the city, with a bus stop at its front door and no fewer than 10 bus services stopping within walking distance. There are local shops and cafes on the street as well as a Sainsbury’s store close by. Please check with the office if you are unsure about where your classes are held.
Getting there by bus:
Full schedules and maps can be found at lothianbuses.com
- Saughton Rose Gardens (30, 38, N30)
- Balgreen Road (3, 3A, 25, 33, 38, N25)
- Stevenson Grove (1, 2, 22, 30, N22, N30)