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 musical theatre recordings, 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 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.

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

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

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 5/10/18   11:57AM

Thomas Doherty in HBO miniseries!

Everyone at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is thrilled to hear the news that 2015 Musical Theatre graduate THOMAS DOHERTY will be appearing in a new HBO/Sky miniseries ‘Catherine The Great’ as Peter Zavadovsky, opposite Academy Award Winner HELEN MIRREN. The four-part show also features Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear,… » Read more

Published 18/9/18   3:00PM

A dream role for Megan

After only graduating from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts a year ago, Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, 2017) has just landed a dream role in the UK tour of Les Miserables as Cover Cosette for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. This UK tour begins in Leicester in November and moves round the… » Read more

Published 13/9/18   3:14PM

A new home for MGA…

Introducing the Rose Theatre, a new home for our Acting students and live performances. Originally The Rose Street Chapel, the Rose Theatre is now newly refurbished and renovated by our wonderful MGA Patron Peter Schaufuss. With offices, rehearsal spaces and three beautiful performance venues it is with a great deal… » Read more

Published 13/8/18   10:00AM

Announcing MGA's very first Patron!

Exciting news: A first Patron for The MGA Academy of Performing Arts! We are absolutely thrilled to have received the backing of the Olivier Award-winning ballet dancer, choreographer and director Peter Schaufuss. Peter is the founder of The English National Ballet School and, in a stellar career, has performed and… » Read more

Coming soon

LA Trip 2018

17th-22nd Oct 2018: FULLY BOOKED

Auditions: Full-time Courses

25th November 2018, Edinburgh