Workshops and Masterclasses

MGA utilises performance industry professionals to offer workshops, training opportunities and summer schools to young people interested in a future career in Performing Arts.

Workshops are often designed to complement full-time training and enable students to meet and work with young and successful professionals. Other workshops for younger aspiring performers – including our popular Summer School – offer the opportunity for intensive work on acting, singing and dance skills. And for intensive fun!

MGA workshops bring the opportunities and experiences usually only associated with London-based schools to students across the UK. We believe that learning from trained, working practitioners is the best way to understand and prepare for a career in the industry so we work with individuals and companies involved in all aspects of performing arts, from leading producers, agents, managers and casting directors to individual actors, singers and dancers, directors, choreographers and practitioners. This gives students and young professionals the opportunity to ‘test the water’.

Training opportunities are run by MGA throughout the year – more information is listed below. We constantly arrange new sessions for a variety of age and experience groups, and sometimes these are at short notice if a guest tutor becomes available – so please check our Facebook page for updates as well.

MGA also organise workshops and visiting teachers for other organisations including drama and performing arts schools, and for various colleges and local dance groups. Contact our Office for more information about our work for third-parties.

Upcoming workshops

Past workshops

Summer School 2021

A Week in the Life… in a Day! 2021

Lads' Day 2021

A Week in the Life... In a Day!

Lads' Day

Sunday Masterclass: Sherry Tay - Dance Captain from The Lion King

Commercial Video Week 2019

A Week in the Life

Summer School 2019 for 7-15s

Lads’ Week 2019

Broadway Masterclass with Telly Leung

Sunday Masterclass: Train with the cast of Matilda!

Full-time Training Open Day 2019

Sunday Masterclass: Acting Through Song

Commercial Video Week

Summer School 2018 for 7-15s

Boys' Scholarship Week

Fergal McGoff Masterclass

Boys' Scholarship Weekend

Boy's Scholarship Weekend

Summer School 2017 for 8 to 15s

Boys Scholarship Week

Summer Courses for 8 to 18s

Yanis Marshall Workshops

Kerry Ellis Workshop

Summer School 2015

Shoshana Bean masterclass

Scott Alan Workshops

Sebastian Harcombe Acting Workshop

MGA Summer School 2014

Easter School 2013

MGA Summer School 2012

Summer School 2011

January Workshop

Published 23/12/21   5:15PM

Merry Christmas from MGA

The whole team at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts wishes you a very merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year! We are enormously proud of the way our staff and students have embraced the ‘new normal’ this year, and have high hopes to see our students in some fantastic… » Read more

Published 13/12/21   5:10PM

Make MGA your New Year's destination

As 2021 draws to an end, why not choose MGA as your destination for 2022! MGA is now in Phase 2 of auditions for entry in September 2022. Apply now, this phase will close on January 16th 2022! Apply to audition, either online or in person in Edinburgh – whichever… » Read more

Published 27/8/21   10:21AM

Nakai in the spotlight!

The brand new movie adaption of “Cinderella” is ready to hit the big screen next week, featuring our 2017 Dance graduate Nakai Warikandwa (@nakaiwarikandwa)! Working alongside Camilla Cabello, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter, it’s been a long time coming for Nakai, but we can’t wait to finally watch her shine… » Read more

Published 11/6/21   9:38AM

Congratulations Caitlin!

Huge congratulations to our Musical Theatre class of 2018 graduate Caitlin Tipping! Caitlin is currently touring the UK as Jane Seymour, part of the new UK Tour cast of SIX The Musical. The whole MGA team couldn’t be more proud!