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.

Creating a production to showcase individual talents while working with professional musical directors, choreographers and directors is one way we do this. And discovering the teamwork and team-spirit that only comes from such large-scale ensemble work is also a training opportunity in itself!

Putting our students onstage in front of an audience of around 2,000 people in one of Scotland’s most outstanding performance spaces is yet another way we ensure our students are best prepared for a job in the limelight.

AND by doing the entire thing for charity, supporting young people from low-income backgrounds with dreams of training in Performing Arts, our students also keep their feet firmly on the ground throughout the whole process. If you weren’t able to make it on Monday you can still contribute towards the newly-launched MGA Foundation at the website – there are lots of ways to donate, get involved, and support this new charitable foundation set up by our MGA directors Andrew and Murray. Sign up to the mailing list over there to keep up with news and developments.

Have a fabulous holiday, see you on the other side…

Published 8/3/19   4:54PM

Congratulations Third Years!

A huge thanks to all the organisations, agencies, friends and industry guests who came to our two MGA Graduate Showcases this week. We’ve been thrilled by the support for both groups of third year students and had two fantastic showcase performances: in Glasgow on Monday, at the Tron Theatre, and… » Read more

Published 27/2/19   2:42PM

Showcase season has arrived...

We are delighted to present our third year classes to the industry as the first generation of MGA students taking the new BA (Hons) degree courses! Acting Showcase takes place on Monday 4th March at the Tron Theatre (Glasgow) Musical Theatre Showcase takes place on Thursday 7th March at Soho… » Read more

Published 7/2/19   5:13PM

European auditions for full-time courses

In recognition of the amount of interest we receive each year from potential students outside Scotland, this year we have decided to widen the full-time course audition process to include some european dates! Yep – in 2019, MGA is bringing the audition to to you! Artistic Director Murray Grant and… » Read more

Published 6/2/19   1:27PM

Welcome back, Megan!

Huge congratulations to MGA graduate Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, class of 2017) who is currently performing in the UK Tour of Les Miserables. We are thrilled to see her in action right here in Edinburgh at the moment, performing at the Festival Theatre with the Les Miserables company. Lots of… » Read more

Coming soon

Sunday Masterclass: Train with the cast of Matilda!

Sunday 21st April (8 to 17)

Portugal Audition: Full-Time Courses

26th April 2019, Lisbon