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!

LA Trip 2018

17th-22nd Oct 2018: BOOK NOW

New York Trip 2019

5th-10th Jan 2019: BOOK NOW

Full-time Training Open Day 2019

Thursday 7th February, Edinburgh

Previous events

Farewell My Son

26th-28th November 2014

Jr School Open Day

Looking for Dance, Singing and/or Acting classes for children and young people between 4 and 17 years old? Nowadays there are so many to choose from it is important that you make sure you pick the right one!  Established in 2005 as a leading light in Scotland for the teaching… » Read more

MGA Summer School 2014

A summer school to beat all summer schools! MGA Principals Andrew Gowland and Murray Grant have created yet another fabulous four-day course for the summer holidays in Edinburgh. Designed to give young people a real insight into contemporary Musical Theatre performance, training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline… » Read more

The Addams Family - A New Musical!

27th – 28th June 2014

Taster Week - HND

A WEEK IN THE LIFE… HND Professional Stage Dance Workshop Week: 7th to 11th April – five full days Cost: £100 HND Musical Theatre Workshop Week: 7th to 11th April – five full days Cost: £100   Ever wondered what it takes to be a full-time student at MGA? Think… » Read more

Step Into The Movies

29th March 2014 – Hollywood here we come!

Midsummer Night's Dream

Falling in Love can make fools of us all! Join our graduating year of students as they flex their Classical Acting muscles! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy! It portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies… » Read more

A Midsummer Night's Dream

23rd and 25th January 2014

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

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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

Published 13/6/18   9:19PM

Gemma steps into new Hairspray role

Gemma Lawson (Musical Theatre, 2009) is currently touring in the UK production of Hairspray. After a short break in the tour, last night was Gemma’s opening performance in the main role of Amber Von Tussle! The MGA team were thrilled to be able to take a group of the next… » Read more