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!

Ireland Audition: Full-time Courses

17th February 2019, Dublin

Austria Audition: Full-time Courses

24th February 2019, Vienna

Auditions: Full-time Courses

17th March 2019, Edinburgh

England Audition: Full-time Courses

24th March 2019, Manchester

Sunday Masterclass: Train with the cast of Matilda!

Sunday 21st April (8 to 17)

Portugal Audition: Full-Time Courses

26th April 2019, Lisbon

Auditions: Full-time Courses

28th April 2019, Edinburgh

Auditions: Full-time Courses

2nd June 2019, Edinburgh

Auditions: Full-time Courses

16th June 2019, Edinburgh

Lads’ Week 2019

22nd – 26th July, The MGA Academy

Summer School 2019 for 7-15s

22nd July – 2nd August, The MGA Academy

A Week in the Life

29th July – 2nd August, The MGA Academy

Auditions: Full-time Courses

18th August 2019, Edinburgh

Previous events

Scott Alan Workshops

** NOTE: Currently SOLD OUT of PARTICIPANT places but accepting names for the reserve list. We do still have a number of OBSERVER places still available so make sure you get in there fast! ** The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is excited to welcome composer Scott Alan in May,… » Read more

Taster Week - Full-time School

A week in the life – one week at MGA 6 – 10 April, 10am – 5pm Ever wondered what it takes to be a full-time student of The MGA Academy of Performing Arts? Think you have what it tales to make a success of professional Performing Arts training? If… » Read more

Sebastian Harcombe Acting Workshop

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP with one of the UK’s finest Acting tutors – SEBASTIAN HARCOMBE, once Director of Acting for Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and current Head of Acting at The Drama Centre, London, is flying up to Edinburgh! He is offering students (who have never been to The MGA… » Read more

Open Day - Full-time School

Picking a course is one of the most important decisions to make if you are hoping to achieve a professional career in Performing Arts. If you’re looking for a college with the perfect mix of technique training, performance opportunities, expert tuition and cutting-edge career development tools, as well as a… » Read more

New York Trip 2015!

MGA students will be having a week of theatre, classes, lectures and sight seeing in the Big Apple in Jaunary 2015. BOOKING NOW: Contact The MGA Academy reception for a booking form! A trip for our students 16+ and a great chance to appreciate both the theatre industry and culture… » Read more

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

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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

Published 2/2/19   1:04PM

Some amazing training weeks coming up this year at MGA…

The MGA School of Part-Time Studies has got an amazing set of training courses and workshops lined up this year, offering some excellent opportunities to develop your Performing Arts skills, learn new ones from fabulous visiting tutors, and to discover what it’s like to train and work in the industry.… » Read more

Published 20/12/18   2:26PM

Seasons Greetings from MGA

Here at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a joy-filled and peaceful New Year! We hope all our hardworking staff and wonderful students of Full-Time and Part-Time schools have a lovely break over the… » Read more