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!

Cyprus Audition: Full-time Courses

19th February 2020, Nicosia

Graduate Showcases 2020 - Scotland

28th February, Glasgow

Graduate Showcases 2020 - London

3rd March, Soho Theatre

Ireland Audition: Full-time Courses

3rd May 2020, Dublin

Lads' Week 2020

27th-31st July, The MGA Academy

A Week in the Life 2020

3rd-7th August, The MGA Academy

Summer School 2020 for 7-15 yr olds

10th – 14th August, The MGA Academy

New York Trip 2021

January 2021, New York City USA

LA Trip 2021

October 2021, Los Angeles USA

Previous events

Winter Ball

5th December

Auditions - Full-time courses

Saturday 29th November

Summer School 2015

If you’re serious about performing arts, make the most of your summer with up to three weeks of serious fun! Want to develop your skills? Meet other future stars-in-the-making? Find out what it’s like to be a professional performer? Or maybe all of the above…? If you’re aged between 8 and 18,… » Read more

Shoshana Bean masterclass

SHOSHANA BEAN in Edinburgh Beyond Broadway Productions presents two fantastic events in Edinburgh this June with Broadway superstar Shoshana Bean! Shoshana Bean Masterclass Saturday 13th June 201510:00 – 13:00 American Musical Theatre Star Shoshana Bean will be holding a Masterclass here at MGA for singers and singer/actors. Participants will be… » Read more

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

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Published 11/2/20   4:33PM

MGA European audition days

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

Published 9/1/20   1:16PM

Join us at our Open Day 2020

It’s that time of year again… when we open our doors and invite prospective students to Edinburgh for the full MGA experience! This is your chance to visit MGA and find out for yourself exactly what goes on inside! Observe some classes, meet staff and interrogate current students on our… » Read more

Published 19/12/19   4:29PM

New production season announced!

MGA are delighted to announce the 2020 season of performances featuring the graduating Full-Time School year groups in Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance. Tickets for all productions can be bought through our online Box Office and more information for each show can be found on the Productions page. Third Year… » Read more

Published 15/11/19   4:59PM

Bon voyage, Cara and Laurie!

Best of luck to class of 2019 Musical Theatre graduates Cara Mia and Laurie Hill as they go live on the Marella Explorer ship this week for The Entertainment Department. Bon voyage! Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in… » Read more