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

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

MGA Sponsored Walk

Andrew Gowland and a selection of crazy Full-Time MGA Students will be hitting the hills in order to secure the future of the MGA Scholarship Scheme for 2013! This fundraising walk from The MGA Academy in Edinburgh will cover over 40 miles and takes place from friday 5th April to… » Read more

MGA Open Evening

You are invited to an open evening at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts! Thinking about Full-Time Performing Arts training? Want to find our if MGA could be right for you? Come along and find out! 5.30pm – Registration and refreshments 5.45pm – Welcome from the MGA Directors 6.00pm –… » Read more

Halloween Ball

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts takes the training of its students incredibly seriously and that is why our students are amongst the best in the UK!  That’s not to say we can’t party hard, play hard and enjoy the journey during our time off so JOIN US at our… » Read more

New York Trip 2013

For MGA full-time students and graduates who are 16+ only! Once again in collaboration with Tracy Geltman on Broadway in NYC, our MGA Full-Time students will be having a week of theatre, classes, lectures and… sight-seeing in the Big Apple. We will be leaving at 5am on January 4, back… » Read more

New York Trip 2014

For MGA full-time students and graduates who are 16+ only! In collaboration with Tracy Geltman on Broadway in NYC, our MGA Full-Time students will be having a week of theatre, classes, lectures and… sight-seeing in the Big Apple. We will be leaving at 1am on January 3, 2014 and arrive… » 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