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!

Full-time Training Open Day 2020

6th February 2020, Edinburgh

Ireland Audition: Full-time Courses

1st March 2020, Dublin

Lads' Week 2020

27th-31st July, The MGA Academy

Summer School 2020 for 7-15 yr olds

27th July – 7th August, The MGA Academy

A Week in the Life 2020

3rd-7th August, The MGA Academy

Previous events

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

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 15/10/19   10:27AM

Thomas Doherty in 'Catherine the Great'

Be sure to catch 2015 Musical Theatre graduate Thomas Doherty alongside Helen Mirren, Rory Kinnear and Gina McKee in the HBO/Sky miniseries ‘Catherine the Great’ this month! ‘Catherine the Great’ is out now on Sky Atlantic and premiering later in October in the US on HBO and there’s more on… » Read more

Published 15/10/19   9:56AM

Congratulations, Kieran!

Congratulations to class of 2016 Musical Theatre graduate Kieran Cooper, who is joining the team at Norwegian Creative Studios for their premiere production of Choir Of Man! Go well, Kieran. Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in the Performing… » Read more

Published 11/10/19   5:57PM

Caitlin rules the world!

Some fabulous news from our class of 2018: MGA Musical Theatre graduate Caitlin Tipping is going Divorced, Beheaded, Live on Norwegian Cruise Line! This brand new production of Six The Musical, fresh from London’s West End, will be setting sail around the world, with Caitlin taking on the role of… » Read more

Published 2/10/19   11:12AM

Commercial Week is hotting up

Ever wanted to be in a music video? Want to experience what it feels like to be a professional backing dancer? Spend your October holiday with guest world‑class professional choreographers from Los Angeles and London and learn the hottest new commercial dance moves at MGA’s COMMERCIAL VIDEO WEEK this October… » Read more