MGA graduate success

Catch up on news and success stories from MGA alumni!

MGA also make up-to-the-minute announcements over on Facebook and Twitter. Meet all our graduating year groups over on the Graduates pages.

Published 18/9/18

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 13/6/18

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

Published 11/6/18

Abbie's onboard for NCL!

Congratulations to Abigail Stenhouse (Musical Theatre, 2014) who continues her career success since graduating: Abbie is currently appearing in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on board the Norwegian Epic for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Published 2/6/18

Jennifer heading out to Miami

Jennifer Campbell (Musical Theatre, 2014) is flying out to Miami today to start rehearsals as a Singer / Dancer onboard the Celebrity Equinox. Safe journey, Jen!

Published 1/6/18

Nakai and Kieran set sail

Nakai Warikandwa (Dance, 2017) and Kieran Welsh (Musical Theatre, 2014) are both currently in the Caribbean performing onboard the Celebrity Equinox. Nakai is a Production Dancer and Kieran is a Production Vocalist for Celebrity Cruises. Enjoy the sunshine!

Published 21/5/18

Elly staying in Japan

Elly Jay (Musical Theatre, 2015) has been working at Universal Studios Japan for the past year. Elly is delighted to have had a contract extension and she will be staying in Japan for a further year.

Published 16/5/18

Congratulations Joanne!

Joanne Watson (Dance, 2018) has only just graduated from MGA and has already gained a contract with Grayboy Entertainment. Joanne will be joining the Pacific Dawn as a Production Dancer. Congratulations!

Published 15/5/18

Congratulations Caitlin!

Caitlin Anderson (Musical Theatre, 2018) was snapped up her first professional contract before she’d even graduated! She has also been signed to Apollo Artist Management after a stunning graduate showcase. Caitlin will be flying out to Tampa, Florida, to take the role of Marty in Grease onboard Royal Caribbean’s newly… » Read more

Published 28/4/18

OMG you guys, it's Rebecca!

Rebecca Stenhouse (Musical Theatre, 2009) is currently appearing in the UK tour of Legally Blonde playing the part of Margot and as first cover Elle Woods. As one of our first graduates in Musical Theatre, it was a real delight for the team at MGA to take our current Musical… » Read more

Published 19/8/16

More great news from Thomas!

It’s definitely about time we gave a massive shout out and congratulations to MGA alumnus ‎Thomas Doherty (Musical Theatre, 2015): after graduating from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in 2015 he has been a busy lad! Thomas immediately signed with Olivia Bell Management in London, and landed a dream… » Read more

Published 26/5/16

Congratulations Keziah!

Huge congratulations to Keziah Grace, who after a successful London showcase has accepted an offer of professional representation from NG Personal Management.

Published 4/5/16

Congratulations Blair!

Huge congratulations to Blair Gibson, who, after a successful London showcase, has accepted an offer of professional representation from Global Artists.

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Full-Time Audition Dates

Audition sessions for entry in September 2019 are:

  • 25th November
  • 27th January
  • 17th February (Dublin)
  • 17th March
  • 24th March (Manchester)
  • 28th April
  • 2nd June
  • 16th June
  • 18th August

All at MGA in Edinburgh except where stated otherwise.

If you are interested in applying for full-time courses at MGA fill in our application form and we will contact you with information on the application process and audition requirements. (You can also book on to the Open Day with this form.)

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 11/6/18   9:30AM

Last chance to apply for September

The final block of auditions are coming up over the summer for entry on to our full-time training courses in September – are you going to If your dream is to be a professional Dancer, Musical Theatre Performer or Actor and you are looking for some of the UK’s finest… » Read more

Published 13/3/18   11:27PM

Degree courses start Sept 2018

We are thrilled to be bringing to MGA – and to Edinburgh – three fully-comprehensive BA (Hons) degrees* in Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance Performance from September 2018! In collaboration with Bath Spa University, MGA undergraduate courses will be offered in the form of three degrees. Last year, MGA became… » Read more