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!

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

Professional Training Open Day

Thursday 11th February

Auditions - Full-time courses

Sunday 24th January

New York Trip 2016!

January 2nd – 6th, 2015

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

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Published 25/3/20   11:27AM

Adapt, innovate, overcome

We will adapt and continue to succeed! During these challenging times we all have to be prepared to change the way we do things. The team at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts have been working hard over the last few weeks to ensure that we are prepared for whatever… » Read more

Published 24/3/20   11:25AM

COVID-19 Update

Statement on MGA’s current response to the COVID-19 outbreak from Managing Director Drew Gowland: We will adapt and continue to succeed. The health and safety of our students, staff and the communities in which we live, work and play are paramount to MGA as an organisation. We have always honoured… » Read more

Published 16/3/20   4:12PM

COVID-19 Update

Statement on MGA’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak from Managing Director Drew Gowland: As one of the founders of MGA and Managing Director, I would like to reach out to you all on behalf of myself, Murray and Marcella, at what is proving to be a worrying time for us… » Read more

Published 26/2/20   10:42AM

Final Year Dance are building Momentum!

Wishing the best of luck to all our final year Dance students as they begin their Momentum filming project today! Follow our student takeover on the MGA Instagram to see what’s happening throughout the shoot, which began bright and early at The Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh. Huge thanks to the… » Read more