Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for visiting our website. The MGA Academy for Performing Arts is one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative training institutions – and it is growing!

Over the next three years we will increasing the numbers of degree programmes from three in 2021 to twelve by 2024. We are also dramatically increasing the size of our facilities making us one of the UK’s best resourced institutions.

We are doing this because we recognise the unique and high quality of what we do, we recognise that our rigorous and intensive training gets our students into work, and finally we recognise that we are one of only a few vocational performing arts institutions in Scotland.

I am honoured to be chairman of this institution and to work with the highly skilled and creative team delivering our programmes.

So what makes us unique?

  • All our programmes are employment driven, they focus on the development of creativity, technical skill, entrepreneurship, and rigorous critical thinking.
  • Our belief that the act of performing in front of an audience is one of the most valuable learning opportunities (learning through doing).
  • MGA teaching staff all have substantial performance experience, teaching experience, as well as formal qualifications.
  • Our outstanding network with the performing arts in Scotland and indeed the world.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website – if you have any questions please email or phone us. If you would like to visit us, just ask.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Giles Auckland-Lewis

Published 8/3/23   3:32PM

Intro to Acting Training coming soon!

MGA is delighted to offer for the first time a special weekend dedicated to anyone interested in professional training in acting. This workshop will offer an insight into the BA (Hons) Acting course offered by the MGA Academy of Performing Arts and will primarily focus upon the development of a… » Read more

Published 13/1/23   9:10AM

We're ready to welcome you!

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts to welcome prospective students on campus for open day events this February. We will be opening our doors on Wednesday 8th (Acting/Dance) and Thursday 9th February (Musical Theatre) for another series of Open Days. These events are a fantastic opportunity to engage with lecturers,… » Read more

Published 23/12/22   3:28PM

Season's Greetings from MGA

The whole team at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts wishes you a very merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year! We’ve got lots of exciting news to bring in 2023 and we can’t wait to bring more training opportunities in the Performing Arts to Edinburgh! We will be welcoming… » Read more

Coming soon

Intro to Acting Training

15th – 16th April, April

Get in touch

Phone: 0330 058 0656

General enquiries/student information: info@themgaacademy.com

Office address: 207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RZ, United Kingdom
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