The MGA Academy is proud to present our third-year Musical Theatre students in a Sondheim classic.

Weds 11th, Thurs 12th, Fri 13th May at 7.30pm
Sat 14th May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. Our 3rd Year Musical Theatre students present the enchanting Tony Award-winning piece, hemmed by UK-based director, Max Bex Roberts. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Directed by Max Bex Roberts
Musical Direction by Ian Sutherland
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondehim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Ticket Price: £15 / £12.50
Venue: Rose Theatre Edinburgh

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

The MGA Academy is proud to present our third-year Dance students.

Weds 4th, Thurs 5th, Friday 6th at 7.30pm
Saturday 7th May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

A triple bill of exciting new choreography, created by three different choreographers, and presented by our graduating Class of 2022 at Saint Stephen’s Theatre as part of the MGA Academy Of Performing Arts’ Spring Season.

Ticket Price: £15 / £12.50
Venue: Saint Stephen’s Theatre

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The MGA Academy is proud to present our third-year Acting students in this classic Shakespeare comedy.

Weds 4th, Thurs 5th, Fri 6th 7.30pm
Saturday 7th May 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Directed by renowned UK-based director, Paul Brotherston, we are delighted to present our third-year School of Acting students in their graduating classical production for this year’s Spring Season. Based on a pair of comic dramas from ancient Rome, ‘The Comedy of Errors’ presents a spectacle of pure farce in the spirit of utmost fun and—as the title suggests—hilarious confusion. One of Shakespeare’s earliest pieces, the play abounds in his trademark conceits, puns, and other forms of fanciful wordplay.

Directed by Paul Brotherston
Written by William Shakespeare

Ticket Price: £15 / £12.50
Venue: Rose Theatre Edinburgh

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The MGA Academy is proud to present our third-year Dance students.

Thursday 31st March, 4pm and 7.30pm

Our third-year Dance Choreography Collective present IMPULSE – a programme of innovative choreography.

From submitting proposals, to casting, rehearsing, and designing their work, each choreographer encompasses the whole creative process. Impulse offers a unique platform for artists to present their work on a professional stage, as well as offering tailored support and guidance throughout the process.

Ticket Price: £10
Venue: Saint Stephen’s Theatre

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The MGA Academy is proud to present our third-year Musical Theatre students in three unique evenings of first-class entertainment in the Dirty Martini cabaret bar at Le Monde.

Three evenings of different performances:
Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March – 7pm

It’s that time again folks. Cabaret time!

The MGA Academy is proud to present our third-year Musical Theatre students in three unique evenings of first-class entertainment.

Our fabulous students will be flexing their cabarets muscles in what promises to be an evening of powerful vocals, hilarious storytelling and moments of real heart.

We have VERY LIMITED availability so early booking is advised as these completely sold out last time!

Devised, developed and presented by the Graduating Class of 2022.

Directed by Kris Harding
Musical Direction by Simon Hanson

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Thursday 10th March, 10am to 5pm

Faculty of Dance
Faculty of Acting

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 training, performance opportunities, expert tuition and cutting-edge career development tools, as well as a fabulous student community and social calendar, then your search has come to an end!

Visit MGA and find out for yourself exactly what goes on inside. Observe some classes, meet staff and interrogate current students. Find out more about the world-class team of tutors in our Acting and Dance Faculties and have a good nosy around our campus with specially-designed studios and student facilities. MGA has unrivalled access to professional industries and unparalleled training opportunities for young performers. Don’t make any decisions about the next three years of your life until you have experienced what we have to offer!

Want to know more about our Acting and Dance courses? Ready to try some classes the MGA way? Spend the day with us and find out what MGA’s vocational Performing Arts training is all about.

If you have any queries, call 0330 058 0656 or email the MGA Office and a member of our team can answer your questions.

Wednesday 9th March, 10am to 5pm

Faculty of Musical Theatre

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 training, performance opportunities, expert tuition and cutting-edge career development tools, as well as a fabulous student community and social calendar, then your search has come to an end!

Visit MGA and find out for yourself exactly what goes on inside. Observe some classes, meet staff and interrogate current students. Find out more about the world-class team of tutors in our Musical Theatre Faculty and have a good nosy around our campus with specially-designed studios and student facilities. MGA has unrivalled access to professional industries and unparalleled training opportunities for young performers. Don’t make any decisions about the next three years of your life until you have experienced what we have to offer!

Want to know more about our Musical Theatre courses? Ready to try some classes the MGA way? Spend the day with us and find out what MGA’s vocational Performing Arts training is all about.

To reserve your space at our Acting and Dance Open Day, click the button below and you’ll be taken to our events site to complete your booking.

If you have any queries, call 0330 058 0656 or email the MGA Office and a member of our team can answer your questions.

The last few weeks have been all go here at MGA! We stepped into February with Industry Week, where our Third Year BA (Hons) students have the opportunity to meet some amazing professionals from the Performing Arts industry for valuable professional development, Q&A sessions and audition experience as a way to prepare for their next steps as graduates.

The week kicked off with Q&As for our Musical Theatre Third Years with West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker and Casting Director Laura Donnelly for our Actors and it was non-stop from there! A huge thank you to all our visitors, both in person and online, who came to share their Industry knowledge and experiences with our Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance students: artists, directors, agencies, choreographers and casting directors. (For a full run down, check out our Instagram.)

Industry week provides opportunity for our graduating year students to focus on preparation for life after training, including compiling CVs and portfolios and preparing for showcases and showreel filming.

On Tuesday 8th of March our Musical Theatre graduating class will present a Showcase at the Arts Theatre in the heart of London’s West End. The invitation to attend is open to all industry professionals and agents – if you are interested in joining us for the day, but have not yet confirmed, please contact us at showcase@themgaacademy.com, we’d be delighted to have you there. This project is an opportunity for our students to perform for industry professionals and agents, ahead of graduating, with an aim to secure representation after training.

Meanwhile our Acting and Dance students have been hard at work rehearsing for recording of their showreels, and this week have been in front of the camera with our good friends at Nexus Digital Media. This process offers our graduating class the opportunity to work with a professional film team in various locations and venues to shoot and collate footage for their own independent professional showreels.

You can see behind the scenes action and some Student Takeovers from these shoots over on Instagram, and follow all our students’ showcase journeys there.

Our graduating students from Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance degree courses will be appearing on our Class of 2022 page.

As 2021 draws to an end, why not choose MGA as your destination for 2022!

MGA is now in Phase 3 of auditions for entry in September 2022. Apply now!

This phase ends on Sunday 27th March 2022. Apply to audition, either online or in person in Edinburgh – whichever suits you better – and you could be joining the next group of talented performers to start a Degree or Foundation Course in Acting, Singing or Dance and taking your first steps to that dream career in Performing Arts…

If you are looking for vocational training with incredible links to the professional industry, entry into The Spotlight UK Casting Directory, your Equity Card and internationally-recognised qualifications – we have all of that waiting for you. The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is Scotland’s ONLY CDMT-accredited school.

Take a look through all our course information on the Full-Time Course pages and apply now!

One-year Foundation (HNC) courses

Three-year BA (Hons) courses

BA (Hons) Top-Up year

For advanced students with appropriate qualifications and/or suitable professional experience to join the final year of our Musical Theatre, Acting or Dance degree programme.


* Yr 1 & Yr 2 – HND / Yr 3 – BA (Hons) Top-up

Well done to graduate Rachel White (Musical Theatre, 2016) on the awesome achievement of being BB Radio Scotland’s Single Of The Week with her brand new release “You Don’t Want Me Anymore”!

You can stream all of Rachel’s music, including her new single, on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, and be sure to follow her @thisisrachelwhite_ for more updates and music!

You can also hear Rachel’s recent interview with Janice Forsyth on BBC Sounds about her music, career and taking part in ITV2’s new reality TV show, The Cabins.

Huge congratulations, Rachel!

Published 4/3/22   6:57PM

Getting industry-ready

The last few weeks have been all go here at MGA! We stepped into February with Industry Week, where our Third Year BA (Hons) students have the opportunity to meet some amazing professionals from the Performing Arts industry for valuable professional development, Q&A sessions and audition experience as a way… » Read more

Published 25/1/22   12:28PM

Join us in September

As 2021 draws to an end, why not choose MGA as your destination for 2022! MGA is now in Phase 3 of auditions for entry in September 2022. Apply now! This phase ends on Sunday 27th March 2022. Apply to audition, either online or in person in Edinburgh – whichever… » Read more

Published 20/1/22   10:20AM

Congratulations Rachel!

Well done to graduate Rachel White (Musical Theatre, 2016) on the awesome achievement of being BB Radio Scotland’s Single Of The Week with her brand new release “You Don’t Want Me Anymore”! You can stream all of Rachel’s music, including her new single, on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, and… » Read more

Published 19/1/22   9:51AM

Welcoming our new Head of Dance

We are delighted to welcome a brand new Head of School of Dance to our Faculty this academic year, the outstanding and multi-talented Lisa Cottrell. Lisa is a highly experienced theatre practitioner with advanced skills in dance techniques and diverse theatre knowledge. She has a BA (Hons) in Literary and… » Read more