Make sure you do something incredible this summer – come to the MGA Academy of Performing Arts and learn from some of the best teachers and performers the UK has to offer!

The course runs during school summer holiday, Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August 2022

Join us for a week of exceptional training, fabulous confidence building, ridiculous amounts of fun, and excellent friend-making opportunities. MGA’s Summer School is designed to give young people a real insight into the world of Performing Arts.

With opportunity to work with the incredible team at MGA not only will you have a great time – you will learn loads too!

We are delighted to announce that star of Six! The Musical UK Tour and MGA alum Caitlin Tipping will be returning to the MGA Academy to lead this workshop.

Caitlin Tipping studied musical theatre at the MGA Academy before graduating in 2018. She then went on to join the UK Tour of the world’s newest stage phenomenon ‘Six! The Musical’ as Jane Seymour! Caitlin is the youngest person in the world to have played this role, having joined the cast at just 22 years old.
We are incredibly proud to welcome her back to MGA to bring the fabulous world of Six! to our Junior School. Caitlin and the MGA Junior School staff will be workshopping the songs, script and choreography from the show. There will be a performance at the end of the week for friends and family, as well as plenty of Q&A opportunities with Caitlin about life as a professional performer. This is a week not to be missed by anyone with a passion for musicals and a love of performing!

We are calling all stars of tomorrow to join us and unleash your inner QUEEN! Find out what it’s like to perform on a professional stage, and work towards a performance based around Six! for friends and family at the end of the workshop week.

PRICE: £225 for the week
Payment information will be provided on application. No refunds or exchanges.

Summer School courses are for students aged between 7 and 15 years old.

Course runs Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

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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.

Want to know what life is like as a full-time performing arts student?

Experience what it feels like to be training in Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance at degree level. Enjoy a free online insight day following a full-time student’s intense daily schedule with our teaching faculty here at The MGA Academy.

Choose your course – Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance – and get the perfect opportunity to experience life as a student, learn what is expected and how to succeed.

Friday 6th August 2021

This course run online Friday from 9am to 5pm

For age 13+

Course cost: FREE

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Thinking about a career in the performing arts?

The MGA Academy in Edinburgh is offering an online day-long taster course in professional full-time training exclusively for lads aged 13 and up.

Your choice of course in either Musical Theatre, Dance or Acting – plus workshops and Q&A sessions led by male performers and teachers from the industry.

A fantastic day of experience – and all completely free! Limited spaces available so book your place now.

Friday 30th July 2021
This course runs online from 10am to 4pm

For age 13+

Course cost: FREE

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Great news! Although we have had to scale back our annual Lads’ Week due to the pandemic situation, you can still sign up for Lads’ Day! Running for one day only, this day of classes will be run entirely online and is completely free of charge, designed to give you an insight into training here at The MGA Academy.

WHEN? Friday 31st July 2020
WHO? Open to any boys, aged 13+
WHAT? A full day of free classes and industry Q & As

To book a spot or get more information, email principal.parttime@themgaacademy.com today!

MGA are also running our Week in the Life course in the say day-long format – see here for more.

We’ve reached the end of an amazing academic year here at The MGA Academy. Although we haven’t been able to conclude it in quite the way we thought we would, we are thrilled to be bringing you a Virtual Graduation for the Class of 2020!

Open for anyone to watch, this will be streamed LIVE at 8pm on Sunday 21st June on our Facebook page, giving our graduating students the opportunity to celebrate their enormous achievement from home with their classmates, family and friends.

You can view all our graduates from Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance Degree courses on our Graduates page for 2020.

Introducing the MGA Classes of 2020!

We are delighted to present our final-year Acting and Musical Theatre students to the industry in London on Tuesday 3rd March. These showcases take place at the Arts Theatre (6-7 Great Newport St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 7JB) and are both followed by drinks and the opportunity to meet performers.

BA (Hons) Acting Showcase – 1.30pm
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Showcase – 3pm

Industry seats can be reserved by contacting showcase@themgaacademy.com or calling 0330 024 2942. Please let us know which course showcase you are interested in.

View all the MGA graduating students in 2020 on the Graduate page…

Introducing the MGA Classes of 2020!

We are delighted to present our final-year Acting and Musical Theatre students to the industry in Scotland on Friday 28th February. These showcases take place at Websters Theatre (416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HZ) and are both followed by drinks and the opportunity to meet performers.

BA (Hons) Acting Showcase – 1.30pm
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Showcase – 3pm

Industry seats can be reserved by contacting showcase@themgaacademy.com or calling 0330 024 2942. (Please let us know which venue and course showcase you are interested in.)

View all the MGA graduating students in 2020 on the Graduate page…

Apply NOW to get ahead of the competition for entry to full-time professional performing arts training at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts from September 2020.

We are holding auditions in Cyprus, on 19th February 2020 for entry in September 2020!

MGA will be in Nicosia holding auditions at Cyprus Performing Arts. Venue: Cyprus Performing Arts Studio, Pindou 4, Engomi 2409, Nicosia.

Like all MGA auditions, there are NO audition fees to play. Please apply online and select the Cyprus audition date when you submit.

If you are looking for a professional career on the stage then The MGA Academy of Performing Arts has the perfect course for you.

Exceptional full-time training courses:

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

Choose to study at MGA and kick-start your professional career the right way! Visit the Full-Time training pages on our website to find out more and then apply to audition online.

Want to know more? Email us at: info@themgaacademy.com, call us on 0330 058 0656 or send us a message on Facebook.

Auditioning early increases your chances of being accepted – get ahead, apply today!

Published 7/7/22   3:55PM

Congratulations Léo!

Big congratulations to MGA graduate Léo Gabriel (Musical Theatre, class of 2020) who has just concluded his run of WEST SIDE STORY with Opéra national du Rhin as Baby John. Check out these stunning production and rehearsal shots of him in action. Well done, Léo!

Published 14/6/22   1:11PM

Join the Queendom!

We are delighted to announce that star of Six! The Musical UK Tour and MGA alum Caitlin Tipping will be returning to the MGA Academy THIS SUMMER, to lead our Musical Theatre Summer School! Fresh off the UK Tour as Jane Seymour, Caitlin will lead us through an incredible week… » Read more

Published 12/6/22   9:22AM

Summer season starts soon

Our Full-Time School Summer productions featuring graduating classes in Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance are on the way and tickets are still available! Book your tickets now at The Theatre Store.com! We are thrilled to be welcoming some wonderful visiting Artists from across the Industry to create four fabulous shows… » Read more

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