Experience what it feels like to be training in Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance at industry level.

A Week in the Life runs during school summer holiday, Monday 7th August to Friday 11th August 2023

Enjoy five full days following a Full-Time Student’s intense weekly schedule with our expert teaching faculty here at MGA. Scotlands only CDMT-accredited drama school.

Choose your course – Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance – and take your first step on a journey towards a successful career within the performing arts industry where previous students have gone on to appear in shows on Disney+ and HBO Max as well as starring roles on London’s West End.

This experience is ideal for those considering applying for a place on one of our full-time courses! 

This degree taster course is for students aged 15+.

Course runs Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Email registrar@themgaacademy.com  to secure your place!

Are you ready for some summer fun? Summer School returns to The MGA of Academy of Performing Arts

The course runs during school summer holiday, Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August 2023

Summer school is returning to MGA and it’s going to bigger and better than ever before! Once Upon a Fairytale promises to be an exciting and fun-filled exploration of your favourite and best-known tales. Descendants, Shrek, Enchanted, Revolting Rhymes and many more will feature in the action-packed week that you won’t want to miss!

The week long programme will run from 31st July to 4th August 2023 from 10am – 4pm with an option for early and late drop-off and collection.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in musical theatre, dance, and acting activities, all set in a magical world inspired by beloved fairy-tales with some modern twists.

At MGA Academy of Performing Arts, we believe in nurturing and developing the talents of each and every child, and our experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff are dedicated to guiding participants in a supportive and fun environment.

This is an ideal programme for children who are passionate about performing arts, regardless of whether they are seasoned performers or new to the stage. They will have the chance to make new friends, build confidence, and develop skills that will serve them well both on stage and in life.

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 14 years.

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

If you are serious about pursuing a career in acting, why not join us on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of April for our Intro to Acting Training weekend?

This weekend-long 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 professional acting skillset both for screen and stage.

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th April
10am – 4.30pm each day
Venue: The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, Balgreen Campus

This weekend has been designed for those in S4 and up who may be considering a career in the arts and who may have built up a range of experiences in youth theatre, drama within education or within student/community-based productions.

The course will be led by members of the MGA Academy Acting Faculty from the BA (Hons) Acting programmes with participants also receiving the chance to undertake a mock audition over the course of the weekend.

This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to develop their skillset at an institution with a proven track record in producing graduates ready for a successful career in industry.

Graduates recent work in TV/Film has included:
• Gossip Girl (HBO Max)
• Outlander (Amazon Prime)
• Anikka (Alibi)
• River City (BBC)
• Nova Jone (BBC)
• Archie (ITV).

Recent graduates have also performed in leading roles in London’s West End including:
• Wicked
• Pretty Woman
• Allegiance

Graduates have also gained employment working with across Scotland with theatre companies including:
• Dundee Rep
• Perth Theatre
• Traverse Theatre
• National Theatre of Scotland
• Framework Theatre.

Places are free but registration is essential – please use the button below!

REGISTER

Thursday 9th February, 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. The MGA Academy of Performing Arts offers the perfect mix of training, performance opportunities, expert tuition and cutting-edge career development tools, alongside a fabulous student community and social calendar!

Visitors will be able to observe some classes, meet staff, chat with students and find out more about our world-class team of lecturers.

To reserve your space at our Open Day for Musical Theatre students, 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.

Wednesday 8th February, 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. The MGA Academy of Performing Arts offers the perfect mix of training, performance opportunities, expert tuition and cutting-edge career development tools, alongside a fabulous student community and social calendar!

Visitors will be able to observe some classes, meet staff, chat with students and find out more about our world-class team of lecturers.

To reserve your space at our Open Day for Musical Theatre students, 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.

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.

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

Book Now

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

Book Now

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.

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