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 professional performers the UK has to offer!

Not just a great time for all involved! Our summer courses offer specialist training, learning and development opportunities through the study of the Performing Arts. With West End professionals as guest tutors and an opportunity to work with the incredible team at MGA not only will you have a great time – you will learn loads too!

This year’s themes are MAMMA MIA and MARY POPPINS and we are thrilled to announce we will be joined by special guest tutor ADAM DAVIDSON, coming fresh from the West End production of Mamma Mia and previously in Mary Poppins in Germany. We can’t wait to welcome him to MGA this summer – book your spots now to come and work with this amazing performer!

The courses run during the 2019 school summer holiday in two blocks:

  • WEEK 1: 22nd to 26th July
  • WEEK 2: 29th July to 2nd August

PRICES: £200 for one week or £350 for two weeks.
+ £2.50 Online transaction fee (marked as shipping)

To book, simply visit the MGA Shop >

Join us for one, or make the most of your summer and come along for two weeks of exceptional training, fabulous confidence building, ridiculous amounts of fun, and excellent friend-making opportunities.

The Summer School is designed to give young people a real insight into the Performing Arts, and training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline of professional theatre.

Professional training – professional levels of FUN!

The details…

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

Courses run Monday to Friday each week – 10am to 4pm.

Each week ends with a presentation of participants’ work at Academy building for an invited audience of friends and family.

Worried about childcare?

Drop-off available from 9am and pick-up available up to 5pm with advanced booking (contact the MGA Office for more information).

Questions? Call the MGA Office on 0330 058 0656 for more info. Places are limited on each course so booking early is recommended!

BOOK NOW

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 professional performers the UK has to offer!

Not just a great time for all involved! Our summer courses offer specialist training, learning and development opportunities through the study of the Performing Arts. With West End professionals as guest tutors and an opportunity to work with the incredible team at MGA not only will you have a great time – you will learn loads too!

The courses run during the 2018 school summer holiday in two blocks:

  • WEEK 1: 23rd to 27th July
  • WEEK 2: 30th July to 3rd August

PRICES: £200 for one week or £350 for two weeks.
+ £2.50 Online transaction fee (marked as shipping)

REGISTER NOW by completing a short online form and one of the MGA team will be in touch with booking details.

Join us for one, or make the most of your summer and come along for two weeks of exceptional training, fabulous confidence building, ridiculous amounts of fun, and excellent friend-making opportunities.

The Summer School is designed to give young people a real insight into the Performing Arts, and training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline of professional theatre.

Professional training – professional levels of FUN!

The details…

Summer School course are aimed at students aged between 8 and 15 years old.

Courses run Monday to Friday each week – 10am to 4pm.

Each week ends with a presentation of participants’ work at Academy building for an invited audience of friends and family.

Worried about childcare?

Drop-off available from 8.30am and pick-up available up to 5pm with advanced booking (contact the MGA Office for more information).

We also have our on-site, great value MGA Cafe serving healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options for summer course participants, if required.

REGISTER NOW by completing a short online form and one of the MGA team will be in touch with booking details or call the MGA Office on 0330 058 0656 for more information. Places are limited on each course so booking early is recommended!

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 professional performers the UK has to offer!

Not just a great time for all involved! Our summer courses offer specialist training, learning and development opportunities through the study of the Performing Arts. With West End professionals as guest tutors and an opportunity to work with the incredible team at MGA not only will you have a great time – you will learn loads too!

The courses run during the 2017 school summer holiday in two blocks:

  • WEEK 1: 24th to 28th July
  • WEEK 2: 31st to 4th August

Join us for one, or make the most of your summer and come along for two weeks of exceptional training, fabulous confidence building, ridiculous amounts of fun, and excellent friend-making opportunities.

The Summer School is designed to give young people a real insight into the Performing Arts, and training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline of professional theatre.

Professional training – professional levels of FUN!

The details…

Summer School course are aimed at students aged between 8 and 15 years old.

Courses run Monday to Friday each week – 10am to 4pm.

Each week ends with a presentation of participants’ work at Academy building for an invited audience of friends and family.

Worried about childcare?

Drop-off available from 8.30am and pick-up available up to 5pm with advanced booking (contact the MGA Office for more information).

We also have our on-site, great value MGA Cafe serving healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options for summer course participants, if required.

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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, put your summer break to good use with a one‑week or two-week intensive course in performing arts at our unique centre for professional musical theatre, dance and actor training.

The team of MGA Academy resident tutors, guest lecturers, artists and industry professionals brought together from across Europe and the USA to teach on our summer courses will ensure you not only have a fabulous time, but that you are also given world-class learning and development opportunities in your chosen discipline.

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MGA shines the spotlight on the performing arts industry for young people who are interested in acting, singing and dance. Classes built around different themes each week will include:

  • Acting and Improvisation
  • Choral Singing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Jazz and Commercial Dance

and each week ends with a performance to show off what you’ve learned!

The courses run during the 2016 school summer holiday in two blocks:

  • WEEK 1: 25th to 29th July
  • WEEK 2: 1st to 5th August

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, put your summer break to good use with a one‑week, two-week or three-week intensive course in performing arts at one of Scotland’s most innovative centres for musical theatre, dance and actor training – The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh.

MGA shines the spotlight on the performing arts industry for young people who are interested in acting, singing and dance. Classes will include:

  • Acting and Improvisation
  • Choral Singing
  • Musical Theatre
  • Jazz and Commercial Dance

and each week ends with a performance to show off what you’ve learned!

Each five-day session has a completely different theme and is led by the MGA team along with different guest tutors from London’s West End!

When is it?

The courses run during the 2015 school summer holiday in three blocks:

  • WEEK 1: 27th to July
  • WEEK 2: 3rd to 7th August
  • WEEK 3: 10th to 14th August

PRICES:
£200 for one week
£350 for two weeks
£500 for all three weeks

MGA summer courses are so much more than just a holiday club or summer production! They offer young people specialist learning to hone their talent, opportunities to socialise and build confidence, and access to MGA’s amazing professional network.

The MGA summer school format is designed to give young people aged between 8 and 18 a real insight into the performing arts, and training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline of professional theatre.

  • Sessions run from Monday to Friday each week, 10am to 4pm daily. (Participants can be dropped off at The Academy building outside of these times with prior arrangement – from 8.30am and as late as 5pm.)
  • Each week concludes with a presentation of participants’ work for an invited audience of friends and family in The Academy building.
  • Healthy breakfast and lunch options are available from our on-site, great value Café (if required).
    Join us for one, two, or make the most of your summer and come for all three week‑long performing arts intensives!

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 of professional theatre.

“Too much fun to know what to do with!”

Our summer schools are designed for students aged between 7 and 16 years old. During four days of intensive classes students get the opportunity to work with professional performers, MGA Tutors and our experienced arts industry Consultants.

The summer school this year runs from Monday 5th August to Thursday 8th August, 10am til 4pm.

Cost this year is £185. Places are strictly limited to 30 so book early to avoid disappointment! Booking forms will be released in the new year.

Download a booking form here, fill it in and return it to us, or contact the MGA Office for more information.

Students are required to wear an MGA T-Shirt or vest top to the workshop as it helps us identify them around the building! These can be purchased from only £12.5. Tracksuits, hoodies, caps and vests are also available!

MGA Principals Andrew Gowland and Murray Grant have created 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 of professional theatre, and this year has a special New York City flavour!

“Too much fun to know what to do with!”

Our summer schools are designed for students aged between 7 and 16 years old. During four days of intensive classes students get the opportunity to work with professional performers, MGA Tutors and our experienced arts industry Consultants.

Cost this year is £165. Places are strictly limited to 30 so book now to avoid disappointment! Download the booking form pdf here or contact the office for more info.

Students are required to wear an MGA T-Shirt or vest top to the workshop as it helps us identify them around the building! These can be purchased from only £10. Tracksuits, hoodies, caps and vests are also available!

The School runs from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th August, 2012.

Published 11/6/21   9:38AM

Congratulations Caitlin!

Huge congratulations to our Musical Theatre class of 2018 graduate Caitlin Tipping! Caitlin is currently touring the UK as Jane Seymour, part of the new UK Tour cast of SIX The Musical. The whole MGA team couldn’t be more proud!

Published 13/5/21   2:49PM

Third Year Dancers get their Momentum!

It’s here! Momentum 2021 has arrived! As part of their professional development, our third-year Dance students work with a professional film team to shoot various dance styles, creating a unique, diverse and dynamic showreel as part of their promotional portfolio after graduation. This essential project, entitled Momentum, offers our students… » Read more

Published 29/3/21   3:48PM

BA (Hons) Acting course produce 'Back to Normal' with Wonder Fools

Earlier this term, our graduating class of Actors had the opportunity to work with Scottish-based production company Wonder Fools. While in isolation, the students developed and filmed a piece of work called Back To Normal. The performance takes the form of a mockumentary featuring material that varies from the dramatic… » Read more

Published 29/3/21   10:17AM

Laura Proudfoot joins the Board of Directors

MGA is proud to announce that Laura Proudfoot, our current Vice Principal, has been appointed to our Board of Directors to help guide MGA through our next exciting stages of development and expansion. Throughout her professional career, Laura has been actively involved in the development of performing arts education within… » Read more