Workshops and training

Our workshops are designed to complement full-time training as well as enabling our students to meet and work with successful professionals.

Other workshops for younger aspiring performers – including our popular Summer School – offer the opportunity for intensive work on acting, singing and dance skills. And for intensive fun!

MGA workshops bring the opportunities and experiences usually only associated with London-based schools to students across the UK.

We believe that learning from trained, working practitioners is the best way to understand and prepare for a career in the industry so we work with individuals and companies involved in all aspects of performing arts – from leading producers, agents, managers and casting directors to individual actors, singers and dancers, directors, choreographers and practitioners – giving students and young professionals the opportunity to experience firsthand what to expect from a career in the performing arts.

Upcoming workshops

Past workshops

A Week in the Life 2023

Summer School 2023

Intro to Acting Training

Full-time Musical Theatre Open Day

Full-time Acting and Dance Open Day

Summer School 2022

A Week in the Life… in a Day! 2021

Lads' Day 2021

Lads' Day Online

Virtual Graduation

Sunday Masterclass: Sherry Tay - Dance Captain from The Lion King

Graduate Showcases 2020 - London

Graduate Showcases 2020 - Scotland

Cyprus Audition: Full-time Courses

LA Trip 2019

Commercial Video Week 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

A Week in the Life

Summer School 2019 for 7-15s

Lads’ Week 2019

Graduation 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Broadway Masterclass with Telly Leung

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Sunday Masterclass: Train with the cast of Matilda!

England Audition: Full-time Courses

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Musical Theatre Showcase 2019

Acting Showcase 2019

Austria Audition: Full-time Courses

Ireland Audition: Full-time Courses

Full-time Training Open Day 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Sunday Masterclass: Acting Through Song

New York Trip 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

LA Trip 2018

Commercial Video Week

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Summer School 2018 for 7-15s

Boys' Scholarship Week

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Fergal McGoff Masterclass

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Boys' Scholarship Weekend

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Ireland Audition: Full-time Courses

Scottish Acting Showcase 2018

Auditions: Full-time Courses

London Musical Theatre Showcase 2018

Newcastle Audition: Full-time Courses

Full-time Training Open Day 2018

Auditions: Full-time Courses

New York Trip 2018

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Boy's Scholarship Weekend

LA Trip 2017

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

Summer School 2017 for 8 to 15s

Boys Scholarship Week

Musical Theatre London Showcase

New York Trip 2017

Summer Courses for 8 to 18s

Yanis Marshall Workshops

Musical Theatre London Showcase 2016

New York Trip 2016!

Kerry Ellis Workshop

Summer School 2015

Shoshana Bean masterclass

Scott Alan Workshops

Sebastian Harcombe Acting Workshop

New York Trip 2015!

Farewell My Son

MGA Summer School 2014

The Addams Family - A New Musical!

Step Into The Movies

Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream


New York City Trip 2014

Auditions - Full-Time School

Halloween Ball 2013

Work Continues...

Easter School 2013

MGA Sponsored Walk

Halloween Ball

MGA Summer School 2012

New York Trip 2013

New York Trip 2014

Summer School 2011

January Workshop

Published 9/2/24   9:15AM

Contemporary Elite Intensive - The MGA Academy x WHITE AND GIVAN

In celebration of the launch of our BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance Course in September 2024, our Artists in Residence and Programme Leaders ‘WHITE AND GIVAN’ are hosting a Contemporary Elite Intensive on Saturday 2nd March 2024 for the UK’s most promising young talent in Contemporary Dance (age 16+). Attendance is… » Read more

Published 13/1/24   9:10AM

MGA Academy to Host Open Day

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts to welcome prospective students on campus for open day event this February. Following on from the success of our open day in November, We will be opening our doors on Thursday 29th February once again. These events are a fantastic opportunity to engage with… » Read more

Published 11/12/23   9:57AM

Christmas Wish aims to raise vital funds for charity

ONE of Scotland’s leading performing arts schools has announced it will be hosting its annual magical Christmas show to raise vital funds for a prominent mental health charity. Taking place for one night only on December 13th at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, MGA Academy has promised that the extravaganza will have… » Read more

Get in touch

Phone: 0330 058 0656

General enquiries/student information:

Office address:  Silver Rock Studios,  Almondvale Business Park,   Almondvale Way,   Livingston,   West Lothian,   United Kingdom,  EH54 6GA
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