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

The course runs during school summer holiday, Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August 2022

Enjoy five full days following a Full-Time Student’s intense weekly schedule with our teaching faculty here at MGA.

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.

PRICE: £175 for the week
Payment information will be provided on application. No refunds or exchanges.

This degree taster course is for students aged 13+.

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

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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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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!

The MGA Academy is proud to present our third-year Musical Theatre students for their final production.

Weds 22nd, Thurs 23rd, Fri 24th June at 7.30pm
Saturday 25th June at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.


Directed by Simon Greiff
Musical Direction by Simon Hanson
Choreography by Rebecca Wallace
Book by Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based upon the New Line Cinema film
Written by Tim Herlihy

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

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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

Directed by Molly Innes, we are pleased to present our School of Acting graduating class in Joy Wilkinson’s ‘The Sweet Science of Bruising’.

Weds 15th & Fri 17th June 2.30pm,
Thurs 16th & Sat 18th June 7.30pm

‘The Sweet Science of Bruising’ is Joy Wilkinson’s ode to women everywhere. In highlighting the vulnerabilities of women in the 19th century, this production reminds us just how far we’ve come – and how much further we really have to go – in allowing the strength of women to truly shine through.

Based on historical research into 19th-century women’s boxing, ‘The Sweet Science of Bruising’ is a fascinating play, featuring an ensemble cast, this is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism, presented by our School of Acting graduating class.


Written by Joy Wilkinson
Directed by Molly Innes

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

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The amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

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

Weds 15th, Thurs 16th, Fri 17th June – 7.30pm
Sat 18th June – 2.30pm and 7.30pm


Directed by Lisa Cottrell
Choreographed by the MGA Dance Faculty

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

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Directed by Samantha Robinson, we are pleased to present our School of Acting graduating class in Howard Korder’s ‘The Lights’.

Weds 15th & Fri 17th June 7.30pm
Thurs 16th & Sat 18th June 2.30pm

Rose, Lilian and her girlfriend, Freddi, are faces in the crowd, striving for the promise of a richer life that beckons all around them, just beyond our grasp. On their night-long journey from innocence to experience, The Lights follows them across the landscape of New York City haunted by desperation, hope, passion, corruption and the ghosts of its own past.

Directed by Samantha Robinson
Written by Howard Korder

*Please note this is suitable for ages 15+, themes of rape and drug abuse.

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

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The amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.

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 of Musical Theatre workshops themed around Six! The Musical for anyone aged from 7 to 15.

Come along to meet Caitlin and learn to 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. Caitlin can’t wait to meet and work with you all!

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

For more information and to book your spot now, click here «

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 with our Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance class of ’22.

Our Acting graduates will be performing two plays during 15th – 18th June at the Rose Theatre, THE LIGHTS written by Howard Korder and directed by Samantha Robinson, and THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING written by Joy Wilkinson and directed by MGA’s Head of Acting, Molly Innes.

Our Dance students perform their final production RISE UP directed by members of MGA’s Dance Faculty and directed by Head of Dance Lisa Cottrell at St Stephens over June 15th-18th. And our Musical Theatre students take to the stage for their final show, THE WEDDING SINGER, directed by Simon Greiff, at the Rose Theatre from June 22nd-25th.

Click below for more details of productions. We look forward to welcoming you all back for more theatre!

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

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