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 course runs during school summer holiday, Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August 2021

PRICE: £225 for the week
+ £2.50 Online transaction fee (marked as shipping)

**Early bird discount! Book your place during November 2020 and get 50% off the course cost using discount code NOVEMBER OFFER**

Join us for a week 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.

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

No refunds or exchanges.

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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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We’re delighted to still be running our Week In The Life experience this year. We are adapting to the current pandemic situation and will be running it for one day only ONLINE!

This day of classes is completely free of charge, designed to give you an insight and trial into training here at The MGA Academy. You can chose to focus on Musical Theatre, Acting or Dance for your virtual taster day.

WHEN? Friday 7th August 2020
WHO? Open to anyone, aged 13+
WHAT? A full day of free classes, Q & As and industry guests

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

MGA are also running our annual Lads’ Week course in the say single day format – see here for more.

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!

Thursday 6th 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. 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 its own in-house management agency, 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.

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If you have any queries, call 0330 058 0656 or email the MGA Office and a member of our team can answer your questions.

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