Published 20/12/18 2:26pm

Seasons Greetings from MGA

Here at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a joy-filled and peaceful New Year! We hope all our hardworking staff and wonderful students of Full-Time and Part-Time schools have a lovely break over the Christmas period – see you in 2019!

It’s been a truly spectacular finish to the winter term in Edinburgh with a fabulous performance of A Christmas Wish at the Usher Hall featuring all our fantastic students. A huge thank you to all our full-time Musical Theatre and Dance students, Fierce Theatre Schools Edinburgh team and Stage Academies groups who performed a stunning set of festive numbers for a very appreciative audience and in support of a good cause.

A massive thanks as well to our dedicated team from across the MGA faculties – tutors, directors, our academy staff and admin team, and all the volunteers who helped make the show happen. It wouldn’t happen without you!

For the second year running, A Christmas Wish has supported The MGA Foundation, a Scottish charity broadening access to opportunities for people from non-privileged backgrounds from or based in Scotland wishing to train in Performing Arts. You can read more about the Foundation, its work and how you can support it at the MGA Foundation website.

Looking ahead

We’re also looking forward to the New Year, which will kick off in traditional fashion with the annual MGA trip to the Big Apple! This life-changing trip to New York offers full-time students a unique opportunity to experience the industry firsthand on the other side of the ‘pond’, with classes led by leading performers and teachers, networking events with MGA’s industry friends and professional consultants, and to learn about the current theatre scene in New York. Find out more about why we believe these trips are a fantastic addition to our students’ professional training – and take a look at some photos from recent visits – over on our trips page…

We’ve also got some incredible masterclasses and workshop weeks coming up so get them in the diary and book places before they fill up! Already on the calendar:

Auditions for our Full-Time School degree courses run throughout the year and there is still plenty of time to apply to join us from September 2019. Why wait? Apply now – just fill out our simple online form and we’ll see you at the audition!!

As ever, all our current news, class updates and student success stories can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and we suspect there will be some postcards coming in from NYC in the New Year as well!

Published 8/3/19   4:54PM

Congratulations Third Years!

A huge thanks to all the organisations, agencies, friends and industry guests who came to our two MGA Graduate Showcases this week. We’ve been thrilled by the support for both groups of third year students and had two fantastic showcase performances: in Glasgow on Monday, at the Tron Theatre, and… » Read more

Published 27/2/19   2:42PM

Showcase season has arrived...

We are delighted to present our third year classes to the industry as the first generation of MGA students taking the new BA (Hons) degree courses! Acting Showcase takes place on Monday 4th March at the Tron Theatre (Glasgow) Musical Theatre Showcase takes place on Thursday 7th March at Soho… » Read more

Published 7/2/19   5:13PM

European auditions for full-time courses

In recognition of the amount of interest we receive each year from potential students outside Scotland, this year we have decided to widen the full-time course audition process to include some european dates! Yep – in 2019, MGA is bringing the audition to to you! Artistic Director Murray Grant and… » Read more

Published 6/2/19   1:27PM

Welcome back, Megan!

Huge congratulations to MGA graduate Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, class of 2017) who is currently performing in the UK Tour of Les Miserables. We are thrilled to see her in action right here in Edinburgh at the moment, performing at the Festival Theatre with the Les Miserables company. Lots of… » Read more

Coming soon

England Audition: Full-time Courses

24th March 2019, Manchester

Third Year Cabarets

2nd April, Dirty Martini @ Le Monde