Published 16/8/17 11:36am

It’s MGA’s Edinburgh this summer…

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts are taking the streets of Edinburgh by storm this month after a fabulous end to the year and a busy July.

We had an amazing two weeks with our ‘Stage to Screen’ Summer School, welcoming lots of talented young people to MGA to work with a wonderful team of visiting tutors – huge thanks to coordinator Jennifer Tierney and Cameron MacDonald, Derek McGhie, Alison Cleland, Rob Shaw, Lauren Ellis Steele and our own Gerard Bentall for making it such a fantastic fortnight. And a fantastic bunch of lads joined MGA Creative Director Murray Grant and team, working with special guest tutors Sebastian Hardcombe, Fergal McGoff and Arthur Gourounlian on our first-ever Boys Scholarship Week.

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As we are now Scotland’s first Council for Dance & Drama Education and Training (CDET) accredited college, some of our students thought the news was worth dancing about and headed out across our beautiful city of Edinburgh to celebrate! Here’s how our Dance students welcome the summer with style! Special thanks to Tower Restaurant, The City of Edinburgh Council, National Museum of Scotland and Nexus Digital Media Limited for producing.

Fancy joining us next year for a world-class training in Dance, Acting or Musical Theatre? Apply now!

MGA hit the Fringe

We’re thrilled to have not one but TWO fabulous shows on at C Venues in the Edinburgh Fringe this year, produced by Beyond Broadway – FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE followed by THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. Students from our Acting and Musical Theatre Courses are busy every night in August from 7.10pm at the CToo venue, and responses to both productions have been wonderful so far. Find out more by clicking the links below and if you’re up for the festival please come along and support our students and graduates!

A Christmas Wish 2019

19th December, Usher Hall

Third Year Cabarets

30th March – 1st April, Dirty Martini

Impulse Dance Festival 2020

2nd April, Festival Theatre Studio

New Writing Festival 2020

4th April, Festival Theatre Studio

Triple Bill

18th-19th May, Leith Theatre

The Penelopiad

20th-21st May, Leith Theatre

Into The Woods

22nd-23rd May, Leith Theatre

Twelfth Night

15th-16th June, Rose Theatre

9 to 5 The Musical

17th-18th June, Leith Theatre

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19th-20th June, Leith Theatre

Published 15/11/19   4:59PM

Bon voyage, Cara and Laurie!

Best of luck to class of 2019 Musical Theatre graduates Cara Mia and Laurie Hill as they go live on the Marella Explorer ship this week for The Entertainment Department. Bon voyage! Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in… » Read more

Published 15/10/19   10:27AM

Thomas Doherty in 'Catherine the Great'

Be sure to catch 2015 Musical Theatre graduate Thomas Doherty alongside Helen Mirren, Rory Kinnear and Gina McKee in the HBO/Sky miniseries ‘Catherine the Great’ this month! ‘Catherine the Great’ is out now on Sky Atlantic and premiering later in October in the US on HBO and there’s more on… » Read more

Published 15/10/19   9:56AM

Congratulations, Kieran!

Congratulations to class of 2016 Musical Theatre graduate Kieran Cooper, who is joining the team at Norwegian Creative Studios for their premiere production of Choir Of Man! Go well, Kieran. Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in the Performing… » Read more

Published 11/10/19   5:57PM

Caitlin rules the world!

Some fabulous news from our class of 2018: MGA Musical Theatre graduate Caitlin Tipping is going Divorced, Beheaded, Live on Norwegian Cruise Line! This brand new production of Six The Musical, fresh from London’s West End, will be setting sail around the world, with Caitlin taking on the role of… » Read more

Coming soon

A Christmas Wish 2019

19th December, Usher Hall

Full-time Training Open Day 2020

6th February 2020, Edinburgh