Workshops and training

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

Full-time Acting and Dance Open Day

Full-time Musical Theatre Open Day

Past workshops

A Week in the Life 2022

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 13/1/23   9:10AM

We're ready to welcome you!

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts to welcome prospective students on campus for open day events this February. We will be opening our doors on Wednesday 8th (Acting/Dance) and Thursday 9th February (Musical Theatre) for another series of Open Days. These events are a fantastic opportunity to engage with lecturers,… » Read more

Published 23/12/22   3:28PM

Season's Greetings from MGA

The whole team at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts wishes you a very merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year! We’ve got lots of exciting news to bring in 2023 and we can’t wait to bring more training opportunities in the Performing Arts to Edinburgh! We will be welcoming… » Read more

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!

Get in touch

Phone: 0330 058 0656

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Office address: 207 Balgreen Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RZ, United Kingdom
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