MGA graduate success

Catch up on news and success stories from MGA alumni!

MGA also make up-to-the-minute announcements over on Facebook and Twitter. Meet all our graduating year groups over on the Graduates pages.

Published 6/2/19

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

Published 5/10/18

Thomas Doherty in HBO miniseries!

Everyone at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is thrilled to hear the news that 2015 Musical Theatre graduate THOMAS DOHERTY will be appearing in a new HBO/Sky miniseries ‘Catherine The Great’ as Peter Zavadovsky, opposite Academy Award Winner HELEN MIRREN. The four-part show also features Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear,… » Read more

Published 18/9/18

A dream role for Megan

After only graduating from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts a year ago, Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, 2017) has just landed a dream role in the UK tour of Les Miserables as Cover Cosette for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. This UK tour begins in Leicester in November and moves round the… » Read more

Published 13/6/18

Gemma steps into new Hairspray role

Gemma Lawson (Musical Theatre, 2009) is currently touring in the UK production of Hairspray. After a short break in the tour, last night was Gemma’s opening performance in the main role of Amber Von Tussle! The MGA team were thrilled to be able to take a group of the next… » Read more

Published 11/6/18

Abbie's onboard for NCL!

Congratulations to Abigail Stenhouse (Musical Theatre, 2014) who continues her career success since graduating: Abbie is currently appearing in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on board the Norwegian Epic for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Published 2/6/18

Jennifer heading out to Miami

Jennifer Campbell (Musical Theatre, 2014) is flying out to Miami today to start rehearsals as a Singer / Dancer onboard the Celebrity Equinox. Safe journey, Jen!

Published 1/6/18

Nakai and Kieran set sail

Nakai Warikandwa (Dance, 2017) and Kieran Welsh (Musical Theatre, 2014) are both currently in the Caribbean performing onboard the Celebrity Equinox. Nakai is a Production Dancer and Kieran is a Production Vocalist for Celebrity Cruises. Enjoy the sunshine!

Published 21/5/18

Elly staying in Japan

Elly Jay (Musical Theatre, 2015) has been working at Universal Studios Japan for the past year. Elly is delighted to have had a contract extension and she will be staying in Japan for a further year.

Published 16/5/18

Congratulations Joanne!

Joanne Watson (Dance, 2018) has only just graduated from MGA and has already gained a contract with Grayboy Entertainment. Joanne will be joining the Pacific Dawn as a Production Dancer. Congratulations!

Published 15/5/18

Congratulations Caitlin!

Caitlin Anderson (Musical Theatre, 2018) was snapped up her first professional contract before she’d even graduated! She has also been signed to Apollo Artist Management after a stunning graduate showcase. Caitlin will be flying out to Tampa, Florida, to take the role of Marty in Grease onboard Royal Caribbean’s newly… » Read more

Published 28/4/18

OMG you guys, it's Rebecca!

Rebecca Stenhouse (Musical Theatre, 2009) is currently appearing in the UK tour of Legally Blonde playing the part of Margot and as first cover Elle Woods. As one of our first graduates in Musical Theatre, it was a real delight for the team at MGA to take our current Musical… » Read more

Published 19/8/16

More great news from Thomas!

It’s definitely about time we gave a massive shout out and congratulations to MGA alumnus ‎Thomas Doherty (Musical Theatre, 2015): after graduating from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in 2015 he has been a busy lad! Thomas immediately signed with Olivia Bell Management in London, and landed a dream… » Read more

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Full-Time Audition Dates

Audition sessions for entry in September 2019 are:

  • 2nd June
  • 16th June
  • 18th August

Auditions are held at MGA in Edinburgh.

If you are interested in applying for full-time courses at MGA fill in our application form and we will contact you with information on the application process and audition requirements. (You can also book on to our Open Day with this form.)

Published 30/4/19   5:12PM

Spring Season booking now open

Spring is well and truly here, and all our Third Year students are back in the studios working hard with some fantastic Creatives on three fabulous productions to complete the Spring 2019 Season. Our graduate year actors are working with Head of Acting Molly Innes on THE DUCHESS: AKA WALLACE… » Read more

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