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 Instagram. Meet all our graduating year groups over on the Graduates pages.

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

Published 26/5/16

Congratulations Keziah!

Huge congratulations to Keziah Grace, who after a successful London showcase has accepted an offer of professional representation from NG Personal Management.

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Full-Time Auditions

Applications are taken all year round, until course places are full – so the earlier in the year you apply, the more places will be available. We are currently in our final phase to receive applications, which ends on August 7th.

Auditions are in person at MGA campus in Edinburgh. A member of our team will be in touch within two weeks of submission to take you through the process. Apply now »

In-person audition dates:

  • 2022-23 dates coming soon

If you are unsure which course to apply for, please get in touch admissions@themgaacademy.com and the MGA Team will be happy to discuss it with you.

Published 14/6/22   1:11PM

Join the Queendom!

We are delighted to announce that star of Six! The Musical UK Tour and MGA alum Caitlin Tipping will be returning to the MGA Academy THIS SUMMER, to lead our Musical Theatre Summer School! Fresh off the UK Tour as Jane Seymour, Caitlin will lead us through an incredible week… » Read more

Published 12/6/22   9:22AM

Summer season starts soon

Our Full-Time School Summer productions featuring graduating classes in Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance are on the way and tickets are still available! Book your tickets now at The Theatre Store.com! We are thrilled to be welcoming some wonderful visiting Artists from across the Industry to create four fabulous shows… » Read more

Published 4/3/22   6:57PM

Getting industry-ready

The last few weeks have been all go here at MGA! We stepped into February with Industry Week, where our Third Year BA (Hons) students have the opportunity to meet some amazing professionals from the Performing Arts industry for valuable professional development, Q&A sessions and audition experience as a way… » Read more

Published 25/1/22   12:28PM

Join us in September

As 2021 draws to an end, why not choose MGA as your destination for 2022! MGA is now in Phase 3 of auditions for entry in September 2022. Apply now! This phase ends on Sunday 27th March 2022. Apply to audition, either online or in person in Edinburgh – whichever… » Read more