Our facilities

On campus

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is based across two building complexes in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Facilities at the academy complex include:

  • Six high quality studio spaces (including dedicated music and acting rooms) equipped with Clavinovas and state-of-the-art sound systems
  • Two private practise rooms
  • Computer suites including printers, copiers and wifi access throughout the building
  • Two student rooms and a quiet study room
  • Library of musicals CDs, scores, scripts and theory books
  • Extensive costume/prop store and workshop
  • Student changing facilities and locker-room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen and common room complete with a TV, sound system and DVD library
  • MGA Management and Casting offices
  • Security and CCTV for student and visitor safety and onsite parking.

If you are a company or individual interested in hiring any of our studio spaces, more information and room specifications can be found here.

Off campus

MGA also has relationships with two other rehearsal spaces in the city that support the specific needs of the training programmes.

Within its main centre in the Grassmarket, Dance Base – Scotland’s National Centre for Dance – has four beautiful studios, each with a unique character. MGA uses these facilities to deliver classes, workshops and castings.


MGA has recently moved three acting studios to the stunning listed St Stephen’s Stockbridge in Edinburgh’s New Town. Although MGA has been using this gorgeous building as a rehearsal base for flagship productions, we will now also locate much of our actor training here.

In production

In order to maintain our high standards in creating a professional experience for our students, MGA uses several production venues across Edinburgh for performances. As a student at MGA you may find yourself standing on one of many world-class theatre stages, including:

  • The King’s Theatre
  • Usher Hall
  • Festival Theatre
  • The Assembly Roxy
  • Ghillie Dhu
  • The Pleasance
  • Church Hill Theatre

In addition to these incredible performance spaces, MGA produces work in film studios, fringe venues and cabaret bars across the city – and, of course, from our own studio facilities!

Summer School 2017 for 8 to 15s

24th July – 4th August

Published 8/6/17   6:55PM

Make a change - take the next step

Take control of your future with The MGA Academy of Performing Arts! Our final set of ‪auditions‬ for entry in 2017 are coming up in August. As summer gets under way it’s definitely time to think about what you next step is to achieve the career of your dreams! With… » Read more

Published 15/5/17   3:44PM

Spring Season of shows open tonight!

The Spring season of performances by Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre students opens tonight and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us for three very special shows starting tonight, May 15th, and running through until Saturday 20th May, at the Church Hill Theatre in Morningside, Edinburgh. The third-year Acting students have… » Read more

Published 28/4/17   3:51PM

MGA becomes first CDET-accredited school in Scotland

Here at MGA we pride ourselves on the quality of training that our students receive. So it is with great pleasure we can announce that The MGA Academy of Performing Arts has been accredited by the CDET, becoming the only performing arts school in Scotland to have achieved this. A… » Read more

Published 24/4/17   3:35PM

Spring season approaches and MGA third years are busy

The MGA graduating year of full-time students are working hard as their courses come to an end and their final run of performances approach in May at the Church Hill Theatre in Edinburgh. After another successful Musical Theatre showcase in London, with over 50 agents attending, MGA is now welcoming… » Read more

Published 9/2/17   5:00PM

Graduate success!

We asked all our graduate students, from 2009 through to 2016, to tell us about life after MGA. We heard back from a fantastic 83% of them! Huge thanks to everyone who responded. Below are some of the key results, along with feedback from a few of our graduate students… » Read more

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Boys Scholarship Week

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Summer School 2017 for 8 to 15s

24th July – 4th August