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:

  • High-quality studio spaces (including dedicated music and acting rooms) equipped with Clavinovas and state-of-the-art sound systems
  • Private practise rooms
  • Computer suites including printers, copiers and wifi access throughout the building
  • Student rooms and a quiet study room
  • Library of musical theatre recordings, scores, scripts and theory books
  • Extensive costume/prop store and workshop
  • Student changing facilities and locker room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen and common room with TV, sound system and DVD library
  • 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 other rehearsal spaces in the city that support the specific needs of our 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.

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

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

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!

Published 12/6/20   5:50PM

End of the year, looking to the future...

Well, it’s been quite some journey, but we’ve arrived at our final day of teaching of the academic year. And what a year it has been! We are incredibly proud of each and every one of our students and faculty for their outstanding efforts and strength demonstrated, not just over… » Read more

Published 22/5/20   6:04PM

COVID-19 update

A statement on behalf of MGA’s Directors: A note to the MGA Family, To say that I am impressed by the response to the pandemic that I have seen from the MGA family of staff, tutors, students, parents, customers, suppliers, our stake holders and our community of supporters would be… » Read more

Published 14/4/20   4:44PM

Congratulations Thomas!

A massive congratulations from the whole MGA team to 2019 BA (Hons) Acting graduate Thomas Mugglestone who appeared as Henry Jones in the latest season of OUTLANDER for Amazon Prime Video. Well done, Thomas! Meet all our graduates from Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance courses on our Graduates pages. For… » Read more

Published 25/3/20   11:27AM

Adapt, innovate, overcome

We will adapt and continue to succeed! During these challenging times we all have to be prepared to change the way we do things. The team at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts have been working hard over the last few weeks to ensure that we are prepared for whatever… » Read more

Coming soon

A Week in the Life... In a Day!

7 August 2020, ONLINE

New York Trip 2021

January 2021, New York City USA