Our facilities

On campus

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is based 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
  • Library of musical theatre recordings, scores, scripts, DVDs and theory books
  • Extensive costume/prop store and workshop
  • Student changing facilities and locker room
  • Security and CCTV for student and visitor safety and onsite parking.

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.

MGA is also hosted by the Rose Theatre Edinburgh which has several studios and production spaces used by our students for both training and performance.

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:

  • Usher Hall
  • Festival Theatre
  • The Assembly Roxy
  • The King’s 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!

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!

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

Coming soon

Full-time Acting and Dance Open Day

8th February REGISTER NOW! »

Full-time Musical Theatre Open Day

9th February REGISTER NOW! »