Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for visiting our website. The MGA Academy for Performing Arts is one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative training institutions – and it is growing!

Over the next three years we will increasing the numbers of degree programmes from three in 2021 to twelve by 2024. We are also dramatically increasing the size of our facilities making us one of the UK’s best resourced institutions.

We are doing this because we recognise the unique and high quality of what we do, we recognise that our rigorous and intensive training gets our students into work, and finally we recognise that we are one of only a few vocational performing arts institutions in Scotland.

I am honoured to be chairman of this institution and to work with the highly skilled and creative team delivering our programmes.

So what makes us unique?

  • All our programmes are employment driven, they focus on the development of creativity, technical skill, entrepreneurship, and rigorous critical thinking.
  • Our belief that the act of performing in front of an audience is one of the most valuable learning opportunities (learning through doing).
  • MGA teaching staff all have substantial performance experience, teaching experience, as well as formal qualifications.
  • Our outstanding network with the performing arts in Scotland and indeed the world.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website – if you have any questions please email or phone us. If you would like to visit us, just ask.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Giles Auckland-Lewis

Published 30/11/23   12:34PM

Graduates turn dreams into reality with new theatre company

MGA alumni in the spotlight after creating new theatre company ALUMNI from one of Scotland’s top performing arts academies have started their own theatre company following their recent graduation this summer. David Gardner and Will Robertson had dreams of starting their own theatre company since meeting during their BA (Hons)… » Read more

Published 22/11/23   1:32PM

Applications for September 2024 Now Open!

Apply for a course at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts and be part of something extraordinary! Our first auditions for our 2024 intake will be held in Livingston on Monday 15th January 2024! See below for information about all our course levels and apply today! Read More

Published 24/5/23   3:40PM

'Strictly' stars inspire next generation!

Our lucky Musical Theatre and Dance students were treated to an unforgettable experience as performers from Strictly Ballroom: The Musical took a break from touring and brought the glitz and glamour of ballroom dancing to life The MGA Academy of Performing Arts last week! Kevin Clifton, BBC Strictly Come Dancing… » Read more

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Phone: 0330 058 0656

General enquiries/student information: info@themgaacademy.com

Office address:  Barbara Ritchie House, Livingston, West Lothian, United Kingdom
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