Workshops and training

Our workshops are designed to complement full-time training as well as enabling our students to meet and work with successful professionals.

Other workshops for younger aspiring performers – including our popular Summer School – offer the opportunity for intensive work on acting, singing and dance skills. And for intensive fun!

MGA workshops bring the opportunities and experiences usually only associated with London-based schools to students across the UK.

We believe that learning from trained, working practitioners is the best way to understand and prepare for a career in the industry so we work with individuals and companies involved in all aspects of performing arts – from leading producers, agents, managers and casting directors to individual actors, singers and dancers, directors, choreographers and practitioners – giving students and young professionals the opportunity to experience firsthand what to expect from a career in the performing arts.

Upcoming workshops

Past workshops

A Week in the Life 2023

Summer School 2023

Intro to Acting Training

Full-time Musical Theatre Open Day

Full-time Acting and Dance Open Day

Summer School 2022

A Week in the Life… in a Day! 2021

Lads' Day 2021

Lads' Day Online

Virtual Graduation

Sunday Masterclass: Sherry Tay - Dance Captain from The Lion King

Graduate Showcases 2020 - London

Graduate Showcases 2020 - Scotland

Cyprus Audition: Full-time Courses

LA Trip 2019

Commercial Video Week 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

A Week in the Life

Summer School 2019 for 7-15s

Lads’ Week 2019

Graduation 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Broadway Masterclass with Telly Leung

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Sunday Masterclass: Train with the cast of Matilda!

England Audition: Full-time Courses

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Musical Theatre Showcase 2019

Acting Showcase 2019

Austria Audition: Full-time Courses

Ireland Audition: Full-time Courses

Full-time Training Open Day 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Sunday Masterclass: Acting Through Song

New York Trip 2019

Auditions: Full-time Courses

LA Trip 2018

Commercial Video Week

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Summer School 2018 for 7-15s

Boys' Scholarship Week

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Fergal McGoff Masterclass

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Boys' Scholarship Weekend

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Ireland Audition: Full-time Courses

Scottish Acting Showcase 2018

Auditions: Full-time Courses

London Musical Theatre Showcase 2018

Newcastle Audition: Full-time Courses

Full-time Training Open Day 2018

Auditions: Full-time Courses

New York Trip 2018

Auditions: Full-time Courses

Boy's Scholarship Weekend

LA Trip 2017

Auditions: Full-time Courses 2017-18

Summer School 2017 for 8 to 15s

Boys Scholarship Week

Musical Theatre London Showcase

New York Trip 2017

Summer Courses for 8 to 18s

Yanis Marshall Workshops

Musical Theatre London Showcase 2016

New York Trip 2016!

Kerry Ellis Workshop

Summer School 2015

Shoshana Bean masterclass

Scott Alan Workshops

Sebastian Harcombe Acting Workshop

New York Trip 2015!

Farewell My Son

MGA Summer School 2014

The Addams Family - A New Musical!

Step Into The Movies

Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream


New York City Trip 2014

Auditions - Full-Time School

Halloween Ball 2013

Work Continues...

Easter School 2013

MGA Sponsored Walk

Halloween Ball

MGA Summer School 2012

New York Trip 2013

New York Trip 2014

Summer School 2011

January Workshop

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

Get in touch

Phone: 0330 058 0656

General enquiries/student information:

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