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 4/3/22   6:57PM

Getting industry-ready

The last few weeks have been all go here at MGA! We stepped into February with Industry Week, where our Third Year BA (Hons) students have the opportunity to meet some amazing professionals from the Performing Arts industry for valuable professional development, Q&A sessions and audition experience as a way… » Read more

Published 25/1/22   12:28PM

Join us in September

As 2021 draws to an end, why not choose MGA as your destination for 2022! MGA is now in Phase 3 of auditions for entry in September 2022. Apply now! This phase ends on Sunday 27th March 2022. Apply to audition, either online or in person in Edinburgh – whichever… » Read more

Published 20/1/22   10:20AM

Congratulations Rachel!

Well done to graduate Rachel White (Musical Theatre, 2016) on the awesome achievement of being BB Radio Scotland’s Single Of The Week with her brand new release “You Don’t Want Me Anymore”! You can stream all of Rachel’s music, including her new single, on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, and… » Read more

Published 19/1/22   9:51AM

Welcoming our new Head of Dance

We are delighted to welcome a brand new Head of School of Dance to our Faculty this academic year, the outstanding and multi-talented Lisa Cottrell. Lisa is a highly experienced theatre practitioner with advanced skills in dance techniques and diverse theatre knowledge. She has a BA (Hons) in Literary and… » Read more

Coming soon

The Lights

15th – 18th June, Rose Theatre

Rise Up

15th – 18th June, Saint Stephen’s