Workshops and Masterclasses

MGA utilises performance industry professionals to offer workshops, training opportunities and summer schools to young people interested in a future career in Performing Arts.

Workshops are often designed to complement full-time training and enable students to meet and work with young and 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. This gives students and young professionals the opportunity to ‘test the water’.

Training opportunities are run by MGA throughout the year – more information is listed below. We constantly arrange new sessions for a variety of age and experience groups, and sometimes these are at short notice if a guest tutor becomes available – so please check our Facebook page for updates as well.

MGA also organise workshops and visiting teachers for other organisations including drama and performing arts schools, for example at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the Dance For All Theatre School in Edinburgh, and for various colleges and local dance groups. Contact our Office for more information about our work for third-parties.

Upcoming workshops

Sunday Masterclass: Train with the cast of Matilda!

Lads’ Week 2019

Summer School 2019 for 7-15s

A Week in the Life

Commercial Video Week 2019

Past workshops

Full-time Training Open Day 2019

Sunday Masterclass: Acting Through Song

Commercial Video Week

Summer School 2018 for 7-15s

Boys' Scholarship Week

Fergal McGoff Masterclass

Boys' Scholarship Weekend

Boy's Scholarship Weekend

Summer School 2017 for 8 to 15s

Boys Scholarship Week

Summer Courses for 8 to 18s

Yanis Marshall Workshops

Kerry Ellis Workshop

Summer School 2015

Shoshana Bean masterclass

Scott Alan Workshops

Taster Week - Full-time School

Sebastian Harcombe Acting Workshop

Open Day - Full-time School

Jr School Open Day

MGA Summer School 2014

Taster Week - HND

Audition Technique Workshop

Easter School 2013

MGA Summer School 2012

Summer School 2011

Audition Technique Workshop

January Workshop

Summer School 2019 for 7-15s

22nd July – 2nd August, The MGA Academy

Published 7/2/19   5:13PM

European auditions for full-time courses

In recognition of the amount of interest we receive each year from potential students outside Scotland, this year we have decided to widen the full-time course audition process to include some european dates! Yep – in 2019, MGA is bringing the audition to to you! Artistic Director Murray Grant and… » Read more

Published 6/2/19   1:27PM

Welcome back, Megan!

Huge congratulations to MGA graduate Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, class of 2017) who is currently performing in the UK Tour of Les Miserables. We are thrilled to see her in action right here in Edinburgh at the moment, performing at the Festival Theatre with the Les Miserables company. Lots of… » Read more

Published 2/2/19   1:04PM

Some amazing training weeks coming up this year at MGA…

The MGA School of Part-Time Studies has got an amazing set of training courses and workshops lined up this year, offering some excellent opportunities to develop your Performing Arts skills, learn new ones from fabulous visiting tutors, and to discover what it’s like to train and work in the industry.… » Read more

Published 20/12/18   2:26PM

Seasons Greetings from MGA

Here at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a joy-filled and peaceful New Year! We hope all our hardworking staff and wonderful students of Full-Time and Part-Time schools have a lovely break over the… » Read more