Edinburgh Gang Show Is Back

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In November 2019 the curtain came down on the hugely successful 60th Edinburgh Gang Show and although planning had started for the 61st show the pandemic meant that the 2020 and 2021 shows had to be cancelled.

But in 2022 the Edinburgh Gang Show returns with a new energy and vigour and we want as many of our amazing young people to get involved in the biggest Gang Show in the UK! This year’s show will be performed at the Festival Theatre, because the King’s Theatre is closing for a major redevelopment, so this is a fantastic opportunity for even more young people to get the chance to shine on one of the biggest stages in Europe.

Gang Show is one of the greatest examples of Scouting and Girlguiding working together and we want to rekindle that close relationship.

Encourage your young people to be part of history and be part of the Gang in 2022! Information below for download and distribution. 


Main Gang

Junior Gang


Gang Show is an activity for young people aged between 8 and 25 years old by 31st October 2022.  For example, if a young person is a Cub Scout or Brownie at the date of the Main Gang audition (3rd April) they can audition if they will be in Scouts or Guides by show week (31st October). Likewise if they are in Beaver Scouts or Rainbows at the time of the Junior Gang audition (26th June) they can audition if they will be 8 years old by 31st October 2022. This year we actively encourage Explorer Scouts, Rangers, Young Leaders and Network to give Gang Show a go!


Don’t be put off by the word ‘audition’. This is a relaxed and engaging session where young people are taught a song and some basic movement which allows the production team the opportunity to spot potential Gang members.


Main Gang Auditions –  Sunday 3rd April, St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road.

  • All Boys 1.45pm – 2.45pm
  • Girls 14+ 2.30pm – 3.45pm
  • Girls 12 & 13 3.30pm – 4.45pm
  • Girls 10 & 11 4.30pm – 5.45pm

Junior Gang Auditions – Sunday 26th June (note change in date previously advised), Blackhall St Columba’s, Columba Road.


  • Brownies Cast 1 – Abercorn, Blackford, Braid, Harlaw & Pentland – 2.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Brownies Cast 2 – Forth, Inveralmond, New Leith, Raeburn & Turnhouse – 2.45pm – 3.45pm
  • Cub Scouts – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Edinburgh Gang Show 2022
Tue 1st to Sat 5th November
Festival Theatre
Tickets on-sale July 2022


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Further information: 
Alan Hunter
Regional Adviser – Staged Performances