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On stage since 1960


On stage since 1960

Edinburgh Gang Show

NEWS! We are very excited to announce that plans are well advanced for the return of the Edinburgh Gang Show!

A different theatre – same Gang Show energy!

The Regional Adviser (Gang Show) is Alan Hunter –


The Edinburgh Gang Show is a large-scale variety show with a long, fascinating history and an exciting futureThe cast is made up entirely of young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and is supported by over 100 adult volunteers. 

It is a fabulous experience participating in a show with very high standards in a professional working theatre and involvement offers the opportunity to make new friends, work towards various awards and gain life skills whilst having fun! 

Edinburgh Gang Show 2022 will be staged at the Festival Theatre because the King’s Theatre is closing for a major redevelopment in 2022.  

Being in Gang Show requires a significant commitment to rehearsals, the show week as well as to weekly Scouting and Girlguiding. This year we are looking to recruit new members to join both Gangs. Please share the dates with your section, share on social media and encourage as many young people to try out for the show. 

Main Gang Auditions (Scouts, Guides, Explorer Scouts, Rangers, Scout Network) 

  • Sunday 3rd April – Venue to be advised. 

Junior Gang Auditions (Cub Scouts and Brownies) 

  • Sunday 19th June – Venue to be advised. 

Details of the format and times of the auditions will be announced in the new year and communicated through Scout and Girlguiding channels. 

Please follow the Edinburgh Gang Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  


Edinburgh Gang Show 2022
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th November 2022 

Tickets on sale early 2022. 

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It's fair to say that having a Gang Show free November was an unusual experience for many.   A short video was released on the 14th November, exactly 60 years since the first Edinburgh Gang Show opened at the King's Theatre. This video was released at 7.30pm (the...

2020 – Edinburgh Gang Show marks 60 Years (from a distance)

As we head into November 2020 the reality is dawning on many members of the Gang that for the first time in 60 years there will be no Gang Show in Edinburgh this year. The curtain first rose on the Edinburgh Gang Show at 7.30pm on Monday 14th November 1960 at the...

Getting the Gang Back Together

The Gang of 2020 recently put on their red neckerchiefs and came together online for an update on the plans for a virtual Edinburgh Gang Show in November.  The professional Gang Show Orchestra met at The Studio, in a socially distanced manner, to record specially...

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020 Auditions – South East Scotland Scouts

The Edinburgh Gang Show 2020 will take place at the King's Theatre in November and we are looking to assemble a cast of over 250 young people. Being involved in the Gang Show is an excellent opportunity to have fun, make friends, gain confidence, perform in a...

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020

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The 60th Edinburgh Gang Show

When the curtain came down on the Edinburgh Gang Show 2018 work began almost immediately to prepare for the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show which was presented at the King’s Theatre in November 2019. Over 250 young people, supported by over 100 adult volunteers, worked...

It’s November… It’s Gang Show time!

Join us at the King's Theatre as we celebrate the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show! Over 250 Cub Scouts and Brownies, Scouts and Guides, Explorer Scouts and Rangers, Scout Network supported by a backstage team of over 100 Leaders and adult volunteers will present this year’s...

Edinburgh Gang Show is 60 – Making Memories!

The Diamond Jubilee Edinburgh Gang Show is the launch of the 60th year celebrations and these will continue until November 2020. As part of the celebrations, we are looking for 'Gang Show Memories.' If you have any photographs, newspaper clippings, old...

Gang Show update

Please keep a trip to the King’s Theatre in mind when planning your programme for the next Scouting year.For 87 years Gang Shows, all over the world, have brought young people and adults together to share in the fabulous experience of ‘putting on a show’. Last year...