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On stage since 1960


On stage since 1960

Edinburgh Gang Show

In November 2022, we see the return of the Edinburgh Gang Show! A different theatre – same Gang Show energy! Edinburgh Gang Show 2022 will be staged at the Festival Theatre because the King’s Theatre will close for a major redevelopment in 2022. This will only be the second time in our history that the Gang Show will be performed in a different theatre but it will provide a great opportunity for our cast and crew to experience the thrill of staging an even bigger and better show to even more audiences!

Got a question? Please contact the Regional Adviser (Gang Show) Alan Hunter –


Edinburgh Gang Show website


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! 

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 Scouts section, share on social media and encourage as many young people to try out for the show. 

On 14th November 1960 the first Edinburgh Gang Show was performed at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. For sixty years young people from Scouting and Girlguiding in Scotland’s capital have entertained thousands of people with the annual show in November. Today this Edinburgh institution continues to give young people the opportunity to perform in one of the city’s much-loved theatres and through their participation our young people gain skills for life. Gang Show is a major part of the Scouting and Girlguiding programme and with the enthusiasm, commitment and ongoing support of Gang Show followers it will remain so for many years to come. We have got a lot to be thankful for!

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

Main Gang

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

Tickets on sale July 2022. 

Meet Scott Walker, Gang Show Marketing Manager