Top class entertainment by young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh.

Statement by the Edinburgh Gang Show Management Team


We have made the very difficult decision to cancel the Edinburgh Gang Show 2020, due to be performed at the King’s Theatre in November, because of ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

This will be the first time in 60 years that the Gang Show has not been performed in an Edinburgh theatre, but our priority is the safety of our young people and adult volunteers.

The Gang may not be able to meet in person, but we are planning to present a virtual performance in November which will showcase the talent of our young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and bring the unique Gang Show spirit alive and online. Please follow our social media channels for more details.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to 2021 when the Gang will once again be back at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh to make more memories.


It’s November… it’s the King’s Theatre…it’s GANG SHOW time!

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 at the King’s.

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!



The scheduled dates for Edinburgh Gang Show 2020 at the King’s Theatre were Tue 17 to Sat 21 November.