Canberra Gang Show 2018 Application Information

What is Canberra Gang Show?
Canberra Gang Show is an annual theatre production and is part of the Scouts ACT and Girl Guides ACT program.  It provides an opportunity for learning, developing and sharing theatrical skills, both on stage and behind the scenes.  CGS has three goals for every member of Gang: to have fun, for each person to learn, and to put on a good show. 


What can you do in Gang Show?
There are a variety of things you can do in Gang Show, from selling programs to sewing costumes, making props, building sets, hanging lights, playing in the band or acting in the cast.  Some positions require technical skills however Gang Show is a training activity and can teach you the skills you need to fulfil your role.  See below for a complete list of positions available.  It is anticipated that all members of Gang Show will participate in activities both before and during theatre.

Cast Technical Production Support
Cast (10.5yrs - 30yrs)      Technical Team (14+yrs) Production Team Catering
    Production Assistants Front of House (14+yrs)

  Band Security (18+yrs)
    Props Welfare (18+yrs)

Role descriptions are available here


Who can join the Gang?

As many people as possible!  Canberra Gang Show is looking to have a Gang in excess of 150 people for 2018.  To be in the Gang you must be a registered member of the Scout or Guide Association in the following age groups

Category Age Birth Dates
Cast members 10.5yrs - 30yrs 30 June 1988 to 31 December 2007
Technical 14yrs+ born before 30 June 2004
Front of House 14yrs+ born before 30 June 2004
Security & Welfare 18yrs+ born before 30 June 2000 - must hold a current warrant
Parent Helpers  We welcome parents and friends of members to support the team.


Applications for Cast are limited to 75 persons due to venue limitations.

Please note that it is a requirement for Front of House team members to be able to stand for periods of up to 3 hours at a time and be able to undertake some cleaning of the patron areas.

Members of the Gang that are 16 on or before 21 July 2018 will require a valid Working with Vulnerable People Card (WWVP Card).  You will be required to show your WWVP Card if you have not attached it to your application form. 

Canberra Gang Show performances will be in the second week of the July ACT School Holidays at the Tim Murray Theatre in Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill.


How do I apply to join the Gang?

Submit your online application prior to 5pm Friday 9 March 2018
Late registrations may be accepted, please click here to view our late registration article.

Click on the apply button below or click here.

Members are charged fees which offset the costs of their participation which include:
 - Show Script
 - Scarf & Badges
 - Canberra Gang Show shirt
 - 5 x Meals for Cast, 5 x Meals for Production, 3 x Meals for Tech, 3 x Meals for Support
 - Show Program
 - Opening Night Cake
 - Final Night Gang Dinner
 - After Show Party
 - Reunion
 - Administration costs

Other optional costs include:
 - Souvenir DVD (orders taken in July)
 - Some personal clothing for theatre

Category Cost Includes
Cast $125.00   5 meals + Gang Dinner & Script 
Production Team/Assistants  $120.00 5 meals + Gang Dinner
Welfare $120.00 5 meals + Gang Dinner
Band/Wardrobe/Make-Up/Props $115.00 4 meals + Gang Dinner
Technical $105.00 3 meals + Gang Dinner
Support $105.00 3 meals + Gang Dinner
DVD TBC By order form in July 2018
Late Apps $5 after 5pm 9 March
Late Apps $10 after 5pm 31 March

Fees will be automatically calculated in the Registration Form.

Payable by: 
  - Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard)

Payment Due:
Payments must be made at time of submitting the application form. If you do not have a credit card, we recommend that you purchase a prepaid visa or mastercard gift card at your local shopping centre, post office or newsagency. Canberra Gang Show no longer accepts PayPal, EFT payments or cheques for membership fees. Please note that payments by credit card will be batch processed anywhere up to 30 days after registration. You will be sent your receipt once your payment has been processed. Refunds in full will only be given where the registrant has withdrawn prior to 20 March 2018 where we have been notified by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you withdraw from the Gang at any time from 21 March 2018 you may be refunded any fees that you have paid minus any costs that CGS have incurred with 45 days notice. Please see our Refund Policy for more details. 

Interviews for all cast members of Canberra Gang Show will be held on Sat 17 & Sun 18 March.  Parents of ALL NEW CAST Gang Members under 18 must attend the interview.  This ensures that parents and applicants understand the commitment required and to provide important information about the program.
IT IS NOT Canberra Gang Show's responsibility to ensure you have scheduled an interview time.

Date Time Location
Sat 17 March      10:30am - 12:00pm   Aranda Scout Hall
Sat 17 March 1:00pm - 2:30pm Aranda Scout Hall
Sat 17 March 3:00pm - 4:30pm Aranda Scout Hall
Sun 18 March 3:00pm - 4:30pm Kambah Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of 20 per session, first in first served applies.

Rehearsal Venue
The rehearsal venue is the Mount Rogers Scout Hall in Verge Pl, Charnwood.
Click here to see a map of this location

Rehearsal Schedule
Please note that cast is a big commitment and members are expected to attend all rehearsals. Any known absences must be discussed with the Directors at interviews to allow for this to be managed through the casting process.

The cast rehearsal schedule can be viewed below:


Performance Venue
Tim Murray Theatre located in Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill off Monaro Crescent in Building 31 (circled in red on the campus map below.
Click here to see a map of this location

Paper Application?
Need the paper application form?

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Or call us on 1300 354 451.

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