Canberra Gang Show 2016 Application Information
What is Canberra Gang Show?
Canberra Gang Show is an annual theatre production and is part of the Scouts ACT and Guides ACT programme. 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. Gang Show in Canberra have a strong tradition of being innovative and are strongly supported within the wider Scouts ACT programme.
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 all 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)||Admin|
|Props||Front of House(14+yrs)|
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 2016. To be in the Gang you must be a registered member of the Scout or Guide Association in the following age groups below.
|Cast members||10.5yrs - 30yrs||30 June 1986 to 30 December 2005|
|Technical||14yrs +||born before 30 June 2002|
|Front of House||14yrs+||born before 30 June 2002|
|Security||18yrs+||born before 30 June 1998|
|Parent Helpers||We welcome parents and friends of members to support the team.|
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.
Members of the Gang that are 16 on or before 16 July 2016 will require a valid Working with Vulnerable People Card. You will require to show your WWVP Card if you have not attached it to your application form.
Please note that it is a requirement for Front of House staff 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.
Role descriptions are available here
How do I apply to join the Gang?
Submit your online application prior to 5pm Friday 11 March 2016.
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;
- Cordial at Rehearsal;
- 4 x Rehearsal Meals for Cast, 4 x Rehearsal Meals for Production, 2 x Rehearsal Meals for Tech, 2 x Meals for Support.
- Show Program;
- Opening Night Cake;
- Final Night Gang Dinner;
- After Show Party;
- Reunion; and
- Administration costs.
Other optional costs are for
- Show T-Shirt
- Memorabilia DVD (orders taken in July)
- Some personal clothing for theatre
|Cast||$120.00||4 Meals + Gang Dinner & Script|
|Production||$115.00||4 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|Technical||$91.00||2 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|Support||$91.00||2 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|T-Shirt||$45.00||Optional Extra (not available after 31/3)|
|DVD||$28||By Order form in July 2015|
|Late Apps||$5||after 5pm 11 March|
|Late Apps||$10||after 5pm 10 April|
Some Technical & Production, Support and Management positions will require you to individually order your theatre meals, each meal will cost $13ea.
Cast will be provided all the meals whilst at theatre and these are already included in your fees.
Fees will be automatically calculated in the Registration Form.
- Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard)
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. Alternatively you can link your bank account to a PayPal account. See www.PayPal.com.au for more information. Canberra Gang Show no longer accepts 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.
If you withdraw from the Gang at any time from 28 March 2016 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 19 & Sun 20 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.
|Sat 19 March||10:30am - 12:00pm||Aranda Scout Hall|
|Sat 19 March||1:00pm - 2:30pm||Aranda Scout Hall|
|Sat 19 March||3:00pm - 4:30pm||Aranda Scout Hall|
|Sun 20 March||1:00pm - 2:30pm||Kambah Arts Centre|
|Sun 20 March||3:00pm - 4:30pm||Kambah Arts Centre|
PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of 20 per session, first in first served applies.
The rehearsal venue is the Mount Rogers Scout Hall in Verge Pl, Charnwood.
Click here to see a map of this location
Please note that cast is a big commitment and members are expected to attend all rehearsals. Any known absenses must be discussed with the Director at interviews to allow for this to be managed through the casting process.
Rehearsal for Band members will be held fairly consistently each Sunday from March to July subject to Band member’s availability.
Technical Teams will be meeting at Curtin via a similar schedule to the cast and will be contacted by their line manager.
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
Need the paper application form?
Once completed, send to
Fax to (02) 6264 5389
Need more information?
Or call us on 1300 354 451.
Canberra Gang Show
Canberra Gang Show is a great night out at the theatre. It's also an amazing training opportunity for around 200 young people of the Canberra Region!
Canberra Gang Show is produced annually by a team of volunteers from the Scouting and Guiding communities.
2015 will be 48 years since the first Canberra Gang Show!! After first stepping into the spotlight in 1966 with the assistance of Melbourne Gang Show, in 1968 we went it alone and haven't slowed down since. Over our colourful history, we have only performed in 3 different venues; The Canberra Theatre between 1966 and 1974, the Playhouse until 1982 and Erindale Theatre up tol 2013 when we moved to the Tim Murray Theatre.
In 2015 Canberra Gang Show will feature an original script written by the Production & Creative Teams.
Our 2015 performance season is staged in the July school holidays.