Apply here to be part of Hornsby Gang Show’s 2021 season… in 2021 you too will be a star!

Each year Hornsby Gang Show brings together members of Scouting and Guiding, with an interest in the performing arts, to create a show and provide music, comedy and dance to the whole community.

This is your chance to be part of this fantastic activity. We encourage all older Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Junior Guides, Guides, and Senior Guides from across the Region to give it a go!

Learn about performing on stage, grow your confidence, work towards badges and awards, make lifelong friends, and have a blast while doing it!

  • When?: Saturday 21st November 2020
  • Where?: Gang Show Central – Reddy Park, Pretoria Parade, Hornsby
  • Who?: Auditions are open to active members of the Scouting and Guiding Associations, who by Friday 2 July 2021 have turned 11 years, and are no older than 26 years.

Confirmation of your audition time: You will receive an email from our Personnel Team closer to the end of November 2020, including confirmation of your audition timeslot and any other relevant information you need to know. Auditions take approximately 2 hours, and involve singing, dancing and acting.

We have found a way to have a season in 2021 and keep on top of so health guidelines so spread the word to all of your Scouting and Guiding friends.

And don’t worry though if you don’t know anyone else auditioning. You will get to know everyone really quickly. Never done an audition before? The team will help you to have a go and have fun.


2021 Performance Dates:

  • Friday 25th June @ 7.30pm
  • Saturday Matinee – 26th June @ 2.00pm
  • Saturday 26th June @ 7.30pm
  • Sunday 27th June @ 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 30th June @ 7.30pm
  • Friday 2nd July @ 7.30pm​
  • Saturday Matinee – 3rd July @ 2.00pm
  • Saturday 3rd July @ 7.30pm

General Information about Hornsby Gang Show

Hornsby Gang Show brings out the hidden talents of young Scouts and Guides and creates opportunities for the development of confidence, leadership and imagination. Each year new cast members and crew join in …. some nervous…. some already full of passion and creativity. Many come back each year and take up new roles, expand their experiences and become better leaders. 

Hornsby Gang creates opportunities for everyone to:

  • learn how to be part of a large team,
  • be leaders
  • learn new technical, production, scriptwriting, choreography, dance, music and acting skills. 

This creativity ensures we can create a brilliant new show every year.

Hornsby Gang Show has trained hundreds of Scouts and Guides in more than the aspects of stagecraft since its inception in the 1970’s. Gang Show develops the confidence and self-esteem of young people as well as leadership and creativity as they work together to develop and deliver over a week of performances every July. Whether they are on stage, working behind the scenes or developing the show, everyone is an integral part of this amazing team. There are over 100 members in the cast and over 200 crew behind the scene in support departments including production, technical, back stage, set design, catering, wardrobe, personnel and management.

Each year Hornsby Gang Show brings together members of Scouting and Guiding of all ages and from across the Region to provide music, comedy and dance to the whole community. From February, until the performances in the July school holidays, they rehearse and learn new sketches, songs, routines and dances. The material in the show is a result of group of Scouting and Guiding members who meet each year as a Creative Team, from August until January to write music, songs and items, arrange the music, design a show and choreograph the movement and dance.

The “behind the scenes’ teams start meeting in February as well – constructing, planning and marketing the show. Some roles need experience but often this is a great opportunity to learn stage management lighting, audio, and prop-making skills

Hundreds work behind the scenes

Hornsby Gang Show can provide great opportunities to get involved and learn on the job about all aspects of what goes on behind the scenes in theatre. Many former crew members have used this as a way to obtain experience that has led to them to be able to take up further training and work in the theatre and music industries.

Who can be involved?

Hornsby Gang Show is open to all members of Sydney North Region Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders and Guides of corresponding ages. To be a cast member you must be at least 11 years of age by opening night (early July) of the performance year and be a registered, active member of your Scout or Guide section. The cast, who all have to be current active members in Scouting and Guiding are required to be fully involved in their local activities as well as attending rehearsals every week. Regular Scouting and Guiding activities take priority.

Support departments are open to all members of Scouts Australia and Girl Guides Australia, as well as family and friends.

How to get involved?

To join our support departments, orchestra or cast in the future… visit or email: for more information.