Darling Downs Region Performing Arts


The Darling Downs Scout Region Performing Arts Team conduct various activities throughout the year, with a focus of on stage training and performances. The major activity throughout the year is the Darling Downs Revue which is a two theatrical performance.

We also conduct yearly disco/karaoke nights for the different Scout sections, a Carols by the Campfire and also do a couple of public performances on Australia Day and Queensland Day.

Have a look below for more information on the various activities.

Our Revue is based on traditional Gang Show concepts and started as a result of a visit to Toowoomba by the Brisbane Gang Show. Our first show was held at Harristown State High School Hall in 1991 with a cast of 35. It continued each year till 2001 when the Toowoomba City Hall (our performance venue) closed. We restarted in 2005 performing at Highfields Cultral Centre for the next nine years. In 2014 we changed venues and came back into Toowoomba performing at the new Heritage Bank Auditorium at the Empire Theatre. This year we will be performing at the USQ Arts Theatre.

“Darling Downs Revue is a feature packed two hour theatrical variety performance full of songs, dance and drama suitable for the whole family!”

THE WIZARD of OZ.. Down Under

Original by L. Frank Baum
Adapted for stage by Jeannette Jaquish
Australian Adaptation by Darling Downs Revue

(c) 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, Jan 2014 Jeannette Jaquish

We are inviting all Scouting and Guiding members in the Darling Downs Region from the ages of 6 years and up to apply for a role in this years Theatrical Production – ‘The Wizard of Oz… Down Under’.
Applications close on Friday the 2nd June 2017, with auditions being held on Sunday afternoon, 18th June from 1:00 – 4:00pm and Saturday morning, 24th June 9:00 – Midday. Every member that applies will be given a role. The auditions are so we can see what they are capable of to best choose the role for them.

Download Cast Application Pack

Applications to join as a Cast Member or Support Member for the 2017 show are currently open.

Cast Member applications close Friday 2nd June, and Support Member applications close Friday 18th August.

Ticket Sales for 2017 Show will be opening August

Ticket sales for the 2017 Season haven’t been put on sale yet.

The Darling Downs Revue performances will be held at the USQ Artswork Theatre.

Friday Night, 10th November 2017. Starting at 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee, 11th November 2017. Starting at 2:00pm
Saturday Night, 11th November 2017. Starting at 7:30pm

Artsworx Box Office – when available, you can purchase tickets direct from the USQ Artsworx Box Office, Block A at the university, between 10:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, as well as before the performance*. (*Subject to tickets being available.)

Scout Shop – We have ticket booking forms available at the Regions Scout Shop, where you can order your tickets, and we will purchase them on your behalf and have them waiting at the door on show night. Tickets can only be purchases this way till the 25th August. After that you will need to purchase them from the USQ Artsworx Box Office.

Performing Arts Activities


Revue PTM @ Region HQ

Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Performing Arts Workshop @ USQ Artsworx Theatre

Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

This weekend workshop is designed for all youth members and Leaders aged 7 years and up to have a go at either performing on stage, or one of the many production and technical roles that are available. This is a chance for those that may have considered being in the Darling Downs Revue a chance to try to see if they like it before committing to a full season. The weekend will end with a one hour long performance, hopefully being run and performed by the workshop participants, while the Performing Arts Team members supervise.

The available application pack has more details on the different roles that are available and the age ranges that will be allowed. Please note that the application fee needs to be paid with the application form which is due by the 29th March, 2018.


Revue PTM @ Region HQ

May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm