Artist Development

We run a range of professional development opportunities throughout the year for performers, choreographers and theatre-makers, ranging from one-day masterclasses to week-long residencies and intensives. We try to keep these as varied as possible for artists at different stages of their careers. Our intensives are run by highly experienced members of our devising ensemble, as well as Artistic Director Amit Lahav.

Our next professional development intensive will be held on
3–7 December 2018 in Ipswich and is suitable for those who hold a completed degree in a related discipline (drama, dance, directing, choreography). For full details, please visit our Opportunities page.


If you’re an arts organisation interested in hosting a Gecko professional development workshop, please email

It showed me a whole new world that I'm now in love with... when we finished, I realised 'this is what I want to do'.

Ipswich intensive participant, October 2017

Inspired and motivated by Amit, the diversity of the participants, and the tasks given. I'm taking loads with me.

Ipswich intensive participant, June 2018

I learnt so many new techniques, and really surprised myself with how far I went, and how much it made me feel.

Ipswich intensive participant, October 2017

I feel like it's shaped my journey and it's all beginning now.

Ipswich intensive participant, June 2018

Thank you SOOO much for inspiring, teaching and supporting us as artists. An experience I'll never forget.

Ipswich intensive participant, October 2017

Welcoming, open, and invigorating.

HOME (Manchester) participant, August 2017