Work Experience

For my work experience I knew I wanted to do something performing arts based. I was recommended Gecko by quite a few people so I decided to apply to do my work experience for a week here after having a look at some of the previous breathtaking work. I am...

Over the course of the past week running from Monday 9th July 2018 - Friday 13th July 2018, I have been in an overwhelmingly privileged position to have worked with the office team at Gecko. Particularly because I knew the industry I was about to become a part of was one...

After a hefty 6 hour journey from Exeter to Ipswich, I was warmly welcomed by my lovely host Maggi and the magnificent Milly (her dog), who I stayed with during my time at the Gecko Office – highly recommend her place! I had just finished my Drama degree at the University...

I headed down to Ipswich on a brisk February morning, not sure quite what to expect at the end of a very, very, (very, very, very) long journey from The North – only to find a lovely house to stay in - complete with ADORABLE dog, and an office full...

Despite only spending three days working at Gecko, I feel as if I’ve learned a lot about working in the more admin-orientated side of theatre. I kicked things off by scrolling through Gecko’s website, and familiarising myself with Gecko’s past and present work. I then spent the remainder of my three...

My experience working at Gecko has been great. I got to see the financial side of a theatre company and how much work is put in behind scenes. I was fascinated by Gecko’s work because of how amazing their physical theatre sequences are. On my first day I was able to...

I first saw Gecko’s Institute two years and was captivated by the company’s effortless blend of dynamic physical comedy with aesthetically pleasing dance sequences. I went on to create a series of short pieces for my Drama and Performance Studies A Levels, inspired by their eclectic use of styles and...

Working at Gecko has been a great experience for me! My job was mainly office-based so I could receive a sneak peak of behind the scenes of the production work. I had the privilege of meeting some of the team, Belinda, Pippa and Terri, who welcomed me and made me...

I arrived at Gecko’s rehearsal room Monday morning to find the studio already abuzz with activity. The five performers assembled for this week’s R&D were clapping and stomping and swirling their way through the space. This would be a daily ritual. Every morning, before rehearsals had even begun they would...

My week with Gecko took place in Manchester on their tour to HOME, after having seen Gecko’s performances before and being a big fan of their work I was excited to be able to spend a week fully immersed in their touring process. The week started with a busy flurry of activity...