Work Experience

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I’ve had a great week with Gecko! I have been based in the office with Gecko’s lovely team – Belinda, Pippa and Thomas – who have been very welcoming and generous with their time. My week has involved some administrative jobs, as well as the creation...

I have always been interested in theatre, even when I was really young and we used to go and watch the rock and roll panto at the New Wolsey Theatre. I have always enjoyed drama and performing, getting the chance to be someone completely different,...

Before I started my work experience at Gecko I was unsure on whether I would like to pursue a career in the theatre when I am older. Luckily over the last two weeks I have had an amazing opportunity to see what it would be...