Inspiring audiences of all ages to embrace a creative life full of curiosity, empathy and play.
To be a locally cherished nationally significant theatre company that creates transformational theatre for audiences of all ages.
Excellence: Pushes theatrical convention, connect with a range of respected artists across disciplines and partner with all levels of the theatre industry.
Access: Ensures that artists and audiences from a diverse range of locations, circumstances and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds engage meaningfully across all areas of the Company.
Innovation: Embraces opportunities created by new technology when making theatre, running our Creative Learning programs and when increasing access to productions.
Sustainability: Barking Gecko’s operations are underpinned by a strong business model to ensure its financial future; we seek to be conscious of our environmental impact and minimise that impact where possible; and aim to encourage the sustainable practices of those we interact with over the long term.
Why are we called Barking Gecko Theatre Company?
This small Australian reptile is a perfect fit for who we are.
Although small, the Barking Gecko has a loud voice. It can run up a wall or over a ceiling and look at things form a totally new perspective.
Barking Geckos or Underwoodisaurus milii are found on rocky outcrops, mostly in southern Australia.