Original Photo: Matt Biocich

Little Gecko Ensembles are for people aged 5 – 7 years

“I feel happy. I just do”
– Gecko Ensemble Member 2016

The Little Gecko Ensembles are all about learning through highly structured drama activities. Children develop confidence in their physical, vocal and imaginative expression through a series of exciting exercises in a creatively charged learning environment. Class sizes for Little Geckos are capped to a maximum of 16 to ensure individual attention on each child.

Little Gecko Ensembles are currently available at UWA with an expanding program that will see Little Gecko Ensembles appearing in more Perth metropolitan and WA regional venues.

Term 2: A Mile in My Shoes

This term Gecko Ensembles across Perth and WA will be exchanging real life stories about their lives and the lives of people in their community. To see what it feels like in other people’s shoes. From country to city, desert to ocean, there are so many different experiences to explore!

Understanding others makes can make us great actors. But it also makes us great humans. At Barking Gecko we think that’s worth getting excited about. Come try on someone’s shoes and experience the world in a new way.

The term topic is closely aligned to our mainstage work. In June 2018, Barking Gecko will be premiering an exclusive schools season of A Ghost in My Suitcase at the State Theatre Centre. This play explores the experience of an Australian girl with Chinese heritage reconnecting with her ancestral culture.

Term 2 is a PERFORMANCE term: This means we are focussed on applying the fundamental elements of performance and working towards a more rehearsed performance outcome. Final showings are rehearsed and carefully prepared but can take many forms.

Looking for what we covered previously in 2017? We cleaned this page up a bit but you can still read about term topics here.


Term programs are correct at the time of publication but may change during the year in response to changing circumstances or to better meet the needs of children enrolled in an Ensemble group. More details about individual Term programs will be made available when enrolments open for that term.

The University of Western Australia

Dates   Term Two Saturday 5 May – 23 June 2018
Times  Saturday, 9 – 10.30am
Venues  Meet at Jackson Court adjacent to the Octagon and Dolphin Theatres each week
Cost $270 or $243 with early bird special*

Subiaco Arts Centre

Dates   Term Two Tuesday 8 May – 26 June 2018
Times   Tuesday, 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venues 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
Cost $270 or $243 with early bird special*

*Early bird discount available until 23 April, 2018.

Term Two 2018 Gecko Ensembles enrolments are open.



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