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 and the Subiaco Arts Centre with an expanding program that will see Little Gecko Ensembles appearing in more Perth metropolitan and WA regional venues.

Term 3: Ghosts, Spirits and the Supernatural

Term 3 at Barking Gecko is all about the spirit world. Barking Gecko is developing a play about ghosts, so everything this term is focussed on the spirit world.

Term 3 is a process term: This means we are focussed on introducing young people to the fundamental elements of acting through a powerful and relevant theme, and not on rehearsing for a performance outcome.

Over a period of nine sessions, Little Gecko Ensembles will explore the theme of Ghosts, Spirits and the Supernatural, in a fun environment where their ideas are valued. This will culminate in a short showing of work in process (not a fully rehearsed performance) to share what they have been working on. By the end of the term participants will have developed their ability to improvise and will have an increased confidence and range in their imaginative, vocal and physical expression.

 Program Updates Coming Soon – Term 4 is a Performance focused Term

Term 4 takes children from process to performance. Details of the course content will be made available when enrolments open.

Looking for what we covered in Terms 1 & 2? 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 Three – Saturday 22 July – 16 September
Times  9 – 10.30am
Venues Meet at Jackson Court adjacent to the Octagon and Dolphin Theatres each week
Cost  $290 or $266.80 with early bird special*

Subiaco Arts Centre – Little Gecko Ensemble

Dates – Term Three Tuesday 18 July – 12 September, 2017 –
Times 3.30 – 5pm
Venue Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco
Cost  $290 or $266.80 with early bird special*

*Early bird discount available until 8 July, 2017.

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