Gecko Theatre


Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 January 2020, 8pm / 1.30pm

Theatre - Tickets: £24 - £8

Age recommendation 14+ (some strong language is used) - 75 mins (without an interval)


When the time comes, will anyone really care?

Welcome to Gecko’s Institute, where forgotten stories and recycled memories pour out of filing cabinets and endless corridors. Four gripping journeys collide in an extraordinary world of breath-taking movement and exquisite storytelling.

Martin longs for one more breath with Margaret. Daniel climbs higher and higher over a towering world but will he fulfil his ambition? Stuck in this beguiling maze of officialdom they lurch from one outrageous task to another, but who is giving the orders?

We have plunged into what it means to care. We have spoken to our elders, colleagues and friends, witnessed those on the edges of society, and looked at the world around us. For two years we have honed and crafted Institute; an intimate dissection of the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other.

Join us on a spectacularly inventive and deliciously surprising journey.

“Institute offers up sometimes comic, sometimes beautiful imagery…a visceral, physical, intriguing treat.” British Theatre Guide.

Schools Tickets

Gecko is currently listed as a prescribed practitioner on the AQA specification for AS and A-Level Drama & Theatre, have been approached by OCR to create a resource pack for their new AS and A-Level Theatre specification, and are regularly studied by students across the world undertaking the International Baccalaureate in Theatre.

Schools tickets are £11 each. Book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419
See Gecko’s Resource Pack. Specific Institute Resource Pack available for all teachers booking the show.

Gecko run workshops in schools (for students in Year 9 upwards), colleges and universities working alongside various national drama curriculums. Find out about Gecko’s workshop offer here.

Dates & Times

Institute - Thu 23 Jan 8:00pm Thu 23 Jan Theatre 8:00pm £24 - £8
Institute - Fri 24 Jan 1:30pm Fri 24 Jan Theatre 1:30pm £24 - £8
Institute - Sat 25 Jan 8:00pm Sat 25 Jan Theatre 8:00pm £24 - £8

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