Ignite Dreams and Imaginations

Barking Gecko believes in the transformative power of storytelling to unlock the boundless potential of young minds. Through original works and adaptations of contemporary narratives, we create an environment where children and their imaginations can thrive.

Gecko Guardians sparks the dreams and imaginations of a new generation by crafting innovative worlds that bring pioneering stories and diverse voices to life.  Barking Gecko’s works speak to the children in the here and now – to their inner lives and the experience of growing up in a complex world. Theatre that is as rich, layered, and vibrant as the experience of childhood itself. 

Starting from $5,000, the donations we receive from our Gecko Guardian donors support the commissioning of new works and projects, enabling talented artists and creatives to seed and craft extraordinary theatre of ambition, quality, and substance. These productions captivate the hearts and minds of young audiences and will live in the collective memories of children for years to come.

Become a Gecko Guardian donor today.

Barking Gecko Theatre is a registered charity with a DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.

Areas of Support

Commission new innovative plays, adaptations, and projects for Barking Gecko’s diverse audiences and empower new, emerging, and established writers, artists, directors, designers, actors, and technical crew. Building a diverse repertoire of inspiring productions that can be enjoyed far and wide and captivate audiences for years to come.

Bring live theatre into classrooms where students (and their teachers!) are invited to step ‘inside the story’ through participatory elements and propel the narrative forward through drama activities which engage creativity and imagination.

Showcasing its sparkle in schools across 2024, IMMERSE Program combines the beauty of live performance, exquisite production design and immersive learning outcomes.

In the coming years, Barking Gecko Theatre will become a hub of new writing for young audiences, both through our commissioning program and a new program for emerging playwrights eager to write for children – the only one of its kind in Australia.

You may like to call us to donate via credit card on (08) 6184 4905 or via EFT using the details below:

BSB: 306 089
Account #: 3643702
Name: Barking Gecko Theatre Ltd.

If you donate via EFT, please email us at development@barkinggecko.com.au so we can correctly track your gift.

Recurring Donations

If you wish to make recurring donations (e.g., monthly / quarterly/ annually), please contact Adina Rabbone, Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager, on (08) 6184 4905 or development@barkinggecko.com.au

Why Gecko Guardians?

When you support Gecko Guardians, you will enjoy:

  • A tax-deductible receipt for your donation.
  • Public recognition on our Donor Family website page and in our Annual Report for the year of your gift.
  • Regular email updates with news about performances and year-round creative programs.
  • A biannual 'Guardian Dispatch' Impact Report.
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences where you can see our artists and creators in action. 
  • Invitations to special events to learn and connect with Barking Gecko Theatre on a deeper level.