Ignite Curiosity and Wonder through Theatre

When children step into a theatre, it fills them with curiosity, wonder and awe. For many children, their first experience of live performance happens as part of a school excursion.  

Our INSPIRE Programs provide opportunities for students and school communities to experience live theatre performance. Our commitment to increasing accessible experiences for theatregoers includes an ever-developing suite of inclusive programming.

At the core of Wonder Club is a commitment to nurturing these opportunities.

Starting from $1,000, the donations we receive from our Wonder Club donors play a vital role in the success of INSPIRE. This commitment gives us the capacity to deliver a variety of fully subsidised engagement and enrichment opportunities to students and school communities across the Perth, being the next generation of creative thinkers.

“It made me feel hopeful and inspired to shape my future into something I would really love” - INSPIRE Perth student.

Join us on this journey by becoming a Wonder Club 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

Our INSPIRE Programs seek to provide opportunities for students and school communities who may otherwise not have the capacity to engage in high-quality Arts experiences due to social, geographic, or financial challenges.  At the heart of INSPIRE is our desire to enrich engagement in the Arts for school communities and their students through live theatre performance. 

INSPIRE Perth enables students in Year 3 – 6 to experience Barking Gecko Theatre through a variety of fully subsidised offers:

  • Complimentary tickets to School Season Performances
  • Financial assistance towards the cost of Bus transportation
  • Curriculum-Linked Creative Learning Resources
  • In-school pre- or post-performance workshops delivered by a Barking Gecko Teaching Artist.

School Season Performances provide school communities with the opportunity to attend our in-theatre performances through subsidised School Season Performance ticketing.

This initiative guarantees that students can immerse themselves in the magic of Barking Gecko's exceptional theatre productions at a significantly reduced ticket price. It additionally includes complimentary tickets for staff and supervisors, further reducing the cost to schools with a view to enabling excursion planning.

Donations help us to provide access events including Tactile Tours and theatre inclusion initiatives such as Auslan interpretation for select performances.

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.
Reference: WONDER and your LAST NAME e.g., WONDER GECKO

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 Wonder Club?

When you support Wonder Club, 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.
  • Exclusive email updates with news about performances and year-round creative learning programs.
  • A 'Wonder Dispatch' Impact Report delivered twice a year.
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, including attending a School Season Performance alongside our INSPIRE Schools' audience.
  • Invitations to special events like our annual Wonder Club Sundowner and Celebration Night, where you can learn and connect with Barking Gecko Theatre on a deeper level.