Artist Development

We run a range of professional development opportunities throughout the year for performers, choreographers and theatre-makers, ranging from one-day masterclasses to week-long residencies and intensives. We try to keep these as varied as possible for artists at different stages of their careers. Our intensives are run by highly experienced members of our devising ensemble, as well as Artistic Director Amit Lahav.

To see what training opportunities we currently have on offer, please visit our Opportunities page, or sign up to our mailing list for the latest updates.


If you’re an arts organisation interested in hosting a Gecko professional development workshop, please email

Please note that artist development residencies are also available internationally. Check out our International page for more details.

Perfectly pitched - challenging, absorbing, interactive, communicative & moments to focus inwards. It gave the whole group a fantastic experience of Gecko & a real bonding & shared experience.
— Organiser for Gecko workshop with New Adventures company practitioners, 2019
I learnt so many new techniques, and really surprised myself with how far I went, and how much it made me feel.
— Ipswich intensive participant, October 2017
I feel like it’s shaped my journey and it’s all beginning now.
— Ipswich intensive participant, June 2018
It showed me a whole new world that I’m now in love with... when we finished, I realised ‘this is what I want to do’.
— Ipswich intensive participant, October 2017