Work Experience & Placements

Schools Work Experience

We receive a high number of requests from schools around the local area for work experience in our Ipswich office.

If you’re a teacher or student and you would like to find out more about work experience for pupils in the region, please email info@geckotheatre.com or call 01473 599200.

Take a look at our Blogs to see what our work experience pupils get up to.


Work Placements

We offer two placements a year in the Gecko office for students and young adults who have recently completed compulsory education. These are by application only, and will give successful applicants the opportunity to spend a week working in the busy Gecko office.

If you’re interested in learning about the business behind the performances and wish to apply for a placement, please send your CV and a short covering letter to info@geckotheatre.com outlining why you wish to join the Gecko office and what you would like to learn from your time with the company.

Dates for 2019/20

Monday 21 – Friday 25 October 2019
Deadline for applications has now closed.

Monday 17 - Friday 21 February 2020
Deadline for applications: Monday 6 January 2020.

We will contact all applicants 5 – 6 weeks before the placement start date. These placements are suitable for people looking to pursue a career in the creative industries.

Please note this is an administrative placement which will give an insight into the business of running a theatre company. Participants will be based in our Ipswich office.

Gecko is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from under-represented sections of the community.  We will reserve one placement a year for a BAME applicant who meets the criteria.


This placement has been everything I hoped for and more- would definitely recommend!
I’ve had a wonderful time in the Gecko Office and the placement came at a pivotal time in my career.
I was made to feel welcome and involved... I was genuinely contributing to the work of the office and so went home each evening feeling satisfied and accomplished.