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2018 Programme

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17 March - 14 April
Drama - After-show Director and cast Q&A - Tuesday 20 March
By Joanna Murray-Smith Director: Susan Wilson The sharper the wits the higher the stakes Circa Two 17 March – 14 April Preview Fri 16...
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$25 - $52

Us/Them – 2018 New Zealand Festival

16 -18 Mar
NZ Festival
By Carly Wijs BRONKS & Richard Jordan Productions with Theatre Royal Plymouth & Big in Belgiuim in association with Summerhall BELGIUM...
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Meet & Greet: Joanna Murray-Smith

Meet & Greet: Joanna Murray-Smith Sunday 18 March 2pm – 3:30pm Circa Two FREE ENTRY – Limited spaces. Please RSVP

Coming Up

At the Wake

21 - 31 March
By Victor Rodger Company: FCC   “A Black Comedy with brio, attitude and guts” – NZ Listener   Circa One 21 – 31 March...
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$ 25 - $52

The Lie

7 April - 5 May
by Florian Zeller Directed by Ross Jolly Translator: Christopher Hampton A sharp comedy of lies and infidelity… Circa One 7 April – 5 May...
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$25 - $52

The Messy Magic Adventure: Kitchen Chaos!

17 - 29 April
Children's Theatre
By David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache Director: Greg Cooper Company: Rollicking Entertainment   More fantastical fun for children aged 5+...
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$10 - $15

Seven Deadly Stunts

17 April - 5 May
Comedy Festival
David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache Directed: Mike Friend Company: Rollicking Entertainment   Thrills, chills and delights Circa Two 17...
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$ 25 - $39

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Kia Ora and welcome to Circa Theatre’s exciting and eclectic 2018 season!

Circa Theatre has been a champion of quality playwriting and performance and a leader of arts and culture in Wellington for over 40 years. We have two unique theatre spaces, Circa One and Circa Two, and in 2018 both will present a programme of powerful and captivating theatre. We bring you original New Zealand work, mesmerising multi-media performance, award-winning dance, developmental and devised work, thrilling dramas, critically acclaimed musicals, deadly stunts, wicked comedy, hilarious puppetry, our perennial family favourite end-of-year pantomime and our second WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival.

Looking back, 2017 was yet another momentous year for Circa as TACT (Theatre Artists Charitable Trust) celebrated 30 years of supporting the arts by supporting our creative artists. Another milestone was reached in May 2017 when Circa signed a historic agreement with Te Papa, recognising shared connections and goals – both cultural and physical – between the two iconic Wellington organisations and a commitment to a closer collaborative working relationship.

With a shared aim to bring even greater artistic offerings to the public, 2018 will see the development of a vibrant and dynamic cultural precinct on the waterfront space where both Circa and Te Papa are situated. With our building renovations well underway and due for completion this year, we look forward to welcoming you into a refreshed and revitalised theatre space.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our loyal supporters, play sponsors, practitioners, friends and patrons – all of whom make this 2018 programme possible. We are extremely proud to present and share a colourful season of plays, performances and events that we hope will entertain, challenge, move and inspire.

– The Circa Council

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2019 Programming Process

“We believe a great theatre experience inspires, entertains, transforms and nourishes the human spirit.” Circa Theatre welcomes submissions from...

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Circa Theatre’s Café and Wine Bar provides a café style blackboard menu. Please place orders at the bar or to make a reservation, please call 04...