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Circa Theatre 40th Anniversary Season

Welcome to the website for Wellington's Circa Theatre. 2016 brings with it Circa's 40th birthday so we celebrate 40 years as a champion of New Zealand Theatre.
2016 Season

Now Showing


15 October - 12 November
"Central is hilarious, touching and, quite simply, brilliant." - Regional News
By Dave Armstrong Directed by Conrad Newport   RUNTIME: 1 hour 50 mins (including interval) Please Note: No Late Admittance! Aucklander...
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$46 - $25


22 Oct - 19 Nov
"this is a must-see production" - Ewen Coleman, The Dom Post
Written by Duncan Macmillan Directed by Dean Hewison Produced by Show Pony RUNTIME: 70 minutes (no interval) Please note no late admissions. ...
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$25 - $46

The Dark

2pm, Saturday 29 October 2016
Written by Ken Duncum The Dark What are you afraid of?  The Dark is a supernatural romance set in the 1920s during the height of the Spiritualism...
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$12 - $19

Coming Up

Roger Hall’s “Jack and The Beanstalk”

19 Nov – 20 Dec
Preview 18 Nov - FAMILY PASSES AVAILABLE! Please call 04 801 7992.
By Roger Hall Directed by Susan Wilson Songs By Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas Williams   What better way to get into the Holiday spirit...
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$15 - $46

Scarlet & Gold

25 Nov - 22 Dec
Preview 24 Nov
Writer: Lorae Parry Director: Kate JasonSmith Choreographer: Jan Bolwell   A New Zealand Premiere Finalist for the 2016 Adam Play Award. Run...
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$25 - $46

Last Legs – 2017 return season!

27 Jan - 18 Feb
Writer: Roger Hall Director: Ross Jolly   A World Premiere Comedy RETURNING 27 JAN – 18 FEB 2017 – BOOK HERE! STARRING: Ray Henwood,...
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$46 - $25

Licensed Café and Bar

Circa’s licensed Café and Bar provides a café style blackboard menu (changing daily) with main prices ranging from $12.50 to $35.00. The...

“CIRCA 1996–2016 And a Celebration of Forty Years” Book

“CIRCA 1996–2016 And a Celebration of Forty Years” Book. Circa is forty! This lavish, 313-page volume – a companion book to...
$35 - $50

From the Circa Council

2016 is a special year for Circa Theatre; on April 23rd we celebrated 40 years of New Zealand Theatre.  We are relishing the chance to acknowledge the theatre makers, playwrights, directors and actors that have made our first 40 years such a joy.


Circa has always been focused on the artistry of our theatre makers; so beautifully summed up by Susan Wilson (Circa Council, pictured second from left); “Our goal is to dazzle the audience with the sheer excellence of the performance – to present theatre of the highest possible standard – where economy and ingenuity kept costs at a minimum so that the rewards could be equally shared by artist and practitioners.”

For our birthday year, we present you with the best of New Zealand theatre. We look forward to celebrating it all with you!


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Suspense and Tension!

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  The Dark is a paranormal romance set in the 1920 during the height of the Spiritualism craze. Playwright Ken Duncan sort to produce a piece of work that relied heavily on tension and suspense. Suspense and tension are often seen in the horror genre, yet the range of...

Report from the Hui on Women in Theatre

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Hui on Women in Theatre held on 19 September at Circa Theatre Wellington. Thank you to all the wonderful people who attended the inaugural Hui on Women in Theatre in Wellington. The Hui was awash with energy, ideas and creativity. Around 100 people attended, predominantly women...