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Circa Theatre 40th Anniversary Season

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

Now Available!

“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

Now Showing

Joyful and Triumphant

2 April - 7 May 2016
Written by Robert Lord Directed by Susan Wilson This outstanding award-winning New Zealand play returns to celebrate Circa’s 40th birthday...
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$25 - $46

Promise and Promiscuity

3 – 21 May 2016
70 Minutes
A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton Workshop Direction by Ben Crowder Additional Workshops by Penny Ashton Musical Direction by Robbie...
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$35 - $25

Coming Up

King Lear

14 May - 18 June 2016
Starring Ray Henwood as King Lear.
William Shakespeare Directed by Michael Hurst Starring Ray Henwood as King Lear   Proudly sponsored by Christopher Finlayson and Cariad...
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$46 - $25

Everest Untold

6 - 11 June 2016
Directed by Toby Leach Produced by Ffynroc Productions Starring Stephen Lovatt & Edwin Wright Reinforcement that the successful summiting of...
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$46 - $25


15 - 18 June 2016
Directed by Craig Geenty Produced by Te Rēhia Theatre Company Starring Regan Taylor Part of the Kia Mau Festival 2016 Presented in Association...
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All Tickets $25

Mana Wahine

21 - 25 June 2016
An Okareka Dance Company production Directed By Taane Mete, Taiaroa Royal, Malia Johnston Part of the Kia Mau Festival 2016 Celebrate powerful...
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$46 - $25

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!


Latest News - Go Backstage!

The Return of Katherine…

Joyful & Triumphant is a very welcome return to the stage for Katherine McRae, after many years away. John Smythe Theatreview   Katherine hasn’t been on stage for 11 years. What has she been up to?   Eleven years ago, in 2005, I played Dot in Downstage’s...

YES! – the art of Improvisation

As part of the Professional Development at my local primary school I have been training the teachers in using drama in the classroom. As part of this I have been running classes over  the various age bands.  It is such a pleasure to see children aged from 5 to 11 embracing...