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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

King Lear

14 May - 18 June 2016
Preview 13 May
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

Theatresports 2016

1 May - 5 June
By The Improvisors Part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival Take two teams of Improvisors, throw them at the mercy of the audience...
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$15 - $20

Coming Up

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

Shakespeare’s Will

2pm, Saturday 11 June 2016
Written by Vern Thiessen Directed by Katherine McRae Starring Perry Piercy as Anne Hathaway Shakespeare’s Will   2016 is the 400th...
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$12 - $19


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

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

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!

For the Love of Austen!

Promise and Promiscuity A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton.   3 May – 21 May FINAL SHOW Sunday May 22nd 4.30pm!!!! Penny Ashton’s hilarious one woman show has swept through Circa Two in a tidal wave of chuckles and wit! The last week has been so...

A Poetic Monologue of Shakespeare’s Life

  This is the story of Anne Hathaway – the unsung hero in Williams Shakespeare’s life, left behind with three young children while her husband, eight years her junior, and pursued his theatrical dream. After the funeral, as Anne opens Shakespeare’s will, her memory...