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Circa Theatre signs Memorandum Of Understanding with Te Papa

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11 May 2017 Circa Theatre will today sign an agreement with Te Papa Chief Executive Rick Ellis that will see Circa Theatre join forces with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa to foster and develop a closer working relationship between the two iconic organisations. The...

Hen’s Teeth Auditions!

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Part of WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival 25 Feb – 25 March Kia Ora Hens and potential Hens, After several years of hibernation, Hens’ Teeth Women’s Comedy Company will burst back onto the Wellington stage of as part of the aptly named WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival in...

Merry Christmas from Circa!

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  Our Box Office will be closed from 2pm Fri 23 Dec and reopen at 10am on Tues 3 Jan 2017. Tickets can still be purchased online. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!   2017 Full-Year Programme Our 2017 brochure is now in the building! Why not stop by and pick up a...

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...

Audio Described Performance of “Last Legs”

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When: 5 October 2016 Te Papa Audio Described Tour: 3.30pm – 5pm Circa Theatre Touch Tour: 5.45pm Audio Described Performance: 6.30pm   Circa Theatre aims to make our theatre accessible for everyone, and part of that mandate is providing audio describe...

Iconic Kisses

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Stage Kiss had a total of 37 onstage kisses most of which are done between the two main characters “He” and “She.” We decided to have a little look at Kisses over time and here were the top kisses that stuck out in our mind as the most memorable.   Titanic Who could forget...

Mexican Meal Deals in Wellington

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WARM UP WINTER WITH FRIDA KAHLO IN WELLINGTON LA CASA AZUL – INSPIRED BY THE WRITINGS OF FRIDA KAHLO is a stunning new production on stage at Circa Theatre. It celebrates the life, love and art of Frida Kahlo and runs until 23 July. The production has created a “Frida...

What to do this School Holidays?

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School holidays Top 5 things to do! The school holidays are fast approaching with the rain and windy winter weather. As we all know summer months are excellent for children to be home when there is so much to do. Parks, picnic, beaches, pools, camping, tramping or just letting...

Kiss, Tell and Win: Share your Stage Kiss

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Stage Kiss opens on the 2 July in Circa One. In preparation for this stunning comedy we are giving away some tickets (for shows between the 5 – 7 of July). We want to hear any funny theatrical moments or awkward/embarrassing date night stories. Send us a short paragraph to...

BOLD THEATRE. FRESH DANCE. MANA MĀORI. KIA MAU.

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  Warming the winter month of June with a spellbinding celebration of indigenous theatre and dance from Māori and Pacific artists – join us, in Te Whānganui-a-tara, at the head of the fish, Te Ika a Māui, Wellington as eight companies performing eight productions over...

For the Love of Austen!

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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...

Spotlight on… ANTHONY MCCARTEN

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Circa Theatre is delighted to be hosting Anthony McCarten as we celebrate and remember such productions as Yellow Canary Mazurka, Via Satellite, Weed and F.I.L.T.H. Fun Facts  Anthony was born and raised in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Worked as a reporter for a couple of years on...

One Night Only…….Waves

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The brave and adventurous of all ages will love Waves. Discover a tall tale of a girl at sea, in this enchanting evening of theatre. We know it as the “butterfly stroke” but to Elizabeth Moncello growing up on Australia’s Gabo Island in the 1930s it was the “dolphin”. So reveals...

2016 Programme Announced

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2016 is a special year for us, as Circa Theatre celebrates 40 years as a champion 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. The beginning of our year will...

Proud to Celebrate 25 Years of Making You Laugh

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This week on *drama on the waterfront, The Improvisors are proud to celebrate 25 Years of making you laugh! By Tim Gordon Harris Street. Circa Theatre. The Improvisors first show Suspect – an improvised murder mystery, is Main Bill for the International Festival of the Arts 1990....

Zany caterpillars and the world’s most magnificent beard at NZ’s biggest arts festival for children

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“One week left until the Festival begins and the opening performance, Caterpillars, is selling fast!” says an excited Capital E National Arts Festival producer, Melanie Hamilton. “And we were met with more exciting news when we got to the office this morning…”   Following a...

Happy Holidays from Circa Theatre!

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Circa Theatre would like to wish a very Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year to all of our patrons, sponsors, artists, donors and stakeholders who have supported us throughout the year!   Red Riding Hood and Dead Tragic run until 21 December – performances...

2014 at Circa Theatre!

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We are nearing the end of the year and are just about to launch our programme for 2015 (on 7 December at the Thorndon Fair), so we thought it was time to take a look back at all of the fantastic shows that have graced our stages throughout 2014. It’s been a great year! As...

Join us for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of our waterfront building!

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On 5 November, 1994, the new Circa building on the waterfront opened with a performance of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. This year, we’re celebrating 20 years of fantastic theatre in this building with a night of brilliant theatre followed by a glass of bubbly while watching...
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