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Theatre practitioners tell our stories, they make us laugh and question, and they provoke us to be more aware of the world around us. By investing in theatre artists through TACT (Theatre Artists Charitable Trust), our sponsors not only assist talented creative New Zealanders to produce high quality theatre experiences, they also show great dedication to theatre and innovation in choosing to spend their corporate funds in this way.

Their invaluable contribution enables our actors, directors, designers, technicians, stage managers and publicists to work viably while undertaking a production at Circa. Thank you to all our TACT sponsors for your extraordinary generosity. Our Sponsors showing outstanding corporate leadership.

Major Supporters

Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is Circa Theatre’s major financial backer.


Wellington City Council provide significant financial support, which goes towards staff costs and our Accessibility Programme.


The Wellington Amenities Fund are providing considerable support for redevelopments at Circa, including the seat upgrade in Circa One.



Chapman Tripp have been generous supporters of theatre for many years, and support Circa Theatre with all of our legal requirements.


Deloitte Private help us to monitor our accounts.

MediaWorks let the Wellington radio-listening community know all about our shows, with ads broadcast on The BreezeMoore FM and RadioLive

Gladstone Vineyard

Gladstone Vineyard help us to celebrate our opening nights with their delicious wines for us all to enjoy.

The Dominion Post

The Dominion Post provide advertising for all of our main-billed shows.

Project Support


The Trusts Community Foundation supported the purchase of new sound equipment for Circa One which has been used for many productions including the annual Pantomime.

IHC Founction

The IHC Foundation support Circa’s Accessibility Programme, including allowing Everybody Cool Lives Here to bring Wake Up Tomorrow to Circa for the 2015 Fringe Festival, and supporting Circa to produce a Relaxed Performance of Robin Hood: The Pantomime.


The New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) allowed Circa to purchase a defibrillator in 2015. Staff have been trained to use the defibrillator by St Johns.


Show Sponsors

40 Years of Philanthropy

Circa would like to acknowledge the following people who have been our most generous philanthropists over the years:  John & Jay Benton, Peter & Mary Biggs, Paul & Danika McArthur, Diana Duff Staniland, Chris Finlayson, Roger Hall, Vivien Hirschfeld, Jack Hodder, Christine & David Kernohan, Anne & Paddy Maloney, Pen Moore, Chris Parkin, Sam Perry, Suzanne Snively, Brian Steele, Henry Stubbs, and Richard Stubbs. We would also like to thank The Museum Art Hotel and The Fame Trust.