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We are thrilled to bring you another year of diverse and exciting professional theatre! To view our 2019 schedule, click the grey "2019 Programme" button on the right
2019 Programme

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Waiting for Godot

4 May ‑ 1 June
Director: Ross Jolly By Samuel Beckett Featuring: Jeff Kingsford-Brown, Andrew Foster, Peter Hambleton, Jack Buchanan with Alex Buyck and Alex...
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$25 - $52

Theatresports 2019

5 – 26 May
Part of the 2019 Comedy Festival - FINAL SHOW - 7PM THIS SUNDAY 26 MAY!
Brought to you by The Improvisors Part of the 2019 International Comedy Festival 5 – 26 May Circa One Sun 7pm $18 – $25 Family Ticket $60 Family...
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$18 - $25

Coming Up

Second Unit

There’s a new normal in Wellington – and it’s distinctly paranormal. Second Unit gives you the chance to experience live-action...
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Bathtime Bubbles: A Messy Magic Adventure

9 – 20 July
Children's Theatre
Written and performed by David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache Director: Greg Cooper Sound & Lighting Design: Amber Molloy Company:...
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$10 - $15

The Dunstan Creek Haunting

9 – 20 July
Written and performed by David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache Director: Daniel Pengelly with further workshopping by Mike Friend Company:...
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$25 - $52


13 - 20 July
Brought to you by Trick of the Light Theatre Company Written by Ralph McCubbin Howell Directed by Charlotte Bradley Performed by Ralph McCubbin...
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$9 - $25

2020 Programming Process

Submissions have now closed
“We believe a great theatre experience inspires, entertains, transforms and nourishes the human spirit.” Circa Theatre welcomes submissions from...

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Kia Ora and welcome to Circa Theatre’s 2019 season!

It’s been over forty years since a fiery group of young theatre makers unleashed Circa’s first annual season on the Wellington audience and now we’re thrilled to present our 2019 season to you.

As always we’re striving to bring you the best of New Zealand and the world, right here on Wellington’s glorious waterfront. This year we welcome back old friends Kathy, Shane and Giles as they take on the sharpest contemporary writing from the UK, Germany and New Zealand.

We’ll present a great classic of the 20th Century, a new production of Waiting for Godot directed by Ross, and what’s sure to be a modern NZ classic – Sam Brooks’ searing political drama, Burn Her.

This year Sue directs the NZ premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s towering masterpiece The Children coming hot on the heels of Lyndee-Jane’s hilarious adaptation of Rants in the Dark.

We’ve got Sondheim, Long Cloud and the return of Rollicking Entertainment, our favourite Christchurch carnies. We’re also presenting the Circa debut of The Pink Hammer by our dear friend Michele, who was one of Circa’s most popular performers.

Also, in the middle of the year we’ve got a great surprise. It’s so top secret we can’t tell you yet, but it’s a partnership with another Wellington institution and some of the country’s greatest theatrical talent – it will be Circa like you’ve never seen it before.

To those of you who have been with us over the last forty-two years, thank you, we’ve loved having you along for the ride.

To those of you joining us for the first time, nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Circa Theatre.

Lean in, we’re going to blow your minds.

– The Circa Council

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