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2018 Programme

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11 - 31 May
By Joe Musaphia Director: Gavin Rutherford Starring:  Simon Leary and Andrew Paterson SEASON EXTENDED TILL 31st MAY! A World Premiere of a high...
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$25 - $52

Still Life with Chickens

8 May - 2 June
By D.F. Mamea Director: Fasitua Amosa Company: Auckland Theatre Company Starring: Goretti Chadwick HURRY! FINAL TWO WEEKS! EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE...
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$25 - $46

Theatresports 2018

29 April - 17 June
We’re back and we have no idea what we are doing. The Improvisors Circa One Comedy Festival April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.  The non Festival...
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$18 - $25

Coming Up

The Atom Room

9 June - 7 July
Written by Philip Braithwaite Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford   Are you more loyal to who you love, or what you love? Circa Two 9 June...
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$25 - $52


22 - 30 June
By Rodney Bell Director: Malia Johnston Company: Movement of the Human A mesmerising multimedia performance memoir by Māori dance artist Rodney...
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$25 - $46

Songs for Nobodies

7 July - 4 August
Musical Theatre
By Joanna Murray-Smith Director: Ross Gumbley Company: Ali-Cat Productions Ltd   Everyone has a story Circa One 7 July – 4 August...
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$25 - $52

Black Dog

9 - 21 July
Children's Theatre
Adapted for the stage by Peter Wilson Director: Peter Wilson Company: Little Dog Barking Theatre   Based on the bestselling children’s book...

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Kia Ora and welcome to Circa Theatre’s exciting and eclectic 2018 season!

Circa Theatre has been a champion of quality playwriting and performance and a leader of arts and culture in Wellington for over 40 years. We have two unique theatre spaces, Circa One and Circa Two, and in 2018 both will present a programme of powerful and captivating theatre. We bring you original New Zealand work, mesmerising multi-media performance, award-winning dance, developmental and devised work, thrilling dramas, critically acclaimed musicals, deadly stunts, wicked comedy, hilarious puppetry, our perennial family favourite end-of-year pantomime and our second WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival.

Looking back, 2017 was yet another momentous year for Circa as TACT (Theatre Artists Charitable Trust) celebrated 30 years of supporting the arts by supporting our creative artists. Another milestone was reached in May 2017 when Circa signed a historic agreement with Te Papa, recognising shared connections and goals – both cultural and physical – between the two iconic Wellington organisations and a commitment to a closer collaborative working relationship.

With a shared aim to bring even greater artistic offerings to the public, 2018 will see the development of a vibrant and dynamic cultural precinct on the waterfront space where both Circa and Te Papa are situated. With our building renovations well underway and due for completion this year, we look forward to welcoming you into a refreshed and revitalised theatre space.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our loyal supporters, play sponsors, practitioners, friends and patrons – all of whom make this 2018 programme possible. We are extremely proud to present and share a colourful season of plays, performances and events that we hope will entertain, challenge, move and inspire.

– The Circa Council

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2019 Programming Process

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

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