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Welcome to Circa Theatre

We are thrilled to bring you another year of diverse and exciting professional theatre in 2019!
2019 Programme

This week

Burn Her

3 - 31 August
Political Thriller
By Sam Brooks Director: Katherine McRae Producer: A Mulled Whine 3 – 31 August Preview 2 Aug Circa One Tues – Thurs 6.30pm Fri – Sat 8pm Sun 4pm...
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$25 - $52


10 Aug – 7 Sept
Musical - Tues – Sat 7pm & Sun 4.30pm
Devised by Andrea Sanders Director: Andrea Sanders Company: Total Entertainment Design: Leo Gardiner Photography: Stephen A’Court 10 Aug –...
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$25 - $52

Coming Up

The Pink Hammer

7 Sept - 5 Oct
Comedy - Starring Ginette McDonald
By Michele Amas Director: Conrad Newport Company:  Hammer Collective Starring: Ginette McDonald, Bronywn Turei, Anne Chamberlain, Harriet Prebble...
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$25 - $52

Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God

14 Sept – 12 Oct
By Roland Schimmelpfennig Director: Giles Burton Company: three bridges 14 Sept – 12 Oct Preview 12 & 13 Sept Circa Two Tues – Sat 7.30pm Sun...
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$25 - $52

The Pope – Play Reading

Saturday 21 September 2pm
Play Reading - By Anthony McCarten; Directed by Ross Jolly
By Anthony McCarten Directed by Ross Jolly Saturday 21 September 2pm $15 – $19 Pope Benedict and Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio meet at the...
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$15 - $19

He Kura Korero – The Gift of Speech

1 – 12 October
Children's Theatre
By Rutene Spooner and Holly Chappell-Eason Director: Carrie Green 1 – 12 October – October School Holidays Circa Two Tues – Sat 10am &...
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$10 - $15

Circa Theatre Historical Tours & Open Day

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
A WELLINGTON HERITAGE WEEK 2019 EVENT Mon 28 October – Sat 2 November – daily 1pm tours Sat 4 November – Open day with 4 tours...
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Free entry - bookings essential

Circa Theatre Café and Bar

  BLACKBOARD MENU Circa Theatre’s Café and Bar provides a café style blackboard menu. Please place orders at the bar or to make a...

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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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