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Welcome to Circa Theatre

Our 2019 Season has been announced! We are thrilled to bring you another year of diverse and exciting professional theatre!
2019 Programme

This week

Rants in the Dark: 2019 – FINAL WEEK!

19 Jan 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
FINAL WEEK! "A hilarious play for anyone, not just new mothers" - stuff.co.nz
Emily Writes’ Rants in the Dark FINAL WEEK! LAST SHOW SAT 16th FEB! DON’T MISS OUT! Based on the book by Emily Writes Adapted for the...
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$25 - $52 / Groups of 6+ discounts available

Coming Up

Side by Side by Sondheim

23 Feb – 22 March
Musical
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne Director: Emma Kinane Musical...
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$25 - $52

Nobody Hears the Axe Fall

5 – 10 March
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. Dance
ChoreoCo by Footnote New Zealand Dance Chorographers: Julia Harvie & Stuart Lloyd-Harris 5 – 10 March Circa Two Tues – Sat 7.30pm Sun 4.30pm...
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$16 - $22

Watching Paint Dry

18 – 22 March
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival.
By Anders Falstie-Jensen Company: The Rebel Alliance Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival       18 – 22 March Circa Two Mon – Fri...
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$15 - $30

Capital E – National Arts Festival 2019

9 – 22 March
Children's Theatre
2019 Capital E’s National Arts Festival for Children NZ’s biggest Arts Festival for children Company: New Zealand Opera 9 – 22 March Circa One...
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$16.50

2020 Programming Process

Submissions close: 27 April 2019
“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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