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Happy Easter! Circa Theatre will be open from 1pm on Friday 19th, 10am Saturday 20th and 1pm on Sunday 21st of April. NOTE: There will be no morning shows for 'Paper Shaper' on Friday 19th April. All Fri & Sat evening shows and Sunday matinees will be on at their usual times.
2019 Programme

This week

The Children

30 March – 27 April
TICKETS AVAILABLE GOOD FRIDAY! 2018 Writers' Guide Award - Best Play.
By Lucy Kirkwood Director: Susan Wilson 30 March – 27 April Circa One Tues – Thurs 6.30pm Fri – Sat 8pm Sun 4pm $25 – $52 Runtime: 1 hour 45mins...
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$25 - $52

Paper Shaper

16 – 27 April - April School Holidays
Children's Theatre
Brought to you by Little Dog Barking Director: Peter Wilson 16 – 27 April – April School Holidays Circa Two Tues – Sat 10am, 11.30am and...
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$15 or $50 Family

Coming Up

Conversations with Dead Relatives

1 – 11 May
Written and performed by Phil Ormsby and Alex Ellis Director: Jennifer Ward-Lealand Company: Flaxworks Theatre Company 1 – 11 May Circa Two Tues...
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$25 - $35

Waiting for Godot

4 May ‑ 1 June
Director: Ross Jolly By Samuel Beckett 4 May ‑ 1 June Preview 3 May Circa One Tues – Thurs 6.30pm Fri – Sat 8pm Sun 4pm $25 – $52 Genius… A...
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$25 - $52

Theatresports 2019

5 – 26 May
Part of the 2019 Comedy Festival
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

A Rippon Good Night!

Monday 13th May - 7pm
Fundraiser evening
A Rippon Good Night!  An Evening of Love and Laughter 7pm Monday 13th May Circa One $25 per ticket A RIPPON GOOD NIGHT! After years of paying it...
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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...

Circa Theatre Café and Bar

OPENING HOURS: Monday – Closed Tuesday to Friday – 11.30am to 10pm – Café and Bar with a selection of food from the cabinet;...

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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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