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Venus in Fur

11 Nov - 9 Dec
HURRY LAST DAYS! "A cleverly constructed play, brilliantly executed...one not to be missed" - Ewen Coleman, Dom Post
Writer: David Ives Director: Andrew Foster Circa Two 11 Nov – 9 Dec Preview 10 Nov Tues – Sat 7.30pm Sunday 4.30pm No latecomers allowed $25 – $52 Runtime: 100 mins (no interval) Important: contains strong language and sexual content Sexy. Smart. Mischievous....
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$25 - $52

Peter Pan – The Pantomime

Due to popular demand! 2pm Matinee added on Sat 23 Dec. BOOK NOW!
By Pinky Agnew & Lorae Parry Based on the novel by J.M. Barrie Director: Susan Wilson Circa One 18 Nov – 23 Dec DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! 2pm Matinee added Saturday 23 Dec! Encore season: 2 – 13 Jan 2018   Tues – Sat 6.30pm Sun 4pm $18 – $52 Run time: 105...
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$18 - $52

Cynthia and Gertie go Baroque

13 - 23 December 2017
Director: Jeff Kingsford-Brown Company: Willow Productions With Rose Beauchamp & Helen Moulder   Circa Two Wed 13 – Sat 23 Dec Tues – Sat 7.30pm Sun 4.30pm Runtime: Approx. 1 hour 10mins (no interval) (Please note: There is no preview on Tuesday 12th Dec as...
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$25 - $39

Shakespeare lives at Circa!

Sunday 1 May 11.30am - 1.30pm
A Talk with Michael Hurst   Celebrating Circa Theatre’s 40th Birthday,  SGCNZ’s 25th & the Quattro Centennial of Shakespeare’s Death Sunday 1 May, 11.30am – 1.30pm Circa Theatre, Wellington In Wellington to direct Circa Theatre’s King Lear, Michael Hurst is...
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Roger Hall’s Robin Hood: The Pantomime

2 hours 15 minutes; 21 November − 20 December 2015; 2 - 9 January 2016
There he is! Oh no he isn’t. Oh, yes he is!! With loaded bow behind a tree You never know where he will be He moves like velvet, sleek and svelte Around the Wellington town belt His eye is quick, his aim is sure He robs the rich to feed the poor He’s always on the side of good...

Hillary Clinton / Young Lover

1 Hour, 30 January – 20 February 2016
Starring Arthur Meek Written by Geoff Pinfield & Arthur Meek, based on a book by Richard Meros Directed by Geoff Pinfield Produced by Show Pony Hillary Clinton / Young Lover is a brilliant, absurd and delightful 60-minute live comedy experience. It’s about a dashing young...
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Adult $35, Concession $30, Under 25s for $25

The Wine Project

1 hour, 3 - 14 February 2016
Java Dance Theatre Choreographed by Sacha Copland With live music by Tristan Carter and Charley Davenport We create a magic, dangerous and ancient story when we tend the vines, crush the grapes, and ferment the juice. The Wine Project invites you into a world of intrigue and...
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$25, or $35 with wine tasting

Who Are We Now?

1 hour, 26 February - 1 March 2016
Produced by Footnote New Zealand Dance Performed by ChoreoCo. Choreographed by Maria Dabrowska Winner of Best Dance in 2014 and 2015, ChoreoCo. by Footnote New Zealand Dance is a short-term company created especially for Fringe from the brightest new dancers. As she watched...
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Adult $20 / Fringe Addict $12

The Vivien Hirschfeld Season of The ACB with Honora Lee

1 Hour 20 Minutes, 27 February - 26 March 2016
Written by Kate De Goldi Adapted and Directed by Jane Waddell The Vivien Hirschfeld Season of The ACB with Honora Lee, by Kate De Goldi Circa’s contribution to the 2016 New Zealand Festival, is a world premiere. Adapted by accomplished theatre practitioner Jane Waddell,...
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Adult $39, Concession $19, Family Ticket $97


50 minutes, 5 March 2016
ALICE MARY COOPER (Australia/United Kingdom) Image by Cristina Todaro We know it as the “butterfly stroke” but to Elizabeth Moncello growing up on Australia’s Gabo Island in the 1930s it was the “dolphin”. So reveals Alice Mary Cooper, who with highly expressive storytelling...
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Adult $49, Child $19

The Theory of Anthony

One hour, 10am, Saturday 12 March 2016
What are the keys to Anthony McCarten’s success? From Ladies Night to The Theory of Everything; Wellington to Hollywood. In conversation with with Miranda Harcourt

Literature or Ephemera?

One hour, 2pm, Friday 11 March 2016
Too few plays get repeat showings. Some plays are studied, some seen often, some are devised and some forgotten. Even Bruce Mason and Roger Hall, who are household names, have not had all of their plays staged.

Who the Hell are We?

One hour, 12.30pm, Friday 11 March 2016
Reflections of Kiwis on stage both challenge and entrench our unique lifestyle. From Foreskin’s Lament to Waiora; from Middle Age Spread to The Motor Camp – are we representing our nation honestly on stage?

Stand Up & Be Counted

One hour, 11am, Friday 11 March 2016
The Guardian UK’s list of the 101 Greatest Plays in any western language included only one woman (Caryl Churchill). Are New Zealand’s women playwrights as invisible?


2pm, Saturday 12 March 2016
Written by Anthony McCarten funnygirl Anthony McCarten (Ladies Night, The Theory of Everything) has dramatised his explosive novel; pleading to for tolerance, the freedom of individuals, and the freedom of art. Azime is 20 years old and shy. She is Kurdish but grew up in London....

Jekyll & Hyde

19 March – 16 April 2016
Directed by Leo Gene Peters Produced by A Slightly Isolated Dog   A Slightly Isolated Dog is back with the highly anticipated follow-up to last years’ smash hit, Don Juan!  This year they bring you the harrowing, terrifying and yet still exceptionally sexy tale of Dr. Jekyll...
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Adult $35

Joyful and Triumphant

2 April - 7 May 2016
Written by Robert Lord Directed by Susan Wilson This outstanding award-winning New Zealand play returns to celebrate Circa’s 40th birthday Anniversary. “What do you have if you don’t have family?” “Peace of Mind?” How to survive the train wreck that can be Christmas with the...
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$25 - $46

The War Play

2pm, Saturday 16 April 2016
Written by Philip Braithwaite The War Play “Private Jack Braithwaite’s story is so simple it could be summarised in a few words: he went to fight in the Great War, he behaved badly as a soldier, he was executed. Yet there is so much more to it than that. For his bad behaviour,...
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$12 - $19

Improv for Kids 2016

18 April - 30 April
The Improvisors For the April School Holidays Kids love theatre that’s interactive. So do the Improvisors. Kids (and their grown-ups) loved the 2015 season of Improv For Kids, so we’re bringing it back. It’s a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the world of live theatre....
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King Lear

14 May - 18 June 2016
William Shakespeare Directed by Michael Hurst Starring Ray Henwood as King Lear Proudly sponsored by Christopher Finlayson and Cariad Productions HURRY LAST DAYS! ENDS SAT 18 JUNE All or Nothing Circa Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary with a brand new productio...
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$46 - $25