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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

Promise and Promiscuity

70 Minutes
A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton Workshop Direction by Ben Crowder Additional Workshops by Penny Ashton Musical Direction by Robbie Ellis Follow the fortunes of Miss Elspeth Slowtree as she battles literary snobbery, her mother’s nerves and the digestions of Cousin...
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$35 - $25

Theatresports 2016

1 May - 5 June
By The Improvisors Part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival Take two teams of Improvisors, throw them at the mercy of the audience and see what magic unfolds! The world-wide comedy sensation that is Theatresports has found a happy home at Circa Theatre and this is...
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$15 - $20

Relaxed Performance of Robin Hood: The Pantomime

9 and 12 December 2015
This year at Circa Theatre something special will be taking place; for the first time in New Zealand, Circa’s summer pantomime will include a Relaxed Performance of Roger Hall’s Robin Hood, directed by Susan Wilson. A Relaxed Performance is a stage production...

Everest Untold

6 - 11 June 2016
Directed by Toby Leach Produced by Ffynroc Productions Starring Stephen Lovatt & Edwin Wright ONE WEEK ONLY! ENDS SAT 11 JUNE Reinforcement that the successful summiting of Everest in 1953 was a team effort where everybody played their part is the theme that underpins Everest...
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$46 - $25

Shakespeare’s Will

2pm, Saturday 11 June 2016
Written by Vern Thiessen Directed by Katherine McRae Starring Perry Piercy as Anne Hathaway Shakespeare’s Will   2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and, alongside King Lear, we are delighted to present this solo piece from Canadian...
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$12 - $19


15 - 18 June 2016
Directed by Craig Geenty Produced by Te Rēhia Theatre Company Starring Regan Taylor Part of the Kia Mau Festival 2016 Presented in Association with The British Council This Matariki see Māori Performance Mask (Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia) come to life as Regan Taylor unfolds an...
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All Tickets $25