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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

Mana Wahine – SOLD OUT!

21 - 25 June 2016
Run Time 70 Minutes
An Okareka Dance Company production Directed By Taane Mete, Taiaroa Royal, Malia Johnston Part of the Kia Mau Festival 2016 SOLD OUT! Celebrate powerful women with this all-female dance work that draws strength from traditional Maori mythology. Three of New Zealand’s best...
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$46 - $25

La Casa Azul – Inspired by the writings of Frida Kahlo

Written by Sophie Faucher Translated by Neil Bartlett Directed by Lyndee-Jane Rutherford Starring Kali Kopae, Bronwyn Turei SORRY! ALL SHOWS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! La Casa Azul – Inspired by the Writings of Frida Kahlo invites you to experience not only Frida Kahlo’s world, but...
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$46 - $25

Red Riding Hood – The Pantomime

15 November 2015 - 10 January 2016
By Roger Hall Songs by Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas Williams Directed by Susan Wilson   What a big smile you’ll have … Don’t miss Circa’s fabulous Christmas panto! And this year Red Riding Hood is back with one of the great traditional stories – innocent Red Riding Hood,...

Stage Kiss

2 - 30 July
HURRY LAST WEEK! DON’T MISS OUT! Written by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Ross Jolly ‘Stage Kiss is a brilliant, brittle, funny play – and a minefield for actors. Under Ross Jolly’s assured direction, a group of super-talented Circa actors pick their way through the mines almost...
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$25 - $46

Scarlet & Gold

2pm, Saturday 9 July 2016
In Preparation for the Production later in the year
Written by Lorae Parry Scarlet & Gold In Preparation for the upcoming production in December 2016 The dramatic Waihi strike of 1912 was the first union action in New Zealand where women played an active and innovative part.  Scarlet & Gold follows the changing fortunes of...
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$12 - $19

Grimm Bedtime Stories

11 - 23 July
Directed by Lori Leigh Produced by PlayShop Performance Company Starring Callum Devlin, Oliver Devlin, Isobel MacKinnon, Freya Sadgrove, Barney Olson Designed by Harriet Denby Lighting Design by Darryn Woods   When you can’t get to sleep late in the night, listen to a story...
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$10 - $15

Legendary Divas

27 July - 20 Aug
Starring Ali Harper with Michael Williams Produced by Ali-Cat Productions SOLD OUT!   “GREAT EVENING OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT” – Dom Post “TOUCHING AND VERY POIGNANT” – Dom Post Legendary Divas is a show starring award winning actress and...
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$25 - $39

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

6 Aug - 3 Sep
Written by Christopher Durang Directed Susan Wilson Proudly supported by Paul & Danika McArthur   “… a delightfully entertaining production of an excellent play.” Ewen Coleman – Dompost “ a wittily insightful play impeccably done” John Smythe – Theatreview Winner...
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$25 - $46

All Our Sons

5-14 November 2015
By Witi Ihimaera Presented by Taki Rua   World Premiere Courage and loyalty is tested in this new play by Witi Ihimaera “Once they fought each other, now shoulder to shoulder they fight together” Two generations go to war while a third fights a battle to keep her family at...

The Fatal New Zealander

2pm, Saturday 20 August 2016
Written by Sir James McNeish The Fatal New Zealander Who was he? Norman Kirk was Labour’s first native-born Prime Minister. Prime Minister for just 20 months. He died suddenly and prematurely in 1974. James McNeish writes: “Norman Kirk’s death to many is still a mystery. At one...
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$12 - $19

No Post on Sunday

27 August - 10 September
Presented by Everybody Cool Lives Here Directed by  Isobel MacKinnon   Everybody Cool Lives Here are Back! Following the success of Wake Up Tomorrow (2015 Best in NZ Fringe) Everybody Cool Lives Here are returning to Circa with a fresh new work! Devised by a core cast of...
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$25 - $39. $18 Special for selected groups and Carers.

Hui on Women in Theatre – Mon 19 September

Monday 19th September
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ON TODAY AT CIRCA! Call for a Hui on Women in Theatre: We invite you to a Hui in September, to lead to a conference, or series of seminars in 2017. Please join us: Circa Theatre, Wellington on Monday 19th September from 2-5pm, then 6-8pm. (Come to one session if you can’t be...
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A Child’s Christmas in Wales

1 hour 15 minutes, 28 November − 20 December
Written by Dylan Thomas Dramatised & presented by Ray Henwood What has been described as one of the most magical of Christmas stories is brought to the stage by Ray Henwood for Christmas 2015. It is rounded out by other memories of childhood, first presented by Dylan Thomas...

Wellington Theatre Awards 2015

Sunday 6 December 2015
We cordially invite you to join us for an evening celebrating another engaging year of theatre. Previously the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, we are proud to invite you to a ceremony in honour of theatrical excellence and creativity: The Wellington Theatre Awards 2016, 7.30pm...
All Tickets $35